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DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE WINS NT MEETING & EVENTS AUSTRALIA AWARDS

March 30, 2017

DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE WINS
NT MEETING & EVENTS AUSTRALIA AWARDS

The Darwin Convention Centre was awarded winner of the Meeting Venue – 500 delegates or more category at the Northern Territory 2016 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Industry Awards, held in Darwin last night. Darwin Convention Centre Event Coordinator, Madeliene Van Eerden, was also awarded the MEA/Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship Award for the Northern Territory.

The MEA Industry Awards recognise excellence and best business practice in the Meetings & Events Industry. Finalists were assessed across a range of business criteria and the year in review, including their impact on the meetings and events industry as a whole.

Janet Hamilton, General Manager, said “Our passion is always to showcase the Darwin Convention Centre as a modern, world-class venue with outstanding dining experiences and exceptional service.  Winning the award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the team.”

Beyond driving the business events industry, the Darwin Convention Centre is also a catalyst for innovation and economic growth in Australia’s Northern Territory.  The Centre draws thought leaders, industry captains, scientists and academics from all over the world to come and exchange ideas in Australia’s strategically located northern most capital city.

The Darwin Convention Centre is now a finalist for the National 2016 Meetings & Events Australia Industry Awards being held in Sydney in May 2017.

Winning the MEA/Ungerboeck Young Professional Scholarship, Madeliene Van Eerden is now part of an elite alumni of event professionals.  The scholarship will see Madeliene travel to Sydney to attend the 2017 MEA National Conference at the new ICC Sydney and meet with industry experts.

Van Eerden said “It is a privilege to have this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and meet with other event people from around Australia.  I am excited to be inspired, learn about new innovations and bring new ideas back to the Territory.”

“We are elated that Madeliene has been selected for the scholarship – she is a shining example of the professional and talented team we have working at the Centre” Hamilton continued.

Meeting & Events Australia is a national, independent not for profit organisation dedicated to servicing the needs of the meetings & events industry and promoting professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings and event management.  It also promotes the value and effectiveness of meetings and events as an important high-yield sector of business travel and tourism.

For further information or comment, please contact:
Kate Hopper
Marketing Manager
T + 61 (0) 8 9823 9000
E khopper@darwinconvention.com.au
Stokes Hill Road, Darwin NT 0800 Australia
www.darwinconvention.com.au

 

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DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE TAKES LEADERSHIP POSITION IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

January 15, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE

DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE TAKES LEADERSHIP POSITION IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
In an important milestone, the Darwin Convention Centre has achieved the Bronze Benchmarking Standard through EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.

“This achievement shows the commitment of the Darwin Convention Centre to continually work to improve its performance as an environmentally sustainable events venue. As a large venue with significant operating requirements, it has been a key imperative to introduce a number of sustainable practices and programs to minimize the environmental footprint of the Centre,” said Janet Hamilton, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre.

Situated in lush tropical surrounds of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct overlooking the Darwin Harbour, the Darwin Convention Centre is proud of its spectacular location. “We are a major venue in one of Darwin’s most popular visitor destinations, so it is important that we showcase sustainable leadership and help protect this beautiful environment,” commented Ms. Hamilton.

“Darwin Convention Centre has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability and is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference,” said Stewart Moore, CEO of EarthCheck.

“By working with EarthCheck, the Darwin Convention Centre has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet,” Mr Moore said.

With an ongoing commitment to achieve the highest environmental credentials, the Darwin Convention Centre will now aim to proceed from the EarthCheck Benchmarked Bronze status to EarthCheck Certified Status.

For more information about EarthCheck, please visit http://www.earthcheck.org. To find out more about the Darwin Convention Centre’s sustainability initiatives, please visit http://www.darwinconvention.com.au/sustainability-initiatives.html

For further information, images or comment, please contact:
Jo Taylor Marketing Manager
T + 61 (0) 8 8923 9000
E jtaylor@darwinconvention.com.au

Stokes Hill Road, Darwin NT 0800 Australia http://www.darwinconvention.com.au

DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE SCORES SILVER AT TOP TOURISM AWARDS

February 25, 2013

DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE SCORES SILVER AT TOP TOURISM AWARDS

19 February 2013
Darwin’s multi-awarded convention centre notched another win when it was honoured with a Silver award at the tourism industry’s “night of nights”.

Darwin Convention Centre sparkled in the Business Tourism category of the 28th Australian Tourism Awards gala, the annual celebration of the highest achievements of Australian tourism businesses which was held in Hobart 15th February. Over 850 industry leaders and operators attended the event.

Finalists are drawn from the State and Territory Tourism Awards winners – including the Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards – across 27 categories including tour and transport operators, accommodation, attractions, business tourism, events and new tourism development.

Entrants first had to win their respective state category. The Centre has come away with the Brolga Awards three years in a row.

“It is an honour to receive national recognition with a silver award as a tourism business that strives for excellence in every area of our operation,” says Malu Barrios, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre.

It was an amazing night for Northern Territory tourism operators, having won no less than nine awards – five gold awards, one silver and three bronze.

DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE GLOWS WITH GOLD

February 10, 2012

DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE GLOWS WITH GOLD

6 February 2012
DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE GLOWS WITH GOLD
2012 started well for the team at the Darwin Convention Centre – it was awarded by the AIPC with Gold Certification, the highest possible achievement in its Quality Standards Program!

Darwin Convention Centre successfully completed a rigorous external audit, joining a select group of only 18 AIPC convention facilities to have successfully achieved this certification to date.

Darwin Convention Centre General Manager Malu Barrios says the certification is a reflection of her team’s passion and commitment to put Darwin on the global map of business events.

“I’m extremely proud of our team who are driven to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients while almost oblivious that we are operating among the best in the world,” she said.
“The certification honours everyone’s efforts to continually look for new ways to deliver excellence in all aspects of our operations”, she added.

AIPC President Edgar Hirt congratulated the Darwin Convention Centre for its successful accomplishment of the AIPC Quality Standards Certification particularly at the top level of achievement and said, “It demonstrates to owners, colleagues and clients that the Centre is addressing international standards of performance in their management procedures.”

The Program is notable in that it is an industry-specific certification addressing the unique factors that distinguish convention centre operations. The audit involves strict assessment of ten key areas including customer service, quality of facilities and operations, employee relations, health, safety, security and emergency response, financial integrity, community relations, environmental responsibility, industry relations and supplier relations. It is process oriented with a strong emphasis on the client perspective.

The Darwin Convention Centre is a relatively young venue but has an enviable track record, establishing itself within the league of the world’s best venues within three years of operation. In the last 18 months, it has been recognised with five prestigious industry awards including the esteemed 2010 and 2011 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards, and was a finalist at the 2011 AIPC Innovation Award.

Last year, the Centre also gained the ISO 9001 accreditation for quality management systems from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Ltd.

For further media information or comment, please contact:
Ms Malu Barrios
General Manager
Darwin Convention Centre,
PO Box 735, Darwin NT 0801
T: + 61 8 8923 9000      E: mbarrios@darwinconvention.com.au      www.darwinconvention.com.au


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