SOLD OUT | South Island | Tourism Development in the new Christchurch

5:00pm Thursday, 20 September 2018
7:00pm Thursday, 20 September 2018
Sudima Christchurch Airport
Corner Memorial Ave and Orchard Road
Christchurch, Canterbury 8053
New Zealand

Join Loren Heaphy, GM of Destination and Attraction at ChristchurchNZ and Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala, CEO of Sudima Hotels and Resorts, as they discuss the pre and post-quake tourism and events market in Christchurch and what this means for hotel developers.

Loren and Sudesh will provide insights into where we’ve been, where we are and where the future lies, including:

  • What’s in the pipeline to support the launch of Te Pae (the Christchurch Convention Centre)
  • What strategy is in place for major and business events in Canterbury
  • How are we targeting offshore markets and what is the region’s overall marketing plan
  • Are there opportunities for hotel developments
  • Is there an appetite for 3, 4 or 5 star offerings
  • What’s the sweet-spot for hotel development viability
  • What are the barriers and how can we overcome them

This is an exclusive opportunity to hear from those on the frontline and gain an insight into this lucrative market and how the city is being supported as we move into a new era of regeneration.

Book today to reserve your place.

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Loren Heaphy, General Manager - Destination & Attraction, ChristchurchNZ

Loren commenced her role as General Manager of Destination and Attraction at ChristchurchNZ, the city's promotion and economic development agency, in June of this year.

Previously the Major Events Destination Project Manager and Special Projects Event Development Manager for Auckland Tourim, Events and Economic Development, Loren has an extensive background in both destination management and major events. She has held previous roles as General Manager Tourism and Events with Ngati Whatua Orakei, International Marketing and Recruitment Manager for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and International Marketing Manager for Nelson Tasman Tourism and was part of the tiny team that moved the World of WearableArt Awards Show from Nelson to Wellington.

She is a recipient of numerous awards including Westpac New Zealand Millennial Women of Influence Award for work in social media and is a recipient of the SinularityU NZ Digital Fellowship. 

Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala, CEO, Sudima Hotels & Resorts

Sudesh is the Auckland-based owner and CEO of Sudima Hotels, New Zealand's leader in environmentally friendly and accessible hotels.

A long-time New Zeealand resident and property investor, Sudesh is passionate about ensuring that his business operations support the communities in which they operate - he abides by the philosophy that if his business benefits, so too should the community.  It is this ethos that has driven Sudima Hotels' success as an industry leader in setting sustainability benchmarks - the team supports a number of initiatives around the country such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, free breakfasts for school children in Rotorua, and the Sudima Hotels at Auckland and Christchurch airports are the first, and only, caroNZero hotels in the country.

Under Sudesh's direction, Sudima Hotels has expanded to include seven properties. Current locations include Hamilton, Rotorua, Auckland Airport and Christchurch Airport, with hotels currently under development in Kaikoura, Christchurch CBD and Auckland CBD.

As one of the few hotel owners and developers based in New Zealand, Sudesh is sought after as a conference speaker on investment and development issues. 


 Non-member $96.00
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South Island Branch Manager

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