Marlborough – Brilliant Everyday!

Why consider Marlborough as a destination for business events? 
“When conferencing in the South Island, Marlborough is a brilliant choice with easy access, fantastic pre and post experiences and modern purpose built facilities such as the Marlborough Convention Centre and ASB Theatre Marlborough meaning attendees are experiencing why Marlborough really is brilliant everyday!"

You’ve been in the role 12 months, what have been the highlights?
"In the past 12 months, Business Events Marlborough has attracted 8 new conferences whereby we will be hosting an additional 2000 delegates in the region during 2017 / 2018. I’ve also seen massive investment and infrastructure take place – everything from ASB Theatre Marlborough opening, luxury properties and incentive products on the rise." 

What are the Unique selling points of the region?
"Everything is very close together with the airport to the centre of Blenheim being only a 10 minute drive, central hotels and motels are a 5 minute walk to the main conferencing venues. Additional offsite dinner options are only a 10 minute coach ride away from central accommodation.  Even the picturesque town of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds with all it has to offer is only a 25 minute drive from the centre of Blenheim. Access has been improved with good flight frequencies daily and direct connections between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch."

What must a delegate do when in the Region?
"You must consider an experience in the Marlborough sounds!  Whether this is on a luxury launch, private guided kayaking or walking experiences on the Queen Charlotte Track.  Another definite must is a private tasting and gastronomic experience at Cloudy Bay Wines – savouring produce that Marlborough is known for such as Greenshell™ Mussels, NZ King Salmon, Cloudy Bay Clams, Cherries and discovering food gems such as Cranky Goats Cheese and Marlborough Black Garlic – the region really is a foodies paradise."

For more information, contact Nikki Roche, Business Development Manager at Business Events Marlborough

Marlborough – Brilliant Everyday!