ICMS Australasia (ICMSA) has expanded its footprint in New Zealand
with the launch of a new office in Christchurch. The newly established
office will be headed by Karen Hamilton, who has over 16 years of
experience in the business events sector in New Zealand.
ICMSA's owner and managing director, Emma Bowyer, revealed that
moving beyond Australia had been a long-term goal for the company, and
will enable the PCO to better serve its association clients looking to
host their events in New Zealand.
Growing business prospects in New Zealand also made it ripe for
ICMSA's expansion, said Bowyer. “The opening of Te Pae Christchurch
Convention Centre, the Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition
Centre coming online this year, and excitement building for SkyCity’s
New Zealand International Convention Centre bodes well for a strong
business pipeline," she added.
ICMSA has since been chosen as PCO for the Australasian Polymer
Conference in New Zealand in 2024 and the 62nd Annual Meeting of the
International Forensic Toxicologists in Auckland in 2025.
The move has been welcomed by ChristchurchNZ Head of Business Events,
Megan Crum, who said that the arrival of ICMSA would bring new
high-profile event opportunities and boost Christchurch's reputation as a
great place to host and do business. With the new office, ICMSA will be
looking for opportunities throughout New Zealand.