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Crowne Plaza Queenstown offers Aussie company a ‘groovy’ conference

New Zealand’s Crowne Plaza Queenstown offered Australian-based renovations and extensions specialists Smith & Sons the perfect venue for their 60-strong 2010 Annual Team Conference where a 70’s themed party led to a huge company announcement.

The conference, held in late October set the scene as the company announced it will open its 17th New Zealand branch in Queenstown next year.

The 70’s themed conference party wasjust one of the elements of the annual conference

As part of Crowne Plaza Queenstown’s Meetings Success programme, its specialised conventions team laid on a full three-day programme of activities for Smith & Sons, including business sessions in its spacious conference room, a Gala Awards Night above Queenstown at the Skyline Gondola & Restaurant, and a trip on the historical TSS Earnslaw.

Local builder Richard Robinson will head the new Smith & Sons Queenstown franchise and said the stress free conference delivery at Crowne Plaza Queenstown made for a great meeting combining fun and business.

“Smith & Sons is a rapidly expanding company across the globe which has seen great potential in Queenstown. As a growing and developing company Smith & Sons relies on the friendship and experience of existing companies in towns, such as Crowne Plaza Queenstown, to help build first impressions and gain a confidence in the area’s economy and business sector,” he said.

Crowne Meetings Director Amy Bohling said the conference and incentive marketing sector was generally booming in Queenstown and that she was always delighted to see clients bring new, exciting business ventures to the adventure capital.

“We pride ourselves on being ‘the place to meet’ in Queenstown. Our specialist team works hard to ensure our client’s time is memorable and productive. Our Meetings Success programme that guarantees a consistent set of meeting standards at any Crowne Plaza hotel and offers dedicated meetings planners as a single point of contact,” she said.

“Smith & Sons had a specification similar to many that required two days dedicated to conferencing with a strong focus on fun team bonding activities,” she said.

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