Darwin Convention Centre Wins Gold for Best Business Events Venue in Australia

22nd Mar, 2024

The Darwin Convention Centre, proudly managed by ASM Global, has announced that it has won GOLD at the 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday, 15 March for Best Business Events Venue in Australia.

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s national standard of excellence, recognising the best of the best in the industry across all sectors. The Darwin Convention Centre has a strong track record of representing the Northern Territory at the national awards in the Business Event Venues category, placing Gold and Silver in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Winning GOLD this year was a particularly special occasion for the convention centre team, with the venue playing host to the prestigious event on the night.

Chairman and CEO of ASM Global (Asia Pacific) Harvey Lister AM, described the ASM Global managed Darwin Convention Centre named Best Business Events Venue in Australia, at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, as a spectacular and well-deserved achievement.

“Congratulations to our Darwin Convention Centre General Manager, Peter Savoff and the entire Darwin team for an outstanding performance.

“The fact that this is the second time that the Darwin Convention Centre has taken out the hotly contested top GOLD category at Australian tourism industry’s most prestigious awards, is acknowledgement of the venue’s continued successful performance in one of Australia’s most unique and sought after destinations.”

Situated in the lush tropical surrounds of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, the Centre overlooks the picturesque Darwin Harbour, and offers state-of-the-art facilities and stunning waterfront views. With its flexible event spaces, cutting-edge technology and exceptional customer service, the Darwin Convention Centre has built a strong reputation as a ‘must-do’ destination for conferences, exhibitions and corporate functions.

The Darwin Convention Centre hosts hundreds of successful business and community events every year for both Australian and international clients including: major conferences, high profile business summits, interactive public and trade exhibitions, awards ceremonies and gala dinners, themed outdoor cocktail functions, concerts by touring performing artists and fashion shows.

Peter Savoff, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre, also expressed his delight upon accepting the award.

“It’s an incredible honour. We are thrilled to be representing the Northern Territory on the national stage as Winner in the category for Business Event Venues.”

“This win is testament to the hard work and dedication of our whole Darwin Convention Centre team – the heart and soul of our operations. Every day our team strives to give their best, to serve our clients and deliver extraordinary events that exceed expectations.”

Spanning some 23,000 sqm, that includes a 1,200-seat tiered auditorium, 4,000 sqm of exhibition halls, 225 exhibition booth spaces and seven concurrent meeting spaces, the Darwin Convention Centre has built a global reputation as a world-class venue.

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