Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Auckland one of world’s top sporting cities

Auckland one of world’s top sporting cities
October 27, 2012

Auckland is now considered to be among the world's top seven sporting cities, being shortlisted as a finalist - alongside Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Melbourne - in this year's International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Awards.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown welcomed the shortlisting, stating "this recognition coming as it does on the weekend we host the the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final and a year after the Rugby World Cup is another feather in the cap for Auckland as we work to become a great events and tourism destination.

"In the year since RWC 2011, we have hosted the Volvo Ocean Race, the ITU Triathlon World Cup, and World Rally Championship 2012. Among the great international events events we can look forward to in the coming year, the V8 Supercars , the World Softball Championships and the World BMX Championships. Future sporting events secured for Auckland include the FIFA U-20s Men's World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup, and the World Masters' Games.

"Our Major Events Strategy, managed by council controlled organisation, ATEED, is really starting to pay off. These events mean more visitors for Auckland, more money pumped into our local economy, more visibility for Auckland on the international stage and most importantly more jobs for Aucklanders."

The ISEM Awards are the only international Awards to recognise excellence in the global sports event management industry. Conducted annually and now in its sixth year, the Awards honour sports event management industry leaders through the acknowledgment of outstanding performance and service excellence in the organising of major international sports events.

The event sector is the life-blood of the business of sport and those who set the standard, innovate and excel, deserve to be recognised and rewarded at the industry's flagship Awards.

Winners will be awarded at a Gala Dinner to be held on 7th November at The Cumberland Hotel in London.

For more information go to www.eventmanagementawards.com

26th October 2012 - SYDNEY LOSES ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT TO AUCKLAND

27th September 2012 - TRIATHLON NEW ZEALAND APPOINTS HIGH PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

16th November 2010 - AUCKLAND AN EVENTS DESTINATION

2nd August 2010 - SENIOR LEISURE APPOINTMENTS AT NEW AUCKLAND COUNCIL

16th February 2010 - MT SMART STADIUM ‘NOT FOR SALE’ 

8th February 2010 - BECKHAM FIASCO AT MT SMART STADIUM: 'TENSION' IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR OPERATING COMMERCIALLY


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

iDwala Pty Ltd

iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…

read more

Consultants / Design / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

PlayRope

Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Parks / Play / Recreation

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business