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AEG Ogden appoints new General Manager for the Darwin Convention Centre

AEG Ogden appoints new General Manager for the Darwin Convention Centre
April 23, 2019

Peter Savoff, has been appointed as the new General Manager of the AEG Ogden operated Darwin Convention Centre. An executive with extensive experience in international hotels, the professional services industry and law, Savoff fills the role following the recent promotion of previous General Manager Janet Hamilton to manage the Cairns Convention Centre.

Announcing Savoff’s commencement today, Geoff Donaghy, AEG Ogden’s Group Director for Convention Centres, said Savoff’s proven record in a number of areas within the hotel business for more than 25 years made him the ideal fit for the Darwin Convention Centre.

Donaghy said Savoff possessed proven leadership skills in operations management, marketing and strategic planning, but more importantly, had a strong focus on customer service and was results driven.

Savoff joins the AEG Ogden Family from the Anthony John Property Group where he managed the Emporium Hotel since opening in 2007. Under his leadership, the Emporium has become one of Australia’s leading independent hotel brands, winning numerous major industry awards.

Before that, Savoff served as Chief Executive for McInnes Wilson Lawyers, was Marketing Director for the InterContinental Hotels Group for Queensland, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea after many years in senior management, and then General Manager of IHG Hotels in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns.

Looking forward to his new role, Savoff stated “I look forward to building upon the strong platform laid down by Janet over the past five and a half years and taking the venue to the next level.

“The venue’s record and reputation for hosting successful conventions and conferences combined with the Territory’s uniqueness as a tourist destination makes Darwin irresistible to event planners. We’ll leave no stone unturned in promoting these strengths."

The Darwin Convention Centre, located at the billion-dollar Darwin Waterfront precinct, opened in 2008 and is operated by AEG Ogden, the leading venue management company in Australasia.

In that time, the Centre has won the National MEA Award for Meeting Venue 500 delegates or more, Brolga Awards for NT Tourism Excellence, a Gold Plate and has been ranked in the top 20 Convention Centres globally by the Association of International Congress Centres (AIPC) for four years running.

For more information on AEG Ogden go to aegogden.com

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