Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD, CTM) has announced its expansion into the New Zealand market, with its specialist events management division, Event Travel Management (ETM) establishing roots in Auckland.
The company is strengthening its local event brand presence to allow its New Zealand customers access to specialist event travel management services, including management of business events and conferences, brand launches, and incentive programs.
CTM General Manager New Zealand David McKellar said the expansion was a direct result of client feedback, having received several requests for events management services in New Zealand.
“We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to changing client needs; ETM’s expansion not only demonstrates our commitment to servicing clients in new markets, it reflects our continued growth as a business.” Mr McKellar said.
Auckland based Adam Leslie, formerly of Graffiti Events, has been appointed to Head of Events – New Zealand. Reporting to Tracey Edwards, General Manager ETM Global Strategy, Leslie will oversee the operation, driving the company’s innovative approach to its international clients.
“Our New Zealand expansion demonstrates our commitment to pursuing new opportunities that will benefit our clients, by ensuring we increase our offering across a wide variety of events and services,” Ms Edwards said.
“We are excited to begin delivering dynamic events that will drive results for our New Zealand clients, and are confident the benefits of our local presence will be rapidly realised,” she said.
“Our systems and technology, as well as our global supplier networks, will further enhance our existing service to our clients,” Mr McKellar said.
“Our clients benefit from our growing scale and our growing investment in technology. We are doing some amazing things here at CTM and the opportunities to innovate and expand in event travel are significant.”
CTM is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Its proven business strategy combines personalised service-excellence with client-facing technology solutions to deliver a return-on-investment to clients.
Headquartered in Australia, the company employs more than 2,000 FTE staff globally and services clients in 82 cities across 53 countries.