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Darwin Convention Centre GM leaves following record-breaking results

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Janet Hamilton is to leave her role as General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre following record-breaking results for the venue during her tenure.

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

Ms. Hamilton has been General Manager since August 2013.

Geoff Donaghy, AEG Ogden’s Group Director for Convention Centres, paid tribute to Ms. Hamilton for her outstanding efforts during the past five-and-a-half years.

“Janet’s strong leadership, her marketing and major event background, and understanding of Territory issues combined to deliver outstanding results for the Darwin Convention Centre.

“She successfully led a team that has hosted over 61,000 national and international delegates who in turn spent $227 million in the Darwin economy. In the past 12 months, the Centre has seen a record number of bids in market and record delegate numbers attending conferences in Darwin,” Mr. Donaghy said.

During Ms. Hamilton’s time as General Manager, 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.

She has been a passionate advocate of Darwin and the business events industry sitting on the Tourism Top End Board, the Darwin Major Business Group, and the NT Major Events Board.

Mr. Donaghy said Ms. Hamilton would be promoted within the AEG Ogden ”Family of Facilities” with her next appointment to be announced at AIME in Melbourne on February 19.

Ms. Hamilton’s final day at the Centre will be March 8.