Auckland runner-up to London in 2012 International Sports Event Management Awards

Auckland has put in a great showing at the 2012 International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Awards, finishing in an amazing second place in the prestigious Sport City Award.

Held annually and now in its sixth year, the ISEM Awards are the only international awards to recognise excellence in the global sports event management industry. Auckland claimed second place behind London – the home of the 2012 Olympics – and beat other major events cities like Melbourne (which finished third), Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Glasgow and Manchester.

The results were announced this morning (NZ time) at a black tie event taking place at the Cumberland Hotel in London. Jennah Wootten, General Manager Destination (Acting), and Virginia Terpstra, Manager Major Events (Acting) are representing ATEED at the awards in London. Speaking from the awards ceremony this morning, Jennah says: “To say that we’ve placed second behind the city that hosted one of the most successful Olympics ever is absolutely phenomenal.” “We’ve also beaten the city we consider to be our main competitor in Australasia, which is huge for us too.”

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