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BrendonFyfe-Gits and Greg Norris, oneninefive; Wendy Desiles, Business Events Marlborough; Carlene Staines, oneninefive BrendonFyfe-Gits and Greg Norris, oneninefive; Wendy Desiles, Business Events Marlborough; Carlene Staines, oneninefive

A Taste of Marlborough

A taste of Marlborough, including a touch of sunshine to brighten Wellington’s first real wintry day of the year, swept across Cook Strait for a Business Events Showcase Marlborough, at the Michael Fowler Centre on May 12.

Twelve Marlborough businesses were represented and Marlborough business development manager, Wendy Desiles, was delighted with the response.

“We have had a wide variety of PCOs, industry representatives and associations come in today. The operators say they have had a lot of meaningful discussions. I’ve been really pleased. We’ll be looking to bring some of these people who are interested in hosting an event in the region over to Marlborough for a famil,” she added.

Sounds Connection’s Maria Baxter said the Showcase had been really worthwhile, in terms of potential business contacts. “We’ve had some quality discussions; you can just see everyone now coming out of COVID with resilience.”

“It’s great to hear PCOs talking about having full bookings through to October, people are moving about now,” added Samantha Clark, Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries.

The ‘Taste of Marlborough’ included tastes of Ōra King Salmon and Cranky Goat Cheese, along with wines from Cloudy Bay, Wither Hills, Misty Cove, and Moa craft beers and ciders.

 

Rachit Kapadia, CPG Hotels; Hiromi Morriss, Sister Cities; Stacey Pilcher, Wellington NZ

Vanya Schoeler, NZ Orthopaedic Association; Graeme Smith, Bay of Many Coves; Nikki Wright, NZ Orthopaedics Association.

Samantha Clarke, Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries; Maria Baxter, Sounds Connection.

 

Joanne Caine, Masterlink; Rachel Brown, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre; Fleur Nicholas, Master Plumbers.