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AEG announces AEG Advantage to the World

Nov 28, 2016

Launched globally today, details of the “AEG Advantage” were announced by AEG Facilities Senior Vice President of Convention Centers (Los Angeles), Brad Gessner and AEG Ogden Director of Convention Centres (Sydney), Geoff Donaghy.

AEG’s global network of world-class convention venues is strategically located around the globe, with each designed to capture the imagination and inspire every event.

AEG Facilities manages convention centers in Los Angeles, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Kuala Lumpur, Oman, and in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin, Australia.

Mr. Gessner said the AEG Advantage is defined by the world-class standards their award winning venues consistently provide.

“All our venues offer global expertise with a unique experience of local culture and service, and we celebrate the cultural diversity, individuality, and character of each destination within our world-class network,” said Mr. Gessner.

The AEG Advantage is not only about stunning venues in desirable locations, it is about consistently delivering every element with exceptional hospitality.

“It is also about our outstanding cuisine and five-star chefs who source local produce to capture the flavours of each destination. And it’s about sharing knowledge and regional expertise across our global network to continually deliver world-class standards,” Mr. Donaghy said.

Another major advantage is having highly experienced global teams, many of whom joined at the pre-opening stage of their respective venues and have worked across multiple venues and countries.

“Our extraordinary teams offer local knowledge, vast industry experience and attention to detail to ensure a unique experience specific to the destination and one that convention delegates remember for a long time,” Mr. Donaghy added.

Clients who have experienced the AEG Advantage, today endorsed this initiative.

Ben Goedegebuure, Global General Manager, EMEA, Maritz Global Events, who plan and execute more than 8,500 meetings, events and incentive travel programs a year, said that reputation and ease of doing business was a major factor in selecting new destinations and venues.

“Like Maritz Global Events, AEG and its global teams recognise that when you continue to provide exceptional service with exceptional standards wrapped up in a highly desirable destination, every event will be a success every time. To us, that is the real advantage.” 

The International Association for Dental Research’s Director of Meetings, Leslie Zeck, who organises global meetings for more than 4,000 delegates, said both Los Angeles and Hawaii were amongst their top five venues for memorable experiences in North America.

“As global meeting planners, we have extremely high expectations. It is a huge advantage to plan our meetings in venues that are consistently well managed with experienced teams. When you work with an AEG convention center, it gives you the confidence that you can count on. It is more than simply working together; it is a partnership that evolves to building friendships for life.” 

As part of the campaign, a specific AEG Advantage website has been established. Not only does it outline the features and benefits of each of AEG’s world class convention centers, it serves as a portal for global media to easily access AEG’s latest venue news from around the world. Also, an informative e-newsletter will keep clients abreast of the latest happenings.

6th December 2016

For more information, image requests or media interviews, please connect with:

Rochelle Uechtritz Director, International Market Development  AEG Convention Centres

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