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SkyCity Auckland Fire

SkyCity Auckland convention center has gone up in flames and is still not under control



Key Points:

  • SkyCity Auckland convention center has gone up in flames

  • APEC CEOs meeting may be cancelled

  • NZ$700 million International Convention Centre was many months behind schedule


SkyCity Auckland convention center has gone up in flames and is still not under control.


There are likely to be long lasting effects given the strong convention and meeting business.


SkyCity has bookings at the center from March 2021 and there is already talk that the APEC CEOs meeting scheduled for November 2021 may be cancelled.


The NZ$700 million International Convention Centre and associated five star hotel were already many months behind schedule.


The fire started just hours after SkyCity executives and those from construction company Fletcher had toured the construction with SkyCity’s CEO saying he left feeling buoyed and excited.