Conference & Meetings World Issue 91 - Page 7

News AUSTRALASIA ASIA NZ convention centre goes over budget New Kolkata centre flush on bookings The planned new Christchurch convention centre’s Kolkata’s new Biswa Bangla Convention Centre projected cost has risen to NZ$475m (US$341m), (BBCC) in India is reporting a good pipeline of the city’s regeneration minister Nicky Wagner has bookings, with client names including Herbalife. admitted. The government is liable for the full cost which email the cmw editorial team with all your industry news: The centre was opened in October by chief minister Mamata Banerjee. “West Bengal has proved its worth exceeds the projected $284m, which subsequently by hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The lamp of increased to $451m in March 2015, although a development is glowing in Bengal and Kolkata shines $21m carpark cost was subsequently removed. brighter than other cities,” the minister said. For all the latest breaking news, daily updates, visit: ISSUE 91 / C o n f e r e n ce & M ee t i n g s W o r l d / 7