Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover 2012 and Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover 2015

The set up and complete delivery of New Zealand’s largest sports event in 2012 and 2015.

Mayo and Calder engaged in a comprehensive sponsorship campaign to secure a total of NZD$14 million funding and secure partnership with global brand such as MBIE, ATEED, Heineken and Pernod Ricard.

Hosted over 280,000 people in 2012 and 350,000 in 2015 at the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover venue. 98% of attendees said the event exceeded their expectations.

Key Achievements and awards

Partnership with global brands including Coca Cola, Heineken, Pernod Ricard, Volvo Cars, Camper, Peroni, Volvo Penta and Puma. Budget surplus for both events in 2012 and 2015.

Best Design NZ Design Awards October 2013 – Lead Finalist Conceptual Design of a Venue

Best Major Sports Event in New Zealand in 2015 NZAEP – Sponsored by Major Events – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

FISA World Rowing Championships 2010

The 2010 event was the largest sports event in New Zealand since the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

The 2010 World Rowing Championships marked a turning point in both regional and national support of major events of this size.

2010 marked the second time a World Rowing Championships has come to Lake Karapiro and New Zealand. The first time was back in 1978 and that championship proved to be one of the more memorable in the global sport’s history.

The 2010 World Rowing Championships took place from the 30th October till the 8th Novembe r 2010. The full event budget was $15.5 million NZD built from a variety of public and private funding.

Key Achievements

Partnership with global brands including AON, Coca Cola, Heineken, Samsung and Hyundai.

Construction of the first full sponsorship, brand and rights collateral for not only this event but as a legacy for the future of World Rowing events.

World’s highest attended World Rowing Championships ever with 87,000 sold tickets.

Largest International Live TV Broadcast of a Rowing event up until 2010..