New Zealand’s capital: Connected and conference ready

New Zealand is a place that welcomes the exchange of knowledge, encourages research and innovation, and embraces new ideas

Wellington is New Zealand’s cultural capital and its geographical and political heart

Brought to you by Business Events Wellington

New Zealand is every event organiser’s dream, with stunning landscapes, inspiring activities, warm hospitality, safety as well as world-leading expertise and research all coming together to allow the delivery of a successful and impactful conference.

And at its heart lies Wellington, the capital city. Well connected to many important centres around the world and within, Wellington makes an ideal location for international gatherings.

Wellington’s proximity to the government, central agencies and many industry associations makes it easier for event organisers to engage political representatives and local industry leaders in their event, ensuring top content, headline speakers, and maximum impact.

New Zealand is connected by direct flights with major cities across Asia-Pacific as well as its own critical hubs

Home to three highly regarded universities – Victoria University of Wellington, branch campuses for the University of Otago and Massey University–seven government research institutions and a fast-growing community of technology and start-up companies, Wellington provides a wealth of research and knowledge to connect with and tap into.

Opening in 2023, Tākina will have Five Star Green Star certification, representing New Zealand’s excellence for environmental sustainability

Supporting Wellington’s business events and conferencing capability is Tākina, a new convention and exhibition centre that is set to open in 2023.

Located within the CBD, the purpose-built venue will offer a multitude of flexible spaces that come with fully integrated AV and ICT systems to facilitate hybrid conferences.

Delegates attending events at Tākina will also enjoy easy access to Wellington’s myriad accommodation, recreation and lifestyle offerings – many of which are within walking distance, thanks to the compactness of the central city.

Options to inject memorable destination experiences into any conference programme are plenty, from appreciating the country’s history and culture at the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa, to savouring local eats down Hannah’s Laneway.

Furthermore, Wellington is the perfect springboard to elsewhere in New Zealand, enabling event organisers to expand their pre/post event offerings or delegates to extend their business trip for a valuable vacation.

Business Events Wellington works with local partners, including Tourism New Zealand, to bid for and deliver successful international conferences.

Captured here is more information on how Wellington is the ideal conference destination.

Get in touch with the Business Events Wellington team to discuss funding and support options to help you bring your conference to the capital.

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