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Business event testimonials

Wellington hosts some truly amazing business events. Check out some of them below, as well as what people have said about our fine city and venues.

Attendee feedback

Information and Communications Technology Conference

Webstock is a two day web design and development conference with three days of pre-conference workshops. Webstock is a place where business and creative minds connect to inspire, educate, and meet. It combines the internet with creativity, arts and social change and each year it continues to attract a stellar line-up. Last, but not least, Webstock prides itself on being a unique and memorable conference like no other. 

In 2014 Webstock chose to use two Positively Wellington Venues (PWV) – the St James Theatre as its anchor venue and the Michael Fowler Centre (MFC) for pre conference workshops. Both venues reside in a walkable precinct that links through the heart of Wellington. Not only are the two venues in close proximity to each other, but also to the CBD, hotels, restaurants, shops, galleries, Parliament and the airport.

Read about the success of Webstock '14 hosted by Positively Wellington Venues

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Client feedback

Corporate Conference

Business Event by The Conference Business, Sydney

Laura Richards, director of The Conference Business in Sydney, had the following to say about Wellington:

Wellington was an outstanding destination for their clients’ three day conference: perceptions and impressions exceeding all expectation; offering innovative, quality experiences that wowed.

The conference kicked off with great local pubs that fast became favourites, followed by an informal evening at Dockside enjoying superb local wine and beer. An outstanding Gala Dinner was hosted at Te Papa Museum with a guest speaker from the US who was ‘Mr Special Effects’ - his team were in Wellington to film The Hobbit 2. Delegates quickly discovered, the city is one cool little film making capital!

Overall, in Wellington you can be guaranteed the highest standards in service, not to mention exceptional local produce – simply a dream city to run an event in.

Te Papa Gala Dinner S12a

Julie Abbott, Event Manager

Incentive Group

Business Event by Groundwork, March 2014 

Julie Abbot, director of Event Management company Groundwork, created  a full on weekend in Wellington for 20 discerning guests beginning with a delicious welcome dinner at Duke Carvell’s.

Waking the next morning to a perfect Wellington day, they challenged themselves with a Boomrock Experience and then a fun early evening beer tasting at Hashigo Sake by the Craft Beer College before a nights’ freedom to sample the Wellington nightlife.

On their final day they raced against each other on the Wellington Harbour followed by a BBQ in the yacht clubrooms. To round off the day they indulged in private dining at Shed 5. The group enjoyed their stay at the Copthorne Hotel  Oriental Parade.

Unique showcase events in Wellington:

Caffeination

A successful new start up showcase event this year was Caffeination. A celebration of all things coffee in New Zealand’s Coffee Capital.

Over 6,500 attended the showcase held in Positively Wellington Venues refurbished Shed 6 facility on the waterfront in over two days in March.

Read more about Caffeination or see how delegates and exhibitors felt about the festival in the video below.

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