Events & Experiences

WellingtonNZ's Events and Experiences team help maintain Wellington's status as the events capital of New Zealand

Warrick Dent

Warrick Dent

General Manager Events & Experiences

Warrick heads up the team that helps to deliver an unrivalled business, performance, sports and major events programme for Wellington.

WellingtonNZ's Events & Experiences business unit brings together the Major Events and Venues Wellington teams who support some of Wellington's most wildly popular events, and manage and operate some of the city's most iconic venues.

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Major Events

WellingtonNZ's Major Events team promotes, funds and supports major events in Wellington, such as New Zealand Festival, World of WearableArt Awards Show and Jim Beam Homegrown.

The team work across funding support, marketing and promotion, logistical and venue support, feasibility studies and event bids, planning, management and risk management, coordination and facilitation of major events.

Tiana Rakete
Major Events Attraction Manager
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Simon Perry
Events Operations and Planning Manager
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Venues Wellington: Performance events

Wellington is known as the cultural capital of New Zealand, and the Performance Events team are responsible for sourcing, contracting, ticketing and delivering live performances and exhibitions within Wellington's civic venues.

Their focus is on developing a strong calendar of events, and working with hirers to drive local and out-of-town audience development.

Gus Sharp
Performance Events Manager
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Venues Wellington: Business events

The Venues Wellington Business events team work across selling space in the six venues that Venues Wellington manages. Their team work with the organisers and promoters of conventions, smaller business events and exhibitions.

Camilla Railton
Business Events Senior BDM
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Discover Venues Wellington

Find out more about the range of Venues Wellington-managed venues for your upcoming event, or discover the full range of services available to help you create the perfect event.

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