Why hold your business event or conference in Wellington

Tap into talent

Wellington is a city where collaboration comes naturally. The ability to easily tap into the capital’s high-profile creative, cultural and political talent is a big drawcard for conference organisers.

New Zealand’s decision-making comes out of Wellington, as home to the Government and headquarters for most of New Zealand’s central government agencies and many industry associations.

It also boasts strengths in creative technologies, scientific research and public and professional services sectors, alongside world-class education institutes and a Hollywood blockbuster film industry.

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Compact and walkable

Ranked New Zealand’s most walkable city, the city’s compact nature means a multitude of premium venues and accommodation options sit within the central city.

Nestled between the harbour and hills makes it easy to navigate the central city — it only takes 30 minutes to walk from one end of the central business district to the other.

Ideally located right in the heart of New Zealand, getting to Wellington is easy for those who fly, drive, train or even ferry.

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Venues with a difference

No venue is like the other in Wellington. The city offers a wide range of unique spaces that vary in size and cost for all types of occasions.

Find flexible and purpose-built spaces at Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, host your event in Parliament’s truly iconic space at the heart of New Zealand’s democracy, or surround your delegates with national treasures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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Accommodation for all budgets and styles

Whether you’re seeking heritage charm, boutique luxury, creative or laidback, you won’t be disappointed with your choice of accommodation.

Wellington has more than 4000 rooms within the central city, ranging from budget-friendly and quirky to five-star luxury hotels. The major international brands are well-represented including InterContinental, Sofitel, Novotel, Rydges and QT.

There are also plenty of apartment-style hotels if you’d like to enjoy all the comforts of home.

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Unforgettable delegate experiences

It’s easy to discover why Wellington is known as New Zealand’s cultural, creative and culinary capital.

From behind-the-scenes arts and movie tours, to culinary, beer and wine experiences and adventures in the great outdoors, Wellington is jam-packed full of activities and attractions that will dazzle and delight groups of all demographics.

Choosing to host your event in the vibrant capital will ensure your delegates enjoy a memorable experience.

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Sustainability at the heart

Wellington is already the lowest carbon city per capita in Australasia and ranks first in environmental security. To maintain this progress, Wellington has joined cities from around the world in the Cities Race to Zero to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and is on a mission to become a carbon-zero city by 2050.

Wellington’s venues are committed to the city’s climate change response, with Tākina awarded 5-Star Green Star design certification for its reduction in energy use and operational carbon emissions. Four venues operated by Venues Wellington have also become the first in New Zealand to be awarded EarthCheck’s Bronze Benchmark accreditation.

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