Events for businesses

Don't miss out on all the upcoming events for businesses within the Wellington region

Beehive to Business with Hon. Stuart Nash

PwC Centre, Level 4, 10 Waterloo Quay, Wellington

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In the next Beehive to Business is Stuart Nash - Minister for Economic and Regional Development, Small Business, Forestry, and Tourism.

Tasked with the challenge of enabling economic growth and development, as well as supporting New Zealand’s small business and tourism operators, Stuart will give insight into his upcoming plans ahead of the Government’s May budget, as well as progress on the ongoing work programme.

Stuart Nash

The Franchise Round Table

BDO, Level 1, 50 Customhouse Quay

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The Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with BDO, Duncan Cotterill, and Westpac are hosting a roundtable session bringing franchisors and franchise operators from every industry together to discuss the unique challenges they faced and currently face as a group.

It’s been a challenging twelve months so this is great chance for everyone to get together to chat and enjoy some drinks and nibbles in a friendly environment.

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Wellington Women's Lifestyle Expo

TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

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With more than 160 exhibitors, this two day event caters to women of all tastes and ages. You’ll find a little bit of everything featured at this goods and services extravaganza.

Local and international artisans, creators and product specialists will share their goods. Exhibitors include a range of fashion and beauty specialists, to those in the health and fitness industry, artisanal creators, gourmet food and beverage suppliers, and more.

The expo will also include interactive areas such as nail pamper zone, as well as hair styling, beauty pamper, and makeup lounges. There will also be zones for tastes, artisan crafts and fashion, and goodie bags will be available to purchase. The full list of exhibitors will be available in April.


New Zealands Games Festival: Play by Play 2021

Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

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NZ Games Festival is set to return to Wellington City with a week-long lineup of events for gamers of all ages.

Beginning as Play by Play in 2016, NZ Games Festival was born to create a way for members of the public to interact with the growing game development industry in Wellington. Today the festival continues its mission to celebrate the great achievements of the industry in wider Aotearoa, make game development visible and accessible to members of the public in all age groups, and foster an inclusive, diverse community.


Level Up - NZ Games Exhibition

Courtenay Creative, Courtenay Place, Wellington

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The best of New Zealand and Australian gaming from the past year has been captured within the Level Up exhibition, hosted by NZ Games. Those who visit will find exhibits covering many different games and origin stories. For instance the Platformer exhibit showcases Maori and Pasifika game artists and creators. The exhibition also invites attendees to get hands-on, playing finalist games from The Pavs awards for free. 

Suitable for avid gamers, budding creators and curious souls, Level Up shares stories of what Kiwis and Aussies are up to in the gaming industry, and inspires visitors to get involved.

NZ Games

The Wedding Show 2021

TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

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In the last 18 years The Wellington Wedding Show has become an institution in Wellington and an un-missable event in every bride’s calendar. The Wellington Wedding Show at TSB Arena has a reputation of being one of New Zealand’s very best shows, providing a stylish, professional and well organised event to promote any business to the thousands of brides and grooms who flow through the door.

The Wellington Wedding Show is jointly run by Wellingtons 2 top wedding and event planners, Paula Bevege and Charlotte Wood. Individually they have created some of Wellington and New Zealand’s most stylish events and weddings. With their combined skills they offer a wealth of experience to benefit both their Brides and Grooms and valued exhibitors.

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The NZBEF Annual Conference 2021

34 Bowen Street, Wellington

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The NZBEF Annual Conference will be held in Wellington on 10th & 11th May.

The theme for 2021 is 'Improvement' and the speaker selection for this conference includes exciting personalities like Sir Ray Avery, Sir Ian Taylor, Hilary Walton, Kathryn Lockyer and more.

Sir Ian Taylor

International Best Practice Competition


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The International Best Practice Competition (IBPC) encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. Whilst the IBPC is a competition its main purpose is to facilitate organizational learning and assist organisations to improve their practices.

Each participating organisation is encouraged to submit their practices for assessment and improvement. The competition provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

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Qualmark - Digital Capability Programme

Qualmark is re-opening its Digital Capability programme and Wellington tourism operators are urged to sign up for the series of free workshops.

The support programme, managed through Qualmark and Tourism New Zealand, is structured to help tourism operators navigate a sustainable way forward through the Covid-19 crisis with a focus on business continuity.

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