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Industry Connections

Wellington is New Zealand's government hub and the home of many industry associations and business networks. We've gathered a few of suggestions in this directory.

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Professional events

Making business connections is easy in Wellington with networking and professional events happening year-round. Learn from some of the best in the industry and mingle with other business professionals in Wellington.

Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce organises networking events such as Business After 5 and the Capital Breakfast Series.

International networks

There are approximately 40 embassies and high commissions in Wellington. Many of these delegations have trade promotion functions. View a full list to see whether your country has direct representation in Wellington.

There are also many bilateral trade organisations charged with facilitating business between countries, such as:

General business networks

Wellington has a number of active business networking organisations:

Industry networks

There are a wide range of industry-specific associations that can assist you, your business and staff when you arrive in Wellington. The associations listed below either have a presence in Wellington or elsewhere in New Zealand: 


Wellington also has a great professional ‘Meetup’ community. These groups are great for connecting with other like-minded professionals and business owners in the Wellington region.