Events & Experiences

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

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 invest and partner with major events to enable them to succeed and to drive outcomes for the Wellington region.

Major events we partner with include the biennial New Zealand Festival of the Arts, the internationally renowned World of WearableArt Awards Show, Beervana and Jim Beam Homegrown.

The team works across event attraction and feasibility, sponsorship marketing and promotion, logistical and venue support, feasibility studies and major event bids, all-of-city response, activations, planning, management, risk management and coordination.

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.

Sarah Healy
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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