Wellington Major Events Fund
This fund’s purpose is to deliver strong economic, reputational and social outcomes for Wellington.
We take a portfolio-wide approach to event attraction and investment decisions within the city to deliver significant outcomes to Wellington.
Events we have invested in
Wellington has a reputation for delivering exceptional events and experiences.
We have invested in and worked in partnership with a wide range of major events; from our recurring major events such as New Zealand Festival of the Arts, World of WearableArt Awards Show, Jim Beam Homegrown and Beervana, to world-class exhibitions such as Terracotta Warriors (2019) and Digital Nights Wellington: Van Gogh Alive (2020), and international concert tours such as Eminem (2019), Queen + Adam Lambert (2020) and Guns N’ Roses (2017).
We have invested in and hosted World Cups and international Test matches with an international audience, such as the British and Irish Lions Tour (2017), FIFA World Cup qualifier match All Whites v Peru (2017), the ICC Cricket World Cup (2015) and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup (2022).
Expression of Interest
The Wellington Major Events Fund invests in events that deliver strong economic, reputational and social outcomes for Wellington. If your event strongly aligns with the criteria, and you've read the Wellington Major Events Strategic Framework, then please fill in our Expression of Interest form below.