New Zealand’s Connected Capital, a City of Impact

21st April 2023

Wellington, New Zealand’s vibrant capital, is well-known for its beautiful landscapes and friendly people but Wellington is also a place where decision-makers gather to create positive change.

Being the political and geographical heart of New Zealand are two main reasons why so many conferences and events choose to meet in Wellington.

As home to the government and headquarters for most of New Zealand’s central government agencies and many industry associations, it’s a connected and impactful city.

It promotes creative ideas, innovation and future thinking and it’s full of talented people looking to make a difference.

Renowned for collaboration and connectedness, it’s not surprising that Wellington has gained a reputation for easy access to high-profile people within the realms of government agencies, politics, education institutes, local industry and sectors of strength.

With two degrees of separation between Wellingtonians, the city is indeed a place where collaboration comes naturally.

The ability to tap into the capital’s talented pool of people with ease, coupled with its central location, are big drawcards for conference organisers.

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is looking forward to bringing its annual scientific meeting (ASM) to Wellington in October next year.

The four-day event will bring more than 900 delegates from Australia and New Zealand together in Aotearoa for the first time in seven years.

“We are excited about coming to Wellington – it is centrally located with easy access for all our members,” says event manager Anna Smaragdi.

“As home to New Zealand’s Government and a strong women’s health community, it provides great opportunities for international networking and collaboration, plus, it has a cool vibe and is a fantastic place to visit.”

Set on a stunning harbour and just a stone’s throw from the airport, this compact city has an array of incredible event venues and accommodation options for all sizes and budgets.

To discuss support in bringing your next event to New Zealand’s capital city, book an appointment with Business Events Wellington at IMEX Frankfurt from May 23-25. The team is exhibiting on the Tourism New Zealand stand (hall 8, B320). For more information visit

While Wellington already has numerous world-class event venues on offer, interest is also high in the latest addition – Tākina – the city’s first purpose-built conference and exhibition centre opening in June.

Situated the heart of Wellington’s cultural precinct, the new venue offers 10,000sqm of multi-purpose space across two levels, suitable for plenaries for up to 1,600 people.

In fact the beauty of the compact city is that the CBD is within walking distance of food, drink, arts and cultural precincts.

Wellington boasts award-winning eateries and a love of coffee, regional wine and craft beer, it’s home to the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa and there’s a full calendar of events, be it cultural, music, theatre or sporting.

The city itself is ideally located right in the heart of New Zealand, which also makes it easily accessible to get to and from other parts of the country for those keen to explore further.

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