Business Events Wellington in New Zealand is expecting a heavy workload in the coming months, with both local and international conferences already confirmed. The bureau has joined forces with universities, government agencies, national associations and Tourism New Zealand in order to attract the right conferences to the city.
These include: the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works’ IIC Biennial Congress in September; the 4th Feeding the Future conference of the Infant Nutrition Council of Australia and New Zealand, and the Combined Scientific Congress of the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (in the health sector); and the ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces Conference, and the International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference in November (in the hight-tech sector).
At the same time, Tākina, the new Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, is on track to open mid-2023, with conferences already planned. Business Events Wellington Manager Irette Ferreira says: “Tākina will add purpose-built conferencing capability and capacity to our already excellent suite of venues, from the intimate and unique to our big, blank canvas options. Wellington’s business events future is looking bigger and brighter.”