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New Zealand's Capital a Place of Innovation

New Zealand’s capital city—the ideal destination for international conferences and events—has a plan for a sustainable, productive and inclusive future. And it all starts with the Wellington experience. 

New Zealand is keen to attract international conferences to help support its ambitious agenda in research, science and innovation. A compact city proud of its collaboration, Wellington is home to most of the country’s central government agencies, world-class educational institutes, crown research institutes and a flourishing information and communications technology industry. Boasting innovative start-ups alongside established brands like Xero, it’s easy to tap into local high-profile speakers.

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A Place of Innovation for Events

New Zealand has a master plan—the New Zealand Research, Science and Innovation Strategy—to deliver a productive, sustainable and inclusive future. This ambitious agenda includes tackling big challenges such as the transition to a zero-carbon economy by 2050; growing, preserving and protecting the environment; creating fulfilling and high-value jobs and increasing well-being. It’s a vision that would see New Zealand become a global innovation hub and a world-class generator of new ideas by 2027.

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A High-ranking Destination for Event Safety and Security

New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world to visit. Wellington ranked first city in the world for environmental security and seventh for personal security in The Economist’s 2021 Safe Cities Index. It also ranked third happiest city in 2020 in the UN World Happiness Report.
With its beautiful landscapes and friendly people, it also has a reputation as a progressive nation full of creative idea-makers delivering new solutions. It’s a country that’s achieved many milestones, such as women’s rights and environmental and employment rights, as well as being a strong advocate of progress, change, improvement and reform. It also provides a stunning backdrop to the many Hollywood blockbusters filmed here.

Where Business Collaboration Comes Naturally

Business Events Wellington at IMEX America 2021
To learn about hosting an event in Wellington, visit Business Events Wellington at the Tourism New Zealand Stand E2406 at IMEX America in Las Vegas (November 9-11, 2021). Contact Business Events Wellington to book an appointment.

As a Pacific nation, New Zealand works closely with its neighbors to help address the challenges they face, including climate change, and it is investing millions of dollars into projects as part of that commitment.
Wellington is a city where collaboration comes naturally. The relationships with its Pacific neighbors further strengthen ties and provides opportunities for conference organizers to expand attendance and associations to extend their membership.

Wellington, the Vibrant Business Capital of New Zealand

A progressive nation, New Zealand’s leadership in climate action and targets for a zero carbon footprint stem from its government, based in Wellington, the political and geographical heart of the country. Proud to be known as one of the top places in the world that will epitomize the future of work—Wellington ranked as one of 21 “Places of the Future” by US technology giant Cognizant. The city may be geographically compact, but it’s a connected and collaborative city that has big ambition.

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A New Convention and Exhibition Center

A visit to New Zealand is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for event delegates, and surely a destination that will increase event attendance. Wellington, a sophisticated city hub of industry and culture, is ideally located right in the heart of the country. Some more exciting news for event planners: the city will be home to a new purpose-built premium convention and exhibition space, Tākina, opening in 2023 in the city’s cultural precinct. Inspired by Wellington's dramatic landscape and environment, Tākina has been designed with an immersive delegate experience in mind, as well as the environment. Tākina has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star certification, representing New Zealand’s excellence for environmental sustainability.

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Tākina, Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, opening 2023

For further information and inquiries, please contact:
Irette Ferreira
Business Events Wellington Manager
+64 22 107 1012
[email protected]