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New Zealand's Newest Gathering Space

New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, is an ideal location for event organizers looking for a world-class experience.
The city has undergone large-scale change in the last decade, creating New Zealand’s newest, safest city, filled with modern infrastructure, stunning landscapes and fascinating culture.

Business events are well catered for in Christchurch, as are attending delegates staying in the main urban hub of the South Island, with all the resources needed to plan a world-class event close at hand.

The Modern Convention Centre

At the city’s core is Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. An architectural and social landmark, it has been designed as the welcoming heart of Christchurch, just 20 minutes’ drive from Christchurch International Airport, which features direct flights from major cities throughout the Asia Pacific region. 

Opened in December 2021, Te Pae Christchurch has changed the business events landscape in New Zealand, offering a nationally-unrivalled modern and uplifting space. 

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The Centre’s name — gifted by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the traditional Māori owners of the land — means "gathering place," an apt designation for a place designed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas. 

With a unique architectural and design story, intertwining Māori culture and history with references to the landscape of the surrounding region, coupled with a focus on showcasing a true taste of New Zealand, Te Pae Christchurch provides delegates with an experience unlike any other. 

Able to accommodate a range of events, meetings and exhibitions, the Centre features a 1,400-seat auditorium and 24 meeting rooms, up to 3,300 square metres of exhibition space and a 1,000-seat riverside banquet hall.

As the first of New Zealand’s new generation of convention centers, Te Pae Christchurch also features state-of the-art technology, ensuring it’s well equipped to host in-person, virtual or hybrid events.

Meeting Expertise and Hospitality

Proudly managed by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management company, Te Pae Christchurch’s global meets local philosophy combines the very best knowledge and experience from ASM Global’s worldwide team with local expertise and commitment to manaakitanga (hospitality). 

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That knowledge and experience is evident in ASM Global’s VenueShield hygiene and sanitation protocols, developed in conjunction with world health experts and implemented at its properties across the world, including Te Pae Christchurch. Event organizers can be confident the enhanced health measures will provide a safe environment for delegates. 

Situated within a compact, walkable inner-city CBD, Te Pae Christchurch is within walking distance of more than 2,500 hotel rooms, and some of the city's best restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

With easy access to a multitude of cultural and outdoor activities, Christchurch is also known as the gateway to New Zealand’s stunning South Island, making it the perfect jumping off point for delegates wanting to explore stunning landscapes, or enjoy a thrill-seeking few days before heading home.  

Learn More 

To enquire about hosting your event in New Zealand’s newest gathering place — Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre — please contact the friendly team on [email protected], phone +64 3 266 1400 or visit tepae.co.nz