As Te Whanganui a Tara
Wellington bids farewell to 230,000 fans who travelled to New
Zealand to watch the recent FIFA Women's World Cup, it is already looking ahead to
New Zealand’s capital has a
roster of national and international conferences coming up which are expected to attract
more than 18,000 delegates, with delegate spend in the city expected to exceed NZ$25m.
This will include the 36th
International Symposium on Superconductivity, taking place at Tākina in
November. Drawn to the city by Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of
Wellington’s international reputation in superconductivity research, it is the
first time the event will take place outside of Japan.
champions at the university also played an integral role in bringing in
the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian
College of Sport and Exercise Physicians; and the Asia Pacific Society for
Physical Activity Conference to the city in the same month.
The International Zoo
Educators Conference, hosted by Wellington Zoo, was originally due to come to
the city in 2021 but was postponed due to the pandemic and will now take place
With the recent opening of
Tākina, Wellington is also playing host to some of New Zealand’s largest
national conferences including the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo,
expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates along with a large trade
exhibition. This conference has never taken place in Wellington before as there
was no venue large enough to accommodate it.
Gillian Blythe, chief executive of Water New Zealand
said: "The opening of Tākina has enabled us to bring multi-streamed
programmes and exhibition events to Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington. I am
delighted to be inviting delegates and exhibitors to Tākina for the Water New
Zealand Conference & Expo 2023 in October, and Stormwater 2024 in May
Other major national conferences
include the New Zealand Dental Conference and New Zealand Game Developers
Conference, expected to attract more than 800 delegates.
Business Events Wellington manager,
Irette Ferreira added: "It has been a busy and brilliant month in Wellington and
now we’re looking forward to business events bringing a broad range of experts
to our city across a range of sectors. Hosting these events kickstarts
opportunities for knowledge sharing and wider positive social impacts that will
benefit Wellington and New Zealand."
A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.