Venue - TSB Bank Arena
Located on Wellington's waterfront, the TSB Bank Arena and Auditorium are within an easy stroll of major hotel accommodation, relaxed dining, craft beer bars and boutique shopping in Wellington's arts, culture and entertainment precinct.
A truly multi-purpose venue, comprising TSB Bank Arena, TSB Bank Arena Arcade and the TSB Bank Auditorium (Shed 6). The Arena, the largest flat floor, pillar-less, space in the CBD, works wonderfully an an exhibition space. The Auditorium (Shed 6) with its modular design means it is easily transformed for conferences and meetings.
Host City - Wellington
The capital of New Zealand, Wellington is a magnet for creative thinkers and is widely regarded as New Zealand's arts and culture capital. There's prolific public art, fabulous and funky boutiques and a show on pretty much every night.
But as well as all that arty stuff, Wellington's loved for its gastronomic delights. You might say they like their food and they like it good!
If you need to walk off all that goodness, you're also in luck. Wellington is a capital city right on nature's doorstep, with a peaceful walk through native bush or along a golden sand beach never far from the urban hub. How many times have you taken your running shoes to a conference, but never made it to the gym? In Wellington, your delegates can exercise and see the sights at the same time. A hike up Mount Victoria for panoramic views of the city, or a stroll through the Botanic Garden are just a few minutes' walk away from the inner city hotels.
International guests also love the stories of nationhood and heritage as told at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Parliament Buildings and the region's many boutique museums. Others just like to take their shoes off and sit on the golden sand on Oriental Bay with a good strong flat white. Who could blame them?