BEIA chief executive Lisa Hopkins says Tākina’s opening in June 2023 is perfect timing for another spectacular New Zealand business events showcase in a new destination. MEETINGS 2022 in Christchurch last month set a record with over 210 stands and 400 buyers, including 110 from Australia.
“Following a hugely successful MEETINGS 2022, held at Te Pae Christchurch, our attention is now focused on debuting the second of New Zealand’s brand new convention centres, Tākina,” she says.
“We can’t wait to bring New Zealand, Australian and international business event professionals together in Wellington for MEETINGS 2023 on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June. They will be meeting with the best of New Zealand’s business events products, services, solutions, venues, and, most importantly, people on a vibrant show floor.”
Wellington City Council general manager – Tākina, Commercial Development, David Perks says Wellington is excited to at last have the opportunity to host MEETINGS and showcase its new venue.
“We know that buyers and sellers alike will love their time in Wellington and the opportunity to do business here.
“The investment Wellington has made into Tākina is a reflection of the commitment the city has to both being a visitor destination and, as New Zealand’s capital city, being the place important conversations are had.
“MEETINGS in Wellington will be the perfect occasion to see the city in action,” Perks says.
With stunning design and set in Wellington CBD’s cultural precinct, Tākina is within easy walking distance of key transport links, entertainment and recreation options, and thousands of accommodation options.