Te Pae Christchurch kicks off first conference

The newly launched venue expects to attract more than 60 conferences this year and welcome over 67,000 delegates.

The Te Waihanga Looking Ahead Symposium unveils the launch of Te Waihanga's Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2052.
The Te Waihanga Looking Ahead Symposium unveils the launch of Te Waihanga's Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2052. Photo Credit: Te Pae Christchurch

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre welcomes its inaugural conference Te Waihanga Looking Ahead Symposium, which was organised by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission.

Te Pae Christchurch General Manager Ross Steele says: “Te Pae Christchurch itself is a crown infrastructure project built to provide economic value to New Zealand and to Ōtautahi Christchurch; and with 60 conventions between now and December, along with many other events, we’re excited to get to work and make a difference to our city.

The pipeline of 2022 events at Te Pae Christchurch comprises more than 60 conferences, including eight international events. In total, they will attract over 67,000 delegates into the central city, and generate an estimated AU$37.2 million in direct economic value.

Events highlighted are: Harcourts National Convention, New Zealand Dance Awards, Christchurch Art Show 2022, MEETINGS 2022, Roofing Association of New Zealand Conference, Bookeepcon 2022, House of the Year Awards, Maia Health Foundation FEAST 2022, Archipro – Meet, Greet & Eat 2022, and Armageddon Expo.

Steele further shared that there are 146 events scheduled till October 2024, which will bring close to 150,000 people into the city and generate more than AU$74 million in direct economic value. This includes 88 conferences, 23 of which are international.



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