Since the reopening of international borders with relaxed safety
protocols, Business Events Wellington gets ready to host a range of
international conferences from the culture, medical healthcare,
telecommunications and technology sectors.
events include the International Institute for Conservation of Historic
and Artistic Works’ IIC Biennial Congress, which will now go ahead in a
hybrid format in September at the National Library.
In October, the city’s health sector will welcome both the 4th
Feeding the Future conference of the Infant Nutrition Council of
Australia and New Zealand, and the Combined Scientific Congress of the
New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of
Anaesthetists. In November, the city hosts both the ACM Interactive
Surfaces and Spaces Conference, and the International Telecommunication
Networks and Applications Conference.
Looking ahead, Business Events Wellington Manager Irette Ferreira
says 2023 is set to be a bumper year for Wellington. Major conferences
scheduled to take place include the 10th International Crustacean
Congress, the Island Biology Conference, and the International Zoo
The city’s Tākina, the new Wellington convention and exhibition
centre, is on track to open mid-2023, with more than 60 conferences
already pencilled in at the central city venue.
Events Wellington has partnered with Tourism New Zealand, universities
based in the city, locally based government agencies, and a variety of
national associations to target events focusing on the city’s specialist
sectors and research areas.
These include digital technologies, from software to
telecommunications; professional services; creative industries including
screen and gaming, and world-leading education and scientific research
in fields from biotech to advanced materials.