BEIA Announces MEETINGS 2023 for New Wellington Venue

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) will stage MEETINGS in Wellington for the first time at the capital city’s new-generation venue, Tākina Wellington Conference and Exhibition Centre, next year.

Lisa Hopkins, BEIA chief executive, 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 centers, Tākina,” she said.

“We can’t wait to bring New Zealand, Australian and international business event professionals together in Wellington for MEETINGS 2023 on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22. 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,” she added.

Wellington City Council General Manager – Tākina, Commercial Development David Perks said 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,” Perks said. “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 added.

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.

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