Exciting times ahead
With business events beginning to ramp back up in earnest, our team is looking forward to another busy conference season ahead.
Already several months are close to capacity, with an array of event types booked in.
Last year, we were fortunate to have a significant number of local and national organisations and associations host their events with us. It was fantastic to see New Zealanders getting back to business and connecting face-to-face.
This year is already shaping up differently, with the return last month of Emirates’ A380 to the skies above Christchurch, and United Airline’s newly announced direct Christchurch San Francisco flights bringing with them more international travellers, including event delegates.
The increased long-haul capacity, alongside Singapore Airlines’ direct flights, is a great sign of business returning to normal, and bodes well for the business events industry and tourism in general.
It’s now just shy of 12 months since we held our first event, the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga Looking Ahead Symposium in May 2022.
Since then, we have held more than 200, including our first live entertainment show, world-renowned DJs Basement Jaxx, which transformed our exhibition halls into a supersized dance floor.
The ability of the Centre to flex and transform, dependant on event requirements, is amazing to see. This truly is a world-class venue and our team cannot wait to further showcase it to the world during our numerous upcoming events.