Reflecting on 2022: Te Pae Christchurch

As we head towards the end of the year – our first as an operational venue – I’ve been reflecting on the past 12 months.

Ross Steele, TE PAE CHRISTCHURCH General Manager

It’s been a hell of a ride, starting the year in virtual lockdown to all go when we reopened in May; but despite the challenges of opening a convention centre during a pandemic, our team has risen to the challenge, and I couldn’t be more proud.

The stats are remarkable. Over the past seven months we’ve hosted 62 conferences, 47 banquets, five exhibitions, a live event, and 40-odd other meetings.  We’ve had incredible support from our local community, and we’ve welcomed around 60,000 guests from throughout New Zealand and overseas who have contributed to our city’s economy.

While it has certainly been busier than anticipated, to see the difference Te Pae Christchurch is making to local businesses, to our suppliers, and to our industry makes it all worth it.

This Christmas, our team will be enjoying a well-earned break, spending time with loved ones, before gearing up for another busy year.

While our events will be taking a short break, there are plenty of fantastic happenings taking place around the city in January, from Bread & Circus to sports games, music festivals and food and wine gatherings. There’s also a host of great hospitality venues and other small businesses city-wide to support.

On behalf of the Te Pae whānau, we wish you safe and happy holidays. We thank you for your support in 2022 and look forward to welcoming you through our doors in 2023.

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