Tākina Events celebrates key achievements since opening new convention centre

Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre. (Smoke Photography)

Tākina Wellington Exhibition and Convention Centre has welcomed over 22,000 delegates since opening its doors six months ago.

Some of the key conferences hosted in that time include Water NZ (1,700 conference delegates and 180 trade delegates) and leadership and innovation summit The Festival for the Future.

“These events have strengthened our reputation as a go-to destination for a wide range of conferences and conventions,” Tākina Events general manager Andrew Dorrington said.

“Tākina Events now aligns with Auckland and Christchurch in the business events market,”

Tākina Events oversees the operations of both the convention centre and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which combined have hosted 200 events and 50,000 attendees in the second half of this year.

“Tākina Events has showcased its expertise in organising extended multi-day conferences, thanks to our seasoned team with 25 years of experience managing Te Papa’s business events,” he added.

Tākina Events has confirmed to host 200 events through June 2026 including international events such as the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2024;  iPRES 2025 – International Conference on Digital Preservation, 2025; and International Sedimentological Congress, 2026.