Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been named as a finalist in the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Innovation Award for its Taste of Te Pae Activation Hub initiative.
Te Pae Christchurch is the only New Zealand venue shortlisted and joins fellow ASM Global venue ICC Sydney in the list of six venues.
The biannual AIPC Innovation Award is designed to showcase and recognise innovation and creative thinking in all areas of centre management, marketing and operations.
The Taste of Te Pae activation, launched last year from March to May in response to Covid-related delays, featured a food truck, as well as activation areas with interactive displays, a virtual reality dome and information about the Centre’s design, cultural narrative and role in the community.
“To be named as a finalist alongside some of the world’s top business event venues and destinations is an incredible achievement for a new venue,” said Ross Steele, Te Pae Christchurch’s general manager.
“We’re so proud to be putting Te Pae Christchurch and Ōtautahi Christchurch on the world stage.”