Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre will open for business in late October, as the team secures a solid calendar of domestic and Australasian events for the venue’s opening months.
Te Pae Christchurch general manager Ross Steele said the centre’s opening date will provide clients with the additional certainty they need to forge ahead with planning their events in the region.
“As the first of New Zealand’s new generation of convention centres to open we have a unique opportunity to put New Zealand business events back on the world stage, while at the same time showcasing the very best Ōtautahi Christchurch has to offer,” he said.
“The opening of the trans-Tasman bubble provided an inital confidence boost to event organisers, and we hope the confirmation of our opening will provide further assurances that Ōtautahi Christchurch, and in particular Te Pae Christchurch, is the ideal location for their events.”
The centre currently has around 70 events on its books, including the New Zealand College of Midwives Conference and the Australasian Coasts and Ports Convention, which will together bring more than 129,000 people through the venue.
In the lead up to opening, Steele said support from clients and suppliers has been invaluable.
“Over the past few months our team has had the opportunity to put their skills to use operating our activation hub and the learnings we have taken from that experience have refined our processes and service levels to ensure we meet those standards for our clients,” he said.
“Until then, our team is looking forward to welcoming the world to Te Pae Christchurch and working with clients to plan for their success.”