Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre will open for business in late October with a solid roster of domestic and Australasian events planned for its opening months.
Te Pae Christchurch General Manager Ross Steele (pictured left) says the team was thrilled to be in a position to confirm the center’s opening, and provide clients with the additional certainty they need to forge ahead with planning their events.
“As the first of New Zealand’s new generation of convention centers to open,” says Steele, “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.”
“The opening of the trans-Tasman bubble provided an initial confidence boost to event organizers, 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.”
With fewer than five months until opening, Te Pae Christchurch currently has around 70 events on its books, including the New Zealand College of Midwives conference and the Australasian Coasts and Ports convention. Combined, the events will see more than 129,000 people through the venue, including around 20,000 new convention delegates.
“The support from clients and suppliers as we have finalized our opening has been invaluable, and speaks volumes about their view of Te Pae Christchurch and our offering,” continues Steele. “Te Pae Christchurch is an international standard venue, backed by a world-leading venue management company in ASM Global, and we have set high standards to reach for our clients.”
Steele continues, “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.”
“Until then, our team is looking forward to welcoming the world to Te Pae Christchurch and working with clients to plan for their success.”
Te Pae Christchurch is a crown-led major anchor project for the regeneration of Christchurch delivered by Ōtākaro Limited and is proudly managed by AEG Ogden. Opening in October 2020, Te Pae will have capacity to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. It will feature world-class purpose-built facilities including a 1,400 seat auditorium, more than 3,000 square metres of exhibition space and 24 meeting rooms. For more info, visit tepae.co.nz