The next exhibition is Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition which opens on December 14. In June next year it will be the turn of Doctor Who: Wonders of the World.
John Allen, Chief Executive of the city’s economic development agency WellingtonNZ, says Tākina was a vital asset, bringing people and business to Wellington and had already more than proven its worth.
“The economic impact Tākina is making to Wellington is phenomenal, particularly at a time when hospitality and retail businesses are finding it tough. This shows the importance of investing in key projects to ensure a vibrant and thriving future for the capital.”
Meanwhile, Tākina Commercial Development General Manager David Perks says the facility is delivering a significant number of additional visitors to Wellington.
“The 22,000 delegates welcomed in the first six months are providing the immediate impact of spending in our city economy while also having important conversations in their subject field about matters which are important to New Zealand.
“Hosting conferences brings people to Wellington at different times of year to our leisure visitors and these visitors enjoy all the hospitality our city has to offer. It is exciting to see the future conferences that have confirmed they will be using Tākina and making a meaningful difference to our economy,” he said.
Tākina is in for a busy 2024 with more than 100 bookings so far including a range of major domestic and international conferences.
In May it will be the venue for TRENZ, New Zealand’s most important tourism trade event – the first time the conference has been held in Wellington.
Other key events booked for next year include the BioTech NewZealand’s Life Science Summit in March, Financial Advice New Zealand’s Thrive Conference and the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases’ Annual Scientific Meeting.