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Wellington NZ: The Intellectual Capital

The increasing trend of association meeting planners aligning destination selection to the intellectual capital of a city, or destination, is reflected in the trilogy of video reports recently shared by The Iceberg’s association media partners at AMI Magazine. Here we share all 3 reports, revealing New Zealand’s capital city expertise in Science, Climate Innovation, and…

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How to Organise Impact Conscious Conferences in Wellington

From Boardroom: New Zealand is well known for its spectacular scenery but, increasingly, the country is gaining a formidable reputation as an intellectual powerhouse and enticing international event organisers. At the centre of this perception shift is the country’s capital, Wellington, which is attracting associations from across the globe looking to leverage New Zealand’s focus…

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Hosting Impactful Events: Tap into Wellington’s Creative Expertise

From AMI Magazine: As New Zealand’s UNESCO Creative City of Film, Wellington’s world-class expertise in film, television, animation, gaming, visual effects and interactive digital media offers an unbeatable draw for organisers looking to host impactful events. The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Avatar”, “The Avengers” and many other acclaimed blockbusters were famously made in Wellington,…

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Hosting Impactful Events: Insights from Wellington’s Climate Experts

From AMI: With climate innovation a focus across all industry sectors in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, it means organisers can find a wealth of forward-thinking ideas and experts to support their events. New Zealand is well-known for its environmental focus from every angle, ranked 5th in the world for its climate change readiness. And it’s…

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Meet Wellington’s Science Leaders Attracting International Events

From AMI Magazine: New Zealand is strengthening its reputation as it puts science and innovation at the top of its agenda. And it’s proving attractive for associations bringing their conferences to its capital city, Wellington. Wellington boasts the largest research, science and innovation workforce in New Zealand. Whether it’s life sciences, climate innovation, or the…

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Wellington Ready to Host Bigger Conferences as New Venue Opens

A meeting on digital preservation and another on sedimentary rocks will be amongst the first international conferences taking place at Tākina – New Zealand’s newest conference and exhibition centre. The Wellington venue opened this week, three-and-a-half years after building work started, with a morning blessing by Taranaki Whānui, the traditional Māori guardians… From AMI…

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Wellington Launches Advocate Network

A group of academics from various disciplines will promote the capital city of New Zealand as a place to hold international conferences. Wellington has just launched its Advocate Network, a pool of local thought leaders and subject experts to help enhance the success of the city’s business events bidding. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: Lockdown Lifts on WCEC Build

As New Zealand entered Alert Level 3 on April 28th, so construction has restarted on WCEC (the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre). Already slightly ahead of schedule, the 18,000 square metre venue is the capital’s first premium space for conferences and exhibitions. WCEC has also announced a virtual layout planning tool. From Boardroom…

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Wellington Won 34 Bids for Conferences in 2019

Wellington in New Zealand punches above its weight in meetings. Last year the Business Events team at WellingtonNZ won 34 conference bids across a range of industries like computational engineering, medical science, environmental studies and public law. A new convention centre is due to open by the end of 2022. From Association Meetings International…

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Wellington CEC Gets Council Green Light

Wellington’s new Conference and Exhibition Centre has been given a green light by Wellington City Council paving the way for the beginning of construction next year. The 18,000 square metre CEC will feature dedicated convention space spread across its top two floors and a ground floor gallery to accommodate touring exhibitions. From CIM News Magazine…

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