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Exciting growth in Rotorua’s conference scene

The conference scene in Rotorua is experiencing remarkable growth. Projections indicate that the number of conferences will double this year, injecting an estimated $15 million into the local economy and tourism industry.

At the forefront are premier venues, the Sir Howard Morrison Centre and the Energy Events Centre. The Energy Events Centre is set to host an impressive 29 conferences throughout the 2024 financial year, showcasing Rotorua’s appeal as a top destination for business events.

These conferences are anticipated to draw a total of 13,800 attendees, generating a substantial $7 million economic boost for the city. This surge in conference activity underscores the robust resurgence of Rotorua’s business events sector, as noted by Vanessa Wallace, business events manager, signaling promising growth prospects ahead.

“As we continue to see the conference scene flourish in Rotorua, we eagerly anticipate hosting MEETINGS in June,” says Wallace. “If you organise conferences, meetings, product launches, incentives, roadshows, or any business event in New Zealand, this gathering of industry professionals and service providers all in one location is a must.”

Hosted buyer and day buyer applications are currently open, click HERE for more information.

For further information on hosting an event in Rotorua, please contact the RotoruaNZ Business Events team on or check out our website HERE.