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Manager appointed for Tākina

Wellington City Council has appointed Te Papa to market and operate Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre. A new business unit, Tākina Events, has been formed to attract and deliver a wider range of conferences, exhibitions and events at both venues.

The solution will provide multiple benefits to clients not least of which will be the ability to access and book the spaces and services of two of Wellington’s premium conference venues together. Creating this unique New Zealand venue combination will assist in ensuring that Tākina Events can deliver at an international standard with a distinctly Wellington flavour.

Opening mid-2023, Tākina’s 18,000 square metres of flexible, multi-purpose conference and exhibition space, spread across three floors, is right across the road from Te Papa and within walking distance to other venues around the city. This creates opportunities to deliver unique events on a scale the capital hasn’t seen before.

As one of Wellington’s leading conference and events venues, Te Papa hosts more than 900 events per year. 
To enquire about booking a conference or event at Tākina, contact the Business Events Wellington team at or call +64 4 916 1219.