Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre is on Track

Press Room > 2020

Work on the WCEC is slightly ahead of schedule. All 220 piles have been put in place and 60 per cent of the base layer concrete had been poured when the Alert Level 4 lockdown was imposed by the New Zealand Government. Work resume on the April 28 as New Zealand entered Alert Level 3.

The 18,000 square metre WCEC is, Wellington’s  first premium conference and exhibition with conference facility spread across two floors capable of hosting multiple smaller conferences simultaneously, or a large convention of up to 1400 delegates.

Earlier in April, the centre announced a virtual planning tool to help users create and develop their own event floor plans, whilst becoming more familiar with the rooms and flexibility of the centre throughout the construction period.

Once an event has been created, it can then be sent to the user as reference or go straight to the sales team to receive pricing and indication of availability.

According to WellingtonNZ Regional Development Destination and Attraction’s general manager David Perks whilst the events industry is currently severely impacted by Covid-19 the industry, is preparing to organise conferences and events as soon as it’s safe to do so.

“We know clients have an interest in bringing events to Wellington, its New Zealand’s capital city and seat of parliament with access to Ministers and key government officials.

“It’s also home to multiple universities and research institutes, is easy to get around, has great access to cultural, retail, environmental and natural activities, and its people are fabulous hosts and ambassadors for New Zealand.”

Please contact the Business Events Wellington team at conventioncentre@wellingtonnz.com for more information.

Work has started on the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre.