• $4mannual cost

  • $21mannual boost to the economy

Conventions bring people to the city from throughout New Zealand and overseas to discuss ideas and make connections. A purpose-built convention centre would allow the city to maintain and increase its market share in the lucrative conference market, creating jobs and bringing up to $21 million a year into the Wellington economy.

Increasing the number of conferences held in Wellington will also attract events, increase Wellington’s international profile, and encourage Wellington businesses and research organisations to strengthen connections with their counterparts overseas.

We will continue to explore options and work with the private sector to deliver a convention centre to Wellington.


Planned to be operational by 2018.

How much?

We have budgeted for an annual operational grant of $4 million from 2019/20.

Key projects in our plan