The New Zealand College of Midwives will host its 16th Biennial National Conference at the venue from 15-17 October – the first time it has hosted a national conference in the South Island for more than 10 years.
It will be followed by Te Pae Christchurch’s first major international event, the International Association of Ecology (INTECOL) 11th International Wetlands Conference, which will bring around 1000 delegates to the city.
A key part of Christchurch’s urban regeneration project, Te Pae Christchurch is being delivered by Ōtākaro Limited on behalf of the New Zealand Government. It will be managed by experienced international venue operator ASM Global.
Ōtākaro Chief Executive John Bridgman said with the building going up and bookings coming in, the excitement around Te Pae was certainly starting to grow.
“Visitors for the first series of events at Te Pae Christchurch, and the thousands that follow will be treated to a world-class experience, with our iconic new facility and warm hospitality.”
“Work to attach the 43,000 braided river façade tiles is now well underway and once the roof is finished the intricate work of creating the curved ceilings and the placement of the internal timber panelling will be able to begin, giving Te Pae an inviting warmth.”
Construction of the venue is on track with Bridgman saying another construction milestone is about to be reached with the roof installation nearing completion.