Tākina Events has successfully concluded its inaugural week of events inside Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, marking an exciting new chapter in conferences and events in Aotearoa New Zealand. Emanating from the heart of downtown Wellington, Tākina’s stunning architecture created a great backdrop for a remarkable experience for the delegates of the APS & NZPsS Members’ Symposium 2023.
The three-day event attracted 500 delegates, the majority of whom had travelled from Australia to attend the conference in the newly opened building. The atmosphere within the building was filled with passionate discussion and celebration as Tākina’s plenary halls and foyers hosted delegates for the first time.
Andrew Dorrington, General Manager of Tākina Events, expressed his appreciation of the team for delivering a very successful week and the opportunity to provide a welcoming experience. “We are thrilled to have welcomed clients to Tākina for our inaugural week. The positive feedback and excitement from our clients from the first events validate our commitment to our people to deliver excellence and innovation.”
“We were really pleased with the performance of the ‘in-house’ technology,” states Tom O’Sullivan, Manager of Audio-Visual Events Services for Tākina Events. “The newly installed LED production lighting, mounted onto in-house truss infrastructure ensured that presenters were well-lit onstage, enhancing the viewing experience for the in-room delegates and online audience via live streaming. The introduction of these cutting-edge technologies sets a new standard for audio-visual excellence at Tākina Events.”
Alongside the event spaces inside the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Tākina Events is excited to welcome an exciting line-up of upcoming events that will continue to captivate domestic and international attendees across both venues. Significant conferences and events taking place in June include Festival for the Future, and Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s MEETINGS.
Kura Moeahu, Chair Te Runanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Inc, was joined by other members of Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Te Papa, to officially open Tākina at a dawn ceremony with a karakia and blessing of the three-story building.