Buzzing around the Beehive

Discovering the historic venues now available in Parliament and receiving an exclusive invitation from the Speaker of the House were among the highlights of a Business Events Wellington-hosted famil in Wellington last week.

Eleven conference and event managers, including five from Australia, spent three days exploring the greater Wellington region. They were welcomed with a traditional mihi whakatau at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, before dining on stage at Venues Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre.

The group also explored out of the city, being helicoptered to breakfast and clifftop ‘games’ (archery, golf and shooting) at Boomrock, then discovering the region’s newest venue, the Lower Hutt Event Centre, which opened in July.