We are pleased to be able to announce that the 2023 conference will be held in Christchurch at the new Te Pae Convention Centre.
Te Pae Christchurch is the city’s gathering place – an architectural and social landmark designed as a
welcoming heart in the centre of the city. The stunning exterior design of the convention
centre reflects the Ngāi Tahu creation story of the Southern Alps. Of brothers whose overturned
waka became the South Island of New Zealand and when they climbed on top they turned to stone
and became the mountains that comprise the Southern Alps.
Able to accommodate 3000 people with an auditorium of 1300 – 1400, theatre capacity of
2,600 people, total of 21 meeting rooms, banquet seating of 1800 and an exhibition area able to take
somewhere up to 200 booths.
Te Pae Christchurch is located along the banks of the Ōtākaro Avon River and close to Victoria Park
– a tranquil, natural environment in the very heart of the city. The centre features multiple access
points, which can be reached by foot, car, taxi or electric scooter.