Conference in Christchurch

Christchurch is a future-focused city, achieving international acclaim for its sustainable urban design.

You will discover award-winning architecture, inspiring public art, restored heritage venues and brand new meeting spaces set amongst beautiful parks and gardens.

 

Venues and services

Christchurch offers a wide range of venues and accommodation supported by outstanding convention services from the Bureau, and our partners.

 

Accessible

The city is easy to access with direct daily flights from destinations across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Rim, and regular flights and connections from other international destinations. Christchurch International Airport is just 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre and this short drive into town is a tree-lined treat.

Our safe, compact and flat city centre is made to walk around, with shopping, dining and entertainment areas set near the beautiful Avon River.

 

World-class facilities

As well as the new Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre, world-class facilities now underway in Christchurch include cutting-edge health and innovation precincts, performing arts venues and a metro sports facility.

At present the city’s largest indoor venue is the Horncastle Arena, with space for a gala dinner experience for up to 2,500 guests or smaller groups in its many corporate rooms.

Venues with a difference include the Edwardian elegance of Isaac Theatre Royal, the award-winning architecture of the Transitional ‘cardboard’ Cathedral, and the ultra-modern ilex in the Botanic Gardens. The Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 10 minutes’ drive from the central city on the site of a former Royal New Zealand Air Force base, is ideal for large conferences and uniquely themed gala dinners.

 

New accommodation

Christchurch has over 5,000 brand new or refurbished rooms in a wide variety of accommodation, from boutique luxury lodges and self-serviced apartments to modern hotels.

New central city hotel venues with top conferencing facilities on site include Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square and Rydges Latimer Christchurch. The Novotel has space for up to 130 people in its modern meeting spaces, while Rydges Latimer offers 11 flexible meeting spaces and can cater for up to 500 delegates. At the airport, Sudima Hotel Christchurch has a new executive wing and conference facilities to cater for up to 300 guests.