Ōtautahi Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city, and the main urban centre of Te Waipounamu, our beautiful South Island. It is a city of transformation and exploration, a place where change and innovation are embraced, where people challenge the status quo. The city’s approach to lifestyle and business have created a sustainable and strong economy, a vibrant visitor destination and an exceptional place to live.
Christchurch Town Hall
The Christchurch Town Hall, designed by Sir Miles Warren and Maurice Mahoney, is a significant part of the urban fabric and vitality of Christchurch that has served as a gathering place for performances, cultural events and meetings since 1972.
The full refurbished and restored venue, is an iconic Christchurch building in a beautiful riverside setting. The Town Hall is an ideal location from which to explore the new heart of Christchurch.
Christchurch International Airport is New Zealand’s second largest airport, with 12 partner airlines and connections to 25 destinations. The airport has direct international connections to Singapore, China, Australia and Fiji, and from October 2020 will have direct flights to Los Angeles. The airport is ten kilometres from the CBD, with reliable roading and public transport in place to get visitors where they need to go. State Highway 1 is less than a kilometre from the airport, and driving to the CBD takes 15 minutes, catered by taxis, hire cars, shuttles, rideshares and electric car shares – all readily available to transport delegates to their accommodation.
Often referred to as the 20-minute city, Ōtautahi Christchurch’s compact layout means within easy walking distance are conference facilities, riverside retail and hospitality venues, the Botanic Gardens, art galleries, health retreats and stylish accommodation. A short car ride can have you at the beach looking out at the vast Pacific Ocean, ziplining down the Port Hills at the Christchurch Adventure Park, sampling the best locally produced wines or taking in the wild beauty of Banks Peninsula.
The opportunity to book accommodation at the preferential conference rate will become available when registration opens on 1 June 2021.