Palmerston North is an innovative and connected urban centre with a rich arts and theatre scene, short traveling distances, and everything you could need to organise a successful corporate event, conference or meeting.
The city is recognised as a centre of excellence for research, technology, health, and education, and has a proud history of nurturing the entrepreneurial and innovative. It’s home to more than 70 educational and research institutions, Linton Military Camp, Ohakea Airforce Base and the Sport & Rugby Institute.
Palmerston North offers a variety of options when it comes to convention venues, including some very special and unique locations. The choices include purpose-built convention centres, major hotel chains, an iconic brewery, an Edwardian theatre, an international motorsport track and a country club where you can step out of the meeting room and straight onto the golf course and driving range.
Palmerston North and Manawatu offers an exciting learning environment across diverse fields of interest including:
• Food Innovation
• Science and Research
• Veterinary Education
• Wind Energy
• Distribution and Logistics
• Government and Defence
The unique geographic location of Palmerston North provides a strategic advantage for conference organisers. The city is within a three-hour drive of one million people, making it an easy place to travel to by road, with Wellington only 139km to the south, Napier 178km to the east and Taupo 242km to the north.
Palmerston North Airport is only a short ten-minute drive from the CBD, with three airlines services creating excellent flight schedules and direct daily flights from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson and Hamilton.
The airport is home to the major rental car companies, offers meeting rooms and free WI-FI