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Palmerston North City has a central New Zealand location with an extensive population catchment within easy distance. Over one million people live within a two hour (200km) radius, making it one of the most popular and cost-effective locations in New Zealand. Palmerston North is a rapidly growing destination for first-class international, national and local events.

Convention Centre:

Palmerston North Convention Centre is New Zealand’s first purpose built Conference facility, it has continued to be extensively redeveloped to keep up with the latest trends and changing technology. Convention Centre features sophisticated audio-visual, communications and information technology which helps organisers produce professional events with ease and significantly reduce additional costs.

Over the past three decades the Palmerston North Convention Centre has built an enviable reputation for professionalism and service excellence that sets us apart from the competition. Our high rate of repeat business is testament to the fact that our clients’ expectations have been met or are exceeded.

Convention Centre has first class onsite caterers that are here to service all your needs, they have an extensive Function Pack that you can make selections from or simply tell us your budget per delegate and they will dream up something truly satisfying.

With a versatile range of function spaces, ability to host a plenary room, trade exhibition and up to 5 breakout spaces we can accommodate from 6 to 600 guests, Palmerston North Convention Centre is the perfect venue for your next event.

Elwood Room - Conference Room - Seminar Room

Arena Manawatu:

Our versatile venues can host from 20 to 20,000 people. Right in the heart of Palmerston North city, just seven minutes walking distance from the CBD , Arena Manawatu is a favourite choice for events with a significant visitor component. The park like environment boasts 33 individual indoor and outdoor venues within the 18 hectare site.

Arena has connecting rooms and spaces which can be expanded, reduced or used in combinations to suit - it’s an incredibly flexible venue. We offer the convenience of first class catering, free delegate parking, and modern audio and visual equipment, high-speed internet and can organise all needs over and above at your request.

Steelfort Lounge is our most impressive venue for a conference for up to 200 delegates. The room features striking 360 degree views including the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges and the Central North Island Mountains.
Steelfort Lounge Level 4 - Arena 2 - Arena 3

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