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Exhibitions & trade shows

Planning a trade show or expo? We’ve got you covered with eight versatile spaces that can be tailored to suit your event – along with onsite catering, plenty of carparks, organiser offices, media rooms and hospitality suites.

The Central Energy Trust Arena has Arena 2, Arena 3, the B&M Centre and Ballroom, while the Conference and Function Centre has the Elwood Room and Conference Room. The foyer spaces, Gallery and Seminar Room can also be used as standalone spaces or additional space for your event. For large events, Arena 2 is ideal – it’s a purpose built sports and entertainments venue.

Organising big events can be stressful but it doesn’t need to be. Our experienced team will work with you to ensure your event runs smoothly, to time and budget. We take considerable care and pride in going the extra distance to make your event a great success!

We offer:

  • Client Liaison Officers who provide expertise in event management and planning, to support you in the lead-up to your event and the wrap-up
  • On-site furniture and equipment portfolio
  • Sound systems and electrical services
  • Plenty of car parking space at Central Energy Trust Arena
  • Free car parking for event organisers and exhibitors in the CBD
  • 25+ car parks at the rear of the building for events at the Conference and Function Centre
  • First class onsite catering service
  • Promotional and marketing support and advice
  • Security, crowd management and St John first aid services
  • Cleaning and waste removal

Venue options for exhibitions and trade shows:

Arena 2
Room size: 3400m2
Open plan indoor sports and entertainment venue that can take up to 5000 people. Flexible stage and seating options for all kinds of events.

Arena 3
Room size: 2100m2
This indoor stadium is a popular choice for medium sized exhibitions, and can accommodate up to 2000 people.
Elwood Room
Room size: 584m2
Attractive and air conditioned, with portable staging and theatre lighting, the Elwood Room can hold up to 550 people theatre style.

B&M Centre
Total size: 6,400m2
The B&M Centre is one of New Zealand’s most extensive indoor sports facilities. The mezzanine gallery can host 200 people.

Arena 5
Arena 5 comprises four spaces offering a range of options for trade shows and expos – two halls, one lounge and a gym.

Conference Room
Room size: 307m2
The Conference Room is ideal for product launches and awards or conference dinners, and can host up to 400 people, with the option of extending the space if needed by combining with the Meeting Room.

Below are our best rooms for Exhibitions & trade shows

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