Whether you’re hosting a conference, a meeting, a trade show or industry function, the centrality and diversity of the Waikato makes it a hard location to beat.
The Waikato is home to a suite of award-winning venues, which are all easily accessible by car, train, plane or bus.
Our variety of quality accommodation and dining options, exciting extra-curricular activities and support services means Hamilton City and the Waikato have everything you need to deliver a memorable business event.
Hamilton and Waikato Business Events offers free, impartial advice and assistance to help with the organisation of an outstanding event in Hamilton and the greater Waikato region.
2020 TechFest attracts industry leaders
Callaghan Innovation boss Vic Crone has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 2020 TechFest, recognising the Waikato’s strength in technology and innovation.
Festive-themed dinner delights guests
Christmas came early for a group of business event organisers, who were treated to an intimate festive-themed dinner inside Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena on Friday night (6 December).
Educators gather to grow Māori and Pasifika learner success
Led by Wintec Māori Learning Advisor and Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand (ATLAANZ) executive member, Tania Oxenham, the conference aimed to further professional development in Māori and Pasifika teaching and learning practises.
Top global tea awards for Zealong
Waikato’s Zealong Tea Estate has won three top global tea awards. Zealong Green, Zealong Aromatic Oolong, and Zealong Black were all awarded medals in their categories in the AVPA Teas of the World competition in France.
Kudos for Amanda Oakley
Dr Amanda Oakley, 63, was awarded the University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award at the awards ceremony at Claudelands Events Centre, on 5th September.
Science thrives in the Waikato as Kudos Awards names finalists for 2019
This year’s Kudos Awards finalists continue to prove that science thrives in Hamilton and the Waikato.
Waikato hosts record-breaking Indigenous scholars conference
Hamilton has hosted a historic NAISA conference, in what has been hailed as a record-breaking meeting for Indigenous scholars from around the world.
The Red Barn delights guests with new venture, Taste of Waikato
Hosted by Bridgette and Lance O’Sullivan at their hill-top Hinuera Valley venue The Red Barn, around 60 VIP guests were among the first to sample Taste of Waikato, a six-course degustation meal showcasing some of the finest artisan food and wine from across the region.