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Planning a conference or convention? An exhibition or executive retreat? A staff incentive or meeting? look no further than Southland, the southernmost region of New Zealand.

Business Events Southland offer impartial advice, contacts, experience, and no price tag.

We are here to assist event organisers in researching the appropriate venue and support services available throughout Invercargill and Southland, with the aim of ensuring it is a successful event.

Support includes – co-ordinated site visits, partner programmes, pre and post tours, preparation of bids, promotional material, sourcing conference services and venue recommendations.

Contact our team today!

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Karen Witham

Karen Witham

Conference and Events Manager

Phone: +64 3 211 1800
Cell: 027 777 8997

Jill McKee

Jill McKee

Events Operations Coordinator

Phone: +64 3 211 1418



Your guests and delegates will love the friendly and relaxed city of Invercargill, with world class accommodation and facilities, and the wider region provides a great range of activities all right here on our back door step.

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Conference & Event Venues

Southland has many great venues to explore! If you’re looking for a venue to accommodate a large number of guests with a point of difference, check out these unique options:

ILT Stadium Southland
ILT Stadium Southland, incorporating the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome, provides one of the largest events and exhibition spaces in Southland. The impressive, modern and multi-functional facilities make for a unique and memorable venue for your next conference or business event. 

Bill Richardson Transport World
Boasting more than nine versatile events spaces, this truly unparalleled function and conference venue promises to captivate. With capacity to host between 5 and 1000 guests, ambiance in spades and plenty of style – this is the ultimate events destination. 

Ascot Park Hotel
A recent $300,000 refurbishment has transformed the Ascot Park Hotel into a luxurious and elegant venue, suitable for up to 650 guests. With a main function space that can be split into three and nine function rooms in total, the adaptability of this venue makes it ideal for conferencing as well as social functions. 

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How to get to Southland

Southland is more accessible than ever.

Invercargill is a very reachable destination with daily flights from Wellington and Christchurch and new direct flights from Auckland. Invercargill airport is located just 5km (under 7 minutes drive) from the centre of Invercargill city. Invercargill is also just a few hours drive from both Dunedin International Airport and Queenstown International Airport, with the journey taking you through some of New Zealand’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. Queenstown and Dunedin are great destinations for pre and post conference options.

For more information on how to get to Southland, check out our Plan page.

Plan and extend your stay

With a vast array of experiences available in the South, there’s something to suit every group’s interests. Explore what Southland/Fiordland has to offer during your event, or for pre and post touring. Make your meeting memorable - showcase the region to your delegates. Waihōpai Invercargill is a gateway to some of New Zealand’s most popular tourism destinations. From the ecological havens of the Catlins or Rakiura Stewart Island to the wilderness adventure wonderland of Ata Whenua Fiordland – Murihiku Southland is ready to explore.

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