Manawatu Convention Bureau

Contact: Jessica Ballinger
32 The Square
Palmerston North

Palmy’s thriving city is in the heart of the Manawatū, and together we have a well connected and established business ecosystem. Our venues are state of the art and no stranger to hosting premium conferences and business events. Choose from grand old buildings, spots with country charm, sprawling gardens and inner-city function rooms.

Variety of Venues
Palmy and the wider Manawatū region offers a variety of options when it comes to conference and event venues. Those seeking a unique venue have the option of hosting their event at an iconic brewery, grand theatre, international motorsport track or a bespoke country club where you can step out of the meeting room and straight onto the green. All of this combined with the city’s award-winning coffee, café and restaurants, with nearby activity and break-out options!

Central location
The unique geographic location of Palmy, in the centre of the lower North Island, provides a strategic advantage for conference organisers. The airport is located a short 10-minute drive from our vibrant city centre. We have excellent flight connections to all major cities with more than 40 flights every day into and out of Palmy. The city’s central location also provides access to more than one million people within an easy three-hour drive time.

Accommodation for every occasion
Palmy has a wide selection of hotels (up to 4+ star) and motels to cater for your conference delegates’ every need. With more than 35 conference venues in the city (and nearby) and more than 3,000 beds and support services, the city is well equipped to cater for your next event.

Great bang for your buck
Palmy city offers a great return-on-investment for organisations running their conference here, with excellent value across a range of venues, accommodation and conference services. There is minimal or no need for transport while in the city, due to the close proximity of facilities and low taxi fares, resulting in great savings for both conference or

Manawatu Convention Bureau 
Manawatu Convention Bureau 
Manawatu Convention Bureau 
Manawatu Convention Bureau