Why Nelson Tasman?

Every place likes to think it’s a bit special and we’re no exception. In our case, the people who live here love so much about the place that we had to narrow it down to just five key reasons why you should choose Nelson Tasman.

Nelson Tasman is the ideal meeting location for everything from city-based conferences to remote retreats, one-day or multi-day events, single-room or multi-breakout meetings, trade shows or extraordinary incentives. Here’s why:

  • We’re highly connected – located at the geographical centre of New Zealand and with six airlines servicing Nelson Tasman with frequent direct flights from major cities as well as regional centres (just an hour away from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch), your delegates can be on the ground in good time from just about anywhere in the country. 

  • We have stunning natural landscapes - delegates will be inspired and energised by Nelson Tasman’s natural setting. Due to Nelson Tasman’s mild and settled climate, many of the vast array of activities in our region are available year-round.

  • We have a host of arts and artisans - creativity abounds here with an extraordinary amount of artists living and working in the region. There’s something about Nelson Tasman that encourages fresh and creative thinking.

  • We do clever business - Nelson Tasman offers venues and facilities that help you do clever business. We can provide settings ranging from city-based conferences to remote national park retreats and a choice of inspiring local guest speakers.

  • We’re surprisingly diverse – our region is about so much more than most people expect. Our people are surprisingly diverse and the local experience we offer to our visitors reflects that. 

Location is crucial when it comes to hosting a successful business event.

Nelson Tasman's central position within New Zealand and the fact that it is highly connected to other centres via its busy regional airport makes it ideally placed for your next business event.

We're well-known as the home of clever business, providing a hub for entrepreneurship and the development of new products and services. Our stunning natural landscapes, array of activities, and award-winning dining options mean that we have all you need to entice delegates and their partners to your event, and to inspire team development and breakthrough thinking once they're here.

At Nelson Business Events, we will help you set the scene for your successful conference, meeting, incentive, trade-show or event and ensure your objectives are met. We act as a one-stop-shop advisor to industry planners wanting contacts and advice on hosting business events in the Nelson Tasman region. We'll help you find a suitable venue and introduce you to experienced audio-visual suppliers, accommodation providers, providers of activity options, and virtually anyone else you need to talk to.

For more information about the products and services Nelson Tasman offers PCOs and event organisers, or for information about becoming a Business Events partner, contact our Events Coordinator Rebecca Leach via email at rebecca.leach@nelsontasman.nz.