Taranaki will join exhibitors at Convene for the first time this year.

Taking place at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre on April 8, the event showcases meeting and event facilities from Northland to Hawke’s Bay to buyers from New Zealand and Australia.

Venture Taranaki general manager, Vicki Farley, who will represent the destination at the show, says “The region offers an attractive event setting between mythical Mount Taranaki and our legendary beaches”.

The coastal destination is a 50 minute direct flight from Auckland or Wellington with airport transfers available.

This year also sees Taranaki host the popular music festival World of Music and Dance New Zealand (WOMAD NZ) for the tenth consecutive year, demonstrating region’s ability to host large events.