New Zealand College of Midwives 12th Biennial National Conference
Wellington Convention Centre / Michael Fowler Centre
With over 800 delegates, two venues in Wellington, over 50 exhibitors, and a number of off-site social functions, our challenge was to bring all the elements together to create a cohesive and enjoyable event.
Alongside concurrent sessions running over the three days, we organised a visit to Tapu Te Ranga Marae. It gave delegates an opportunity to look at childbirth from a different perspective as they wandered past the beautiful fountains in the whenua garden, dedicated to the Atua Waahine (goddesses) who preside over childbirth.
We carried the idea of different perspectives through to the opening and closing ceremonies, electing to mix it up a little with a range of entertainment including a choir, opera singer and a hip-hop dance crew.