CEDA supports and works with organisers of major events and conferences in the region.

Events are an important thread in the fabric of Manawatu’s identity, adding vibrancy, enhancing visitors’ experience and helping to grow our region’s economy.

CEDA delivers, supports and attracts events across a broad range of sectors, particularly those which complement our key business sectors of agritech, science and research, foodtech, education, distribution and logistics, and healthcare.

We support and work with organisers of major events and conferences, connecting them with venues and providing them with any information they need. We work closely and collaboratively with Palmerston North City Council, Manawatu District Council and Sport Manawatu, to grow the region’s event scenes.

CEDA delivers three flagship events New Zealand AgriFood Week, Westpac Manawatu Business Awards and Sort It Careers Expo.