Childhood conference to Welly

Childhood conference to Welly

Wellington has landed the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association’s 21st annual conference, expected to bring in 500 scholars from around Asia Pacific in July 2020.

The conference will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, home of the Institute for Early Childhood Studies.

The event is being brought to the capital by Victoria University, Tourism New Zealand and the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency.

“International conferences such as this support Tourism New Zealand’s strategy to grow the value of visitors to New Zealand,’ comments Tourism New Zealand's Lisa Gardiner.

‘Business events and conferences have the potential to attract visitors in the off-peak season and bring significant economic benefit to the country,’ she explains.

WREDA’s business events and partnerships manager Jessica Beyeler adds, ‘The securing of this conference has been two and a half years in the making and is another fantastic result to have come out of the targeted research we’ve been doing with Business Events Wellington, Tourism New Zealand, Te Papa and Venues Wellington.

‘Working with global experts like Dr Cherrington who are prepared to champion and put Wellington forward as a great destination to hold their international conference has benefits not only to the faculty and University, but also to the Wellington economy.’