Meeting Newz May / June 2021

Conduct your next conference in fine company Be inspired at your next conference or event while exploring some of New Zealand’s finest contemporary art pieces representing the work of more than 30 renowned New Zealand artists. You can enjoy these fabulous artworks, along with a variety of versatile event spaces, knowing your conference spend benefits the community through our schools programme for the arts, culture, drama, music and adventure. In the last year; $1.5m total community good for 2019 CY 65,000+ kids experienced our school arts and water safety programmes 770 Great South Road, Manukau 2104 PO Box 76596 Manukau 2104, Auckland Phone: 09 976 7777 Web: www.pacific.org.nz Auckland has won the bid to host the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Epilepsy Society of Australia The event, which will be held in November 2022, will bring together 250 specialists involved in the diagnosis, treatment and research of epilepsy from Australia and New Zealand. The bid – secured by Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), a division of Auckland Unlimited, in partnership with Epilepsy Society of Australia, and with support from Tourism New Zealand – is expected to generate over $415,000 in economic impact for Auckland, including a total of 1,000 visitor nights. Auckland Unlimited’s head of major and business events, Richard Clarke, says attracting international conferences is important for Auckland’s business events sector. “It’s fantastic to see Auckland secure such a significant Australasian conference to further cement our position as a leading business events destination,” Clarke says. “Delegates will get to share their research while enjoying the best that Auckland has to offer, from outstanding conference facilities and spectacular landscapes to a sophisticated dining scene.” Epilepsy Society of Australia chair Terence O’Brien says: “We look forward to welcoming 200 or more delegates from around Australia and New Zealand, including trainees, practising neurologists, technologists, scientists, nurses and allied health professionals, for the much-missed opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with other professionals in epilepsy.” Tourism New Zealand’s general manager domestic and business events, Bjoern Spreitzer says it is pleasing to welcome Auckland to host epilepsy conference in 2022 Tec to hold B2B Expo Auckland I NDUSTRY NEWS ] The Tourism Export Council (TECNZ) conference will this year include a tourism trade expo for the first time. Being held at The Devon Hotel in New Plymouth, the event will run from 3 to 6 August and also have a programme of familiarisation tours in conjunction with Venture Taranaki. The expo will involve one on one allocated appointments between inbound tour operators (ITOs) and allied members such as suppliers and regional tourism offices. The conference itself will include (among other things) presentations from the Minister of Tourism, Air New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives, Cruise New Zealand, Australian Tourism Export Council and Tourism New Zealand. Australasian business events back to New Zealand. “These are important platforms for trans-Tasman collaboration, driving research and innovation in our region.” meeting newz [may jun] 2021 [51]

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