NEWS: Auckland wins global genetics congress

Auckland will play host to an expected audience of 1300 international delegates after a successful joint bid to host a major global livestock genetics congress in February 2018. The World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) is the premier conference for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock. Delegates from around the world gather every four years to attend the congress, which is expected to make an estimated contribution of more than $3.12 million to Auckland’s regional GDP. Dr Hugh Blair, […]

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NEWS: Major symposium win for Auckland

More than 300 international experts are expected to travel to Auckland in 2016 after a successful joint bid to host the 2016 International Radiation Symposium (IRS). The prestigious symposium is held quadrenially by the International Radiation Commission (IRC), a global network of scientists engaged in research of atmospheric radiation and related disciplines. Buckley-Glavish professor of climate physics, Dr Roger Davies, and the University of Auckland worked with the Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) – part of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – and Tourism […]

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NEWS: Auckland’s winning streak

Auckland recently won a bid to host the 4th World Journalism Education Congress in 2016, a win that comes after a successful start to the financial year for business event in Auckland. The congress, which will be held at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), is expected to attract 300 delegates from more than 30 academic organisations worldwide making an estimated contribution to Auckland’s regional GDP of more than $350,000. Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) – part of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – worked with AUT to […]

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NEWS: CINZ announces new CEO

Sue Sullivan has been named as the new CEO of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), replacing industry stalwart Alan Trotter as he steps down from the top job after a successful 20-year run. Ms Sullivan (pictured) brings to the role a strong understanding of the New Zealand tourism Industry with more than 20 years’ experience.  Her most recent role was with Tourism Holdings Limited as the General Manager Sales.  Ms Sullivan has completed a six year term on the board of the Tourism Industry Association (TIANZ) and four years as a New Zealand Backpacker, Youth and […]

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NEWS: Five-star hotel for Auckland waterfront

A 200-room signature hotel is set to grace the Auckland waterfront thanks to a newly formed partnership between council organisation, Waterfront Auckland, and Beijing developer, Fu Wah International Group. The new five-star hotel will be built on the western edge of Viaduct Harbour, with construction expected to commence in 2015 and a completion date in 2017. As part of the build, a new section of Auckland’s waterfront alongside Viaduct Harbour will be opened up for public use. The $200 million investment by Fu Wah Group […]

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