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Auckland to host medical administrators conference

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Senior medical administrators including chief medical officers are set to gather in New Zealand’s largest city this October.

The three-day Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) Conference will take place at Cordis, Auckland and is expected to contribute 750 room nights and $335,000 to the city.

Auckland Convention Bureau which is supporting the event, is expecting around 250 delegates to attend the medical meeting from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and India.

Delegates range from chief executives, chief medical officers, director of medical services, heads of departments and clinical leaders, alongside those working in defence and the university sector.

“This is the first time the event has been held in New Zealand since 2015,” said RACMA conference committee co-chair Dr Andrew Simpson.

“The theme for the conference reflects the challenges and innovations in medical leadership that New Zealand is currently experiencing.”

The program is leveraging the expertise of the host country, with several high level medical administrators from New Zealand set to speak.

“This is an exceptional win for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and New Zealand, providing important training for our medical leaders, and an opportunity for crucial knowledge sharing and connections for our health sector,” said head of the Auckland Convention Bureau, Ken Pereira.

“The opportunity to host these delegates also creates a positive economic impact for the region, including boosting the hospitality and accommodation sectors.”

Cordis Auckland offers one of the largest conference space footprints in Auckland as the city prepares for the opening of its purpose-built convention venue, the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) in 2025.

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