ACB Manager Anna Hayward says it’s great to see Auckland securing another conference for the NZICC and Auckland.
‘With almost half of New Zealand’s exports in food, mixed with a long proud history in food technology, food science and food engineering, along with Auckland’s appeal as a destination meant we had the right combination to win the bid,’ she says.
‘Auckland’s really starting to strongly compete internationally thanks to continued investment in new infrastructure, accommodation and exciting tourism experiences.’
Callum Mallett, general manager operations at NZICC is thrilled to see a congress of this calibre secured for New Zealand. ‘We are looking forward to welcoming the IUFoST Congress and their delegates to the NZICC. Having leading food scientists and innovators from around the world at the NZICC will provide us with a great opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s unique culinary quality and variety that we as a conference centre hope to set new standards in.’
Lisa Gardiner, Manager Business Events and Premium at Tourism New Zealand says: ‘Conferences like this contribute millions to the economy every year and allow New Zealand the opportunity to showcase our world class event offering.
‘Targeting the international business events sector is an important part of Tourism New Zealand’s strategy to grow the value of international visitors to New Zealand. Business events delegates have the potential to help spread visitors across the off-peak season, support employment and bring significant economic benefit to the country.