Starting from 23.59 on October 7, Wednesday, Auckland will be joining the rest of New Zealand in Covid-19 Alert Level 1.
This move is great news for the business events industry and will give decision-makers confidence across the country, said Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) chief executive, Lisa Hopkins.
Auckland’s Alert Level was previously at Level 2 and 3 after the virus was detected in four family members in Auckland in the middle of September.
The announcement will “dispel all confusion about who can meet and where”, and with Auckland’s green light, the country is now fully open to domestic groups, pointed out Hopkins.
â€œNow is the time to rebuild the industry, and deliver confidence back to organisers who have been holding off planning and booking their events. Our message is it is safe to hold a conference, seminar, workshop, or team recognition event,” she reiterated.
CINZ has opened registrations for BE Reconnected, a free industry exhibition and networking day in Auckland on December 1 aimed at the throwing the spotlight on this NZ$5 billion (US$3.3 billion) sector and rekindling vital industry relationships.