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. It is expected to generate over NZ$415,000 (US$297,895) in economic impact for Auckland, including a total of 1,000 visitor nights.
The bid was secured by Auckland Convention Bureau – a division of Auckland Unlimited – in partnership with Epilepsy Society of Australia, and with support from Tourism New Zealand.
Auckland Unlimited’s head of major and business events, Richard Clarke, said 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 noted.
Tourism New Zealand’s general manager domestic and business events Bjoern Spreitzer said that it is pleasing to welcome Australasian business events back to New Zealand.
“These are important platforms for trans-Tasman collaboration, driving research and innovation in our region.”