Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland will host the Massage & Myotherapy Australia 2023 National Conference, the first time the event will be held outside Australia.
The event, scheduled to take place at the Grand Millennium Auckland in May next year, is estimated to inject close to NZ$320,000 (US$198,651) into Auckland’s economy. Coincidentally, Massage & Myotherapy Australia will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary Conference in 2023.
Massage & Myotherapy Australia is the leading representative body for massage therapists, remedial massage therapists and myotherapists in Australia. Up to 300 qualified therapists are expected to attend the training, education, and networking conference in Auckland, including members of Massage New Zealand, which will not hold its 2023 national meeting to attend a combined event.
Massage & Myotherapy Australia is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2003, and services over 8,700+ professionally qualified therapists.
Massage New Zealand was formed in 2006 and is the only massage therapy-specific membership body in New Zealand with a focus on promoting massage therapy and the ongoing development of the massage therapy industry.
The event bid was supported by the Auckland Convention Bureau, a division of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, and Tourism New Zealand’s Business Events team.