Want to boost your industry, field or company profile and network with people from around the world?

Bid to host an international conference in Auckland – with our help.

Auckland Convention Bureau’s international bidding team will work closely with you throughout the entire bidding process – and our services are completely free. A winning bid will bring your international peers together for a world-class business event right here in Auckland to share knowledge, ideas and new discoveries.

We help you with:

Bid support for an international conference

  • producing professional bid documents detailing the business advantages of choosing Auckland as your event destination, including destination information and supporting letters
  • undertaking a study into the financial feasibility of holding your event in Auckland
  • completing your application for financial support from Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme.

Event services

  • providing advice and quotes for venues, accommodation, activities and service providers to best suit your conference requirements
  • organising trips so your overseas counterparts can see for themselves what Auckland has to offer
  • arranging site visits.

Marketing support

  • supplying free marketing materials such as brochures, imagery and videos to help drive your delegate numbers
  • giving you online access to professional photographs for use in your conference marketing materials.

Delegate support

  • Share what’s on offer in Auckland with inspiration, events and interactive tools on our new website, aucklandnz.com
  • providing an onsite information, activities and booking desk for delegates at your event.


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Conference bid was easier than expected

Kath Eastwood never expected to be bidding to bring an international conference to Aotearoa, but working with the Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) made the experience far easier than she anticipated.

How to bid for an international conference - and win

Associate Professor Alan Ovens is the Discipline Leader of Sport, Health and Physical Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland. Here, he shares his experience of bidding to bring an international conference to Auckland – and how he succeeded.  

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"The Auckland Convention Bureau international bidding team is simply fantastic. In fact, they made the impossible possible. The document was of the highest quality, which, in my view, had won over the steering committee before I even presented the bid. I cannot recommend them highly enough."

Dr Hossein Sarrafzadeh

Centre of Computational Intelligence for Cyber Security, Department of Computing Faculty of Creative Industries and Business at Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

"ACB has been a constant cheerleader to all potential conference bidders from the University, Industry, Medical and Hospitality sectors. Their pre-pitch support and encouragement to connect with all potential resources within the city is invaluable."

Dr Nirmal Nair

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at University of Auckland

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Advocate Programme & Associations Manager
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