Securing a bid to host the most prominent international microbiology conference is a professional and personal win for Mike Taylor, Professor Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland.
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.
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.
The Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Auckland is now somewhat of an expert in another field – bringing international conferences to Auckland.
Rachel Froggatt, former Chief Executive Officer of Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) and Secretary General of the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport Conference and Secretariat. Read about her experience of bringing an international conference to Auckland to shine a spotlight on women and sport in New Zealand.
Principal Lecturer, School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of Auckland
"Auckland delivers world-class experiences at every level. You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to things to do here. I feel incredibly proud to be able to share our culture, sustainability, our clean and green environment and the scholars and academic societies we have here.”
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Auckland
“ACB brings professionalism into the whole bid document process, which sometimes time-poor researchers or conference organisers struggle with. This win could not have happened had it not been for ACB.”
General Manager of Dieticians New Zealand
“I would definitely recommend working with ACB on bringing an international conference to New Zealand. I never thought it would be something I would do, and in such a small organisation. We have a very small team, but it was such an easy process.”