The World Library and Information Congress will be held at the New Zealand International Convention Centre from July 28 to August 5 in 2020.
It will be the first time in nearly 40 years that the flagship annual congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will be held in the Pacific region.
The congress will attract more than 3,000 information sector managers and professionals from across the global community and bring an estimated economic benefit of over $7 million to New Zealand.
The Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) worked with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) to secure the winning bid, with support from Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme.
Head of ACB Anna Hayward says: “This is a fantastic result for Auckland and New Zealand, and thanks to the scale of NZICC means we can accommodate the large numbers of delegates which usually attend the annual World Library and Information Congress.
“Business events play an important role in fuelling the value of Auckland, and New Zealand’s visitor economy as well as being valuable contributors to growing the region’s knowledge economy.”