Do you want to see your international industry conference hosted in Auckland, raising New Zealand's profile, your international reputation and supporting our city's economic growth? Auckland Convention Bureau can help you every step of the way.

From developing an initial strategy through to implementing a winning bid, you'll have ACB's expertise, connections and resources at your fingertips. We can help you with:

  • carrying out obligation-free financial feasibility studies to understand the viability of hosting an event
  • assistance in applying for bid funding to cover costs associated with presenting your bid, including international travel (criteria apply)
  • advice and quotes for venues, activities, accommodation, and service providers
  • preparing professional bid documents and presentations
  • free promotional resources to help boost delegate numbers, including collateral, imagery, guides, videos and footage.
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The ACB 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

As Auckland is a major technology hub in the Asia-Pacific region, hosting a technology conference here provides invaluable opportunities for a large number of companies and individuals, maximizing the potential reach and success of such conferences.

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Director of Women in Technology, Auckland University of Technology

International bid wins

TENCON is the premier international technical conference within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) from Asia-Pacific. TENCON 2021 will be held in Auckland and is expected to attract more than 600 delegates, creating 2,595 visitor nights and generating more than $1 million for Auckland’s economy.

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The International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), which was last held in Auckland in 2016, was again secured for the region after a bid by Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh and Professor Hossein Sarrafzadeh, from the Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) ambassador programme, the Auckland Advocate Alliance.

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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.

The bid - secured by Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), a division of Auckland Unlimited, in partnership with Epilepsy Society of Australia, and with support from Tourism New Zealand - is expected to generate over $415,000 in economic impact for Auckland, including a total of 1,000 visitor nights.

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The spotlight will be on Auckland in 2023 when the city welcomes the International Association of Women in Police (IAWP) Annual Conference for the first time. The Australasian Council of Women and Policing Inc. (ACWAP) and the New Zealand Police (NZP) have joined forces to bring the five-day conference to Auckland.  

The event is set to attract more than 600 senior police, researchers and policy makers from around the world – all dedicated to strengthening the profile and inclusion of women in the Police. 

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The International Coral Reef Society’s Symposium will be held in Auckland in the New Zealand International Convention Centre in mid-2025. Around 2,500 experts are expected to attend - the largest number of delegates that New Zealand can host, bringing $6 million to the economy.

Tourism New Zealand and the Auckland Convention Bureau worked alongside Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Fijian office to secure the event.

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Coming to New Zealand for the first time, the world’s top forensic toxicology scientists will meet in Auckland for the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists in 2025.

The five-day meeting and congress is expected to attract 650 delegates to exchange knowledge, research and trends in modern forensic toxicology. It will be held at the New Zealand International Convention Centre and is expected to deliver $1.28 million in visitor spend and generate 3140 visitor nights.