Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Stop Press – Auckland’s on a winning streak

Stop Press – Auckland’s on a winning streak

Auckland has successfully bid to host the 4th World Journalism Education Congress, which will be held at Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) central city campus in 2016.

The congress is expected to attract 300 delegates from thirty two academic organisations worldwide making an estimated contribution to Auckland’s regional GDP of more than $350,000.

Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) – part of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – worked with AUT to secure hosting rights, with support from Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme (CAP) bid fund.

ACB Manager Anna Hayward says this win has contributed to a strong start to the financial year for business events in Auckland. The ACB has won five conferences since July 1, 2014 with an estimated return of more than $2.5 million for Auckland’s economy.

"This win comes only days after the launch of Auckland’s first ever Business Events Plan which outlines a significant step-change in Auckland’s business events programme, growing the value of the sector from $236 million in 2013 to $430 million annually by 2023,” says Ms Hayward.

“Business events already play an important role in reducing tourism seasonality, and the aim is to build on this by growing the number of international business event delegates who arrive outside Auckland’s peak tourism period from 70 per cent in 2013 to 75 percent in 2023.”

Associate Professor Verica Rupar, Curriculum Leader in Journalism, AUT School of Communication Studies, says AUT was selected to host the congress because its bid clearly outlined what it saw as the key themes in journalism education today.

“Journalism education worldwide is at a crossroads. Meeting those challenges and adapting the curriculum to enrich the wider university environment are critical,” says Dr Rupar.

Tourism New Zealand International Business Events Manager Bjoern Spreitzer says it is exciting to see ATEED further commit to growing the value of the business events sector with the launch of the new Business Events Plan.

“This is another great win for the region and we look forward to continuing to work with ATEED to bring more international events to the country,” says Mr Spreitzer.

Auckland Convention Bureau markets Auckland as a destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and events. Find out more at aucklandnz.com/conventions or email conventions@aucklandnz.com.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Flyover Over: NZTA Not Appealing Flyover Decision

The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

Developing Crown Land: Government, Auckland Iwi Reach Agreement

The government has reached agreement with Ngati Whatua and other Auckland iwi over developing 500 hectares of excess land in Auckland for private housing which had been under High Court challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Maurice Williamson

Maurice Williamson seems to have been granted an annual licence to embarrass the National Party, and its that time of year again. Also as per usual, Williamson’s recent exercise in sexism and homophobia has passed by with barely a murmur from his leader. More>>

ALSO:

Green Climate Plan: Shaw Launches 40% Emission Cut Target

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has announced an emissions target initiative for 40% reduction by 2030. He said agriculture has to long been used as a reason for inaction, a roadblock to action... He proposed a tax of 8 cents per kilo of milk. More>>

ALSO:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news