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

 

Auckland wins THE EDGE to host major health conf

MEDIA RELEASE
17 October 2005


Auckland wins THE EDGE® over Asia to host major international women’s health conference

The Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE® has successfully fought off powerful competition from Bangladesh and Thailand to host the 2009 Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOCOG).

This congress, which is of the scale of the recent International Bar Association (IBA) conference that brought $20m in economic benefits to Auckland, will attract women’s health experts from around the world.

“This is the first time this congress has been held in New Zealand – and another big win for Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE®. We faced strong competition so our win represents very significant international recognition of the calibre of both the bid we put together and our facilities,” says THE EDGE® Chief Executive, Mr Greg Innes.

“The success of our bid to host the congress is also thanks to a highly effective partnership with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the financial and advisory role of Conventions & Incentives NZ (CINZ),” says Mr Innes.

Alan Trotter, CINZ CEO says financial support for the bid was made available under Ministry of Tourism’s new Inter-Agency Events Group (IAEG) funding strategy and was critical to winning the conference bid for New Zealand.

“The funding is designed to attract business tourism to New Zealand. Big conventions like this mean big business for New Zealand,” he says.

Dr Eleanor Long, RANZCOG CEO says the arrival of up to 2,000 delegates and their accompanying partners from 26 different countries for the four-day convention is a real coup.

“The enormous support we received from Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE® and CINZ was the key to winning the 2009 congress for New Zealand,” she says.

Dr Alec Ekeroma, New Zealand Councillor to Asian and Oceanic Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) says maternal and children’s health is a key priority in health services globally and the convention in New Zealand will bring together the international experts.

“What better place than New Zealand to discuss and celebrate successes and new technologies and practices in women’s health,” he says.

Ms Grace Tsang, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE® worked with RANZCOG to put the bid together and flew to Korea to support the bid.

“Putting bids together on behalf of our clients is something we pride ourselves on – but it is always satisfying to win a big event like this one,” she says.

A four-day RANZCOG annual scientific meeting will be held before the AOCOG congress, providing additional economic benefit to Auckland.

Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE® comprises of three iconic Auckland landmark buildings, the Aotea Centre, The Civic and the Auckland Town Hall along with the Aotea Square open space. THE EDGE® manages these venues and works with local New Zealand associations to bid for international conferences.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On National’s Ongoing Problems With Abortion


Despite Christopher Luxon’s assurances to the contrary, there is no such thing as “settled law” in New Zealand. Apart from the six provisions that are constitutionally entrenched, legislation can always be amended or overturned by a simple majority vote within our single chamber of Parliament. Luxon’s repeated use of the term “settled law” has been particularly tone deaf, given that several of the US Supreme Court justices used that very same term during their confirmation hearings...
More>>



 
 

Government: New Measures To Help Manage COVID-19 As Country Stays At Orange
The Government is taking action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and early childhood services, COVID-19 Response Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today... More>>

Prime Minister: Remarks At NATO Summit
It is a rare thing to have New Zealand represented at a NATO Summit. While we have worked together in theatres such as Afghanistan, and have been partners for just on a decade, today represents an important moment for our Pacific nation... More>>

Government: Joint Press Release With President Of The Govt Of Spain Pedro Sánchez & PM Of New Zealand
On June 28, 2022, a meeting took place in Madrid between the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, who was visiting Spain... More>>



Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>


Government: Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
The Government is progressing a preferred option for LGWM which will see Wellington’s transport links strengthened with light rail from Wellington Station to Island Bay... More>>


NZ Republic: Charles CHOGM Speech Green Light For Change
“Prince Charles had made it clear in his speech to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda today that even the Royal family think it’s time for change” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels