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et to open in 2019, the New
Zealand International Convention
Centre is already paving the way
for more business for the country.
Just last month it was announced the
centre would host the International Union of
Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 20th
World Congress of Food Science and
Technology in 2020.
Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) – a
division of Auckland Tourism, Events &
Economic Development (ATEED) – with
support from Tourism New Zealand, worked
with the New Zealand Institute of Food
Science and Technology (NZIFST) to secure
IUFoST supports programs and projects to
increase the safety and security of the world’s
The 2020 event will take place over five
days, bringing together 2000 of the brightest
minds in food science, research and
innovation from more than 60 countries, and
contributing an estimated $4.25 million to the
NZIFST president, Anne Scott, said the
hosting body had wanted to bid to host this event for some time but had not had the resources
to do it previously.
“We were very excited when Tourism New Zealand and ACB came forward and said they could
provide funding through the Conference Assistance Programme to fund the bid. Without their
support we would never have bid,” she said.
“We are looking forward to showing off New Zealand’s cutting-edge research in the food
industry, what’s putting us on the technology map, how we are taking the resources of NZ and
making great food, and how that is supporting our economy.”
ACB manager Anna Hayward said it’s great to see Auckland securing another conference for
the NZICC and Auckland.
“W ith almost half of New Zealand’s exports in food, mixed with a long proud history in food
technology, food science and food engineering, along with Auckland’s appeal as a destination
meant we had the right combination to win the bid,” Ms Hayward said.
“The food and beverage sector, in particular the food processing sector, is a key economic
driver for Auckland. We look forward to the opportunities hosting such a prestigious conference
will bring to further enhance this valuable sector.
“Auckland’s really starting to strongly compete internationally thanks to continued investment
in new infrastructure, accommodation and exciting tourism experiences.”
NZICC general manager of operations, Callum Mallett, was thrilled to see a congress of this
calibre secured for New Zealand.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the IUFoST Congress and their delegates to the
NZICC. Having leading food scientists and innovators from around the world at the NZICC will
provide us with a great opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s unique culinary quality and
variety that we as a conference centre hope to set new standards in.”
Manager of Business Events and Premium at Tourism New Zealand, Lisa Gardiner, said
conferences like this contribute millions to the economy every year and allow New Zealand
The arrival of the New Zealand International Convention Centre
is already attracting greater international meetings business.
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