Global civil society activity in New Zealand

Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

New Zealand is ranked #44 over a 20 year period,
with 1031 meetings since 2001.


New Zealand is ranked #41 in 2021, with 22 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Tourism New Zealand




Unbeatable events

Sophisticated meeting spaces, stunning scenery and the warmest welcome on earth – New Zealand has it all.

Experience modern, lively cities with luxurious accommodation for as many people as you can muster.


Exceptional hosts

Feel the spirit of manaakitanga – the uniquely New Zealand way of giving and making people feel welcome.

Discover a place where friendly people and professional service come together to make every event memorable.


Inspirational experiences

Create events that go beyond the venue to the real New Zealand where adventure and rejuvenation await.

Take in everything New Zealand has to offer, with a wide variety of activities and landscapes in close proximity.

Tourism New Zealand’s dedicated Business Events team provides advice and support to help you host your best-ever meeting, incentive or conference in New Zealand. New, world-class convention centres are opening opportunities for large-scale conferences, further enhancing New Zealand’s offering of venue variety, stunning scenery and unique experiences. The Business Events team can assist with information and familiarisation visits, connecting decision-makers with local experts to build a programme that educates and inspires. Its Conference Assistance Programme provides strategic financial and marketing support for events with more than 200 international delegates, including a feasibility study, professional bid documents and tailored marketing material.

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Local UIA Partner

Auckland Convention Bureau


Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) was set up nearly 20 years ago to promote Auckland as a great city for conferences, conventions and other business events, and to support event planners in delivering a world-class experience for delegates.

Whether you are a small New Zealand-based business or a large multinational, ACB can help you plan every stage of your event, from accessing bid funding to sourcing accommodation and transport quotes. Their services are available to event planners for free, as part of their ongoing commitment to increase business events in the region.

ACB is a not-for-profit division of ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development), Auckland’s economic growth agency, which is an Auckland Council-controlled organisation.

ACB can:

  • Give you free advice and quotes for venues, accommodation, activities and service providers to best suit your business events requirements
  • Organise bespoke visits so you can see for yourself what Auckland has to offer, and arrange site visits
  • Supply marketing materials such as brochures, imagery and DVDs to help drive delegate numbers
  • Produce professional bid documents detailing the business advantages of selecting Auckland as your event destination, including destination information and supporting letters
  • Give you online access to professional photographs for use in your conference marketing materials
  • Carry out a study into the financial feasibility of holding your event in Auckland
  • Complete your application for financial support from Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme
  • Link your conference website to to let your delegates explore what’s on offer in Auckland
  • Provide an onsite information, activities and booking desk for delegates at your event
  • Much more – just ask

Organizations based in New Zealand

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women - New Plymouth
World Journalism Education Council - Auckland
International Association for Vegetation Science - Lincoln
NGV Global - Auckland
International Society of Photosynthesis Research - Dunedin
International Engineering Alliance - Wellington
International Association for Tourism Economics - Wellington
International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion - Dunedin
International Association for Computing and Philosophy - Lower Hutt
Oceania Football Confederation - Auckland
International Society for Skiing Safety - Martinborough
South Pacific Evangelical Alliance - Auckland
Pacific History Association - Wellington
International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention - Dunedin
Pacific International Maritime Law Association - Auckland
Indo-Pacific Theosophical Federation - Auckland
Pacific Society for Reproductive Health - Auckland
Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association - Christchurch
Asia-Pacific Rugby League - Auckland
South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation - Wellington
World Archery Oceania - Palmerston North
Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs - Christchurch
Pacific Islands Trade and Invest - Auckland
International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists - Auckland
Pasifika Education Centre - Auckland

View More profiles (110) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in New Zealand

2030 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - Auckland

2027 ICoMST : International Congress of Meat Science and TechnologyInternational Congress of Meat Science and Technology - Auckland

2026 International Sedimentological CongressInternational Association of Sedimentologists - Wellington

2026 International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME)International Society for Microbial Ecology - Auckland

2025 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Lyceum Clubs - Tauranga

2025 Annual MeetingInternational Association of Forensic Toxicologists - Auckland

2024 World Choir GamesINTERKULTUR - Auckland

2023 MeetingInternational Federation of Placenta Associations - Rotorua

2023 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics - Auckland

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Boys' Schools Coalition - Auckland

2023 International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity (ISAPA)International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity - Dunedin

2023 International AVP ConferenceAssociation for Visual Pedagogies - Christchurch

2023 World Avocado CongressInternational Avocado Society - Auckland

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes - Dunedin

2023 World Association of Floral Artists World Show and ConferenceWorld Association of Floral Artists - Auckland

View More Future Events (14) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in New Zealand

2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference – Australasian College of Road Safety - Christchurch
2022 Meeting – International Federation of Placenta Associations - Rotorua
2022 Biennial Conference – International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Wellington
2022 Festival and General Assembly – Asian Composers' League - Christchurch
2022 Seminar – Association for Visual Pedagogies - Christchurch
2022 International Congress on Photosynthesis Research – International Society of Photosynthesis Research - Dunedin
2022 Conference – International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression - Auckland
2022 Seminar – Association for Visual Pedagogies - Auckland
2022 Seminar – Association for Visual Pedagogies - Auckland
2022 Biennial Meeting – Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits - Rotorua
2022 International Symposium on Pediatric Pain – International Association for the Study of Pain - Auckland
2022 International Rosaceae Genomics Conference – International Rosaceae Genomics Conference - Nelson
2022 Tripartite Colorectal Meeting – European Society of ColoproctologyRoyal Australasian College of SurgeonsColorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New ZealandAssociation of Coloproctology of Great Britain and IrelandRoyal Society of Medicine, Section of ColoproctologyAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
2022 Australasian Ornithological Conference – Australasian Seabird Group - Auckland
2022 Scientific Assembly – International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior - Rotorua

View More Past Events (1987) in The International Congress Calendar

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