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

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

Local UIA Partner

Tourism New Zealand


Why New Zealand..... World-leading thinking in a world-class destination. New Zealand offers the infrastructure, ideas, and appeal for an unbeatable international conference. Holding a conference in New Zealand brings a host of benefits. World-class venues, from new generation purpose-built convention centres to international hotel brands, provide the excellent infrastructure and exceptional service required for smooth organisation. The ability to tap into New Zealand’s leading knowledge hubs opens opportunities to connect with local experts, ensuring an event that delivers innovative content, value for delegates, and positive impact. Our warm welcome, safety and stability make New Zealand a reliable choice. Our professional support, including bidding and marketing assistance, make it a smart one. And New Zealand’s stunning scenery, unique Māori culture, and outstanding visitor experiences help to attract international delegates and provide exciting social programme and pre-and post-conference opportunities, ensuring a memorable and successful event.

Organizations based in New Zealand

International Association for Vegetation Science - Lincoln
International Society of Photosynthesis Research - Dunedin
International Engineering Alliance - Wellington
International Association for Computing and Philosophy - Lower Hutt
Oceania Football Confederation - Auckland
Pacific History Association - Wellington
International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention - Dunedin
Indo-Pacific Theosophical Federation - Auckland
Pacific Society for Reproductive Health - Auckland
Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association - Christchurch
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
Pasifika Education Centre - Auckland
International Bryozoology Association - Christchurch
Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches - Palmerston North
International Seminar on Urban Form - Auckland
Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel - Wellington
Human Service Information Technology Applications - Lower Hutt
Asia Pacific Photoforum - Auckland
Earthrace Conservation - Whangarei
Gateway Antarctica - Christchurch
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs - Wellington
Oceania Wrestling Federation - Hawera

View More profiles (109) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in New Zealand

2030 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - Hawera

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

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

2026 International Conference on GeomorphologyInternational Association of Geomorphologists - Christchurch

2026 International Sedimentological CongressInternational Association of Sedimentologists - Wellington

2025 Annual MeetingInternational Association of Forensic Toxicologists - Auckland

2025 International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES)International Conference on Digital Preservation - Wellington

2025 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on EducationWorld Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education International Council - Auckland

2025 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Lyceum Clubs - Tauranga

2024 World Congress of Modern LanguagesInternational Federation of Language Teacher Associations - Auckland

2024 World Choir GamesINTERKULTUR - Auckland

2023 World Leisure CongressWorld Leisure Organization - Dunedin

2023 Annual Scientific Meeting - Auckland

2023 Biennial CongressInternational Zoo Educators Association - Wellington

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Association of Women Police - Auckland

View More Future Events (11) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in New Zealand

2023 Conference – Noise and Vibration Emerging Methods Conference - Auckland
2022 Conference – Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies - Auckland
2022 Summit – Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association - Christchurch
2022 Triennial Meeting – International Basal Ganglia Society - Blenheim
2022 Connecting People, Developing Solutions for a Changing Environment – South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association - Christchurch
2022 Annual Meeting – International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam - Rotorua
2022 Quadrennial World Conference – International Working Group on Women and Sport - Auckland
2022 Reconnect – International Mine Water Association - Christchurch
2022 General Synod – Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia - Nelson
2022 Asian International Conference on Leather Science and Technology – Asia International Conference of Leather Science and Technology - Queenstown
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 Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC) – Australasian Computer Music Association - Wellington
2022 Festival and General Assembly – Asian Composers' League - Christchurch

View More Past Events (2007) in The International Congress Calendar

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