23 November 2016
Dunedin and the University of Otago have won the rights to host the 22nd Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions to be held in September 2020.
21 November 2016
The five day international conference will attract up to 600 delegates to the city in the off peak season, generating up to 3000 room nights and an estimated $1 million to the local economy.
07 November 2016
The Labour Party has announced its 2018 conference will be in Dunedin.
Labour Dunedin North MP David Clark said the 2018 conference could be a celebration of the party’s sixth administration, depending on the outcome of the general election. The date has not been set, but it will be about November.
This year’s three-day conference wrapped up yesterday in Auckland. The conference would attract at least 600 people to Dunedin. ‘‘It’s a really good thing for the Labour Party, locally, but it’ll be a big thing for Dunedin.
07 November 2016
Booksellers NZ have invited the European and International Booksellers Federation to hold their 2018 Conference in Dunedin A presentation was made to the EIBF at this year’s conference in Frankfurt, Germany by Booksellers NZ Director and General Manager of the Otago University Bookshop, Phillippa Duffy and the association’s CEO, Lincoln Gould.
01 November 2016
Dunedin will host the world’s leading researchers responsible for the care of natural history collections in 2018, the first time such an event will be held in the Southern Hemisphere. The inaugural conference for both the Society of the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and the Taxonomic Database Working Group (TDWG) will take place at the Otago Museum and neighbouring University of Otago, reflecting the city’s first-class knowledge in this field.
26 October 2016
A group of 22 experts from across New Zealand have been recognised for their work to bring around 15,000 international business delegates to the country, contributing an estimated $31 million to the New Zealand economy.
20 October 2016
Dunedin's reputation as a conference destination has been further cemented with another conference added to the growing list.
Yesterday it was announced Dunedin would host the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (Cinz) conference at the Dunedin Centre next October.
09 September 2016
Dunedin and the University of Otago have won the rights to host the prestigious 9th World Congress of Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) to be held in 2020.
Professor Phil Bishop, from the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago and internationally renowned amphibian advocate, delivered Dunedin’s bid to the recent World Congress delegation in Hangzhou, China.
31 August 2016
Dunedin and the University of Otago have won the rights to host the prestigious 9th World Congress of Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) to be held in 2020. The six day international conference will attract up to 1000 delegates to the city, translating to up to 6000 room nights and will bring in an estimated $2.1 million to the local economy.
31 August 2016
One of the larger conferences to come to Dunedin, a six-day international event that will attract up to 1000 delegates to the city, is the latest in a series bringing considerable economic benefits.
The latest to be announced is the ninth World Congress of Herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians.
It will be held in 2020, and will result in 6000 rooms being booked for accommodation, and an estimated $2.1million added to the Dunedin economy
16 August 2016
Abseiling, albatrosses, Tai Chi, Cadbury chocolate, the world's steepest street, and dessert in a petri dish were just some of the highlights on last week's Dunedin PCO famil menu.
Six professional conference organisers from Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch were treated to three days of exploring the South Island city, including the recently opened Distinction Dunedin Hotel.
12 July 2016
Dunedin has attracted conferences in just the last three months that will bring about $1.5 million to the local economy, and has applied for three more that could bring another $3.8 million.
07 July 2016
Dunedin is set to welcome more business events than ever before with increased air connectivity and new infrastructure to support events.
In July Air New Zealand will introduce a new schedule of flights between Auckland and Dunedin with three new, direct A320 services travelling this route each week. Additional flights will be added on the Dunedin and Wellington route in October with the introduction of a second direct jet service.
Increased accommodation capacity, including the newly opened Distinction Hotel, new motel complexes and the upcoming expansion of existing providers, will add up to 200 additional rooms to the city.
07 July 2016
The Otago Museum, in partnership with the University of Otago, has been successful in its bid to host the inaugural 2018 conference for the Society of the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) together with the Taxonomic Database Working Group (TDWG).
05 July 2016
Another conference, this time expected to attract 500 people and $750,000, has been added to an increasingly busy Dunedin events calendar.
The 32nd Sweet Adelines New Zealand convention and competition – a gathering of female a cappella barbershop-style singers – has been announced for the Dunedin Town Hall and Dunedin Centre complex next April.
It will be the first time it has come to the city.
21 June 2016
Dunedin and the University of Otago have been confirmed as the hosts of the 54th World Congress of the International Sociology of Sport Association, to be held in autumn 2019. The international conference will attract up to 300 delegates to the city and will bring in an estimated $525,000 to the local economy adding to the programme of events for the University of Otago’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.
20 June 2016
The importance of the tens of millions of dollars brought to Dunedin by conferences was highlighted at a Dunedin City Council meeting yesterday.
Business tourism events adviser Bree Jones talked about the work council entity Enterprise Dunedin was doing to help attract international conferences to the city at the economic development committee meeting.
20 June 2016
The University of Otago has emerged as a key player if Dunedin is to keep benefiting from big increases in conference and event tourism.
The expertise and research at the institution may help the city in a market that will soon have some serious competition from other regions.
Work done with the university will result in nine bids put in for conferences this year, and more in future.
20 June 2016
Otago is experiencing a boom in conference and event tourism.
A positive outlook for the industry, worth $55 million to Dunedin alone last year, has also been reported in Oamaru and Queenstown, despite some issues with venues and accommodation.
That issue, in Queenstown and Christchurch in particular, has been Dunedin's gain.