Auckland is gearing up to maximise the lasting opportunities that will be created when the global spotlight is on our region in 2020 and 2021 –when we will host large business and major events. A number of large-scale conferences have already been secured to be held in the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) including two back-to-back ophthalmology conferences in 2020, one of which will be the largest medical meeting to ever be held in New Zealand. 

The following year, all eyes will be on Auckland and New Zealand with a potential America’s Cup defence and a number of events associated with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). That will include the penultimate Leaders’ Week in November 2021. 

Between now and 2023, more than $23 billion of new strategic investment across the region is planned, funded and underway. This includes the NZICC on track for completion in 2019, a number of new hotel developments such as the new SkyCity Hotel, Sofitel SO, Four Points by Sheraton, Park Hyatt, and the recently announced expansion of Cordis, which once completed will have the largest number of rooms in New Zealand.