Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), a division of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), has announced the winning of the bid for the International Association of Women in Police (IAWP) Annual Conference in 2023. With the support of Tourism New Zealand, the five-day conference will attract more than 600 senior police, researchers and policy makers from around the world and is expected to be of major economic benefit for the region.
Head of ACB Anna Hayward says: “Business events provide benefits for both Auckland and New Zealand. Beyond the economic value, these events provide a platform for our local talent to collaborate and share knowledge with experts from across the globe, which leaves a lasting impact on our community. At the same time, business events play a key part in Auckland’s economic recovery. Not only does it give the region a domestic and international profile, but it also supports the local accommodation, hospitality and tourism sectors.”
New Zealand Police Executive Director People Operations Kaye Ryan says: “We recognise the value different perspectives and experiences bring to our organisation of 14,000 people. By reflecting the communities we serve and appreciating different thinking, we are best placed to prevent crime, reduce harm and advance our vision of being the safest country. The joint IAWP and ACWAP conference will further promote diversity and inclusion and provide an exceptional development opportunity for our staff and all delegates.”