eGrid Conference heading to New Zealand for the first time

Auckland has won the bid to host the International Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) eGrid Conference in December 2022.

The hybrid conference is expected to attract over 200 delegates, with an estimated 60-70 per cent international attendees. This is the first time eGrid has been held in New Zealand.

Secured by Auckland Convention Bureau with support from Tourism New Zealand, the three-day conference bid was won by Dr Nirmal Nair, from the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering at the University of Auckland.

“This is a major win for Auckland and reinforces the city’s standing as a destination of choice for premiere international technical conferences,” Dr Nair said.

“Hosting eGrid next year is a big win for New Zealand engineers who will be able to tap into and share a wealth of knowledge and gain exposure to emergent world-leaders around the use of efficient and effective use of power electronics into renewable energy infrastructure.”

Dr Nair has won four international conferences for Auckland, valued at $3 million and is working to bring two other international conferences to New Zealand in 2023.