New Zealand secures global coral reef conference

New Zealand has secured the International Coral Reef Society’s Symposium for 2025.

The global conference on coral reefs will be held in Auckland in the New Zealand International Convention Centre in mid-2025 and is expected to attract around 2,500 experts.

Tourism New Zealand and the Auckland Convention Bureau worked alongside Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Fijian office to secure the event.

“We are proud to be working in partnership with the Pacific, an area that due to its remoteness is often forgotten, despite the fact that its reefs are under considerable threat,” said Tourism New Zealand global manager business events Lisa Gardiner.

“The conference will bring together top scientists, environmental managers, conservationists, and others, giving an opportunity for New Zealand and Pacific experts to share insights with global coral reef experts that will bring benefits for the New Zealand and Pacific scientific community for decades.

“It’s a real boost for the sector as we head into 2021 that we’ve got a number of great conferences in the pipeline.”