Welcome to a host city that combines first-rate accommodation and infrastructure with world-class shopping, superb food and wine, and lively waterfront precincts.
Auckland offers the ultimate combination of city sophistication and natural beauty. Hotels and conference venues are surrounded by restaurants, attractions and entertainment districts, and there are endless adventures right on the doorstep, from island retreats and wine tours to dolphin spotting and sailing. Auckland is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, home to more than 200 ethnicities, giving the city an exciting diversity of cuisine, art, music and events to enjoy year-round.
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From majestic fiords and alps in the South Island to the native forests and sandy beaches of the north, New Zealand is full of spectacular landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and unspoilt countryside. Between the wide open spaces, vibrant cities and towns offer all the experiences of a modern and sophisticated urban lifestyle.
New Zealand has a stable political environment and has led the world in many areas of social policy and scientific achievement. Consistently leading a global index of the world's best place to live, New Zealand is also one of the world’s most stable business markets, and is ranked second in the World Stability Index and second in Public Services.
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There is a rich indigenous Maori culture entwined with a melting pot of cultures from around the world. New Zealanders are friendly, independent, free-spirited and welcoming. There is nothing we enjoy more than showing overseas visitors ‘our place’ in the South Pacific.
July is mid-winter in New Zealand. During winter Auckland enjoys an average temperature during the day of around 10C – 14C (50F – 57F). If you plan to travel further south for some skiing or sight-seeing before or after the Symposium though, temperatures get down to a crisp and clear average of 4C (39F) in places like Queenstown.