Auckland in August is springtime!
A northern-hemisphere-domiciled friend commented that August in New Zealand is late winter and so must be pretty cold – happily this is not so!
In New Zealand it’s very much spring – new lambs and calves, trees coming into leaf – nothing beats seeing the great oaks in the Auckland Domain cover themselves in green.
And as we are scientists and need data, daytime temperatures average 15 degrees Celcius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) and even if you plan to visit Christchurch (average August daytime temperature 12 degrees Celcius) it’s not going to be cold.
Auckland in August is springtime!
The Congress Committee is still fully committed to going ahead with this event in August.
New Zealand is a safe environment and at present, the risk of transmission in this country is still low.
We are monitoring the situation daily and following advice from the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation.
Travel advice and entry guidelines vary from country to country. We encourage you to check the latest travel advice before making arrangements and refer you to the guidelines and protocols recommended by the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation regarding the virus.
Those attending this congress will participate in an outstanding event, bringing together the best in world food science and technology with New Zealand hospitality. Planning is full steam ahead for the very best and safest Congress possible for you and we look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in August.
Please check back to our website regularly to read the latest updates on the situation.
Professor Richard Archer
Chair, Congress Organising Committee
(Updated 6 March 2020)
Everyone should visit New Zealand once, but why? The International Congress is the primary reason. Here are five more good reasons to attend.
New Zealanders are exceptional hosts
Feel the spirit of manaakitanga—the uniquely New Zealand way of giving and making people feel welcome.
Discover a place where friendly people and professional service come together to make every event memorable.
New Zealand, a safe destination
New Zealand is generally a very safe place to visit with a relatively low crime rate, few endemic diseases, a great healthcare system and a politically stable government.
New Zealand is an affordable luxury
Enjoy watching your money go further in New Zealand. New Zealand’s exchange rate is generally favourable against most other currencies.
New Zealand is accessible
Getting to New Zealand is easy. It’s only a 9 – 12 hour flight from other countries on the Pacific Rim and is serviced by more than 330 international flights every week. What’s more, passport holders from more than 50 countries do not require a visa for short stays.
Research in the field of Food Science and Technology is second to none.
Our research facilities are integrated with similar operations all over the world, sharing expertise and manpower. Conference delegates will be able to book tours to New Zealand’s research and production operations.
…and in case you need more reasons:
The Congress programme will deliver a blend of traditional and innovative sessions including
- Keynote speakers of international renown
- Student competitions
- Industry and research-leader fora
- Exceptional social events to enhance networking opportunitie