A major international science conference has been confirmed
More than 500 delegates from around the world will gather in
the city for the 2018 Public Communication of Science and
The event, to be hosted by the University of Otago Centre for
Science and Communication, with support from Tourism New
Zealand and Tourism Dunedin, will inject an estimated $1.7
million into the New Zealand economy.
''Dunedin is excited to host this auspicious international
conference,'' Tourism Dunedin chief executive Hamish Saxton
''Events such as this are sound recognition of the city's
reputation as a knowledge centre and the acknowledgement of
the University of Otago's reputation on the world stage''.
The city was seeing the benefits of its investment in
business events, particularly the refurbishment of the
Dunedin Centre and Town Hall, he said.