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COVID-19 event updates

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This article was published on 2 September 2021

Latest updates on events sponsored and supported by Callaghan Innovation.

Numerous events have been postponed, cancelled or moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make sure you proactively check with organisers for any event you're scheduled to attend – conditions and regulations have changed, and events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice.

Below is the status of key industry events we are aware of, however, if you have questions about an event not listed, please contact the organisers in the first instance.

Southern SaaS 2021

Postponed for 25-26 August, with new dates set for 1-2 December 2021. Please visit the event website for further event and registration information. 

NZ Wireless Workshop 2021

Postponed for 27 August, with a new date set of 19 November 2021.  Please visit the event website for more information. 

The IPANZ Public Sector Conference 2021

Postponed from 21 September, with a new date set of 12 November 2021. Please visit the event website for more information. 

Aquaculture NZ Annual Conference 

Cancelled for 22-23 September 2021, with a new date set of 14-15 September 2022. Please visit the event website for more information. 

Foodnomics Conference 2021

Postponed from 28-29 September, with a new date to be set for early 2022. Please visit the event website for more information. 

Climate Futures Experience (CFX) Summit 2030

Postponed from 29 September - 2 October, with a new date set for 14-17 November 2021. Please visit the event website for more information.

Medcan Summit 2022

Postponed from 12-13 October, with a new date set of 10-11 February 2022. Please visit the event website for more information. 

Electrify Aotearoa

Postponed from 14 October, with a new date set of 17 February 2022. Please visit the event website for event and registration information. 

Concrete NZ Conference 2021 

Postponed from 14-16 October, with a new date set of 17-19 February 2022. Please visit the event website for more information.

NZ International Business Awards

Award winners scheduled to be announced on 14 October, no changes to the current programme have been advised.  Please visit the event website for more information. 

MaDE (Manufacturing, Design, Entrepreneurship NZ) 2021

Scheduled for 15-16 November in Auckland. The conference will only proceed if New Zealand is at Alert Level 1, and a decision will be made on proceeding in early October. Please visit the event website for more information and registration details.