International Events

The Innovative Partnerships team attends international conventions and conferences to enable research and development intensive businesses to connect, collaborate and invest in New Zealand.

International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019

The International Astronautical Congress(external link) (IAC) is the world’s largest space conference and is the main annual meeting of the International Astronautical Federation. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of IAC and is the premier event when all space actors come together to discuss the latest space developments, make contacts and build new partnerships.

New Zealand will be represented by a delegation which includes staff from the Innovative Partnerships and New Zealand Space Agency teams, alongside key players in our country’s burgeoning space sector.

IAC 2019 is held in Washington DC from 21-25 October 2019

International Astronautical Congress 2019 logo


Innovative Partnerships led a New Zealand delegation to BIO2019, the largest global convention of biotech and pharma leaders held in Philadelphia June 3-6, 2019. 

BIO International Convention - The Global Event for Biotechnology

New Zealand’s bioeconomy is underpinned by a long tradition of applying research to wide ranging issues in human and animal health, food, agriculture and energy. The New Zealand delegation at BIO2019 included companies and commercialisation offices representing all parts of our burgeoning biotech industry.

More information on New Zealand’s bioeconomy and biotech strengths:

BIO2019 Biotechnology Innovation New Zealand brochure [PDF, 387 KB]

More information on the companies who attended BIO2019:

BIO2019 Delegation brochure [PDF, 1.2 MB]

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