New Zealand Government is backing the 2012 ABIC conference, providing
financial assistance to bring international agbiotech experts to New
Zealand for the event. The Minister of Science and Innovation Wayne
Mapp says New Zealand has a growing reputation for the innovative use
of science and technology to support its primary industries.
conference will put the spotlight on what New Zealand and Australia can
offer to the international market in areas such as agricultural
technology, animal health, food technology and human health,” says Dr
Hon Dr Wayne Mapp
Minister of Science and Innovation
10 September 2011
New Zealand to host ag-biotech international conference
Government is investing $100,000 to bring international agricultural
biotechnology experts to New Zealand next year, Minister of Science and
Innovation Wayne Mapp announced today.
New Zealand was
announced as the host for the 2012 Agricultural Biotechnology
International Conference at the closing of the 2011 conference in South
“This prestigious conference will bring hundreds
of international delegates to New Zealand,” said Dr Mapp. “It is a
chance to showcase New Zealand and Australian biotech capability.”
Ministry of Science and Innovation and AusBiotech, Australia’s
biotechnology organisation, played key roles in securing the conference
“New Zealand has a growing reputation for
the innovative use of science and technology to support our primary
industries,” said Dr Mapp.
“This conference will put the
spotlight on what New Zealand and Australia can offer to the
international market in areas such as agricultural technology, animal
health, food technology and human health.”
science and technology has, over more than a century, helped make New
Zealand agriculture a world-leader and the backbone of our economy. In
the last financial year agriculture generated more than $24.5 billion
NZBIO, which represents New Zealand’s biotechnology industry, will host the conference in Rotorua from 2-6 September 2012.
Contact for Minister: Alison Welch (04) 817 9737 or 021 220 0129
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