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Proposal for 26 th meeting Queenstown, New Zealand July/August 2008 REANNZ. We propose the 26 th APAN meeting be held in Queenstown, NZ 27-31 July 2008 or 3-7 August 2008 Hosted by Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ).

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Proposal for 26th meeting

Queenstown, New Zealand

July/August 2008

REANNZ


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We propose the 26th APAN meeting be held in Queenstown,NZ

  • 27-31 July 2008

    or

  • 3-7 August 2008

  • Hosted by Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ)


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Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Southern Hemisphere’s finest four season alpine and lake resort

  • Rugged mountains, majestic lakes, national parks, historic region

  • Wide range of accommodation options, compact town layout

  • Adventure capital of NZ

  • Well connected to NZ’s new R&E backbone

  • Convenient stopover access to NZ universities and research institutes



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The Millennium Hotel Conference Centre

  • Located in the heart of Queenstown

  • Main meeting room seats 288 classroom style or can be made into three smaller rooms

  • Break out rooms available for smaller meetings

  • Audio visual equipment including internet access and technician onsite

  • Business centre available 24 hours

  • Multi-lingual assistance

  • 220 accommodation rooms, all with mountain views US$140 ~ US$180 per night



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Travel and Accommodation

  • International flights from Australia direct to Queenstown

  • Most Asia-Pacific region air carriers serve Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (including code-share):

    • Air New Zealand, Qantas, Cathay, JAL, Thai, Singapore, EVA Air, Air Canada, Korean, Malaysia, Asiana, UA, AA, LaudaAir, LanChile, Lufthansa, Mexicana, KLM, Royal Brunei

    • Frequent Air New Zealand and Qantas flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch international airports to Queenstown

  • Accommodation close to venue suiting all needs

    • Hotels, motels, lodges, home stays

  • Multi-lingual assistance widely available


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Universities and Research Institutes in New Zealand

  • Opportunities to visit colleagues and collaborators at research and education institutes in New Zealand

  • Universities

    • Auckland, AUT, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln, and Otago.

  • Crown Research Institutes (CRIs)

    • AgResearch, Crop & Food, ESR, GNS, HortResearch, IRL, Landcare, NIWA and Scion


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Budgets and Sponsorship

A preliminary assessment of the budget and informal sponsorship interests gives REANNZ comfort that the 26th APAN meeting would be able to cover its running costs. Based on:

  • Nominal US$300 registration; 200 attendees and 50 students

  • Sponsorship from network and equipment suppliers plus co hosting by Government research and education agencies

  • Venue costs, delegate packs, dinner and other social functions plus conference administration


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Conference social activities

  • Welcome dinner at the Moonshine Country Restaurant

  • An evening at the Skyline Restaurant, perched high above Queenstown

  • Skiing, mountain biking, walking, rafting, jet boating…nearby and on demand!


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Associated regional points of interest before and after meeting

  • Milford Sound, Fiordland

  • Stewart Island

  • Dunedin and Otago Peninsula

  • Golf at the Millbrook Resort

  • Bungy jumping, Shotover jet, mountain biking trails, skiing, rafting

  • Wine and History Trail, Central Otago


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Converge on Queenstown for the 26 meetingth APAN Meeting


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Thank you meeting

Charles Jarvie

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Research and Education Advanced Network NZ Ltd

charles.jarvie@morst.govt.nz

+64 21 62 82 90