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1 Proposal for 26 th meeting Queenstown, New Zealand August 2008

2 We propose the 26 th APAN meeting be held in Queenstown, NZ 3-7 August 2008 Hosted by

3 Queenstown, New Zealand Southern Hemispheres 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 NZs new R&E backbone Convenient stopover access to NZ universities and research institutes

4 Queenstown, New Zealand

5 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

6 The Millennium Hotel Conference Centre

7 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

8 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 National Library

9 Budgets and Sponsorship A preliminary assessment of the budget and informal sponsorship interests gives REANNZ comfort that the 26 th 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

10 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! June - September is the ski season and is between 3°C - 12°C

11 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

12 Converge on Queenstown for the 26 th APAN Meeting

13 Thank you Charles Jarvie Development Manager Research and Education Advanced Network NZ Ltd

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