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Plans for world conference all go

April 2019 will be the month that the world health promotion community come to New Zealand. So diarise April 7-11, 2019, the dates for the World Health Promotion Conference, Rotorua.

Sione Tu’itahi Executive Director of Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand explains the immense planning that has started for this event. “We were really pleased with our successful bid in October 2016 and are now well underway with plans to make it a world class event. We are fortunate to have the support of the New Zealand government and key partners. It means we can give delegates an exceptional quality experience”.

HPF was supported in the bid by NZ Tourism and The Conference Company. Influential New Zealanders Sir Mason Durie, Hon Dr Johnathon Coleman and organisations such as tertiary institutions and key local Rotorua bodies are all in support.

The conference website is now live at www.iuhpe2019.com. The website will feature information on the conference as it comes including the venue, keynotes and registration details. Sione explains, “If you work in health promotion, public policy or are an academic you won’t want to miss this. We will have top speakers from around the world as well as thought leaders and leading researchers from Aotearoa New Zealand”.

HPF are especially delighted that the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi will inform the conference, manifesting in strong Māori Indigenous and New Zealand leadership at all levels of the conference, with Te Reo Māori as one of the four official languages of the conference, alongside English, French and Spanish.