NZGSTA general manager Thomas Chin says news of the successful bid is a landmark win for Christchurch.
Christchurch has won the bid to host the 2023 Asia Pacific Seed Congress.
This will be the first time the international congress has been held in New Zealand.
NZ Grain and Seed Trade Association (NZGSTA) general manager Thomas Chin says news of the successful bid is a landmark win for Christchurch.
“It’s a huge confidence booster for the NZ seed trade,” Chin said.
“Having the congress in NZ for the first time will create a significant impact and visibility for the industry, while providing new trade opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.”
This includes countries such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia.
“This is the beginning of an exciting two-year journey where we will continue the growth of our industry across Asia and globally and showcase our country to the world.”
Before deciding on Christchurch, Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) members received and considered hosting proposals from Australia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The seed trade event is set to take place at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.