In August 2019 LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau, with support from the National Library of New Zealand, were successful in bidding for the World Library and Information Congress for 2020. Delays in the building of the New Zealand International Convention Centre resulted in IFLA agreeing in April 2019 to postpone the WLIC in Auckland to 13-19 August 2022.
Our partners at NZICC, Tourism New Zealand and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) were immediately in touch with the WLIC 2022 national committee and have stayed in touch constantly to provide as much information as possible.
At this stage the NZICC team is awaiting updates about investigations that need to be conducted before the damage to the building can be fully assessed and timeframes for repairs and building completion can be made.
Planning for the WLIC 2022 event in Auckland is continuing, and a full national committee meeting is being held at the National Library of New Zealand on Thursday 5 December. We continue to be strongly supported by teams from the NZICC, ATEED and Tourism New Zealand to achieve the goal of delivering a successful WLIC in New Zealand.