About the 2022 forum
This year’s forum theme is "The future of Aotearoa New Zealand’s biosecurity system". Organised by Biosecurity New Zealand, the forum is an opportunity for everyone interested in and associated with the biosecurity system to discuss the current issues and developments.
Since the last forum in 2018, much has changed in the world and in the biosecurity landscape. A resilient and effective biosecurity system for New Zealand is more important than ever.
By exploring key biosecurity and global developments over the past 4 years, we will look to the future, to how biosecurity can continue to protect those things that are precious to all New Zealanders for future generations.
In Aotearoa New Zealand, tāngata whenua have been practising biosecurity for centuries. An effective biosecurity partnership with Māori enables our biosecurity system to incorporate the concepts of mātauranga and kaitiakitanga.
There will also be the opportunity to hear more and connect with work being done on the biosecurity system’s strategic direction. Building on Biosecurity 2025, the new strategic direction proposes 6 strategic priorities or themes for the biosecurity system, with a new vision and mission.
Thank you to our Forum Partners, the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) and the Department of Conservation for their ongoing support of this event.
The 2022 programme
We will be adding speakers and presenters to the programme over the coming weeks. We'll announce the final speaker line-up and programme in early October.
Download the 2022 programme [PDF, 128 KB]
The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards dinner
We invite you to join us to celebrate the finalists and award winners of the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards dinner on Monday 31 October 2022. The awards recognise the people and organisations that are exemplars in their contribution to biosecurity in its very widest sense – from community groups, science providers, iwi and hapū, businesses, industry, and local and central government.
It will be held at Under the Dome venue, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland on Monday 31 October 2022, from 6.00pm.
How to register for the forum and purchase awards tickets
Forum registration is $155 (+GST) per person. If you are attending the forum and the awards dinner, the combined ticket price is $260 (+GST). You can register for the forum or purchase combined forum and awards tickets at the link below:
Tickets to the 2022 awards dinner are $125 (+GST) per person and include dinner and beverages.
Find out more
Who to contact
If you have questions about the New Zealand Biosecurity Forum, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards, email email@example.com