Mihi mai, karanga mai!
**The in-person NETS2021 has again been postponed to next be run in 2022**
Kia ora koutou,
Due to the ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 level changes, the NZBI Exec Team have made the difficult decision to again postpone the in-person NETS Conference this year scheduled for late July 2021.
The unpredictable nature of level changes, and the swift manner in which they can occur, have shown to be too great of a risk to proceed with an in-person NETS2021. The financial impact would be significant for the NZBI should the conference be unable to proceed. Attendance would have also likely be down on previous years as member’s employers closely manage budgets and travel at this time.
However, we are acutely aware of the importance our members place on coming together to share knowledge and to network. Therefore, the Exec Team are currently looking into the options to hold a virtual conference in 2021 – we will let you know in the near future as to what this will look like.
We also strongly encourage the Branches (as Covid-19 levels permit) to hold in-person Branch Meetings and AGM’s as per usual as an opportunity to connect in-person.
We will keep you updated as further as these plans progress,
New Zealand Biosecurity Institute