11th WA-Summit – General Information

11th WA-Summit – Business Session 30 August 2020, Face-to-Face 2021

The World Administrators’ Summit is generally a 2 day working session, not a conference. Only formal country Delegates may attend the WA-Summit and each country may have up to three (3) Delegates.

For the 11th WA-Summit, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have decided to hold the Business session virtually on 30 August 2020 and the Face-to-Face WA-Summit in May 2021.

All Delegates for either or both sessions must have completed a Delegate Credentialing Form and been accepted as a Delegate by the Advisory Council prior to attending either session of the summit. Completed Delegate Credentialing forms are to be submitted to info@wa-summit.com as soon as possible. Completing your credentialing form does not commit you to attend, however, it does ensure you receive all material which will be discussed at the 11th WA-Summit.

The Business Session on 30 August 2020 will be held on a virtual platform which has yet to be finalised. Notification will be sent to all Delegates once the platform is finalised.

The 11th Face-to-Face WA-Summit will be in May 2021, date to be confirmed. Notification will be sent to all Delegates once the date is finalised

The Interim Agendas for both the Business Session and the Face-to-Face session are now available.

The Face-to-Face Opening and Welcome Reception is expected to be held at Cliftons in Willis Street, Wellington.The facilitated discussions are expected to be held at the Abel Tasman Mercure Hotel, Willis Street, in Wellington New Zealand. See the Abel Tasman fact sheet.

Please contact us through info@wa-summit.com for negotiated room rates and the code required to access these. These rates will be available in early 2021

This is your event and your chance to participate in shaping your profession throughout the world and for the future. We appreciate your input on discussion topics and your views through surveys and online engagement enabling the summit discussions to take place meaningfully.

Visa Information for entering New Zealand

Currently New Zealand’s borders are closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Not all countries are eligible to enter New Zealand with only the online electronic visa (NZeTA). Those countries not eligible will need an actual physical visa.

Each Delegate is responsible for obtaining their own entry visa. However, the Advisory Council will, on your request and once you have completed your Delegate Credentialing form, provide a letter of invitation to attend the WA-Summit in New Zealand, if one is required.

If you require a visa be sure to start the visa application process early so you have sufficient time to complete the process. If you require a visa we strongly recommend that you complete your Delegate Credentialing form and request your letter of invitation as soon as possible. In some cases, your passport may need to be sent away to the nearest New Zealand Embassy for the visa to be entered.

Using this link NZ Immigration visit their website, where you can navigate through to find out what is required for you to enter New Zealand.

List of visa waiver countries and territories, most of whom do not require a physical visa to enter New Zealand, but ALL travelers require a NZeTA

Andorra
Argentina
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia — citizens only
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong — residents with HKSAR or British National–Overseas passports only
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea — South
Kuwait
Latvia — citizens only
Liechtenstein
Lithuania — citizens only
Luxembourg
Macau — only if you have a Macau Special Administrative Region passport
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal — if you have the right to live permanently in Portugal
Qatar
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan — if you are a permanent resident
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom — if you have the right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom
United States of America — including USA nationals
Uruguay
Vatican City