It gives me great pleasure to welcome delegates from near and far to the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference 2024 in our friendly and vibrant city of Ōtautahi Christchurch.
The conference theme Whiria te tāngata, weaving people together provides an exciting opportunity to explore the challenges, modern and historical, that are present in the global media and communications sphere and provides a focus for delegates to build common purpose. We are very pleased that you have chosen to have this conversation here in our city.
It is an exciting time to be in Christchurch – our new city is a great place for visitors to explore with striking architecture, creative street art and a plethora of entertainment venues and attractions to enjoy. Next to beautiful heritage buildings, our modern CBD has taken shape but you can still catch some quiet moments in our many beautiful green spaces. I hope you take the opportunity to explore and enjoy all Ōtautahi Christchurch has to offer.
I trust that the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference will be a great success, filled with opportunities to learn, catch up with old friends and to connect with new ones.
Once again welcome to Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Mayor of Christchurch