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The Asia Pacific Women in Leadership In-Person Summit 2024 will bring together, for the first time, participants and alumni of the APWiL Mentoring Program to discuss gender equity in the Pacific Rim region: the current state of gender equity in academia, strategies and practices to improve gender equity, and the experiences of APWiL Mentoring Program participants.

The Summit will be hosted by The University of Auckland and will take place prior to the APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting (APM) to encourage APRU university presidents and Senior International Leaders to attend. For information about APM please contact the Senior International Leaders of your university.

The program will include:

June 22:

Evening time: Welcome reception dinner

June 23:

Full day program (keynote speakers and expert panel)

Meals during the event.

Participants will be responsible for:

  • Transportation to and within Auckland
  • Accommodation expenses during their stay
  • Visa expenses
  • Travel insurance


Further details to be share soon.

Each institutional representative will be responsible for selecting the two participants they want to put forth for the In-Person Summit.

There is capacity for each participating institution to invite two participants (preferably one mentor and one mentee) from any cohort.

The names of the two participants will need to be confirmed to Glynis Kincaid ([email protected]) via email by March 25.

Recommended Hotel for APWiL In-Person Summit

Cordis, Auckland

Address: 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

Phone:  +64 (9) 379 5132

Website: https://www.cordishotels.com/en/auckland/


Rates for APWiL In-Person Summit delegates (booking dates: June 19-27, 2024)

Superior Room

  • Floor level 2-5
  • Room only at NZD $269 (single or double occupancy)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Eight Restaurant at NZD $40 per person
  • Limited Availability


Deluxe Room

  • Floor Level 6- 10
  • Room only at NZD $279 (single or double occupancy)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Eight Restaurant at NZD$40 per person



Premier King Room

  • Room only at NZD $329 (single or double occupancy)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Eight Restaurant at NZD$40 per person




  • Rates are per room per night and quoted in New Zealand Dollars.
  • Inclusive 15% GST (Goods and Services tax).
  • Rates include complimentary Wi-Fi access.
  • Rates are subject to room availability. (Superior Rooms have limited availability)
  • Cancellations within 14 days of arrival will incur full room charge.
  • Contact the Cordis Reservations directly for any queries relating to accommodation on:

For delegates attending the event, we’ve compiled convenient transportation options for your journey from Auckland Airport to the Cordis Hotel. Here’s how you can reach the comfort of your hotel room after your flight:


  • Journey Time: Typically 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Estimated fare: NZD $80 – $100

Upon arrival, you’ll find a taxi rank outside the arrivals area. A trip to the Cordis Hotel usually costs between NZD $80 and $100. Taxis are an efficient and direct way to travel, and vehicles accommodating special needs, such as wheelchair accessibility or more space for extra luggage, are available upon request. For more details, visit the Auckland Airport’s taxi information page. Credit card payment is available in most taxis.

Rideshare (Uber/Ola)

  • Journey Time: Around 30-40 minutes, subject to traffic conditions.
  • Estimated Cost: NZD $50 – $75 (varies with service and time of day)

Rideshare services such as Uber and Ola operate at Auckland Airport. After collecting your bags, open the app of your choice to request a ride and follow the signs to the designated rideshare pickup area where rideshare drivers can meet passengers. 

Cordis Limousine Transfer

Travel in style from Auckland Airport or discover Auckland with private sightseeing or wedding transfers. 1 hour charge is NZD $175; Airport Transfer is NZD $175 for two adults and suitcases (one way). To book, please email [email protected].

We kindly request that you proceed with registration via the provided link only if you have received a formal invitation from us. Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration Link:  https://apru.org/event_register_form/apwil-in-person-summit/

Q: When will the event be held?
A: From June 22 – 23, 2024. Saturday, June 22 is the welcome reception dinner and Sunday, June 23 is the full day program.

Q: Where will the event be held?
A: The event activities will take place at Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland’s Business School:

Sir Owen G Glenn Building
12 Grafton Road
Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Q: How will the two participants (preferably one mentor and one mentee) be selected?
A: We have asked that each APWiL institutional representative select the two participants they want to put forth for the in-person summit and share the names directly with the APWiL Mentoring Program Manager Glynis Kincaid ([email protected]).

Q: Is there a deadline for institutions to select the two participants?
A: Please share the names of the two participants with Glynis Kincaid ([email protected]) by March 25.

Q: Can the two participants be from any cohort (past and present)?
A: Yes, participants can be from any cohort, past and present.

Q: How will attendance at the event be supported financially?
A: We have asked each institution’s president/chancellor to financially support the two participants’ attendance at the in-person summit. Please check with your university’s APWiL institutional representative for details on the financial support available.

Q: Are there fees to attend the in-person summit?
A: Due to the generosity of the University of Auckland and Elsevier, there will be no fees to participate in the inaugural APWiL In-Person Summit.

Q: How do participants register?
A: Once the two participants have been formally selected by their institution, we ask that each APWiL institutional representative share the APWiL In-Person Summit webpage with the selected participants so they can register for the event. Participants can scroll down to the tab labeled “Registration” (next to “Transportation” and “FAQ”) to access the registration form.

Q: What is the recommended accommodation for the event?
A: Cordis Auckland By Langham Hospitality Group

83 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Q: What is the event program?
A: We are still finalizing the event program and speakers, but can share that it will focus on gender equity in the Pacific Rim region: the current state of gender equity in academia, strategies and practices to improve gender equity, and the experiences of APWiL Mentoring Program participants, as well as highlight elements from APRU’s Annual Presidents’ Meeting theme: “Oceans – The World’s Challenges Divide Us, the Ocean Currents Connect Us”. We will share the final program by early March.

Q: What if we reach out to our present and past mentors/mentees and only the mentors or only the mentees can participate in the event?
A: You may select two mentors or two mentees instead of one mentor and one mentee if needed. Our goal is to have an event split of mentors and mentees in attendance but can be flexible if this is not possible for your institution. Please contact Glynis Kincaid ([email protected]) if you fit into this scenario.

Q: What if we want to send more than two participants (ex: one current mentee and two past mentors)?
A: We will add names to a waitlist until March 25 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and will share whether there is space off the waitlist by March 29. Please email Glynis Kincaid ([email protected]) if you would like to send more than two participants and share their name(s) for the waitlist.

Q: Why is there an initial cap of two participants per member institution?
A: In the spirit of inclusivity and equitable representation, it is our intention to invite participants from a wide array of universities that showcase the diversity of the Pacific Rim region. However, we are faced with the challenge of limited hosting capacity, which necessitates a thoughtful approach to participation. In our efforts to accommodate as many universities as possible, we must initially limit attendance to two participants per member institution.

Q: Does the event capacity (two participants per institution) consider attendance from our senior international officer, APWiL core group member, or university president?
A: No, this would be treated separately from the two participants per institution. Please let us know if your APWiL institutional representative, Senior International Officer, Core Group member, and/or President/Chancellor plans to attend the in-person summit. We will respond to each request based on capacity at the event venue.

If you have any additional questions that were not addressed in this list, please contact Glynis Kincaid ([email protected]).

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Ms. Glynis Kincaid

APWiL Mentoring Program Manager

[email protected]

Program Schedule
22 June 2024
23 June 2024


Welcome Reception

Full day


Full day program