Ottawa Group 2011 – Wellington

Nau mai, Haere mai – Welcome

Statistics New Zealand is proud to be hosting the 2011 meeting of the Ottawa Group, to be held in Wellington, New Zealand on Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 May 2011.

The Ottawa Group

The Ottawa Group, which was convened under the auspices of the United Nations Statistical Division, met for the first time in Ottawa in 1994 to share experiences and discuss research on crucial problems of measuring price change. The Ottawa Group meets approximately every two years and the 2011 meeting will be the 12th meeting of the Group. Meetings are divided into sessions, each with a clearly defined topic.

Voorburg Group on Service Statistics

While the Ottawa Group focuses on consumer price indexes, the Voorburg Group on Service Statistics meets every year to discuss service statistics. Together both groups provide forums for international discussion on price indexes and increase international cooperation in the development of international standards and best practice methodologies.