Event costs

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 8/11/2023 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to event costs. You requested:

A list of all events the agency has held or had some responsibility for hosting that cost in excess of $10,000 over the past year? Can the total cost for each of these events please be provided, along with a breakdown of what contributed to the costs? It would be helpful to also know the business purpose or justification for each event as well.

We have carried out a review of all events hosted by Pharmac over the past year. It has been determined that Pharmac has not held or hosted any events exceeding the cost of $10,000 in the past year.

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