The World Masters Games family came together on 30 April 2014 to celebrate the 3 years to go milestone. VIPs included Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, Auckland Mayor Len Brown, IMGA President Kai Holm, Barfoot & Thompson Managing Director Peter Thompson and WMG2017 Chairman Sir John Wells. The dates of the New Zealand World Masters Games were also announced as 21-30 April, 2017.