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MBIE and NZTE partnering with Techweek2020

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By Team Techweek

17 June 2020

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Techweek2020 and the New Zealand Government have a shared goal of making New Zealand a digital nation.

As a result, both the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) have come on board as Techweek2020 partners, joining New Zealand’s research and development agency Callaghan Innovation who is a long-time Techweek partner.

Signing on as Strategic Partners, NZTE and MBIE’s support of Techweek2020 signals the Government’s strong desire to support New Zealand through a digitally-led recovery from the COVID-19 response period.

Techweek2020 Executive Lead Julie Gill is delighted to collaborate with MBIE and NZTE.

“NZTE and MBIE recognise that tech has a role to play in all aspects of our lives and business, and by supporting Techweek they can help us connect to our future,” said Gill.

“For all the uncertainty about what the future will look like, it’s clear that a digital future lies ahead. By acting early, we can accelerate and support the digital transformation in NZ and reach the next normal sooner.”

MBIE is proud to be an on-going supporter of Techweek.

“This year Techweek is more relevant than ever, as we work on a digital led recovery to COVID-19,” said Dean Ford, GM Economic Development and Transitions, MBIE.

“Aotearoa New Zealand can be a global leader in ethical, innovative and inclusive digital technologies. Technology will enable our economy to prosper, help our businesses to grow stronger and compete internationally, and Techweek2020 is a great showcase for our businesses, regions and entrepreneurs to demonstrate just how we can make this happen.”

Techweek2020 provides NZTE the opportunity to share their international digital knowledge with New Zealanders.

“At NZTE we have digital expertise across 54 global offices and we are excited to share this knowledge at Techweek2020 to inspire more New Zealand companies to engage in digital commerce,” said NZTE Tech Sector lead Hayley Horan.

“We have seen a huge shift to digital among the exporters we work with and we now have an opportunity to use digital to do good for the world.”

Learn about the other Techweek2020 partners here.

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