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Techweek welcomes 2020 partners

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23 April 2020

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Techweek is thrilled to announce the sponsors who are partnering with us for Techweek2020. 

We are proud to have many of the organisations who have supported the Techweek festival in previous years partnering with us again to deliver a digital Techweek2020 festival. 

Long-time strategic partner AUT is supporting Techweek for the third consecutive year. 

Callaghan Innovation and IBM are returning in 2020 as strategic partners, Chorus is a festival partner and Beca has come on board as a Techweek advocate.

We would like to welcome the EMA and ANZ who are joining Techweek for the first time in 2020 - EMA as a strategic partner, and ANZ as a festival partner.

Techweek2020 Executive Lead Julie Gill is thrilled to have some of New Zealand’s biggest tech organisations as part of the team. 

“We couldn’t ask for a better suite of sponsors to be standing alongside us as supporters of  Techweek2020.  The fact that so many of our long term partners are returning for another year is testament to the importance of Techweek and their commitment to growing the New Zealand tech sector,” says Gill. 

“Bringing new partners on board is always exciting and we can’t wait to see the ideas and events that EMA and ANZ have to offer.”

The decision to postpone Techweek2020 to July and revamp it as a digital festival was well-supported by sponsors who recognise that the date change gives Techweek the opportunity to be a channel and platform for positive regrowth, economic stimulation and connections during the COVID-19 recovery phase.

“All of our sponsors have been supportive of our decision to move Techweek2020 to July, and to make it a festival of digital events. We can’t thank them enough.”

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Professor Guy Littlefair, Dean of the faculty of design and creative technologies at AUT, says Techweek is a highlight for the University and tech sector.  

“2020 has already been a year full of challenges, but we’re looking forward to the potential of Techweek2020 as a digital festival.”

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“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Techweek for this year’s revamped digital event. The new format provides a great opportunity for Callaghan Innovation to collaborate digitally with the business and tech community as we plan for life beyond COVID-19,” says Bruce Jarvis, Acting General Manager Market, Engagement, Experience and Sectors.

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The EMA’s Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says that responding to COVID-19 has shown how important technology is for both businesses continuity and as a way to keep people connected. 

“We are only really scratching the surface of what is possible. The EMA will continue to embrace and explore technology and innovation, and work with our members on how to successfully commercialise and export this. This is why we are thrilled to be part of Techweek which has never been more relevant to New Zealand’s future.”

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IBM New Zealand Managing Director Mike Smith says Techweek has been a great way for organisations to showcase their innovative solutions to problems of all kinds in previous years.  

“Shifting to a digital experience opens the door to more people, both here and abroad, who can see the creativity coming out of the New Zealand tech industry, and we’re thrilled to be able to support in making that happen.” 


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ANZ’s Head of Enterprise Anthony Watson says ANZ is stoked to be supporting Techweek2020, joining forces with so many of NZ’s leading tech shops.  

“Investing and fostering the development of a world class, diverse tech workforce and industry for New Zealand is really important to us and participating in TechWeek is the perfect opportunity to further this goal.” 


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“Chorus are delighted to be working with Techweek again, and even more so now it’s fully digital. The last few weeks have highlighted the importance of the digital workplace and Techweek will provide a great opportunity to showcase how businesses adapt and stay connected.”


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"Beca is proud to be an ongoing supporter and advocate of Techweek and to stand alongside the other sponsors as an expression of shared industry leadership as we emerge from a time of crisis. Kiwi technology and innovation will be a critical factor in the rebuild of our economy,” says Thomas Hyde, Beca’s Chief Digital Officer.

Find out more about the Techweek2020 sponsors here. 

If you are interested in Techweek2020 sponsoring opportunities, please get in touch. 

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