Join the Innovation Tour during Techweek’18 and discover the ingenious ecosystem innovating for a better world from beautiful New Zealand.

The ultimate New Zealand innovation experience

Innovation that's good for the world at Techweek'18
The 2018 festival presents an exciting first for New Zealand – an opportunity for curious minds all over the world to come on down and play a role in the bright future we're building. Techweek, in partnership with the Trans-Tasman Business Circle, will host a week-long showcase of New Zealand innovation for international visitors during Techweek’18. 

Techweek is an annual festival amplifying New Zealand innovation that's finding solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. In 2018 we're so pleased to announce the Innovation Tour during Techweek'18 and invite you to New Zealand to explore our beautiful land and the world class innovation that it holds. 

Techweek’18 is focused on stories that are good for the world, highlighting exciting companies that are making global impact across a multitude of sectors. The programme is as follows:

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May
Good for the World Open Days
$2500 NZD + GST
Your welcome to New Zealand begins with a morning of inspiration and a surprising journey as Techweek introduces the world to the country’s innovation ecosystem and the unique way it operates. After lunch, a two-day tour of local and global companies begins, filled with opportunities to discover new technologies, meet innovators and get connected to New Zealand’s exciting technology sector.

The two-day tour includes your own customized itinerary selected from a selection of 15 sessions that include panels, workshops and networking events, that will span topics from AI to fintech, from blockchain to aerospace. 

This event has been created in partnership with Trans-Tasman Business Circle, who will provide a business concierge service and lounge to attendees in order to help you connect with other thought-leaders, investors and innovators. 

Joining the Innovation Tour will give you a deep insight into the weirdly connected ecosystem we're growing down here, and the sheer potential that it offers. You'll be joined by business, industry, tech and thought leaders as you build connections and explore our beautiful land. 

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Wednesday 23 May 
10 Billion Mouths
$695 NZD + GST 

10 Billion Mouths International guests

World-leading dairy and horticultural industries have established New Zealand’s reputation as a producer of fine food, and now the country’s collaborative agricultural ecosystem is shifting its focus to the development of sustainable ways to feed the world. 

Will the future of food production rely on robots and data, or a global consumer shift toward alternative proteins? 

Early speaker announcements include the team from RoboticsPlus, a company whose autonomous robotics solutions are re-imagining fruit production; and international agritech thought-leader and investor, Arama Kukutai, whose portfolio extends from New Zealand to Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley. More announcements to come. 

Join the discussion in the fertile grounds of Tauranga on 23 May and meet the new artisans of agricultural innovation that’s good for the world, taste their produce at an executive dinner, and visit the orchards on an exclusive tour to see the technology in action. 

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Thursday 24 May 
Creative Realities 
$695 NZD + GST 

Soul Machines at Techweek'18

Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and work, and ensuring the impact of that change is good for humanity is a complex, creative endeavour. New Zealand’s creative industries are filled with innovative thinkers and tinkerers who are searching for ways to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges using technology as a creative tool. 

Speakers include Denise Chapman Weston, the world-renowned playologist and psychologist who uses interactive storytelling tools to enact social change; and the team from Soul Machines, the Auckland-based company that’s literally giving computers a human face. More speaker announcements are imminent. 

Join us in Wellington, a hub of creativity, on 24 May and meet the innovators who are inventing a future that’s good for the world. The experience includes an exclusive opportunity to network at an executive dinner, as well as a unique, private guided tour of Wellington’s celebrated Lux Light Festival. 

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Friday 25 May
High Tech Manufacturing
$695 NZD + GST 

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As our lives become increasingly digital, our reliance on smart machines only increases, but who’s making those machines and how can the production of new technology be good for the world? New Zealand’s high tech manufacturing sector is thriving, with innovators finding brilliant ways to turn waste into high value items, and to create technology that’s being used in coveted products all over the world. 

Speakers include the team from Revolution Fibres, the world-leading electrospinning nanofibre producer whose products are used across multiple sectors and applications – from Formula 1 cars to skincare; and Professor Olaf Diegel, the internationally renowned practitioner of product development, whose specific interest lies in the potentials of 3D printing. 

Join us in Christchurch, the city of opportunity, and meet the innovators who are building a better world. This headline event is followed by the exclusive annual black tie High Tech Awards night, celebrating
New Zealand’s best and brightest stars in technology and innovation. 

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Make it a package deal:
Good for the World Open Days + your choice of one headline event 
Monday 21-Friday 25 May 
$2995NZD + GST*

Includes Good for the World Open Days + the following:

—Attendance at one major keynote event/conference, choose from: Agritech (Tauranga), Creative (Wellington), Hi-Tech Manufacturing (Christchurch) 

—VIP experience at keynote event including: priority seating, networking events, lunch provided, priority registration & help desk, business lounge access, VIP tourism experience 

—Concierge and hosting service for guidance on your programme; extend your programme by including local Festival events/recommendations

—Speaking/profile opportunity (subject to consultation)

Includes a ticket to the black tie High Tech Awards 2018 in Christchurch on Friday 25th and follow-on extended tourism in Christchurch on Saturday morning.

*Price does not include transfers, accommodation costs, airfares, and local travel undertaken on a private basis, or travel for individual meetings whether or not accompanied by TTBC or Techweek staff.

 To purchase, see left-hand panel. 

If you would like to express your interest in being part of the Innovation Tour, please register here



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