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Growing ICT Sector Shows Off Achievement

Published: Thu 28 Oct 2004 03:19 PM
28-Oct-04
NZ's Fastest Growing ICT Sector Shows Off Achievement
A wealth of talent and creative innovations will be on display 2-3 November at Canterbury's first ever technology trade show - ES Connectivity 04
Did you know that Canterbury's booming ICT industry contributes $1.8 billion dollars to our economy? And that Canterbury has the fastest growing ICT sector in New Zealand?
To celebrate this achievement the industry is holding its first ever technology exhibition - ES Connectivity 04 - at the Christchurch Convention Centre next week. From 2-3 November industry and members of the public alike will be able to discover a wealth of amazing and world-class technologies being created and successfully exported from Canterbury.
Exhibition Organiser and Electronics South Facilitator, James Saruchera, said that the event has attracted 20% more exhibitors than originally targeted and a steady stream of delegate pre-registrations. "Companies have responded really well and we are expecting a few hundred people to visit the exhibition - including a good representation from the other side of the Tasman. There has been a lot of interest from Australia, as this is New Zealand's first dedicated electronics expo."
Thirty-eight exhibitors amongst New Zealand's best technology companies will proudly display some of the industry's most advanced technologies and innovations.
This is a unique opportunity for everyone interested in technology - whether they are graduates considering a career in ICT, or students, industry, media, or those who are just curious about what is happening in their own back yard.
On display will be a wide variety of technology products and services amongst Canterbury's finest ICT firms including Navman, Arc Innovations, Heurisko, KeyGhost, Bootstrap IT, TL Jones, Connector Systems, Lincoln Ventures, and many more.
The aim of the exhibition is to profile Canterbury's finest technology capability and to facilitate opportunities for networking, trade partnerships, employment and education.
"There has been a huge amount of interest and enquiries in this event from both industry and public alike. With a great variety of technologies and innovations on show, ES Connectivity is a unique opportunity for those curious to discover Canterbury's lucrative ICT secrets," said Mr Saruchera.
Everyone is welcome to attend the trade show, which is sponsored by Electronics South, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and Canterbury Development Corporation. The first day of the event will be open to trade delegates, government, investors and industry associations. The second day will be open to the public and will welcome students and teachers.
For exhibitor, schedule and registration details visit www.esconnectivity.org.nz. For all other enquiries please contact:
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