Techweek AKL

6 - 14 May 2017

The new calendar event that focuses on reshaping our world through design, innovation and technology.

Entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and business leaders are coming together for a week-long programme of workshops, speaker presentations and conversations.

Techweek AKL is for people who embrace change, welcome challenge and disrupt the status quo. Learn, share and debate new insights, discoveries and trends from across local and international technology and innovation ecosystem.

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Delivered by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

Techweek AKL is delivered by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), whose aim is to develop a thriving culture of innovation across Auckland.

ATEED works with its partners to promote Auckland as an innovation hub of the Asia-Pacific region – a goal outlined in Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy 2012-2022, and reiterated in the Auckland Innovation Plan.

The Auckland Innovation Plan outlines a number of areas of focus for ATEED, including developing strong links, encouraging people in Auckland's innovation ecosystem to work together, and promoting Auckland innovation and entrepreneurship.

Techweek AKL is one of the initiatives ATEED is undertaking to deliver against this plan

Why innovation?

Encouraging and developing a culture of innovation is a vital way to transform and grow an economy.

Successful, innovative cities are characterised by high value, high-paying jobs, internationally connected and competitive businesses, a diverse mix of businesses, a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture, and being a magnet for investment and talent.