Tech Summit



We invite all techpreneurs, disruptors and technology ecosystem leaders to join us this November for our 2022 Canterbury Tech Summit. This full day conference is set to be thought provoking and inspirational, with ample time to network to your heart’s content.

It’s a full day!

It’s in person!

With real live speakers on stage!

Don’t miss it!

Tickets are strictly limited!

More details and website coming soon!

About the Summit

Canterbury Tech’s reasons for being is more relevant than ever, so please join us at Tech Summit 2022.

Grow your network, Connect and be Inspired…

A full day, in-person event, being held at the new Haere-roa, University of Canterbury Students’ Association, it’s an event not to be missed!

High quality speakers will join us in person to share their experiences and ideas on innovation, digital transformation, business and technology agility, with a particular focus on assisting organisations in navigating their way through the new post-COVID reality.

While other captivating speakers will present around a more technical nature, focusing on new technologies and related innovations that are poised to have a positive impact both on our sector and associated industries.

Numbers are limited at this venue, so it’ll be first in, first served. Don’t miss out, especially if you’re keen to enjoy time with your peers and connect with some new ones – there are ample networking opportunities over morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and evening networking drinks and nibbles.

Whatever your current situation, the 2021 Canterbury Tech Summit promises to be the perfect catalyst to help our members Grow, Connect and Inspire, both through enjoying quality presentation content and opportunities to network and share views, problems and solutions with industry colleagues.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Registration for the 2021 Summit is now open

Past Speakers

Stephen Scheeler

The Digital CEO

Rosalie Nelson

GM – Strategy, Impact and Insights – Callaghan Innovation

Victor Yuen

Head of Product – FaceMe

Avinash Rao

GNC Manager – Rocket Lab

Prof Mark Billinghurst

Professor – University of South Australia & AUT

Keri Niven

Digital Collaboration Leader – Aurecon

Glenn Bull

Founder & CEO – Skilitics

Prof Leigh Angus

Head of Innovation and Commercialisation – ASB

Don Christie

Managing Director – Catalyst

How to get involved?

For Sponsorship opportunities please contact

Registrations for the Canterbury Tech Summit 2020 are now open.

Join us

Why attend?

  • Make deals and do business with serious entrepreneurs, industry leaders, innovators, and investors.
  • Get access to Canterbury’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and meet up with decision makers in a collaborative environment.
  • Engage with multipliers and community members who actively support our ecosystem including Callaghan Innovation, NZTE and ChristchurchNZ.
  • Challenge yourself to create solutions that could change our world.
  • Cross-pollinate your business with innovative new ideas

Who should attend?

The Summit is for everyone with an interest in the tech sector particularly if you:

  • are a founder/ entrepreneur wanting to hear other people’s success stories
  • sell software products
  • support a tech company with your professional expertise (e.g. marketing, HR, legal, finance)
  • manage a dev team
  • are a student interested in joining the vibrant tech industry

Need more convincing? Check out the feedback:

  • “The Summit was well run with a very high calibre of speakers and excellent opportunities to network.”
  • “It’s an essential event for anyone working in the tech sector in the South Island.”
  • “Some of the staff at our company were attending for the first time. I think it gave them a sense of just how big and important the IT scene is in Christchurch”
  • “The standout event on the annual calendar for our sector to get together, and increasingly to demonstrate how well the sector is faring here in Canterbury.”
  • “It is the best value must attend IT networking event in NZ.”