About the Summit

Find out about the Summit and Canterbury Tech



Held in September this year’s Canterbury Tech Summit promises to be even bigger and better than before, embodying our commitment to Grow, Connect and Inspire the burgeoning South Island tech community.

Over the years we have worked hard to position the Canterbury Tech Summit as Aotearoa premier tech event of the year, attracting over 700 of New Zealand brightest minds and technology advocates and educators to converge and connect at Christchurch Air Force Museum the emotional home of this tech mecca.

Helping you to navigate the strategic trends and technologies that are driving digital transformation and shaping the future of IT and business, we have an inspiring line-up of event speakers. Workshops split across three streams will drive focus on everything from Big Data to IoT, from Diversity to Cybersecurity and business growth and development and, as usual, there will be a pulsing hub of energy created by the many associated exhibition stands.

The speaker line-up for 2019 is second to none and following the success of last year’s event, there will be ample opportunity to interact with industry experts, cutting-edge solution providers and peers, all on hand to help you uncover innovative ways to approach challenges, make decisions with confidence and become even more effective as leaders in your tech space.

If you are new to the Summit, or haven’t been for a few years, follow this link to take a look at the highlights of last year event – 2018 Video  and see just how much we have grown. 2019 represents the coming of age of our tech community and we are more excited than ever to share with you the opportunity this presents.

Need more convincing? Check out the feedback

“Excellent event, professionally managed and great opportunity to network with tech professionals”

“It’s just a fantastic event, so many opportunities to network and the speakers are great quality – I learn to much every year”

“Great opportunity for exposure to the wider tech industry and see what Canterbury has to offer”

“It’s a huge event for Canterbury, and it shows our commitment to tech advancement”

“The essential annual event for connecting with people in the sector”

“Canterbury is lucky to have such a great industry event”

“Fantastic opportunity to collaborate”










Canterbury Tech

Canterbury Tech (Canterbury Software Inc.) is Canterbury’s leading professional association dedicated to advancing innovation, commercialisation and export. We have a broad-based member community – New Zealand’s most innovative companies and successful entrepreneurs. 

It aims to develop globally successful technology companies through collaboration and education for businesses small and large. The non-profit organisation is run by a voluntary committee and has over 300 company and individual members. 

That Canterbury’s economic future relies on us building a high-value, world class, environmentally sustainable tech economy. Canterbury Tech is the catalyst for tech sector growth and the glue that binds our tech eco-system together.