What is the Canterbury Tech Summit?

The Canterbury Tech Summit is the South Island’s largest annual tech conference that brings together over 700 leaders in innovation, technology, and business to share ideas, grow their networks, and be inspired.

Where is the Summit located?

The event is held at Christchurch’s premier conference venue the Airforce Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch 8140. View map.

How do I get to the venue?

Address – the Air Force Museum of New Zealand is located in the suburb of Wigram in Christchurch, just a 15 minute drive from either the CBD or the airport.

Parking – there is plenty of free parking available at the front of the Museum.

Taxis – are welcome to drop you off in the Museum car park. If you require a taxi pick up post event we recommend you book this well in advance to avoid a long wait time.

Buses – the 80, 100 and Yellowline buses travel down Main South or Springs Road. Get off when you see the orange and silver Harvard aircraft on a pole, then walk for 200m down Harvard Avenue. If you get off at the bus stop on Springs Road around the corner, walk down Henry Wigram Drive, past Wigram Base (former RNZAF Officers’ Mess), until you get to Harvard Avenue. The Museum is straight across the road.

Is there food and drinks at the conference?

A light lunch, afternoon tea and canapes will be provided.  Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be catered for (on request).

Water stations are provided throughout the venue. Tea and coffee will be served at lunch and afternoon tea. Drinks will be provided at the networking function.

Is there somewhere to store my belongings?

A coat stand will be provided close to the reception desk. All valuables must be kept with you.

Will there be wifi?

Wifi will be available throughout the venue for the entirety of the conference.

 Is there an events schedule available?

We are still finalising the event schedule and this will be added to the site, closer to the time. For key start and finish times including breaks, visit the schedule outline here.


When can I get a ticket?

Tickets sales start on 5 June. 

What is a member ticket?

Member tickets are for individual or company Canterbury Tech Cluster members only. (Your membership fees must be up to date otherwise you will be required to pay for a full price ticket).

Member tickets are free until 31 July. From 1 August member tickets will be charged at the discounted price of $175 plus GST.

Company member ticket allowance:

Platinum – up to 5 early bird member tickets

Gold – up to 4 early bird member tickets

Silver – up to 3 early bird member tickets

Bronze – up to 2 early bird member tickets

If you are unsure of your company member status or category please email summit@canterburytech.nz.

What happens if I become a Cluster member after 31 July 2019?

Any individual or company who join the Canterbury Tech Cluster between 1 August and 12 September will be charged the discounted member ticket price of $175 plus GST.  

I have registered for my ticket, how do I get my pass?

To get your entrance pass please present your ticket at the registration desk (printed or on your phone). Registration will open at 11:30 on 12 September.

What happens if you sell out?

Only 650 tickets are available. Once sold out a waitlist will be created.

Are there tickets at the door?

Tickets are not available at the door.

Are there discounted tickets for students?

Yes. Students can apply for a discounted ticket of $35 plus GST here. Student ID will need to be emailed to summit@canterburytech.nz to confirm your ticket.

Can I change the name on my ticket?

Absolutely. You can click on the ticket URL and change the name right up to 48 hours before the event. After that, name change is not possible. Contact us if you have any problems.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person during the conference?

No, each ticket is valid to be used by one person only for the duration of the conference.

I can’t attend the Summit anymore. Can I get a refund?

You can get a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event. After this date you can however reassign your ticket up to 48 hours prior to the event, and have someone else go in your place. Simply click on ticket URL link and change the name.


How can I get involved?

Sponsor – Get involved with the Summit as a sponsor and align your brand with one of New Zealand’s premier tech conferences. Contact us to request a copy of the sponsorship document to find out the benefits and options available to you.

Exhibitor – the Summit is an ideal opportunity to present latest innovations, generate new business, showcase your expertise and connect with our delegates. Booth spaces are limited and will sell out. Contact us today to learn more and secure your spot on the tradeshow floor.

Volunteer –  We love volunteers! If you are interested in helping on the day, please contact us.



There are many hotels, motels and lodgings in Christchurch. Special delegate rates have been negotiated with the following hotels:

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square (18 minutes drive)

Special rates offered:

Superior King/Twin Room $169.00 per room per night including 1 breakfast.

Superior King/Twin Room $189.00 per room per night including 2 breakfasts.


Bookings can be made by:

Online www.accorhotels.com/6592 preferential code: BGPG

Phone Christchurch reservations team on +6433722111

Email H6592-re1@accor.com


Ibis Christchurch (1 minutes drive)

Special rates offered:

Superior King/Twin Room $129.00 per room per night including 1 breakfast.

Superior King/Twin Room $139.00 per room per night including 2 breakfasts.


Bookings can be made by:

Online www.accorhotels.com/5893 preferential code: BGPG

Phone Christchurch reservations team on +6433722111

Email H5893-re1@accor.com