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Igniting the tech conversation!

Kia ora,

Tomorrow I’m looking forward to exploring the latest in fintech at Aotearoa New Zealand’s FinTechNZ Hui Taumata 2024 – thriving together. We’re expecting over 350 delegates, 45 speakers, three dedicated streams, plus an Innovation Zone and five startup pitches at the Fast Pitch Breakfast. There’s also roundtable discussions and specialist topics including open banking, meeting the Government, women in fintech and empowering communities.

Last week I mentioned the commencement of work on tech visas that National announced as part of their policy. Please email me if you are facing any recruitment, immigration or skills issues at the moment so I have a few fresh anecdotes to share as we feed into this process. Tell me – are there any particular roles you are struggling to fill at the moment?

Ten years ago we established a conference on cyber security, bringing together Chief Information Security Officers and other cyber security professionals to hear the latest trends and learn from each other’s experiences. Next week our 10th annual New Zealand Cyber Security Summit will be attended by over 500 people striving to make New Zealand and their businesses safe from scams and attacks. I hope to see you there.

We’re also on the final countdown to BioTechNZ’s Life Sciences Summit, 11-12 March in Wellington. The Summit covers biosecurity, animal health, genomics, sustainability, climate emissions reduction and more. If you haven’t explored the programme yet, check it out now. If you’re in Wellington on Sunday 10 March, discover the heartbeat of Wellington’s biotech scene at the Only in Wellington Touchdown Event. Find out more here.

This week also includes a Chinese New Year celebration with the Hong Kong Trade Office, a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT) head of trade policy to discuss how tech can best leverage our free trade agreements. 

Ngā mihi
Graeme Muller

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