Help Christchurch develop a strategy to grow a successful technology sector

Fresh BeginningsTechnology is a key contributor to the growth of the Christchurch economy and is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand.

Christchurch’s economic development agency, Canterbury Development Corporation, is working with local industry to develop a Tech Sector Strategy to ensure Christchurch makes the most of this highly-skilled and high-value sector.

The online forum will facilitate discussion between businesses, stakeholders and commentators with local, national and international perspectives to help inform our strategy.

The Canterbury Development Corporation is particularly seeking insight from people who understand the international technology sector and markets and the challenges facing New Zealand business in these markets.

It’s easy – all you need to do is email They will send you a link to the online discussion forum.

Once you register, you will be able to introduce yourself and see who else is participating in the forum. Then from Monday 20 April through to Friday 1 May you will be able to comment and participate in a number of discussions about the tech sector.
The involvement of people from international markets will be greatly appreciated and significantly enhance our strategy.

Thank you for your participation.

Helen Shorthouse, CDC Sector Leader Technology
Anna Elphick, CDC Strategist