Techweek 2020 schedule focuses on pandemic recovery. 


Techweek organisers have shifted focus, delaying and rejigging the national event to help businesses and communities use technology to support the COVID-19 recovery. 

West Coasters are invited to play a role in this year’s event, and there’s still time to get involved. If you’ve got a great topic for a webinar, want to host an online discussion or have an idea that might appeal to others – let us know now. 

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) supports Techweek each year by hosting and organising events that are relevant to the West Coast. All events will be held online this year, and we’re taking ideas and suggestions now from people who want to get involved. 

TPP Leader – Engagement Mequa Hourston says businesses and individuals get involved in Techweek for lots of reasons. 

“Some people host events to share information and innovation, others are looking for networking opportunities and some want to bring people together to talk about ways to address regional issues. 

“Hosting an event is easy and it’s a strong platform for businesses to reach greater audiences with their ideas and innovations. National events already confirmed for this year include a “speed dating” session with various experts to support new businesses, a women in technology panel focused on keeping NZ up with global competition, a masterclass on using infographics to support your business and much more. 

“We know our local community is great at coming together to address regional issues and we’re here to help make that happen.” 

Just as most things are looking a little different this year, Techweek will have a slightly different flavour in 2020 with only digital events part of the programme. However, these digital offerings open up new possibilities with larger national (and international) audiences, and fewer logistics for event organisers. 

If you want to deliver an online digital event, let us know!
Contact TPP’s Paige Smith by emailing 

Techweek 2020, 27 July – 2 August 
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For more information contact:

Mequa Hourston, Leader – Engagement
DDI: 03 7699 405 | Mobile: 027 237 5844 | email: