TPP partners with Greymouth High School to promote local tech event

The West Coast joins New Zealand innovators and tech experts next week at a special event to introduce Techweek’18.

Anyone with an interest in celebrating innovation and technology on the West Coast is invited to Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) next Wednesday evening (21 March), to take part in the nationwide livestreaming of the Techweek’18 launch. Join local entrepreneurs and innovators to find out more about the week‐long event in May, and how you can get involved.

TPP and Greymouth High School have partnered to bring Techweek’18 to the West Coast, enabling Coasters to participate in this annual festival showcasing New Zealand innovation that's good for the world. Throughout the nine days of the festival, Techweek provides a platform for events, conversations and initiatives to take place.

Hundreds of events will run across the country, providing a unique opportunity to connect the West Coast with people throughout New Zealand to inspire and build capability. West Coasters can join in at no cost, from Greymouth, thanks to live streaming technology at TPP.

Chief Executive Alex Cabrera says it’s a great opportunity for West Coast innovators to come together and discuss our place in the future of New Zealand technology and innovation.

“Nationally, our tech story is focused on areas like agritech innovations, creative industries such as flim production, and the high tech manufacturing that led to our world‐leading America’s Cup designs. Innovation is an integral part of the West Coast culture, so we have a role to play in the work that’s going on around the country.”

The live stream of the official launch will give attendees information about events and activities that will be part of the Techweek’18 events, running from 19 to 27 May. It will also include a discussion about Techweek itself and the innovation it supports.

During Techweek in May, Tai Poutini Polytechnic will also host webcasts of the headline events, alongside many other events.

Launch Details:
Where: Tai Poutini Polytechnic Greymouth Campus Conference Room
When: Wednesday 21 March, doors open at 5pm with streaming from 5:30pm to 7pm. 
Register: Space is limited, email today to register your interest.

Techweek’18 details: 
19—27 May 2018.
Anyone can host an event, register at

For more information contact:
Mequa Hourston, Communications and Marketing Manager
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