April 2010 Event

Our April event is being hosted by Gold Sponsor, Auckland City Council, at one of the city’s premier venues, the Auckland Town Hall.

Website Preview
We will be giving a preview of the new Auckland ICT website designed by Auckland ICT member, Covalense later this month. Hopefully this means some of the recent website challenges are a thing of the past. Thanks to Covalense we will shortly offer smoother user registration and a really useful member company database when the new web site goes live.

New website features that should be of great benefit to our members include:
o Enhanced member directory allowing prospects and partners to more easily search for your business by sub-category
o Member news, whereby members can post news items
o Featured member profiles, which will be changed each month.

Preview of Trans-Tasman ICT Link-up
Hear from Elena Vasilchenko of IISEIE and Sharl Gedye from Austrade about an exciting development in trans-Tasman opportunities for Auckland ICT companies. A virtual Trade Mission will allow Auckland ICT companies to hear from Australian companies which are looking for NZ Technology partners. Auckland ICT members eager to get into Australia, will also get the chance to prepare a five-minute recorded presentation that will be played to relevant Australian companies. Where there are synergies between two companies, a private one-on-one video conference will be held at the Australian Consulate to make formal introductions.

This is a great opportunity for Auckland ICT members wanting to make connections in Australia, and to hear from potential Australian companies wanting to make Kiwi connections as they enter our market. Details will be announced at the event, so make sure you do not miss out!

When: Thursday 29 April
Where: Auckland Town Hall
Ground Floor Council Chamber
301 Queen Street
Use Clock Tower entrance on Queen Street

5.00pm Registration, drinks & finger food
5.45 pm Welcome
5.50pm Five one-minute presentations by Auckland ICT members
6.00pm Preview of Trans-Tasman ICT Link-up
6.20pm Launch of new Auckland ICT website:
• Overview
• Member Profile
• Member Directory
• Member News
• Featured Member Profile
7.00 pm Member prize draw and further networking
7.30pm Finish

Event Cost
We have introduced two new rates. Payment is by Direct Credit or cheque in advance. We do not accept payment by credit card.
Auckland ICT Members $15
Full-time students $10
Members of NZICT Group $20
Non-members $25
Prepaid Event Attendance
Instead of paying $15 for each event, all financial members can pay $100 for one person to attend one event a month for the following 12 months. This is transferable to another person from the same member company.

Please RSVP for this event by 6 pm on Tuesday 27 April by email to Debbie Hassell at
events at aucklandict.org.nz with the following information:
– Name
– Company
– What you are offering now (up to 25 words)
– What you are seeking now (up to 25 words)
We circulate the “Offer & Seek” list to all those who have registered before the event to help everyone make the right connections.

Remember – both knowledge sharing and ‘who you know’ play a big part in business success. Be sure to pass this invitation on to your colleagues and contacts.

Auckland ICT wishes to thank Auckland City Council for hosting this event and providing the food and drinks.

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