August – AucklandICT Cluster hosts Gold Coast Companies

Mark 26th August in your diary as the date for this month’s Auckland ICT networking event. We are delighted to welcome the delegation from Business Gold Coast. This marks the first step in the Trans-Tasman Link-up.

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.

Win a trip for two to the Gold Coast


AucklandICT eyes the Gold Coast for expansion

We will hold a business card draw at 7pm at the end of the presentations. Business Gold Coast is kindly offering return flights from Auckland for two people to the beautiful Gold Coast as well as two nights accommodation and a business meeting program with Gold Coast City Council. So come along and don’t forget your business cards!

Overview of Gold Coast IT Companies

We will be showing a DVD that features six IT companies and the Gold Coast Innovation Centre. Download the Capability Profiles for the full profiles.

3Dme is a complete 3D creative studio which uses captivating high definition 3D visualisation and multimedia techniques framed in clever digital story-telling, to take a look inside the human body and communicate complex physiological processes in an engaging, clear and concise manner.

B-Free is the online leader in accounting software, utilising Internet technologies to provide real time accounting, bookkeeping and budgeting software for individuals, investors and SMEs.

CaraData® specialises in the development of software solutions for the data management and surveillance of sexual health, communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, reproductive health, needle and syringe, and Occupation Risk Exposure.

Compass I.T. has developed and patented an online internet based ordering system for the cabinetry industry that incorporates and automates ordering with direct output to CNC machinery and logistics labelling.

Refactor deliver high-quality, custom-made software utilising the Agile development methodology with a strong focus on business value. The Refactor team have a strong Enterprise Java background, with over 10 years experience working with major banks.

ThoughtWare provide a unique, innovative range of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance solutions (i.on my solutions) to assist managing governance, risk, compliance and accreditation requirements for aged care, community care and health organisations.

Gold Coast Innovation Centre has been established to support the growth of scalable businesses in the Gold Coast region, with an aim of supporting sustainable economic growth of the region’s knowledge-based industries. GCIC provides a flexible workspace environment, expertise and links to valuable industry networks to assist knowledge-based companies pursuing significant growth opportunities.

Click on the following links for more information: Business Gold Coast & Business Opportunities.

Trans-Tasman Link-up with Business Gold Coast

Gold Coast City is located on the eastern coast of Australia, approximately one hour flight north of Sydney and one hour drive south of Brisbane. With over 500,000 residents and located in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, the city provides excellent opportunities for New Zealand ICT and technology businesses looking for expansion or business opportunities.

The city’s ICT and technology sectors are vibrant and fast paced, with access to excellent infrastructure and a young, mobile population. Opportunities exist to partner or collaborate with Gold Coast based ICT firms in software, hardware, consulting and services.

The Trans-Tasman Link-up will provide the opportunity to meet with representatives from the city and investigate opportunities to expand into Australia or partner with a Gold Coast business.

Title – Trans-Tasman Link-up with Business Gold Coast
When – Thursday 26 August 2010
Where – UNITEC North Shore Campus
132 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, North Shore City
Time Schedule –
5.00 pm – Registration, drinks & finger food
5.45pm – Welcome
5.50pm – Five one-minute presentations by Auckland ICT members
6.00pm – UNITEC Industry Collaboration
6.10pm – About Gold Coast City
Investment in the City
Opportunities for expansion to Australia
Assistance for interested companies
6.25pm – Gold Coast ICT Industry
Short form DVD of featured ICT companies
Capability booklet
6.45pm – Questions and discussion
7.00 – Business card draw to win a trip to the Gold Coast
7.30 – Finish

Event Cost
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

Prepay Event Attendance
Instead of paying $15 for each event, all financial members can pay $100 at any time 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.

If you wish to register please Click here for the event details. You have to Login to RSVP and update your “Offer & Seek”. Please do so by 6 pm on Tuesday 24 August. If you have any questions, please email Debbie Hassell at We circulate the “Offer & Seek” list to all those who have registered before the event to help everyone make the right connections.

Auckland ICT wishes to thank Business Gold Coast for the tremendous support for the event: the Business Card Draw and sponsoring the catering. We also thank UNITEC for hosting this event.

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