NSW digital industry to be showcased at CeBIT 2016

28 April 2016

CeBIT 2016

NSW’s status as Australia’s ICT and digital capital is being showcased to the world at CeBIT Australia 2016, being held at Sydney Olympic Park from 2-4 May.

The event, the largest business technology exhibition in the Asia Pacific, is expected to attract about 15,000 visitors as well as 300 exhibitors and 200 speakers at the conferences held as part of CeBIT.

The NSW Government will be using CeBIT 2016 to illustrate the depth and breadth of the state’s technology industry. The NSW Government is the official partner of CeBIT 2016.

Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Industry Anthony Roberts and Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro are speaking at the event.

NSW ICT industry

NSW accounts for 39% of Australia’s total ICT businesses and almost 50% of the nation’s telecommunication, computer and information services exports. NSW also has the largest pool of ICT professionals in the country, making ICT an important source of jobs in the NSW economy.

Additionally, 46.5% of all Australia’s startups are based in Sydney.

The NSW Department of Industry is showcasing 22 companies and organisations across two display areas at CeBIT, highlighting the diversity and innovative focus of NSW’s ICT community.

They include:

  • Thinkable – a new online platform that allows organisations to source innovation from the world’s top scientists and startups
  • SynFlyt – developer of a unique flight simulator for outdoors, built with components produced using 3D-printing
  • ATP Innovations – Australia’s leading business incubator
  • ICT International – producer of scientific instruments for soil, plant and environmental management.