Countdown to CeBIT 2018

Exhibitors and visitors at the NSW Stand

More than 15,000 people are expected to visit this year’s CeBIT – the largest business technology event in Asia Pacific. From 15–17 May 2018, the event will feature over 300 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, displaying the latest and best technology innovations.

The NSW Government is the official partner of CeBIT Australia and will showcase a range of programs and services to support NSW startups and SMEs at the event.

Applications for a place on the official NSW Government stand at CeBIT Australia 2018 have now closed.

Initiatives that support the NSW information and communication technology sector

Jobs for NSW

Jobs for NSW provides financial support to startups and emerging and fast-growth small to medium enterprises to scale and grow new jobs in NSW. With a $190 million fund to invest over four years, Jobs for NSW offers a suite of financial products including grants, loans and loan guarantees to support industries and entrepreneurial businesses that generate sustainable jobs across the state.

Boosting Business Innovation

The NSW Government has invested $18 million in the Boosting Business Innovation program, giving small businesses access to research organisations to build strong local business communities and stimulate economic growth in metropolitan and regional NSW.

Sydney Startup Hub

The Sydney Startup Hub is a globally significant innovation centre that cements the city's role as Australia's startup capital. It’s the first of its kind in Australia and is unmatched in the southern hemisphere in terms of its size and density. It offers more than 17,000 sqm across 11 floors, all under one roof in a convenient CBD location. In addition to approximately 2,500 residents, it will play host to thousands more via its community and events spaces, collaborative workspaces and a Regional Landing Pad.

Jobs for Tomorrow scholarships

The NSW Government has committed $25 million over four years to provide 25,000 scholarships worth $1,000 each to students undertaking eligible qualifications in science, mathematics, engineering or technology related fields. The Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships program will run from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019.

Breakthrough Research Fund

Funding ground-breaking technology through the Breakthrough Research Fund, is one way the NSW Government is supporting the expansion of the state’s information and communication technology sector. This includes a $26 million investment in a quantum computing technology initiative being led by the University of NSW.

CeBIT 2018: expressions of interest

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of exhibiting on the NSW Government stand?

If you are a technology company, the NSW Government—through the NSW Department of Industry—can help showcase your business. You will receive ongoing support from the NSW Government’s business development managers and export advisers for accessing new markets and developing your business.

Benefits of exhibiting on the NSW Government stand include:

  • prime trade show location at CeBIT 2018 exhibition to maximise exposure
  • an exclusive space for you to showcase your products and services
  • showcasing your products along with up to seven other cutting edge technology companies
  • power, lighting and storage space
  • stand furniture and stool
  • stand graphics, including your logo and branding
  • inclusion in the NSW Department of Industry’s marketing, including media releases and editorial content
  • on-stand support during the exhibition from NSW Government staff.

What will be the highlights of the event?

CeBIT will display the latest technology and feature in-depth conferences, international keynote speakers and a dedicated startup zone with networking events. Content sessions will cover topics such as big data, cyber security and fintech. There will be business-matching sessions to bring buyers and vendors together.

What is on offer?

Your business could gain a free exhibitor spot at the Asia Pacific’s largest business technology event. This is your chance to partner with the NSW Government to promote your business at CeBIT 2018.

How many places are available?

Only eight free exhibitor spots are available.

When do applications open and close?

Applications are now open and can be submitted online.

Applications close 5.00 pm Monday 5 March 2018.

What if I need to change or update information on my application?

Any changes to applications should be emailed to before the closing date.

What happens to my application once it is submitted?

Your application will be assessed independently by a panel of NSW Government staff.

When will I hear if my application has been successful?

The closing date for applications is Monday 26 February 2018. You can expect to hear the outcome of your application by Monday 12 March 2018.

If my application is unsuccessful, is there a waiting list?

A waiting list will be created if the event is oversubscribed. Should a place become available, offers will be made based on assessment.

What happens if my application is successful?

A Letter of Offer will be sent to you that will include the conditions of the offer for you to sign and return to the department. NSW Department of Industry staff will communicate on a regular basis to help you meet your timeframes in the lead up to the trade show.

You must participate in the CeBIT exhibition briefing workshop. This is designed to provide you with essential information about the operation of the exhibition and the NSW stand.