CeBIT Australia showcases NSW’s leading tech credentials

29 May 2014

Deputy Premier and CSIRO at CeBIT

Some of the State's best entrepreneurial and technology capabilities are being showcased in Sydney this week at CeBIT Australia 2013, the largest business technology event in the Asia Pacific.

The NSW Government is a partner with CeBIT Australia, with this year's event attracting around 30,000 delegates and featuring 500 exhibitors.

NSW Trade & Investment is hosting a stand with 15 of the State's most innovative technology companies, showcasing their leading-edge products.

NSW-based national science and ICT organisations NICTA and CSIRO, both supported by the NSW Government, are also exhibiting at CeBIT Australia.

NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner visited some of the NSW exhibits at the event, held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

"The calibre and quality of NSW companies and solutions on show at this year's CeBIT Australia show why our State is increasingly being recognised around the world as Australia's innovation powerhouse," he said.

"NICTA, an Innovation Partner at CeBIT Australia 2013, is exhibiting some of its top research and business ideas to CeBIT to show how information and communications technology is transforming industry in Australia.

"CSIRO's Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation, also supported by NICTA, is showcasing its Smarter, Safer Homes sensor technology at the event."

Mr Stoner's visit follows the NSW Government's announcement earlier this week that it had successfully secured the CeBIT Australia in Sydney for 2014-16.

Mr Stoner said the NSW Government was proud to continue as principal partner to the event.

"Sydney is Australia's ICT hub and the NSW Government wants to ensure it remains a beacon for growth and innovation in the digital economy in the Asia Pacific and around the world," Mr Stoner said.