CeBIT to remain in NSW

10 May 2016

Staff and exhibitors at CeBIT 2016

Sydney will remain the host city for CeBIT Australia – Asia Pacific’s largest business technology exhibition - for the next three years, following a highly successful run at Sydney Olympic Park from May 2-4, cementing NSW’s position as Australia’s digital state.

The NSW Government was an official partner of CeBIT Australia 2016, which showcased some of the latest ICT technology in the world, attracting 300 exhibitors, 200 speakers and thousands of visitors over the three day event.

Home grown talent

CeBIT Australia 2016 also provided an opportunity for the NSW Government to highlight the depth and breadth of the state’s technology industry with an official Department of Industry stand.

The stand featured more than 20 local businesses and organisations displaying a range of innovative and imaginative new products including:

  • A new online platform which allows organisations to source innovation from the world’s top scientists and startups, by Thinkable
  • An app by Utillix which allows users to avoid striking underground pipes and other utilities during construction and excavation work by allowing the user to see what is under their feet before they start digging
  • An enhanced fintech application which allows people to see all their wealth in the one place by BigFuture
  • Software which allows food delivery businesses to have full visibility of their drivers while they are out on the road, by Delivery Command.

PitchFest success

Coming in at a very respectable third place in CeBIT’s Start-up PitchFest, was Surry Hills based software designer, Shippit. Shippit was one of 11 startup companies assisted by the NSW Government to appear at CeBIT.

Billed as the web’s simplest shipping platform, Shippit connects retailers to several different carriers so that the best carrier can be allocated to a parcel. All carriers are consolidated into a single, simple view.

NSW digital strength

CeBIT Australia 2016 confirmed NSW’s top spot as the nation’s leader when it comes to ICT and digital industries.

NSW has nearly half of the nation’s startups and 39% of Australia’s total ICT businesses, supporting a total workforce of 178,000 people – the largest ICT talent pool in the nation.

The NSW Government demonstrated high profile support for CeBIT Australia with contributions to events and workshops from:

  • Premier Mike Baird
  • Minister for Industry, Anthony Roberts
  • Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business, John Barilaro
  • Minister for Innovation, Victor Dominello
  • Minister for Trade, Stuart Ayres
  • Minister for Finance, Dominic Perrottet
  • Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner.

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