Over 1000 people attended

Popping in throughout the day to talk with our 45+ exhibitors, attending the STEM Schools Experience, or booked into one or more of the 15+ breakout sessions.

Hamilton - March 3rd 2020

An opportunity to come together to share knowledge and insights, to learn, connect and forge new relationships as well as have some fun!

TechFest—Waikato’s Festival of Technology and Innovation

Entry is free!

On 3 March 2020, TechFest kicked off for another year bringing together technology leaders, business and the wider community from around the Waikato to see, touch and experience innovative technology products and solutions.

TechFest celebrates the regions technology sector strength and supports the building of networks and opportunities to continue to build on this strength with upcoming talent, businesses that are confident and capable of undertaking their own digital journey, a thriving innovation ecosystem, access to capital for growth, and an overall approach that fosters inclusion in underpinning economic growth and community wellbeing.

Website building competition

Does a local business, club or organisation, or anybody else you know need a new website?

Be in to win a 12 month Rocketspark subscription by designing a home page for your chosen organisation using Rocketspark's website builder.

There are also prizes for category winning schools!
Entries close 5pm 1 May.

Find out more

Key objectives of TechFest


Enable attendees to access knowledge, experience and insights from leaders operating at the forefront of technology locally and globally.


Support the creation of networks between the local technology sector, business, education providers and the wider community.

Share knowledge

Support digital inclusion and for people to future-proof their businesses and their lives.

Build capacity

Create opportunities that will help stimulate greater growth and innovation in the technology sector and business community.

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STEM Schools Experience

Important dates for 2021

If you interested in exhibiting at TechFest 2021 please get in touch.

June 2020

Exhibitor applications open 

September 2020

Deadline for exhibitor bookings

October 2020

Promotion kicks off 

March 2020

TechFest 2021


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