Sponsorship opportunities

Align your brand with the Expo experience and make a meaningful contribution to the growth of industry by supporting the delivery of the Expo.

Be a part of New Zealand’s innovation story.

The Smart Christchurch Innovation Expo offers two full days of networking opportunities, interactive exhibits, and opportunities to learn.

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Experience over 100+ innovative solutions from emerging start-ups, social enterprises, academic institutions (including student projects) and industry disruptors. The Expo environment is a dynamic, flexible setting, with interactive exhibits, which provide a different approach to presentation-based sales pitches.

Hear from over 50+ technology vendors, product developers, and thought leaders’ experiences and expertise on topics including future transport, cyber security, future of place, the Internet of Things and more at the Innovation Summit.

Connect

A chance to explore new connections, partnerships and collaborations, the Expo brings together 10,000 attendees from central and local government, education, public and private sectors.

Collaboration is at the heart of innovation, and the Expo provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, decision-makers, and the public.

Innovate

The Innovation Expo is a platform to share projects, showcase technology, and exchange ideas, which aim to inspire the collective genius around us to bring new innovation to life.

10,000+
delegates
  • Local and national
  • Governmental
  • Commercial organisations
  • Development agencies
  • Council subsidiaries
  • Crown entities
  • Policy makers
100+
exhibitors
  • Start-ups and emerging innovators
  • Social enterprises
  • Industry leaders
  • Distributors
  • Academia
20+
Innovation Summit sessions
  • Technology vendors
  • Product developers
  • Service providers
  • Thought leaders

sponsorship opportunities

Your sponsorship investment is directed to a chosen experience or topic which best showcases your organisation. There are more than 20 opportunities to sponsor the Expo – more than just sponsoring an event, you are aligning your brand with the Expo experience.

Sponsorship value: $50,000

What you’ll get for your investment:

  • Exhibition stand – size based on your requirement.
  • Host a topic or workshop at the Innovation Summit.
  • Live streaming of the presentation or workshop in the main exhibition hall.
  • Meaningful awareness by associating your brand with a leading innovation event. Includes company profiling on the Smart Christchurch website, promotion materials, and mention of your brand on all the Expo channels and networks.
  • Mention throughout the Innovation Summit proceedings.
  • Display of your marketing materials throughout the Expo.
  • Brand profile in Expo brochure.
Sponsorship value: $20,000

What you’ll get for your investment:

  • Exhibition stand – up to two 3x3m booths.
  • Host a topic or workshop at the Innovation Summit – up to an hour.
  • Meaningful awareness by associating your brand with a leading innovation event. Includes company profiling on the Smart Christchurch website, promotion materials, and mention of your brand on all the Expo channels and networks.
  • Brand mention in Expo brochure.
Sponsorship value: $10,000

What you’ll get for your investment:

  • Exhibition stand – one 3x3m booth.
  • Host a topic or workshop at the Innovation Summit – up to half an hour.
  • Meaningful awareness by associating your brand with a leading innovation event. Includes company profiling on the Smart Christchurch website, promotion materials, and mention of your brand on all the Expo channels and networks.
  • Brand mention in Expo brochure.
Sponsorship value: $10,000

1 opportunity available

What you’ll get for your investment:

  • Specific facility to utilise the e-gaming lounge and effectively showcase your innovation and expertise.
  • Engaging setting to attract key stakeholders and the public with the intriguing nature of the lounge.
  • Unique interest to engage key stakeholders with your brand and stand out from other exhibits with the lounge.
  • Meaningful awareness by associating your brand with a leading innovation event. Includes company profiling on the Smart Christchurch website, promotion materials, and mention of your brand on all the Expo channels and networks.
  • Brand mention in Expo brochure.
Sponsorship Value: $5,000

2 opportunities available

This award will be presented to three of the exhibiting schools for the most striking, innovative project based on public voting across both days at the Expo.

What you’ll get for your investment:

  • Unique contribution inspiring promising, young innovators and support the future growth of the industry.
  • Present the prize at the conclusion of the voting period (potentially in the form of an oversized cheque).
  • Meaningful awareness by associating your brand with a leading innovation event. Includes company profiling on the Smart Christchurch website, promotion materials, and mention of your brand on all the Expo channels and networks.
  • Brand mention in Expo brochure.

More options for sponsorship:

  • Lanyards
  • Attendee bags
  • Bag inserts
  • Pens and notepads
  • Accommodation partner
  • Brochure design and publication
  • Tailored sponsorship proposal (contact organiser)

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