Attention Tourism, Hospo, Accommodation, and Travel Tech Companies! 

Pitch to investors and demo to operators at Tourism Tech Expo 2019

Tourism Tech Expo is a full-day showcase of industry-leading technology and emerging new innovations for tourism operators and investors seeking to be a part of globally-impactful solutions.

This event is Organized by Startup Queenstown Lakes, Wanaka and Wakatipu Investment Network, and members of the tourism industry to showcase the best in tourism tech.


The day is broken into three key parts:
  • 9 a.m. to noon: Investor Pitch Morning session
  • noon to 1 p.m.: Keynote luncheon
  • 1 to 5 p.m.: Operator Showcase Demo afternoon session
  • 5 p.m. cocktail hour
See the full agenda here. Read more details below.

This inaugural event will feature operators and investor attendees from through NZ, Australia’s East Coast, and North America and is a first-of-its-kind programme to give tourism, hospitality, and accommodation tech a place to meet with investors and operators in a pitch/demo-centric environment.

Have Questions?

Email the event organizer team.

Expo Hall Booth

Ready for some facetime with investors and/or operators?

Throughout the day, from the opening of doors to closing time, you’ll have a dedicated space to showcase your business to attendees. Do mini-demos, run sales promotions, or highlight key customers.

All participating tech companies receive a space to set up their own 3m x 2m booth OR have a 2m Table. A power outlet is provided.

Fee: No fee for a booth (+ $250 deposit is required and is forfeited if you cancel after 1 August).

Investor Pitch Session

Raising capital or just testing the market for a future raise?

Sign up to pitch your tech venture to a room of qualified investors from WWIN (Wanaka & Wakatipu Investor Network) and other guest investors. This morning session will give you an opportunity to tell a compelling story and gain interest with a room of investors looking for deal flow in the tourism and tech sector.

You’ll have 7 minutes to pitch your business on stage with a big screen followed by 8 minutes of Q&A from a dragons den panel of investors.

Investors will score all the pitches and following the pitch and express interest to meet with you. Immediately following, investors will have a chance to swing by your exhibit booth space (or hotspot if you are pitching only) to meet one on one and dive deeper into the details of your offering.

At the conclusion of the event during the cocktail hour, prizes will be awarded As designated by investor attendees.

Fee: Included with Expo Booth or $99 to pitch only (includes all-day pass for two).

Operator Demo Session

Looking to showcase your capabilities to win more customers?

The afternoon the focus switches from investment to the tech and benefit for operators. Operators from across New Zealand will be on hand to see what your solution can do to improve their business.

You’ll have 15 minutes on stage to demo your tech and share a client success story. Operators will rate the interest and have an opportunity to meet with you at your Expo Booth (or hotspot of you are demoing only) to learn more.

At the conclusion of the event during the cocktail hour, prizes will be awarded as designated by operator attendees.

Fee: Included with Expo Booth or $99 to demo only (includes all-day pass for two).

Additional benefits:

For all participating tech companies who register before 1 August, you will be included in:
  • All tech exhibitors receive 2 exhibitors tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $40 and include an all-day pass, luncheon, etc.
  • Promotional advertising via social media
  • Have a featured write-up and offering a summary in our investor guide (Investor session participants only)
  • Have a featured write up and a client case study or success article in our operator guide
  • Receive the contact info for all attendees who opt-in to learn more about you so you can follow up directly.
The event closes out with a cocktail hour and brief prize ceremony to provide you further networking opportunities with investors and operators. All registered companies and your staff will receive these benefits.

Cancellation: Tech exhibitors who cancel after 1 August will forfeit a $250 event deposit.


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