In a new twist on convergence, two of the country's leading business and technology events have merged.
IDG Communications, organiser of the Computerworld Expo, and TUANZ (Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand), organiser of the Bizcom Expo, have joined forces to present the 1999 Computerworld Expo in association with TUANZ, to be held at the Expo Centre, Auckland Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland, 13-15 April 1999.
The new Expo is expected to bring together more than 130 information technology and telecommunications companies and to feature more than 70 seminar presentations. At the same time, TUANZ will host Communications '99, its 12th annual users conference, in the Logan Campbell Centre, adjacent to the exhibit halls.
"The rapid convergence of computers and telecommunications technologies, coupled with the massive growth of the World Wide Web, has stunning implications for businesses everywhere. It makes sense to combine the two leading business technology Expos into one integrated event that provides a clear window of where technology is today and where it may be tomorrow," says Martin Taylor, managing director of IDG Communications.
“This event will deliver on the reality of convergence. By bringing together the two major IT&T exhibitions and the TUANZ annual conference, we have a compelling and valuable event for delegates to attend, particularly those from out of Auckland,” says Grant Forsyth, chief executive, TUANZ.