CIO Summit
CIO Tech Expo


CIO Summit & Tech Expo is on again in August 2020. Hosted at Spark Arena for the first time the Live event features the CIO Summit plenary VIP Content, Roundtables, Networking as well as the full Tech Expo + Seminars.

But wait! We’re going Virtual too! The CIO Summit team has taken the opportunity to reboot, innovate and create an event experience like no other for New Zealand’s technology community. In this new time, the opportunity for the New Zealand CIO & Tech community to come together to hear and share experiences, learnings and ideas is more critical than ever. The CIO Summit & Tech Expo and all content will also be hosted on a state-of-the-art Virtual Event Platform – giving you the option to attend in person or remotely.

Register now to attend the NZ’s CIO Summit and Tech Expo in August.


In addition to the CIO Summit & Tech Expo you’ve come to expect, here’s what you can expect from our virtual CIO Stadium.

In addition to the event at Spark Arena on 25 & 26 August 2020, you’ll have the option to attend our virtual CIO Stadium. The event is being hosted fully online as well as in person. Perfect if your schedule doesn’t allow you to make it. You can log in and take part in the CIO Summit for 30 days after the event.

CIO Stadium will host all of the features and benefits you experience by attending the event in person, including the exclusive VIP elements, enhanced networking, international keynotes and the Tech Expo. There are some great prizes to claim in our gamification feature and perfect opportunities to connect with your peers and the sponsors.

Enter into an immersive, self-directed and interactive experience. Visit CIO Stadium

  • See all the best content delivered by global and local leaders in technology & transformation
  • Video chat with exhibitors and other CIOs in the exhibition hall and in the VIP networking lounge
  • Enter great prize draws and collect information and vouchers in your swag bag as you move through the event


New Zealand’s largest tech event in 2020 - 1000+ CIO and tech industry attendees



Impactful insights from across the globe – plus local technology leaders on how to navigate recovery and re-imagination. Live at Spark Arena Plus! Two Auditoriums in the virtual CIO Stadium streaming content. Available for 30 days.



Attend live in-person or via our world-class virtual platform enabling an immersive summit, exhibition and networking experience like none other you've experienced. Or both! Virtual CIO Stadium is open for 30 days.



CIO Summit & Tech Expo will run live and safe - delivering all the specialised content and enhanced networking you’re used to. Attend in person at Spark Arena – Summit keynotes, Seminar sessions, Hosted breakfasts, Lunches, Live panel discussions, Networking drinks function.



Announcing the highly anticipated and celebrated 2020 NZ CIO Award Finalists. This year, the Awards finalists will be announced at the CIO Summit, with the big winners reveal happening later in the year at a special Pre-Christmas Cocktail Function.



Visit over 80 sponsors and exhibitors. The Tech Expo is scheduled for 25/26 August at Spark Arena. Come along and visit the expo and the full seminar programme. Check in online at the virtual Tech Expo for 30 days. Chat on the virtual expo booths. Download material into your swag bag and enter all the prize draws. There’s a big prize for the winner of our Leaderboard Competition!



In addition to all the benefits of networking at the live event, take part in virtual chat rooms, meet with your peers and share experiences around hot topics of the day. You'll have visibility over all attendees and can connect with them for a virtual meet up in the VIP lounge. Engagement open for 30 days.



We are 100% focused on your event experience. We look forward to seeing you at the live event or greeting you in the lobby of the virtual CIO Stadium. We understand how important CIO Summit is to NZ’s tech community and a great experience is guaranteed.



For the first time, virtual attendance allows you to achieve the lowest carbon footprint ever AND still get all of the benefits you expect from CIO Summit & Tech Expo.


The NZ CIO Summit Team would like to thank you all for your on-going support

All Access Pass
Tribe Pass
Remote Attendance
Expo Pass


I’m a registered delegate at the Tech Expo, what happens to my registration?

Your registration automatically adds on access to the Virtual Expo in addition to the Live Expo. To upgrade your registration to attend the CIO Summit and other exclusive elements of the event call us on (09) 912 3616.

What’s happening with the CIO Awards?

The 2020 CIO Award Finalists will be revealed as part of the CIO Summit on August 25th. However, because of the challenges involved in safely hosting a live large event we have reimagined the CIO Awards night as an exclusive awards gala cocktail function, to be held in November at Spark Arena. Tickets for this will go on sale in September.

How will I access the event on the day?

You will receive a welcome email with all the information in the days leading up to the event. This will contain a link and sign-in for the event, as well as other information you need to know.

What if I have technical issues when participating in the event?

We will be on hand to assist. Once inside the platform, look for the Tech Help Desk in the main lobby.

How do I access the presentation content on-demand?

The content will be available for 30 days on-demand. You will be able to access this by re-logging back into the event through the link we sent.

What information will be shared with sponsors and exhibitors?

As you sign in, you have the opportunity to fill out your profile. Your profile will be visible to other attendees and exhibitors. This helps you decide who you’d like to network with. If you choose to engage with a sponsor by entering a prize draw or having a meeting then your profile information will be shared with them.