Canterbury Software Cluster Event – Debate with NZ MPs
Government policy plays a huge role in the success of the ICT industry – from the Christchurch rebuild and the Innovation Precinct, software development government RFPs, access to ultrafast broadband, R&D grants, export assistance, quality education, skilled migrants, compliance, and more. In recent years the NZ ICT sector has experienced strong year on year growth, and export earnings from this sector are predicted to rise significantly over the next decade.
On Tuesday 5 August, speakers from National, Labour, Greens, and Internet MANA parties shared their policy ideas for this growing industry at a Canterbury Software Cluster hosted event held at EPIC. During the event, four panellists – Hon Amy Adams, Clare Curran, Gareth Hughes and Laila Harré – were asked questions chosen from online submissions, as well as questions from the floor.
~Excerpt taken from Canterbury Software website here, modified for tense.