Here, the spirit of innovation thrives, and the future is full of possibilities. Situated in the heart of Christchurch, the Innovation Expo is more than just an event – it's a celebration of resilience, creativity, collaboration, and progress.

In the aftermath of significant challenges, including the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, Christchurch has emerged as a beacon of innovation. The Innovation Expo is a testament to our city's remarkable journey and the inspiring individuals, businesses, and organisations driving positive change.

Our mission is simple: to showcase the best and brightest ideas, initiatives, and advancements. From cutting-edge tech to interactive experiences and smart applications, we bring together a diverse range of exhibitors and speakers who are shaping the future and beyond.

But the Innovation Expo is more than just a showcase – it's a hub of collaboration, connection, and community. It's a place where individuals from all walks of life can come together to share ideas, forge partnerships, and build a brighter future together.

This exciting two-day event has something for everyone, with a wide range of interactive exhibitors showcasing everything from drone shows to emergency response simulations. See and experience the latest in Extended Reality, robotics, 3D printing and eGaming technology; discover more about sustainability initiatives, energy solutions and Internet of Things (IoT); and explore the future of infrastructure, air travel, and education. It’s your front row seat to the future of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Get involved in the packed programme of keynote sessions, panel discussions, presentations and workshops, which are also sure to engage and inspire. Award-winning thought leaders, industry leaders and product developers will cover a variety of trending topics, including Artificial Intelligence, IoT, digital transformation, climate change, smart cities, data culture, cybersecurity, eGaming and more. Our city is changing with the times – and changing for the good of us all.

Other Christchurch events centred on innovation during the week are the Canterbury Tech Summit and Aerospace Summit (separate tickets) both of which is also hosted at Te Pae.

Smart Christchurch Innovation Expo 2023 Highlights

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The Innovation Expo is produced by Council’s Smart Christchurch programme, promoting Ōtautahi Christchurch as an exemplar city, showcasing solutions that make life better and that are replicable by others.

Register early to secure your spot. Some sessions and workshops have limited numbers and may require a separate registration to secure your place.  More details coming soon!