Events > Australia and New Zealand Roadshow 2024

London (Technology)

Friday, 8 Mar 2024

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Venue: Level 39 One Canada Square, Canary Wharf

This event is focused on opportunities in the tech sector in Australia and New Zealand and first-hand advice from UK tech businesses who are operating in the market. The session will also cover how our new Free Trade Agreements with Australia and New Zealand are helping to reduce barriers for tech companies. 

This event is for UK businesses which provide tech products and services and are looking to expand into, or grow their sales in, the Australia and New Zealand markets. 


Time  Events
8:30am Registration, networking and refreshements
9:05am Opening remarks from Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Australia and The Hon Stephen Smith, High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom

Tech opportunities in Australia and New Zealand 

Broad, introductory presentation on the Australian and New Zealand tech markets and the opportunities for UK businesses.  


What do the UK-AUS and UK-NZ FTAs mean for your business? 

Deep dive into specific provisions which benefit the technology sector, particularly focusing on mobility and RPQs.  

How FTAs are adapting to changes in society and technology 

Discussion with the ex-Chief Negotiators for the UK-Australia FTA, Vivien Life and Elisabeth Bowes, on the modern featues of the UK's FTA's with Australia, including digital trade, innovation and gender equality. 

11:00am Break

Trade Missions and Export success in Australia & New Zealand

Presentation from Futr.Ai who attended a DBT Tech trade mission to Australia last year, followed by Q&A.   


Fireside chat on Tech in Australia and New Zealand, led by the UK’s HMTC for Asia Pacific  

Fireside chat with Elizabeth Vega OBE, the Group CEO of Informed Solutions, led by Martin Kent, HMTC Asia Pacific. 

12:15pm Closing remarks from Martin Kent, HM Trade Commissioner Asia Pacific

Lunch and networking 

A lunch will be provided as part of the event time for networking with attendees, senior government officials, and businesses with export experience. 

1:30pm Finish