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Full House At ES Connectivity 05 Technology Expo

Full House At ES Connectivity 05 Technology Expo

Press release, 6-September-05, ES Connectivity Trade Show, Christchurch: Visitors to ES Connectivity can look forward to a full complement of next generation technology displays and guest speakers at the ES Connectivity Trade Show, New Zealand's only dedicated electronics expo at the Christchurch Convention Centre from 30 September - 1 October 2005.

ES Connectivity 05 will display some of the most advanced technologies and services created in New Zealand, as well as a range of demonstrations of powerful next generation technology that includes the world's first combined robotics, electronics and Macromedia Flash conference. The aim of this two day exhibition is to facilitate opportunities for networking, innovation, trade partnerships and employment.

Exhibitors include industry stalwarts Allied Telesyn and Tyco Electronics, niche companies like ADX Electronics, and support organisations such as the Nqb8r Charitable Trust and the Christchurch Polytechnic.

"If you're serious about being in the industry you have to be visible and that's why we're exhibiting," says Martin Morrissey, Development Manager at Tyco Electronics.

The first day of the expo, September 30, is open to trade delegates, government, investors and industry associations. Opening day guest speakers have a strong focus on the Next Generation: discussion topics include Next Generation Mobile Phone Applications, and Next Generation Internet.

"These talks are designed to keep delegates and exhibitors in tune with cutting edge application of new technology," said Saruchera.

On Day Two, the doors open to the public. The show holds appeal for students, teachers, employees and anyone interested in finding out more about some of the amazing technologies being developed in New Zealand. Industry members will be interested in the talks addressing specific challenges in today's marketplace, including China, lead-free, and user centred design.

The 700 guests expected to turn out for this year's event are likely to include potential international trading partners, technologists and engineers, media, investors, students academic staff, and government representatives.

The trade show's major sponsors are Canterbury Development Corporation, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, and Industry Capability Network, with additional sponsorship from Macromedia and UK Trade and Investment.

Opening times and location are:

30 September: 8.00am - 5.00pm

1 October: 9.00am - 2.00pm

Venue: Christchurch International Convention Centre

Further information and registration details can be found at



. Nightside Test Design Ltd

. Applied Design Development Ltd

. Canterprise Ltd

. ADX Electronics

. Assembly Specialists Ltd

. Photoetch Industries Ltd

. AEC Electronics

. Intranel Limited

. Bootstrap IT Ltd

. Zodal Inc NZ Limited

. Raztec (NZ) Ltd

. Bluewater Systems Ltd

. Tyco Electronics Ltd

. JB Metrics / Nqb8r Charitable Trust

. Talbot Plastics Ltd

. Lincoln Ventures Limited

. Cleverscope

. Allied Telesyn

. NZ Immigration Service

. Visual Footprints Ltd

. Grant Thornton Accountants

. Navman NZ Ltd

. Arrow Components NZ

. RoHS and WEEE Specialists (NZ) Ltd

. HumanWare Ltd

. Stratatec Ltd

. Reed Business Information


. Combined Technology NZ Ltd

. Wireless Design

. Tait Electronics


. Brian Chau (Melbourne, Aus)

Macromedia (

Next Generation Flash - What is it and its relevance to next generation hardware devices plus Macromedia Special Announcement

. Anthony Eden (Australia) Abuzz (

Kiosks & Flash: Turning Flash into a kiosk application & how this works with hardware developers.

. David Williams (San Francisco, California)

Feature Presentation : NZ EXPAT

Making Things (

Teleo: tools for building Digital Devices, rapid prototypes, Exhibit and Installations and other interactive environments

. Chris Blair (ChCh, NZ) ZoDAL (

Flash Lite: The next generation in mobile phone applications using the Flash Lite platform

. Dr. Allan Miller Vice President Product Management, Allied Telesyn Research

IPv6 - Next generation internet and its impact on the industry and people's everyday lives

. R Blank (Santa Monica, California)

Feature Presentation : LA Flash MMUG Manager

Case Studies with some examples of work: the IKEA Planner, the Clear Channel Interactive Venue Kiosk and the Whiskas Virtual Cat. How people can position

themselves to exploit opportunities within this industry.

. China, - Pros, Cons, Risks, Opportunities and Support

Featuring NZ electronics companies & experts that have been there and done it? - or not done it.

. User Centred Design

Advantages it brings for technology companies - Alan Cox, Managing Director, Left Click Ltd.

. HIT Lab NZ

A look at the latest TL Jones project done in conjunction with the HIT Lab

. Compliance and Testing

Best practice for reduced cost and improved turnaround time Matt Toohey

. Latest Update on RoHS and WEEE

Restrictions on Electronics Imports to the EU - Roland Sommer - RoHS WEEE Specialists Ltd

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