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Visa Signs On as Sponsor for 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Visa signs on as sponsor for 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Global payments tech company announces support for “good” Kiwi innovation, sponsoring award for ‘Best Technology Solutions for the Public Good’

AUCKLAND, October 26, 2017 – Visa today joined the ranks of other global technology companies supporting Kiwi tech innovation, announcing its sponsorship of the “Best Technology Solution for the Public Good” category in the 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards,

Visa’s Country Manager for New Zealand and South Pacific, Marty Kerr, says the payments technology company is thrilled to be supporting the event which recognises the most innovative companies and individuals who are driving the massive growth in the New Zealand technology sector.

“We’re especially excited to play a part in honouring the innovative technology solutions that enable public sector or not-for-profit transformation, this aligns with our own mission to enable communities, businesses and economies to thrive through innovative payment solutions,” says Kerr.

“Access to financial services is essential to human progress, and technology is the great enabler of this, so we are looking forward to being a part of this prestigious event celebrating New Zealand’s finest innovators in the tech sector.”

The new ‘Public Good’ award is the latest category to be added to the NZ Hi-Tech Awards programme, which will this year mark its 24th anniversary, since launching as the Electronics Awards in 1994.

Over the past two decades, companies such as Datacom, Endace, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Navman, Orion Health, Vend, Vista Group and Xero have collected awards; and individuals such as Rod Drury, Neville Jordan, Sir William Gallagher, Sir Peter Maire, Sam Morgan, Dr Catherine Mohr, Katherine Corich, Selwyn Pellett, and Frances Valintine have been honoured.

For more information about Visa’s work in New Zealand, visit:


About Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit, and @VisaNews.

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