Sponsors rally behind NetHui 2011, registrations well under way

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc.) is very pleased to announce the support of seven sponsors so far for the inaugural NetHui 2011 multi-stakeholder conference, to be held from 29 June to 1 July at Sky City in Auckland. Also registrations to attend have passed 120 and are increasing each day. More information about the event can be found at www.2011.nethui.org.nz

The sponsors announced today are:
• Gold Level: Google
• Silver Level: FX Networks, Scoop Media Cartel, Trade Me
• Innovation and Emerging Issues Stream Sponsor: Alcatel-Lucent
• Digital Citizenship Stream Sponsor: TelstraClear
• Education Stream Sponsor: Catalyst IT

“We are very pleased and grateful to have the support of the sponsors for this inaugural event. They are supporting all who are striving to understand the challenges that we face in respect to the Internet,” says Chief Executive Vikram Kumar.

InternetNZ announced at the end of March that it would invest heavily in the event to reduce the price of registration to just $30 excluding GST. “The aim was to remove barriers to entry for all sectors and communities with an interest in the Internet and the issues that arise around it, and it appears to have worked,” says Kumar.


“We are very happy that many people have responded by not leaving their registrations to the last minute. We are seeing a wide variety of registrations – from individuals, businesses, government and community groups. NetHui will be a truly multi-stakeholder event and the discussion format means everyone can engage.

“At this rate of registrations, and with the Kiwi propensity for last minute action, we encourage people to register now so as to avoid disappointment, and to arrange any necessary travel and accommodation ahead of time.”

InternetNZ also announced last month that Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig will be a keynote speaker at NetHui 2011.


“Professor Lessig is a global thought leader in areas such as copyright, civil liberties, privacy and government control of the Internet. The announcement that Professor Lessig will be a keynote speaker has created quite a buzz. We look forward to welcoming him to New Zealand to speak on Friday 1 July,” says Kumar.

For further comment please contact:
Vikram Kumar
Chief Executive
021 937 211

For more information on NetHui 2011 please contact:
Richard Wood
NetHui Organiser
0274 974 837


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