Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships opportunities are now open for NetHui 2011 enabling alignment with open discussion of the Internet. These include multiple levels of sponsorships along with a variety of other branding and in-kind arrangements.

Please download the prospectus <here> and contact Richard Wood at InternetNZ in the first instance.

NetHui 2011 is operated on a cost-netural basis by InternetNZ, which is also a contributor to the funding of the event. Sponsorship is sought to cover a significant portion of the cost, helping to minimse costs for participants.

The Offer

NetHui 2011 is based on the format of multistakeholder collaboration successfully introduced by the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). This inaugural NetHui event will be held over three days from 29 June – 1 July 2011 in Auckland at SkyCity.

Benefits to you as a sponsor revolve around exposure to a key audience drawn from across industry, community and government. Topical issues such as access, diversity, law, governance, privacy, security, behaviour, culture, innovation, and education will be discussed.

NetHui 2011 will provide a unique opportunity for you to align your organisation with open discussion of the Internet.

A key characteristic of this event that will add value, and make it unique, is our determination to lower the cost barriers for people attending, ensuring real cross-sector discussion.

2011 is a crucial year for the Internet in New Zealand with the roll-out of the Government’s Ultra Fast Broadband network and the Rural Broadband Initiative, both of which will increase the accessibility and performance of the Internet.

These developments present a huge opportunity for New Zealand both in terms of social and economic development – but there are implications and ramifications for the whole Internet ecosystem. NetHui 2011 is where these implications will be discussed.

Act now to secure your place in this exciting event.


NetHui 2011 is a conference that targets everyone involved with Internet issues in New Zealand.

Leaders and stakeholder groups from business, government and civil society are endorsing the event as can be seen on this website.

The invitiation to attend will be publicised widely and sent directly to indvidiuals, professionals, government advisors, business people, educationalists and, importantly, politicians and Ministers.

The common factor will be a keen interest in the success of the Internet as both a social and economic force.

About InternetNZ

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc.) is the non-profit open-membership organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the Internet in New Zealand and fostering a coordinated, cooperative approach to its ongoing development.

InternetNZ works across a range of public policy issues in areas such as access, openness, rights & responsibilities and security. InternetNZ makes regular submissions to the Government, regulators and Parliament and works co-operatively with a number of other community and sectoral organisations.