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2023 French Tech NZ Awards Night

Join us on Thursday 2 November at the GridAKL / John Lysaght to celebrate New Zealand and France’s Leadership in Technology and Innovation at the inaugural French Tech NZ Awards Night!


2 November 2023


6:00 pm


GridAKL Lysaght Building

Event description

The French Tech NZ Awards have the ambition to highlight the presence, standard, and quality of the innovative tech companies in Aotearoa New Zealand and in the French Pacific Islands, as well as their value to the economy, their expertise, and their connection to France.

The 2023 edition will reward NZ and French companies and individuals operating in the Tech for Good sphere with five awards. It will be a unique opportunity to meet the technology and innovation ecosystem, leading figures and decision-makers across the francophile community,  whilst enjoying some fine food and beverages, in the presence of Laurence Beau, Ambassador of France to New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Samoa, and Christopher Gyges, Minister at the Government of New Caledonia in charge of energy transition, digital and maritime economy.

Our MC will be David Downs, ex-comedian and CEO of The New Zealand Story, an ambitious organisation marketing New Zealand to the world. David is a well-known figure in the NZ tech sector, having held senior roles at organisations such as Microsoft, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, published two highly successful books on NZ innovation, and acting as chairman of the board of The Icehouse and the Hi-Tech Trust.

Agenda: 6pm -10pm: Welcome, keynotes, cocktail dinner and awards ceremony

Dress Code: Cocktail


  • Early bird – General | $99 instead of $150
  • Early bird – Team of 5 | $450 instead of $675 (includes tickets for 5 people seated together and a bottle of champagne)
  • Early bird – Members of La French Tech NZ | $85 instead of $120
  • Early bird – Awards applicants or nominees | $85 instead of $120


Early bird pricing ends on Sunday 8 October.