Welcome to the 2020 Rural Symposium
On behalf of the board of TUANZ and our support partners, I would like to thank you for your patience in this year of disruption and several date and format changes around this years Rural Connectivity Symposium. This is now the sixth such event but the first that is online rather than being in person. We know the topic is to important to let go and that the event is incredibly valuable as it re-energises the discussions around the future of connectivity and technology in one of the most important sectors for our future prosperity and wellbeing in New Zealand.
Our objective of this event is to provide you with the perfect opportunity to help shape the future of rural connectivity, whether you are an end user, a business involved in providing services in rural NZ, a government employee, or a provider of connectivity to rural NZ. We think this is a unique chance for you to hear the latest plans and hear about aspirations for our future. The follow up workshops will be a great opportunity to collect stories and share ideas. I encourage you to participate fully and hope you enjoy the day.
Your valuable contributions will be used to inform the many submissions we make to the key decision makers, where TUANZ campaigns for fast, robust and affordable connectivity that supports all of our rural communities.