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DIGITAL NATIONZ + Gizmos, Gadgets Technology Show
Join Forces

DIGITAL NATIONZ returns for a
second year, with a new format as it joins forces with the
Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show.

is not only returning for another year but has joined forces
with the Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show, a new digital
lifestyle expo, which was originally due to launch in 2015
and has been modelled on Las Vegas’s Consumer Electronics
(CES) show. DIGITAL NATIONZ (DNZ) was launched in September
last year as New Zealand’s first digital entertainment
expo, influenced by America’s iconic E3 expo. The combined
GGTS + DNZ show will be held at Auckland’s Vector Arena on
the 27th and 28th of September 2014.

The joint show will
bring together the thrilling previews of games, prototypes
and an even bigger version of the incredibly popular
‘history of gaming’ museum from last year’s DNZ while
adding never-before-seen lifestyle technology, helpful
gadgets and creative, fun gizmos which are the cornerstones
of the Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show.

Just like its
international counterparts the show is full of vibrant and
interactive elements with everything from fun,
innovation-driven workshops through to visionary speakers
enlightening and dazzling you with the endless possibilities
of tomorrow’s technology.

DNZ was founded in response to
there being no major electronic/digital expo in New Zealand.
DNZ launched to an outstandingly positive response with
close to 7000 attendees playing previews of games, joining
the innovative workshops and listening to speaker sessions,
over the two days packed with digital fun.

“I couldn’t
be happier being able to announce this new joint show format
which joins DNZ together with the Gizmos, Gadgets and
Technology Show, and to give Kiwis the opportunity to take
part in the kind of game and tech show they deserve,” says
Peter Hall, founder of DNZ and event manager for the
combined GGTS + DNZ show. We always wanted our show to be as
much the attendees’ show as it is ours, we’ve listened
to the feedback and will deliver more of the stuff you loved
while making improvements and changes in areas that need to
be even better.

“I don’t think you could ask for a
better match of content with this joint announcement. Anyone
even remotely interested in technology, gadgets and gizmos
will have a blast, and if they are like me and love these
kind of things, it’s guaranteed to be the highlight of the

Ross Prevette, managing director of The Event
Company Ltd which developed the Gizmos, Gadgets and
Technology Show concept, says: “The idea for the Gizmos,
Gadgets Technology Show came from seeing the phenomenal
popularity of The Gadget Show Live in the United Kingdom and
the array of new products which are launched at the
International Consumer Electronics Show in the United

“We wanted to create a similar show for New
Zealanders, add a local flavour to a truly world-class
line-up of the latest digital lifestyle products and
technology, from computers, audio/visual and gaming through
to software, telecommunications, electronics, home
appliances, automotive technology and lifestyle solutions
for Kiwis of all ages.
“By joining forces with DIGITAL
NATIONZ, the combined show will feature an incredible array
of entertaining, enlightening and innovative technology in
all shapes and forms.”


• The
show will run over 2 days, 27-28th of September
• Tickets go on sale August 13th 2014, as with
last year, VIP tickets are expected to be sold out within
the week.
• DNZ attracted 7000 attendees in
• DNZ 2013 was the first place Kiwis got to try
the new Xbox One and PlayStation®4.
• DNZ was founded
by Peter Hall, who’s been an avid gamer and gadget guy
since he fired up his Commodore 64 for the first time at the
age of 6.
• GGTS was founded by Ross Prevette who
previously owned a leading AV business and who is an avid
gizmo and gadget enthusiast.

What to experience at
the show?

Gaming – 2014 is the
year of the ‘next gen game’, experience hands-on
experience and demos of upcoming games before they are

History of Gaming Museum –
Its back, The Expanded History of Gaming and Technology
Interactive Experience. This year it is almost twice the
size and adding even more tech and gaming

LG DIGITALKZ – Presented by
LG, international and local top level game developer

Homegrown – Local indie game
developers demonstrating their prototypes and

LAN – New Zealand’s only
Pro-Championship E-Sport and LAN event.

Science –
A science sensation including “How
does it work?” and “Assemble It” workshops, The Kiwi
Kids Science Fair, “Superman Science” stage show, Ask Us
Anything Forum: Science Edition.

Time Out –
The Kiwi family of the future will whizz through
life with the aid of cutting-edge technology, with Home
entertainment, virtual reality, augmented reality, home
audio-visual, smart home technologies, lifestyle
technologies for snow, sea, land and air

Lifehacks – Need to find
the best way through rush hour traffic? Want to be greener
without building your home from scratch? Keen to learn how
to get fitter, smarter and improve your quantifiable self?
Car automation / intelligence – Health technology – Green
technology – Social technology.

Wild, Wacky
Wonderful –
Not every gizmo or gadget is made for
the purpose of saving mankind. Some might just want to help
you scratch your back, store a banana or help you tie your
shoelaces. Wacky whiteware — fun and functional appliances
for your home, Wonderful gadgets helping you solve problems
that you didn’t even know you had Workshops, speakers and

Out of this World – Space, the
final frontier. These are the voyages of the bold, ingenious
and visionary people who are going to put New Zealand on the
map through their ideas, prototypes and products. Space
technology, Futuristic vehicle concepts, artificial
intelligence and more!

Who is behind the

In February 2014, The Event
Company Ltd
— the team behind the
highly-successful annual automotive and motorsport expo, CRC
Speedshow — announced their development of a new digital
lifestyle expo called theGizmos, Gadgets and
Technology Show (GGTS)
. The goal is to bring a
CES-styled show to the people of New Zealand, packed to the
rafters with cool gadgets, can’t-live-without gizmos, and
social, health, green, smart home and personal

The founder of GGTS, Ross Prevette and DNZ’s
Peter Hall started discussions shortly after the GGTS
announcement. Fueled by their common passion for technology,
gadgets and digital entertainment, they worked to find a
format that would allow Kiwis to enjoy a lifestyle
technology, entertainment and video game show on a scale
that they’d never seen before.

The Event Company Ltd,
Vector Arena and TINT Group Ltd are the organisations
joining forces to deliver this year’s Gizmos, Gadgets and
Technology Show + DIGITAL NATIONZ.

Vector Arena is New
Zealand’s premier venue for shows and since opening in
March 2007, has become one of the busiest venues of its size
in the world. Auckland has become a regular stop on the
international tour circuit, with a wide variety of top-class
acts entertaining audiences of up to 12,000 people.

Group Ltd, together with Vector Arena, brought 2013’s
DIGITAL NATIONZ to the public. Specialising in strategy,
marketing and events, other TINT Group projects include the
2014 launch of BW Summer Festival / Rhythm and Vines,
strategy work for NZ On Air’s “The”, and multiple business
development projects at Vector Arena.

DNZ + GGTS will be
at the CRC Speedshow this weekend the 19th 20th of July to
talk about the show. Stop by to find out more this year’s
DNZ + GGTS and check out some 3D printing.

on sale from 9am August 13th, available from
Ticketmaster – 0800
111999 or

@GGTS #ggtsdnz


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