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Vodafone Events Centre - Manukau, Auckland
770 Great South Road, Manukau 2104

What's on at techXpo

Whether you are a technology enthusiast or novice, wanting to see and learn about the latest tech gadgets and solutions or simply looking for a deal you can snap up and take home - techXpo has something for everyone!

Here’s some of the great things to see and do at techXpo:

HANDS ON DEMOS

Hands on demos of the latest tech gadgets from the world’s top tech brands

Get amongst the amazing tech exhibits on display at techXpo, where you’ll be able to talk to experts about the latest tech on offer including one-on-one product demonstrations for loads of different products and brands.
TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASES FROM OVER 40 TOP BRANDS

Half-Price Dream PC Builds

28 lucky people will win the chance to get their dream PC build for half-price! Head on down to the Half Price Dream PC kiosk, enter your details and every hour we'll randomly select 2 lucky people to build their dream PC! Pick your specs, pick your brands, and choose to build the PC yourself (with expert guidance if you need it) or have it built for you: plus you'll be able to take your PC home for 50% of the cost!
 
TECH WORKSHOPS / CLASSES

Interactive tech workshops with industry experts

If you've always wanted to learn more about digital photography, drones, Android smartphones, gaming PC assembly, home surveillance or mesh networking you’ll be able to participate in interactive workshops with industry experts. Check out the workshop timetable below and learn something new at techXpo!
HOURLY PRIZES / COMPETITIONS

Hourly prize draws with giveaways of TVs, smartphones, drones and more!

Every hour of techXpo we'll be drawing winners for awesome prizes! Make sure you're attending techXpo over the weekend to be in for a chance to win.
 
CRAZY SHOW-ONLY SPECIALS

Deal Zone from PB Tech with crazy show-only specials of the hottest tech products

PB Tech has partnered with many of the brands featured at techXpo to offer some of 2017’s best tech deals! There’ll be crazy show-only deals on all the latest tech including TVs, laptops, smartphones, cameras, drones, PC parts and so much more! Make sure you pick up your deals flier on the days of techXpo to unlock these awesome exclusive deals.
DRONE FLYING DEMOS

DRONE FLYING DEMOS

Get to pilot a variety of the latest drones from DJI including the Spark and Mavic in the DJI Fly Zone!
 
LIVE GAMING AREAS

Virtual reality and gaming zones

The biggest brands in gaming and virtual reality will be at techXpo with their gear for you to experience! Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Google Expeditions and more will have their demos set up for you to immerse yourself into new worlds or entertainment.
FOOD STUFFS

Food and refreshments on-site

Feeling peckish at techXpo? We've got you covered. We'll have a great range of food and refreshments on-hand able to be purchased during show.
 

Event Timetable

 
Workshop Zone
 
Main Stage
Friday August 11th (VIP Invites Only)
 
2pm
Doors Open - VIP Invites Only
 
Official welcome including performance by Tamashii
 
 
eReady Programme
 
If there is 1 thing that Google, Apple & Microsoft all agree on, it is that your organisation must address these 7 elements in your technology plan. In this session Mike Reading will walk you through these 7 elements and provide you with sample resources for you to use.
3pm
 
Exclusive smartphone launch event
 
Exclusive techXpo smartphone launch - be the first in NZ to go hands on with a totally unique product
 
STEM Ready Programme
 
Schools are looking for ways to prepare their students for a technological world, and also to prepare for the new Digital Technologies Curriculum on the horizon. In this session Mark Herring will unpack what the STEAM approach to learning is and how their STEAM Ready Programme can support your school.
4pm
 
4pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
 
DJI Fly More Demonstration
 
Everyone’s favourite drone makers DJI will be at techXpo with all their latest and greatest drones. See how to take stunning photographs and reach new heights in videography with drones like the new Spark, Mavic, Phantom and more – plus have a play with the new DJI Spark Drone and let it take off, fly & land with the power of your palm.
 
STEM Hands-On
 
Can you articulate what STEAM and STEM pedagogy is? This hands on session with Mark Herring will help you do just that by connecting the teaching practice with some tools like Sphero, Makeblock and Ozobot. Come along and try these super cool STEM robots yourself!
5pm
 
5pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
6pm
 
6pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
7:30pm
VIP Expo Ends
Saturday August 12th
 
10am
Displays, exhibits & Deal Zone open to public
10:30am
 
Deep dive into Android smartphones
 
You never knew your Android smartphone could do this!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #1 & #2
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
11am
 
11am prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
 
DJI Fly More Demonstration
 
Everyone’s favourite drone makers DJI will be at techXpo with all their latest and greatest drones. See how to take stunning photographs and reach new heights in videography with drones like the new Spark, Mavic, Phantom and more – plus have a play with the new DJI Spark Drone and let it take off, fly & land with the power of your palm.
11:30am
 
Gigabyte Aorus - Street Fighter / Tekken Challenge
 
Audience members will get the chance to compete for glory (and prizes) in a Street Fighter 4 or Tekken 1 vs. 1 challenge.
 
Photography Workshop with Canon
 
The leading brand of DSLR cameras joins us at techXpo with an awesome workshop on Canon cameras and the chance to try out the new 6D Mark II. No matter if you’re a beginner photographer, professional or just interested in learning about DSLR cameras, come along to their workshop to learn all about framing, aperture, ISO, white balance, lenses and more All experiences welcome!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #3 & #4
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
12pm
 
12pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
12:30pm
 
Home Wi-Fi solutions (inc. Long Range Wi-Fi) with Ubiquiti
 
Learn more about home Wi-Fi coverage solutions including long range Wi-Fi bridge solutions (up to 30km).
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #5 & #6
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
1pm
 
1pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
 
DJI Moving Camera Workshop
 
Learn how to use DJI’s OSM and Ronin equipment to take stunning photographs and videos. Authorised DJI experts will be hosting a workshop to teach enthusiasts how to shoot time-lapse and 360 degree panoramas. All experience levels welcome!
1:30pm
 
PC Gaming Builds with GGPC
 
Whether you're an experienced PC builder or just a dedicated gamer, we've got something to show you. Handy tips & tricks for watercooling, case modding, and getting the best performance for your dollar. Reserve your spot today for our live PC builds!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #7 & #8
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
2pm
 
2pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
2:30pm
 
Makeblock Airblock - NZ Product Launch
 
The NZ launch of the first modular drone that can be turned into a hovercraft, car, and more! It does stunts through drag-and-drop programming.
 
Create More with Wacom
 
See how easy it is to create with a hands on demonstration and tutorial of the latest pen displays and tablets from Wacom.
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #9 & #10
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
3pm
 
3pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
3:30pm
 
Gigabyte Aorus - Street Fighter / Tekken Challenge
 
Audience members will get the chance to compete for glory (and prizes) in a Street Fighter 4 or Tekken 1 vs. 1 challenge.
 
Arlo Surveillance Workshop by NETGEAR
 
If you've been thinking about installing or upgrading a home security system but aren't sure how, this is the place to be. Arlo representatives will be showing you how to set up and implement your own Wireless Security system the easy way!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #11 & #12
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
4pm
 
4pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
4:30pm
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #13 & #14
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
5pm
Expo Ends
Sunday August 13th
 
10am
Displays, exhibits & Deal Zone open to public
10:30am
 
Deep dive into Android smartphones
 
You never knew your Android smartphone could do this!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #15 & #16
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
11am
 
11am prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
11:30am
 
Gigabyte Aorus - Street Fighter / Tekken Challenge
 
Audience members will get the chance to compete for glory (and prizes) in a Street Fighter 4 or Tekken 1 vs. 1 challenge.
 
Photography Workshop with Canon
 
The leading brand of DSLR cameras joins us at techXpo with an awesome workshop on Canon cameras and the chance to try out the new 6D Mark II. No matter if you’re a beginner photographer, professional or just interested in learning about DSLR cameras, come along to their workshop to learn all about framing, aperture, ISO, white balance, lenses and more All experiences welcome!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #17 & #18
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
12pm
 
12pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
12:30pm
 
Home Wi-Fi solutions (inc. Long Range Wi-Fi) with Ubiquiti
 
Learn more about home Wi-Fi coverage solutions including long range Wi-Fi bridge solutions (up to 30km).
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #19 & #20
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
1pm
 
1pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
1:30pm
 
PC Gaming Builds with GGPC
 
Whether you're an experienced PC builder or just a dedicated gamer, we've got something to show you. Handy tips & tricks for watercooling, case modding, and getting the best performance for your dollar. Reserve your spot today for our live PC builds!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #21 & #22
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
2pm
 
2pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
2:30pm
 
Create More with Wacom
 
See how easy it is to create with a hands on demonstration and tutorial of the latest pen displays and tablets from Wacom.
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #23 & #24
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
3pm
 
3pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
3:30pm
 
Gigabyte Aorus - Street Fighter / Tekken Challenge
 
Audience members will get the chance to compete for glory (and prizes) in a Street Fighter 4 or Tekken 1 vs. 1 challenge.
 
Arlo Surveillance Workshop by NETGEAR
 
If you've been thinking about installing or upgrading a home security system but aren't sure how, this is the place to be. Arlo representatives will be showing you how to set up and implement your own Wireless Security system the easy way!
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #25 & #26
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
4pm
 
4pm prize draw
 
The prize wheel will be spun and one lucky attendee will win one of 10 amazing prizes including TVs, drones and smartphones.
4:30pm
 
Half-Price Dream PC Builds #27 & #28
 
2 lucky attendees will get the chance to design their dream PC, watch while it is being built (or even help with the assembly!) and then be able to buy it at half the retail value!
5pm
Expo Ends