Sydney was feted as the ‘epicentre’ of the Australian IT industry at this year’s CeBIT conference held at the city’s Olympic Park. Over 25,000 people pre-registered for the exhibition from 30 countries around the world.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott opened the event preaching that Government and the business sector continue to embrace new technologies to improve the way Australians do business.
"We are creating the economic conditions that make it easier for business to succeed, to grow and to employ. We've got the NBN back on track, with 870,000 families and businesses experiencing faster broadband thanks to the NBN,” Abbott said.
Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, pushed her vision for accelerating Sydney's reputation as the country's leading tech city, particularly for start ups.