Supporting tech innovation and technology at DiG: 16-17 October, Newcastle (AU)

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DiG isn’t just another new age acronym that’s loosely thrown around at this time of year.

Standing for Design + Interactive + Green-Tech the annual festival gives a voice to entrepreneurial excellence, ethical business and innovative technologies in Australia. The festival and conference harks its beginnings from the extremely successful SXSW festivals in Austin, Texas and each year it just keeps getting better.

Plenty of learning and networking opportunities.

This year’s theme, ‘Meet the Future’ has the support of an international line-up of speakers, workshops, performances and exhibitors. The start-up alley will include pop-up spaces and workshops covering everything from how to fund a start-up, to legals, mentoring and more.

Come say hello to our friendly Venders in the main exhibitor area, or tune into what our very own Jordan King has to share during the following sessions:

Panel: ‘The Future of Retail’ 10:30am, Thursday 16th October

Expect to hear topics covering if pop-ups are sustainable, what the 2015 retail trends are shaping up to be and the opportunities that the cloud will offer retailers.

Workshop: ‘Transforming your business with retail technology’ 2pm, Thursday 16th October

This year we’ll be discussing how you can transform your business with technology, covering the entire spectrum including but not limited to marketing channels, installing the right technologies and finding the right payment solution plus more. Last years’ workshops were a huge success and we hope to again provide you with some practical solutions for your business.

Who should attend DiG?

  • Retail start-ups and established brands
  • IT industry specialists
  • Anyone with an interest in technology innovations

Register here for a sweet deal and stay connected.

We’ve always ‘digged’ (no pun intended) supporting our partner Growthwise, who are currently offering discounted tickets for the 2 day event, at only $99 each. All you need to do is register via this link and enter the promo code: V3NDD1G2014.

The festival may be a few weeks away, but be sure to follow and subscribe to DiG’s official TwitterBlog and Facebook accounts so you can keep a tab on more news and speaker announcements as the event draws closer.

Any questions in advance feel free to email us at

See you there!

About Cath Carlsen

Cath is Vend's Events and Sponsorship manager, and also our resident adventurer. Before joining Vend, Cath lived a sea worthy life on Super Yachts traveling the world and avoiding sea sickness. After retiring from the high seas she went back into the advertising game. She's a passionate party planner, surfer and loves to give plenty of banter. You can connect with Cath on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google +.