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Christchurch scores tech event

Christchurch will play host to the 2019 linux.xonf.au conference, set to bring up to 800 delegates from around Australasia and the world to the city.

The 2019 event will be the 20th anniversary of the conference and will run from 21-25 January 2019 at the University of Canterbury.

The conference boasts around 100 international speakers and presentations during the five-day programme.

ChristchurchNZ’s Convention Bureau and industry partnership manager Caroline Blanchfield says it’s great news for Christchurch, Canterbury and the South Island every time a conference is confirmed in the city.

‘These high-value visitors to our city help to grow our knowledge economy and also use it as an opportunity to spend some leisure time in our city and region, often travelling widely throughout the South Island.’