Alan Carpenter

Alan Carpenter

Premier; Minister for Federal-State Relations; Trade; Innovation; Science; Public Sector Management

    Leading WA innovators on show

    16/11/2005 12:00 AM

    Western Australia’s most innovative technology is on show at the 2005 ANZA Technology Conference in Silicon Valley, California.

    WA’s State Development Minister Alan Carpenter is currently in the United States of America with 10 of WA’s most promising technology companies at the fourth Annual ANZA Technology Network Australia and New Zealand Technology Showcase Conference (ANZA Tech).

    “ANZA Tech has been a valuable channel for many WA companies which have successfully established operations and set up joint ventures in the US in recent years,” Mr Carpenter said.

    “The companies in the 2005 WA delegation all have products that are widely seen as having big potential for global success.

    “ANZA Tech had grown to be the leading networking conference for senior technology companies in Silicon Valley with an interest in Australian and New Zealand innovative technology, attracting more than 500 US executives in three days.

    “With this being the only conference that exclusively promotes the technological capabilities of Australian and New Zealand companies to the US market, ANZA Tech is a great opportunity for these leading WA companies to promote and expand their business.”

    Mr Carpenter said the Gallop Government was committed to building trade and enhancing WA’s technological capabilities.

    “The promotion of trade and investment opportunities in the information and communications technology sector is a key component of the State Government’s trade and investment strategy to diversify industry sectors and export markets,” he said.

    “Our goal is to grow industry clusters in our internationally competitive industries - and we support that growth through the provision of specialist infrastructure and technology facilities.

    Examples include:
    • the Australian Resources Research Centre, globally recognised as a source of technology development;
    • Technology Park in Bentley, which has nearly 100 innovative technology companies, with a turnover of over $2billion; and
    • the Australian Marine Complex, with common user facilities and a specialist technology park, to make WA an even bigger centre for shipbuilding and defence.
    More than 40 technology companies from Australia and New Zealand will participate in the ANZA Tech Conference, with the WA delegation representing Brookstone Technologies, Embedded Technologies Corporation, Guardian Technologies, Imagemation, Micromine Pty Ltd, Optimiser, Palmteq, PrimeKey, Secure Systems and VibraQ Corporation.

    More information about the Anza Tech Conference can be found at

    Minister's office - 9222 9699