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GROWING A SUCCESSFUL SPATIAL INDUSTRY FOR THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERS AND NEW ZEALAND

The Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) in New Zealand was established in 2009. Our members are significant producers, managers, innovators, users and adopters of spatial information and technologies. They are pioneers, providing inventive, value-added services to governments, business and industry and they range in size from large local and international companies and organisations, to small to medium-sized enterprises, many with ten employees or less.

SIBA not only campaigns to expand the spatial industry as a sustainable and increasingly significant business sector in the national economy, it also promotes widely the value of adopting and using spatial information and technologies generally. Our key purpose is to build on existing opportunities for the private sector of the industry so that it may prosper. It is also important for the Association to look beyond the horizon to ensure that the industry is both aware and ready to adapt and change to take advantage of new opportunities.

Please see the 2016 AGM minutes and the Chair's report.

SIBA (NZ) is proud to be an affiliate of SIBA (Australia).

Advance
  • Ensure the presence of Spatial Industry in media, events and publications.
  • Solid grasp of the current Spatial Industries Landscape, identify new growth sectors and enhance collaborations with industry partners.
  • Engage in nationally significant projects.
  • Research and position Spatial Technology amongst emerging technologies.
Sustain
  • Recognise and promote achievements – New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards
  • Connecting industry peers.
  • Develop influential and mutually beneficial relationships with industry partners.
Advice
  • Represent the Spatial Industry’s interests on targeted government bodies and forum.
  • Advocate for the Spatial Industry with the relevant industry bodies.
  • Provide advice and influence debates on relevant government policies.
Support
  • Addressing difficult issues on its members’ behalf
  • Advocating for the industry in the corridors of influence
  • Developing skills, education and capacity
  • Building business opportunities and securing better outcomes
Inform
  • Providing market intelligence and Tender information
  • Advising on government policies such as tax, employment and OHS
  • Identifying new business markets
  • Reporting SWOT in the business environment