Grand Opening of New Zealand’s First NEM Blockchain Hub in Westport

On 26th July 2018 we officially launched the NEM Blockchain Hub in partnership with Epic Westport in New Zealand. NEM representatives from all over the globe including Japan, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand came to Westport for the grand opening of the Hub.

Tash Barnes Dellaca was our magnificent MC, as we heard from all our honoured guests, including Hon. Damian O’Connor, Minister of State Trade and Export, Caleb Yeoh, CEO of TravelByBit, Lon Wong, founder & CEO of ProximaX, Ben Dellaca, Founder & CEO of Cerebralfix / Epic Westport and Jason Lee, NEM.io Foundation’s Expansion Director for Australia and New Zealand.

There were also many other distinguished guests in attendance including Chairman Andrew Robb of the West Coast Regional Council, Mayor Garry Howard of Buller District, Mayor Bruce Smith of Westland District and representatives from leaders in the New Zealand Crypto and Blockchain Ecosystem, such Cryptopia, Blue Block and Bitprime.

Nem | TravelByBit | Proximax

The Nem Blockchain hub at Westport is hosted by the CerebralFix Group, a gaming studio that works with Disney, DreamWorks and the BBC and had recently developed the MatchNEM game. The hub in New Zealand has a co-working space, regular education and engagement activities as well as an incubation platform for businesses leveraging the NEM blockchain.

The Westport hub will be championed by a newly appointed NEM representative, Julian Brown and championed by Dalaney Davis, NEM New Zealand’s leader in growing the NEM ecosystem.

This is a huge milestone for New Zealand’s blockchain ecosystem. This collaboration with Nem, a Global leader in Blockchain, with EPIC Westport will add immense value to the New Zealand ecosystem, Kiwi Companies and Entrepreneurs.” -Dalaney Davis, NEM New Zealand lead.


NEM Team visiting the Hub for the first time

Open plan meeting space

Congratulations Benjamin Dellaca for the successful launch of EPIC 2.0 and the NEM Blockchain Hub at EPIC Westport! I’m Looking forward to more collaborations and bringing partnerships and investment into regional New Zealand.


Kia Kaha
NEM New Zealand Team

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