Thank You

George Begg Festival Sponsors

We couldn’t do it without you

The team at the George Begg Festival wishes to thank the generosity of our sponsors, for helping to turn our event into a reality. We encourage visitors to support our sponsors wherever possible.

Premium Sponsor

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HWR Hydrogen

HWR is made up of 48 companies across 6 sectors. With our capabilities and drive we believe our complete hydrogen solution (HWR Hydrogen) can change the heavy transport game. We're leading our industry to a more sustainable future because although we may be one of the largest, we're still family owned, so leaving a legacy for the next generation is important to us.


We're addressing both supply and demand, starting with transitioning our fleet to dual-fuel hybrid trucks and rolling out refuelling infrastructure to support them. We invite you to join us on the hydrogen journey.

Gold Sponsor

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Porsche is a brand for people who follow their dreams. This is the guiding principle which the company has in its genes, as company founder Ferry Porsche already said: “In the beginning, I looked around but couldn’t find the car I dreamed of. So I decided to build it myself.” From its inception, the Porsche brand name was one associated with luxury and racecars, a tradition that has stood the test of time over the ages. In 2023, Porsche celebrates its 75-year anniversary and the brand is looking toward the future of electromobility.

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Over their 78 year history, ILT has proudly supported a large variety of events and celebrations, and are delighted to be a part of this world class festival. ILT is a community owned organisation that operates 23 high quality businesses including hotels, motels, bars and restaurants through to retail bottle stores.

Whether you are looking for a home-style tavern experience or a high class cocktail evening, they’ve got you covered during your time in Invercargill. And just by enjoying yourself in one of their establishments, you are contributing to the local community. On behalf of our wonderful city, ILT looks forward to sharing some warm southern hospitality with you during the George Begg Festival.

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Ford New Zealand

“The farther you look back, the farther you can look ahead." - Henry Ford

We are looking forward to a fantastic event and are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s George Begg Festival.  Ford is a family company, one that spans the globe and has shared ideals. We value service to each other and the world as much as to our customers. Generations have made their memories with us and included us in their hopes and dreams. After 117 years, we’re used to adapting to and leading change.

Silver Sponsors

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Bridgestone & Firestone

Harvey Firestone reinvented the wheel, because when he started the Firestone Tire Company, he changed the way we drive.  123 years later, alongside Bridgestone, the world’s leading tyre company, these brands are globally renowned.  From the racetrack to the farm, Bridgestone and Firestone tyres are trusted like no other. With such rich heritage, Bridgestone is also leading the way into the future, with an eye on continuous improvement and sustainable solutions. And with unparalleled investment in research and development, Bridgestone is always at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering the best quality products.

Bronze Sponsors

Event Partners