Technology hub. UBM Live, a global leader in events led marketing, announces a partnership with London & Partners to create an annual gathering that will harness the increasingly critical role that London plays as a major global technology centre. London Technology Week will incorporate a broad range of events and activities for the technology and digital community revolving primarily around London’s Tech City and ExCeL London.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London is at the forefront of digital innovation, with tech giants thriving here as well as dynamic new start-ups. This vibrant sector now supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in our city with potential to massively grow. I welcome the creation of London Technology Week as the latest initiative to harness the buzz around this exciting industry.”
Taking place in the week commencing 16th June 2014, this brand new proposition will provide an opportunity for London to showcase its technology credentials on the world stage reaffirming its position as a place where the world’s leading technology companies want to do business. London Technology Week will engage with a broad range of stakeholders providing a valuable platform to discuss, formulate and promote policy aimed at driving forward the UK’s IT sector. Business leaders and technology professionals will have the opportunity to take part in a multitude of events, from boutique networking opportunities to open days and major events.
“London has always been a city that embraces new technology and east London has a growing reputation as Europe’s home of technology start ups” said Jeremy Rees, Executive Director, ExCeL London. “ExCeL London is delighted to have been able to facilitate the partnership between UBM Live and London & Partners to create London Technology Week and we are looking forward to hosting much of the content that will form part of the week.”
London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional organisation for London, has assisted London Technology Week organisers, UBM Live, with support for using the capital as a venue for the event.