London & Partners to Host 'Bridging the Tech Gap' Panel and Networking Event Tuesday, September 27 in San Francisco

Sep 20, 2011, 15:16 ET from London & Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


"EMEA Rising: Capitalizing on Revenue Growth Opportunities from London"

Currently the UK's booming technology sector is worth $184 billion, the largest technology market in Europe, and London boasts the largest concentration of companies with roughly 40% of UK IT business based there.

The panel of tech executives will share insight around best practices for hitting the ground running abroad and, why London is the logical first stop on your journey. The panel will also explore:

  • Dynamic opportunities and challenges for businesses to grow in the EMEA market

  • Technology trends in the London market including the latest on London's burgeoning Tech City

  • Best practices when internationalizing and launching into new markets

  • How American companies are leveraging London specifically for growth and expansion

The event will be streamed live online and archived at for those unable to attend in-person; questions will be taken via twitter.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for two round-trip business class tickets to London provided by British Airways and a two-night stay at the four-star St. Ermins hotel in Central London. Attendees must be present to receive the prize package which will be announced during the networking reception portion of the evening.


Hosted by London & Partners, the official promotional agency for London, attracting and delivering value to businesses that are interested in setting up in London, students and visitors. The organization is comprised of experts in doing business in London and has helped over 2,000 companies from over 40 different countries successfully expand into London.

Panelists at this event include:

  • Brian Wong, CEO, Kiip

  • Mark Woolway, VP of Corporate Affairs, Yammer

  • Zack Urlocker, COO, Zendesk

  • Marc Blinder, VP of New Market Development, Context Optional

The event is sponsored by:

  • Silicon Valley Bank, one of the most respected names in the financial services industry, provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine markets

  • Taylor Wessing, a leading International law firm with over 750 lawyers in the UK, Germany, France and Belgium, and provides unrivalled support for commercial organizations doing business in Europe across a full range of legal practice areas and has created innovative solutions for some of the world's most successful technology

  • Blick Rothenberg, a leading independent firm of chartered accountants based in Central London, the company offers audit, assurance and business advisory services, as well as advice on corporate and personal tax matters and a focus on leading-edge technology


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Event registration:


Panel discussion:


Networking reception:


**Note: complimentary valet services will be provided in front of the venue for all confirmed guests


GolinHarris Office

600 Battery St (at Pacific)

San Francisco, CA 94115


To register for the event, please visit

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About London & Partners

London & Partners is the official promotional agency for London attracting and delivering value to businesses, students and visitors. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.

Our remit is to drive leisure and business visitors as well as bidding to secure major events in London, we can unlock the city for overseas businesses who want to set up or expand in London and we promote the capital's world class universities to international students.

For more information, visit

SOURCE London & Partners