LONDON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading figures in tech will travel from countries including the US, China, Latin America and Australia
Europe's largest festival of technology events to take place across the capital from June 20-26th
A record number of international technology companies are expected to join delegations heading to London next month to take part in London Technology Week 2016, a week-long celebration of the capital's thriving tech sector, showcasing more than 200 events set to take place across the city from 20-26th June.
Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and tech professionals will be joined at Europe's largest festival of technology by digital companies from across the world. International companies are set to travel to London from countries including the United States, China, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, South Korea, Israel and a host of European nations.
With just five weeks to go until the London Technology Week 2016 Launch Event, the number of international delegations signed up has already exceeded the 2015 figure, highlighting London's position as a global tech hub and the growth of London Technology Week as an international festival for business.
London Technology Week 2016 will host hundreds of events highlighting the city's position as a global tech powerhouse. More than 160 events are currently listed for the festival which will explore the trending topics in tech from 3D printing and virtual reality, to exporting and intellectual property.
Headline events include UKTI and London & Partners' Setting up in London, Stack Overflow's Tech Talent: Developing Our Future, Tech London Advocates' Creative Tech, techUK's The Connected Home, Equinix's Innovation Through Interconnection, and Ungagged: SEO Digital Marketing.
Other events during the week include WIRED Money, Computer Weekly's Most Influential Women in UK Tech, Dot London's Digital Marketing Drop-in Clinic for start-ups and small businesses and UKTI USA's America's Hottest Tech Hubs, part of the new International Programme for 2016.
The International Programme, sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services, is designed to cater for foreign delegations looking to set up in London and also for domestic companies seeking international expansion opportunities. Tech City Tours will also provide a Future of Work tour for groups who would like to understand the processes of the entrepreneurship working environment, and how these spaces ensure increased innovation and disrupt traditional ways of working
A number of high-profile ambassadors representing all corners of the tech community have agreed to support London Technology Week 2016. The group includes Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK, Kathryn Parsons, Co-CEO and Co-founder of Decoded, and Michael Acton Smith OBE, Founder of Mind Candy.
Russ Shaw, London Technology Week Ambassador and Founder of Tech London Advocates, said: "With world class tech talent and easy access to international markets, London has emerged as the leading global tech hub. Our success on the world stage is already attracting some of the best entrepreneurs, investors and developers from all over the world. This is reflected in the diversity and number of international companies set to attend London Technology Week 2016. This year's London Technology Week promises to be bigger and better than ever, cementing London's status as a world class destination for international tech businesses."
Kevin Pearce, London Technology Week Event Director, UBM EMEA said: "We are delighted to be welcoming so many international delegations, businesses and tech leaders to join us at London Technology Week 2016. It is testament to London's thriving tech community, the opportunities available here in the capital and the diversity of events taking place across London Technology Week that a record number of international delegates will be arriving for the week-long programme of learning, knowledge sharing, business and networking. The week's mission of connecting the entire tech ecosystem continues to reach across borders and attract exciting new participants from every corner of the world."
London Technology Week is organised by UBM EMEA, in association with founding partners London & Partners, ExCeL London and Tech London Advocates, with support from strategic partners Tech City UK, UKTI and techUK.
London hosted its first London Technology Week in 2014 and last year's festival attracted over 43,000 attendees from around the world. London's diverse tech sector was represented in over 200 independently run events which took place in venues such as The Shard, The Ritz, Canada House and ExCeL London.
More information on London Technology Week 2016 events and venues can be found on an interactive Google Map.
Notes to Editors
About London Technology Week
London Technology Week is a festival of events, taking place across the city and representing the entire technology ecosystem.
No other festival of live events brings together as many domestic and international tech specialists and enthusiasts to London for such a variety of networking, social, learning and business opportunities.
Since its launch in 2014 London Technology Week has included more than 400 events and has welcomed delegations from around the world.
For more information about London Technology Week, visit:http://londontechnologyweek.co.uk/
For more information on how to host an event at London Technology Week 2016, visit: http://londontechnologyweek.co.uk/how-to-host-an-event/
About UBM EMEA
UBM EMEA (http://www.ubmemea.com/) connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote brands and expand markets. Operating in more than 23 countries, UBM EMEA organises many of the world's largest, most important live events, awards and community sites in a wide variety of industries. Its technology events include Technology for Marketing, eCommerce Expo, Black Hat Europe and London Technology Week.
About London & Partners
London & Partners is the official promotional company for London. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London's international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth.
London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.
For more information visit http://www.londonandpartners.com
About Tech London Advocates
Tech London Advocates is a private sector led coalition of over 500 expert individuals from the tech sector and broader community who have committed to championing London's potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. Founded by Russ Shaw in 2013, it strives to support London's tech start-ups and high-growth businesses in finding new investment, new talent and continued success.
For more information about Tech London Advocates, visit http://techlondonadvocates.org.uk/
SOURCE UBM EMEA