LONDON, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
London Tech Week 2018 will see some of the biggest names from the global technology and business community feature as part of an impressive line-up of speakers and events to be hosted across the city from 11th to 17th June. Throughout the week, the festival will also showcase the latest transformational technologies and innovations including robotics, Artificial Intelligence and autonomous vehicles.
London will open its doors to the international tech community, welcoming over 50,000 delegates from all over the world. Visitors to Europe's largest festival of technology and innovation will be able to see major tech brands such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, joined on the stage by some of London's leading entrepreneurs, policy makers, start-ups and international talent.
This year's headline speakers include Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia; Baroness Martha-Lane Fox, serial entrepreneur and Co-founder of Lastminute.com; Nicola Mendelson, VP EMEA Facebook; Sir Martin Sorrell; Rt Hon Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will formally open the festival on 11th June.
London Tech Week will showcase London's leading position as a global technology hub and will host international business delegations from over 20 different countries from Europe, South America, Asia and North America.
A number of events across the week will also shine a spotlight on the important role of women in technology as part of the Mayor's #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign to celebrate the role London played in the women's suffrage campaign, to mark the progress that's been made on women's equality over the past 100 years and to drive gender equality across the capital.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "London is Europe's largest technology hub and this year's London Tech Week will again showcase they very best of the city's vibrant, diverse tech ecosystem. From Kings Cross to Croydon, London is home to some of the best entrepreneurs and tech companies developing the latest cutting-edge technologies. We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors from all over the world to experience the creative energy across the city and show them that London remains open to tech talent, innovation and investment."
Zoe Osmond, London Tech Week Festival Director added: " This year's London Tech Week is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. With over 200 events across the week, our events programme has something for everyone and will showcase the depth and breadth of London's tech offering. Over the course of the week, we will convene global leaders from technology and business, as well as policy makers, entrepreneurs and creative talent to shine a spotlight on the companies and change makers having a transformational impact on business, lives and society."
2018's events programme will include a range of events including: headline conferences, networking opportunities, innovation showcases, social events, musical performances and many more.
Some events to look out for during London Tech Week 2018 include:
- Wonder Women in Tech conference and careers fair
- Sofar Sounds gigs series
- AI events - CogX 2018 Summit and The AI Summit
- Createch 2018
- Getahead festival
- Future of Work Summit
- Tech Night: London Tech Week's Official Party
SOURCE London Tech Week 2018