London Tech Week, the city-wide showcase of technological innovation happening in the capital, is back in June, with this year’s event promising to be bigger and better than ever.
London is one of Europe’s undisputed centres of technology, with the sector responsible for 240,000 jobs and worth £22.5 billion to the wider economy. The festival has been designed to promote and build on that success.
The event brings together a multitude of tech experts and enthusiasts to attend discussions, workshops, demonstrations, debates and meetups.
The organisers of the Festival say “London is the epi-centre for the spirit of innovation, disruption and progress that defines technology. This year London Tech Week will be championing the change makers – the companies and people that challenge the status quo and embrace technology to shape the future”.
This year’s event is promising an AI Summit, a conference on the Future of Work, an exhibition of connected events and a LeaderIn Tech Summit. There will be an official party to celebrate the week at Shoreditch Town Hall as well as a Gala Dinner in support of the Prince’s Trust.
The initiative began in 2014 as the brainchild of two mayors – the ex-Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg and the London Mayor at that time, Boris Johnson. Both men hoped to harness the technological creativity then being demonstrated in places like Shoreditch to help power the wider economy.
The festival has grown dramatically since its humble beginnings with last year’s event running for 5 days, spread over 219 events, with 48,000 attendees and participants from 93 countries.
London Tech Week will take place between the 7th to the 11th of June 2021.