London Technology Week organisers are expecting to host more than 30,000 people at over 100 separate events between 16-20 June, London & Partners revealed at their IMEX Frankfurt Hi-Tech Tea today (Wednesday 21 May).
The announcement comes as the Cities of Opportunity Index from professional services firm, PwC, said that London is "technologically on the top of its game." The report also listed London as the world leader in economic influence, technology access, reputation as an urban gateway, and its development and design capabilities. The UK capital claimed the number one position ahead of New York, Singapore, Toronto, and San Francisco, improving on its third-place position in PwC's 2013 index.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has a vision to make London the tech capital of the world. He said: "There is nowhere to rival London - we have the talent, the investors, and the entrepreneurial spirit. I want London's world-class tech sector to be as well known around the globe as our tourism, arts and financial services - it certainly deserves to be."
London is now the biggest technology cluster in Europe with emerging start-ups setting up alongside global powerhouse brands such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. During the Hi-Tech Tea London & Partners explained how event planners can harness the city's vibrant tech scene for their own benefit.
Speaking at the event Barbara Jamison, Head of Business Development Europe for London & Partners said: "London's technology credentials are unrivalled right now in Europe. Tech City now spans the entire capital and with that comes ready access to some of the world's most inspirational tech speakers, the opportunity to embed cutting-edge technology into your events, as well as a vital pool of potential sponsors on the doorstep. London Technology Week is a fantastic new event in our annual calendar and we hope that event planners around the world will be excited by the potential of London and inspired to bring their events to our city."
Tey Mossadeghi from London tech business Blitz Communications also spoke at the Hi-Tech Tea. He added: "Event communications technology is evolving at a considerable pace. That combined with significant investment from London's event community in technology and infrastructure means we are approaching a time where all these complimentary technologies will be truly integrated, making the city the leading destination of the Information Age."
London Technology Week is organised by UBM Live, in association with London & Partners - the Mayor's official organisation for London - ExCeL London and Tech London Advocates.
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About UBM Live
UBM Live ( http://www.ubmlive.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 Live 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 Internet World, Technology for Marketing & Advertising, eCommerce Expo, Black Hat Europe, Game Developers Conference Europe and London Technology Week.
ExCeL London, the exhibition and international convention centre, is the host venue for a variety of events from award winning exhibitions and conferences to international association meetings, product launches, banquets, award ceremonies, sporting events and great days out.
Situated in a stunning waterfront location, ExCeL London is located in the heart of London's Royal Docks, within easy reach of central London. The venue is part of a 100 acre campus, including 3 onsite DLR stations, easy access to the Jubilee Line and London City Airport, parking for 3,700 cars, six onsite hotels and numerous on-site bars and restaurants.
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/
About London & Partners.
London & Partners is the Mayor's official promotional organisation for London. Our company attracts and delivers value to business, students and visitors. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and a network of commercial partners.
Our remit is to drive leisure and business visitors as well as bidding to secure major events in London, to unlock the city for overseas businesses who want to set up or expand in London and to promote the capital's world class universities to international students.
Our intention is to work in partnership with organisations in London and across the world to deliver our goal - that London be globally recognised as the best big city on earth.
For more information visit http://www.londonandpartners.com
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