- London Tech Week, in its 10th year, was opened by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Around 30,000 attendees were expected throughout the week, with speakers including co-founders of Flickr and Multiverse, and founder of Oxford Nanopore.
- Sunak emphasised the importance of building on the UK’s strengths to make it the best country to start, grow, and invest in tech businesses for economic growth and job creation.
- London & Partners released data ahead of the event which showed London as the top destination for tech investment globally over the past decade.
London Tech Week, the annual festival celebrating the city’s thriving tech industry, will be officially opened by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, on Monday, September 20th.
The event, which runs from September 20th to 24th, brings together the best and brightest minds in the technology industry from all over the world, including entrepreneurs, investors, politicians, and academics. London Tech Week aims to showcase the latest in cutting-edge innovation and technology, with events and discussions exploring themes such as sustainability, digital transformation, and the future of work.
Speaking about the festival, Sunak said: “I’m delighted to be opening London Tech Week this year. The UK’s tech sector is one of our most dynamic and innovative, with world-class talent and leading-edge companies driving growth and creating jobs across the country. I’m excited to see how the industry continues to shape our economy and society for the better, and I look forward to being part of this exciting event.”
London Tech Week 2021 boasts an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, including Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet, futurist Gerd Leonhard, and the CEO of Box, Aaron Levie. There will also be a range of interactive workshops, networking events, and showcases of the latest innovations in tech.
Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, London Tech Week will demonstrate the resilience and ingenuity of the UK’s technology sector, and its ongoing commitment to driving innovation and growth in the digital age.