Birmingham Tech Week To Make A Comeback In October


London (Parliament Politic Magazine) –Birmingham Tech Week, the UK’s premier regional tech festival, is set to make a triumphant return from October 16-20. This highly anticipated event will feature an impressive lineup of over 150 speakers, including tech founders, government officials, and industry experts, who will come together to deliver more than 25 engaging sessions.

Spanning five action-packed days, Birmingham Tech Week is expected to attract a staggering 7,500 attendees from all corners of the globe. The festival will take place at various prestigious venues across the West Midlands, such as HSBC’s headquarters, The Bond Digbeth, The Exchange, and the ICC. This year’s event promises to be an unforgettable experience, with a range of exciting activities on offer. 

What To Expect From Tech Week

Attendees can look forward to a thought-provoking leadership summit, a cutting-edge Digital Skills Symposium, and a glamorous black-tie dinner and awards ceremony, where outstanding achievements in the tech industry will be celebrated.

Birmingham Tech Week is not only an opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry leaders but also a chance to network with like-minded professionals and forge meaningful connections. 

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a business owner, or a government representative, this event is a must-attend for anyone passionate about the future of technology. Mark your calendars and join us for an extraordinary week of innovation, inspiration, and collaboration at Birmingham Tech Week.

Birmingham Tech Week Will Cover A Number of Topics

Tech West Midlands (formerly Birmingham Tech), the non-profit organization responsible for the festival, will collaborate closely with founding patrons HSBC UK, Gowling WLG, and the University of Warwick to highlight the technological prowess of the region at what promises to be the largest event since its establishment in 2019.

With nearly 6,000 tech companies and a diverse workforce of over 38,000 individuals, the West Midlands boasts an ecosystem that now contributes over £15 billion to the economy.

Birmingham Tech Week will encompass a wide range of subjects, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and augmented reality.

Event Will Include Advice On Several Business Industries

The upcoming events will cover a range of topics including advice on accessing funding, global exporting, and digital skills. These events aim to provide valuable insights and support to businesses.

HSBC UK is proud to be a patron of Birmingham Tech Week, and its CEO, Ian Stuart, recognizes the crucial role that Birmingham businesses play in driving innovation and meeting the ever-changing needs of customers.

As the leading bank for companies in the innovation economy, HSBC UK is thrilled to support Birmingham Tech Week. With our strong financial position, extensive international network, and advanced digital capabilities, we are well-positioned to create opportunities for tech companies not only in Birmingham but also across the UK and around the globe.

Andy Gregory, the CEO of BGF, expressed his excitement about sponsoring Birmingham Tech Week 2023. He emphasized the Midlands’ rapid emergence as a global tech hub and BGF’s dedication to backing and financing more high-growth tech scaleups in the region.

With a substantial investment of over £600m in the Midlands since 2011, BGF continues to be impressed by the ambition and determination of tech businesses in Birmingham. By supporting initiatives like Birmingham Tech Week, BGF aims to provide the region’s entrepreneurs and management teams with the necessary support, connections, and knowledge sharing to thrive and compete on a global scale.

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Festival Has Grown Over The Past Few Years 

Since its inception in 2019, Birmingham Tech Week has experienced a remarkable 20 percent annual growth. This dynamic festival has become a platform for renowned innovators and entrepreneurs from the West Midlands to share their insights and expertise.

The upcoming event promises an impressive lineup of speakers, including representatives from Microsoft, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and the esteemed Mayor of West Midlands, Andy Street.

Yiannis Maos, MBE, the CEO of TechWM and Birmingham Tech Week, expressed his organization’s mission to connect, amplify, and transform the region’s tech sector. Birmingham Tech Week serves as a catalyst for achieving this goal.

By bringing together the brightest minds in the industry, the festival aims to showcase and celebrate the remarkable work being done in the West Midlands. Ultimately, the event strives to position the region as a global tech hub of immense potential.

Anticipation is high for this year’s event, which is expected to be the largest and most impactful yet. Maos eagerly awaits the final outcome and the audience’s response to this exciting showcase of technological innovation.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.