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London Tech Week welcomes the largest ever Aussie delegation

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London’s most innovative tech festival starts today with 100 Aussies ready to see what makes the UK number one in Europe for investment in digital startups.

With a global reputation as one of the most technologically innovative cities in the world, London Tech Week (LTW) 2019 is set to welcome over 55,000 attendees from more than 90 countries.

This includes an impressive 100-strong Australian delegation of tech company founders and industry representatives joining missions being run by Global Victoria and Startup Catalyst.

The delegations will spend the week exploring London’s thriving tech ecosystem and opportunities to build mutually beneficial partnerships at London’s most innovative tech festival.

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is supporting the Australian delegation with a programme of events to facilitate meetings with UK companies and the wider UK tech community. This includes a panel event and discussion where delegates will hear from 3 Aussie founders who have grown their companies in the UK to build great international organisations.

The delegates will also attend DIT’s event, ‘The Future Starts Here: The UK-Asia Pacific Opportunity’. Hosted by Natalie Black, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner to Asia Pacific, in partnership with the UK-ASEAN Business Council, techUK, Tech Nation, Tech London Advocates and the Northern Powerhouse, this conference will bring together innovators from the UK and Asia Pacific to explore opportunities for cross-border collaboration in tech and innovation.

British Consul General and Deputy Trade Commissioner Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand), UK Department for International Trade, Michael Ward said:

It is fantastic to see such strong and growing interest in the UK as a springboard for Australian companies to scale internationally. The UK technology sector is growing 2.6 times faster than the wider UK economy and is worth nearly £184 billion with London being one of the most dense and connected tech ecosystems in the world.

The UK Department for International Trade is delighted to be supporting such a large delegation to London’s Tech festival this year. London Tech Week is a great opportunity for the UK and Australian tech communities to come together to explore new business opportunities, learn about each other’s markets and share experiences and it helps to foster growth and innovation in both countries. I look forward to hearing about the successes and partnerships that are formed as a result.

About the UK Department for International Trade:

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.

We are an international economic department, responsible for:

  • supporting and encouraging UK businesses to drive sustainable international growth item
  • ensuring the UK remains a leading destination for international investment and maintains its number one position for international investment stock in Europe
  • opening markets, building a trade framework with new and existing partners which is free and fair
  • using trade and investment

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