TMT legal update: London Technology Week
London Technology Week was launched on 16 June 2014, showcasing London’s role as the digital capital of Europe and allowing the industry’s top professionals to share ideas and build business relationships.
More than 200 independently run events including conferences, lectures and workshops took place to mark the first London Technology Week, focusing on financial technology, digital art, retail, advertising and gaming. Attended by an estimated 30,000 people including business leaders and technology professionals, the week provided a platform to discuss, formulate and promote policy aimed at driving forward the UK’s IT sector.
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, opened the week, calling it ‘a superb opportunity to hail the success of London’s tech sector, which despite only being in adolescence already makes a tremendous contribution to our economy’. Gordon Innes, chief executive officer of London & Partners, the mayor’s official promotional organisation for London, stated: ‘Like London Fashion Week is for the fashion industry, we hope this brand-new event will be a global magnet for the world’s tech sector.’ …
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