Dates for your diary: 2024 & 2025 ‘must-attend’ UK tech events 

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The UK tech scene – undeniably one of the world’s most dynamic industries – is home to a fantastic array of events, from bustling conferences to cutting-edge expos. 

Not only offering valuable insights into the latest industry trends and fostering networking opportunities with everyone from industry veterans to curious newcomers, attending them can often lead to much more: collaborations, partnerships, knowledge sharing, investment, career advancement and business growth.

So, whether you’re a tech professional, entrepreneur, investor, academic or even a tech-focused B2B PR like the team here at Luminous PR, read on for our comprehensive guide to the ‘must-attend’ tech events dotting the UK landscape across 2024/25. 

Tech Show London: 6-7 March, 2024 

Dubbed the ‘One Ticket, Five Shows’ event, Tech Show London is one of the UK’s most important technology events for business. Taking place at ExCeL London, it brings together five leading technology events: Cloud Expo Europe, DevOps Live, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data & AI World, and Data Centre World, and one ticket gets you access to all five.

Discover a world where cutting-edge technology reshapes industries, enhances businesses and drives for the future by registering for your free ticket on Tech Show London‘s website. 

Manchester Tech Week: 20-24 May, 2024

This highly anticipated event is set to be the North’s premier digital transformation gathering, centring on enhancing connectivity and adopting state-of-the-art enterprise technologies. Bringing together a dynamic coalition of revered regional institutions, community groups and associations, the event promises an exceptional experience for the northern tech community. Set against the backdrop of Manchester Central, the event is all set to unveil the most extensive tech exhibition the region has witnessed. 

As the North’s foremost platform for innovation and collaboration, Manchester Tech Week 2024 is poised to elevate the region’s tech prowess and redefine the digital landscape. Find out more about Manchester Tech Week.

London Tech Week: 10-14, June 2024

London Tech Week is gearing up for an exciting 2024 edition at Olympia, promising an expanded experience with increased space, more engaging sessions and enhanced networking prospects. Based on 2023’s impressive numbers – which saw 15,000+ attendees on campus and a total of 30,000+ attendees over five action-packed days – this year’s lineup, boasting 300+ speakers across 70+ events, looks set to attract even more to its hotbed of innovation and insights. Evolving each year, it is an exceptional platform for tech enthusiasts, industry leaders, and innovators to converge, learn, and collaborate. 

The London Tech Week ticketing has changed this year. To access the Main Stage and Headline Keynotes, you will need to purchase a ‘premium’ pass. All free passes will only grant access to the main show floors and zones.

TECHSPO London: 29-30 August, 2024

“Where business, tech and innovation collide”, this dynamic two-day technology expo serves as a premier gathering point for developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and tech enthusiasts eager to lead the way in our ever-advancing tech landscape.

At TECHSPO London, attendees can explore the cutting edge of technology and innovation, with a focus on Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS Technology. Exhibitors have the invaluable opportunity to showcase their companies to a diverse audience, including consumers, top-tier investors, media representatives, exceptional talent and enthusiastic tech enthusiasts eager to embrace emerging products. 

Keen to be inspired and informed about the transformative technologies set to drive business growth in the near future? TECHSPO London is the event for you. 

Cambridge Tech Week: 9-13 Sept, 2024

A must-attend event that brings together knowledge, insights, and experiences, Cambridge Tech Week is not to be missed. As a city, Cambridge boasts a culture of innovation, with numerous startups and tech companies headquartered here. Additionally, strategic investments in infrastructure and initiatives have created a breeding ground for tech growth, making the city and its annual event well worth a visit.

With a diverse audience ranging from entrepreneurs to government officials and influencers, this event unites companies, organisations and academic institutions to showcase regional excellence and cutting-edge technology. 

Sign up to hear about CWT24: https://cambridgetechweek.co.uk/

CogX Festival: September 2024

CogX Festival is not only the world’s largest convergence of thought leaders – including CEOs, entrepreneurs, academics, artists, activists and policymakers – but is one Luminous PR never fails to miss. As an affiliate partner of the 2023 event, which ran at its new venue The O2, London, the Luminous team joined industry experts collaborating to tackle the most pressing questions, milestones and challenges posed by transformative technologies shaping our future. 

Typically, the event features three summits, an Expo showcasing 500 startups, an Executive Programme, dedicated tracks, masterclasses, and the annual CogX Awards for innovators and change makers. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this tech gathering – we’ll see you there.

Black Tech Experience, October, 2024

Poised to create an engaging platform for professionals in the tech industry, this event is designed to delve into critical topics such as career advancement for black professionals, the diverse opportunities within the field and the pivotal role of representation in this dynamic industry.

Who should attend? Well, this event is tailored for anyone currently working in the tech sector or those aspiring to make their mark in this space. Attendees can look forward to an interactive discussion featuring panellists and speakers hailing from some of London’s major tech giants. These industry leaders will share invaluable insights, dispense advice and ignite inspiration. 

Importantly, this event is inclusive and welcomes participants of all backgrounds. Regardless of your racial identity, this promises to be an enlightening session. Find out more on Black Tech Experience‘s website.

Birmingham Tech Week, 21-25 October 2024 

The UK’s largest regional tech festival and conference with over 7,500 people attending, Birmingham Tech Week sees experts from some of the best-known technology companies attend every year – think Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM. 

At the time of writing Birmingham Tech Week had only revealed its dates, so we will keep an eye out for more details.

Quantum.Tech Europe, TBC, 2024

This extraordinary event returned to the iconic Twickenham Stadium in London in 2023, delivering the finest quantum experience we’ve yet to see. The event’s agenda was focused on several pivotal areas, namely exploring cutting-edge solutions in data security and the dynamic synergy between quantum and generative AI, which opens up unparalleled opportunities for innovation across diverse industries. 

A lineup of top-tier speakers delivered keynote speeches and panel discussions, providing deep insights into these transformative topics. 

It’s an event you won’t want to miss in 2024 if you’re keen to explore the quantum frontier and its profound implications for the future. Find out more about Quantum.Tech Europe.  

Reframe Women In Tech Manchester,  TBC, 2025

The Reframe Women in Tech Conference made its debut in 2023 and it was a cause for celebration. This not-for-profit event is dedicated to promoting accessibility for all and is organised and run by a passionate community of women in tech, for women in tech. 

What truly sets this event apart is its unwavering dedication to accessibility. Rather than revealing a predetermined lineup of speakers, Reframe offers a unique platform for speakers to share their journeys and knowledge about their vision of changing the narrative around women in tech, fostering a sense of community and empowerment.

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