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Hosted by the West Midlands Growth Company in partnership with Birmingham Tech Week, the official launch event will kick off the inaugural week long celebration of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands’ thriving tech scene.

Taking place on Monday 7th October from 3:00pm at Millennium Point, Birmingham, high-profile speakers from leading tech organisations in the West Midlands will be sharing their insights on the region’s tech industry and looking ahead to some exciting milestones on the horizon, including:

  • Robert Franks, Managing Director, WM5G
  • Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Mike Jackson, Entrepreneur Success Director, Tech Nation
  • Tim Kay, Tech Lead, Midlands, KPMG
  • Jill Palmer, CEO at Click Travel
  • Liam McGrath, Group COO, Advanced
  • Rupert Lyle and Kevin Caley, The Ark
  • Judy Groves, Director, SCC – part of The Rigby Group

Guests will also have the opportunity to meet professionals from across the region’s extensive network of tech companies over canapés and drinks.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said:

“Our tech sector is becoming a real hotspot for investment, research and development, with established companies and newly founded start-ups all flocking to play their part in our growing tech community.

“The inaugural Birmingham Tech Week is an important and exciting landmark for our sector, as we seek to build on our established reputation as one of the UK’s top destinations for tech companies.”

The fastest-growing regional tech cluster in the UK outside of London, Birmingham and the West Midlands is home to a diverse mix of tech companies specialising in games, finTech, software development and the future of mobility.

The city has also been named the UK’s largest regional start-up hub for five consecutive years, and is home to a number of new fast-growth, tech-led companies.

Places for the launch event are limited and registration is essential. Click here to book your place.

Birmingham Tech Week 2019 runs from 7th – 13th October with a series of 50 events designed to explore and celebrate tech in Birmingham and the wider region. For more information, visit www.birminghamtechweek.com.