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ExCeL London set for biggest ever London Technology Week

09 June 2017

The anchor event of London Technology Week, TechXLR8, opens at ExCeL London next week, bringing together an entire tech ecosystem under one roof.

With headline speakers from News Corp, EE, Sage, Harvard Innovation Labs and many more, TechXLR8 will bring together the converging tech industries by showcasing 8 leading technology events; 5G World, IoT World Europe, Cloud & DevOps World, Apps World Evolution, VR & AR World, AI & Machine Learning World, Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Europe and Project Kairos.

ExCeL London is a founding partner of London Technology Week; a festival celebrating the talent and creativity which makes London one of the world’s leading tech hubs, contributing over £18bn to the capital’s economy in 2017. There are currently over 46,000 tech businesses in London and projections place the number of jobs generated by the tech industry to be 284,400 by 2026.

Putting itself at the heart of technology innovation and success, ExCeL London hosts over 30 technology-focused events, welcoming over 250,000 professionals in the sector every year. In the last 6 months, the venue has welcomed global brands including Adobe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce, Oracle and the largest Google Cloud event in Europe, Google Cloud NEXT.

David Pegler, CEO, ExCeL London, said: “We are delighted to be the host venue for TechXLR8 and look forward to being a part of the most successful London Technology Week to date. London is a global hub for technology innovation and talent, with the fastest growing ITC sector in Europe. The likes of Facebook, Google, Snap, Apple and Twitter have demonstrated their confidence in London with long term commitments to open offices and recruit more people. It has been our aspiration to attract world leading technology events to London, working closely with our clients to support their vision for growth. We are now home to more specialist technology events than any other venue in the world and will continue to invest in our infrastructure to support our clients in delivering exceptional event outcomes.”

Bringing together over 40,000 tech experts and enthusiasts, London Technology Week provides an unrivalled festival of live events, allowing participants to network, learn and create new business opportunities and partnerships. Entry to TechXLR8 is free via


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Julia Galbraith
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About ExCeL London:
ExCeL London is the capital’s multi-award-winning events venue, located in London’s Royal Docks. Celebrating its 16th birthday this year, ExCeL London has hosted over 4,500 world leading events including World Travel Market, London Boat Show, BETT, European Society of Cardiology Congress, Adobe Summit, ICE Totally Gaming, LinkedIn, MCM Comic Con, Salon, Grand Designs Live and hundreds more. More than 24 million people have visited ExCeL, from over 250 countries around the world.

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