Birmingham Tech Week 2023: unveiling the complete schedule
The UK’s premier regional tech festival, Birmingham Tech Week, is thrilled to announce its full schedule for the eagerly anticipated event. Set to unfold from October 16th to 20th, 2023, this remarkable week promises captivating insights from industry luminaries including Ian Stuart, CEO of HSBC UK; Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Paul Scully MP, Minister for London; and Henrietta Brealey, CEO of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Birmingham Tech Week 2023 is poised to be the most momentous edition yet, with an estimated 7,500 attendees converging over five action-packed days. Kicking off the week with a resounding impact is the Tech Leadership Breakfast, proudly sponsored by HSBC. Distinguished speakers on the event’s panel include Mayor Andy Street of the West Midlands, Carolyn Dawson OBE, CEO of Founders Forum, Paul Scully MP, Minister for London, and Ian Stuart, CEO of HSBC UK. Throughout the week, expect insights from leaders at Amazon, Microsoft, Accenture, IBM, and Jaguar Land Rover.
Attendees of Birmingham Tech Week will be privy to exclusive tech revelations and announcements, including the unveiling of TechUK’s Local Digital Capital Index, set to launch during TechUK’s dedicated fringe event on Monday. Additionally, a treasure trove of exciting business updates and leadership insights awaits.
Beyond the main events, the week will feature a myriad of fringe events showcasing the region’s innovators. Those intrigued by the significance of data in the real estate sector can delve into industry expertise and engage with thought leaders at Supertech’s dedicated fringe event on Tuesday, in collaboration with The Real Estate Data (RED) Foundation.
For fintech enthusiasts, BNP Paribas Personal Finance’s Wednesday fringe event beckons. This live connector, in partnership with SuperTech, invites AI businesses for an enriching exchange of groundbreaking ideas, products, and services to shape their future endeavors.
Whether it’s HealthTech, CreaTech, Future Mobility tech, or any other tech realm, national and international businesses and investors eyeing the West Midlands as their destination of choice need look no further than the West Midlands Growth Company’s fringe events. These events, unfolding throughout Birmingham Tech Week, spotlight the city’s tech prowess, from the thriving CreaTech ecosystem at the Custard Factory to an exploration of the region’s 5G capabilities at the University of Wolverhampton.
Bringing the week to a splendid conclusion, the Black-Tie Dinner & Tech Awards will host 1,000 tech experts and digital leaders. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the vibrant tech ecosystem of the West Midlands, in the company of the very individuals who contribute to its greatness.
As Birmingham Tech Week draws near, founder and CEO of TechWM, Yiannis Maos MBE, expressed his enthusiasm, stating:
“Now that the official schedule for Birmingham Tech Week has been finalised, we can’t wait for attendees to sign up and find out what the region has to say. We really do have something for everyone, from familiarisation events for business owners and investors to summits and conferences for those who want to hear all of the latest regional updates.
“I’m particularly looking forward to the Leadership Breakfast on Monday; we have so many brilliant tech minds lined up to share their insights, as well as some really exciting announcements to make. We’ve still got more to add and more updates to share so to those attending, keep your eyes on our social media to see what’s to come!”
Since its inception in 2019, Birmingham Tech Week has witnessed remarkable growth, expanding by 20% year after year. This dynamic festival has consistently brought together the brightest innovators and entrepreneurs from the vibrant West Midlands tech ecosystem.
In 2023, we are proud to announce an exceptional lineup of speakers hailing from industry giants such as Microsoft, Amazon, Jaguar Land Rover, IBM, and Cisco, among others. Their insights and expertise will undoubtedly enrich the experience for all attendees.
Registration for both the main and fringe events at Birmingham Tech Week is now open. To secure your spot and be part of this exciting journey, please visit the TechWM website and register your interest today.