First-Ever Wales Tech Week Founding Partners are Announced


The first-ever Wales Tech Week has received an overwhelming number of enquiries, with organisers receiving more than 150 individual event enquiries over past two weeks.

Announced last month, the first-ever Wales Tech Week will be held 13th – 17th July as an ‘open to all’ virtual festival featuring talks, roundtables and workshops from leading figures in the Welsh technology industry.

Since its launch, organisers of the free global festival have seen an influx of enquiries to host and attend events, with attendees set to join the virtual festival from more than 10 countries.

Confirmed events include technology areas such as UX, Blockchain and Cybersecurity, along with sectors specific webinars on Fintech, EdTech, MedTech and manufacturing, as well as free workshop events such as free Digital Marketing, HR, Legal and PR workshops.

The free virtual festival is supported by founding partners Creo Medical, Innovate UK, Thales UK and Wynne Jones-IP, media partners Orchard Media and Events Group and associate partner Illustrate Digital.

Designed to bring the technology community together and showcase the Welsh technology industry on a global scale, Wales Tech Week has been created by Technology Connected, the voice of technology industry in Wales for more than 20 years.

Avril Lewis MBE, managing director of Technology Connected said:

“It’s been fantastic to see such a strong response to our first-ever Wales Tech Week, and our team is working hard to process the huge number of enquiries we have received.

“Wales Tech Week has been met with overwhelming enquiries to host events, with attendees registering from around the world and it’s really great to see the technology community coming together during this time.

“With the creation of Wales Tech Week, we aim to showcase the Welsh technology industry on a global stage. The events taking place will spotlight the clever, innovative businesses and people within Welsh technology as well as our collaborative ecosystem and strength in academia.

“We continue to update our schedule of high-quality free events on a daily basis and we are looking forward to announcing some new, particularly exciting events in the upcoming weeks.”

Richard Rees CFO of founding partner Creo Medical said;

“We’re delighted to be a founding partner of Wales Tech Week and help showcase the talent, success and innovation of the Welsh technology industry. “

“Across the industry Wales is creating exciting, innovative technology and we’re particularly proud to champion the cutting-edge developments in the MediTech space being made right here in Wales.”

Gareth Williams, Vice President Secure Information & Communication Systems for Thales UK, said:

“We’re excited to be playing our part in supporting this excellent initiative.   As a major player in the global industry and an industry anchor in the valleys through the NDEC in Ebbw Vale, we see Wales Tech Week both as a showcase and a crucible for the very best in tech capability, a vital strength for Wales that will be at the core of its economic regrowth.”

Tim Powell, Director of media partner Orchard said;

“Good on Technology Connected for being bold and ambitious in putting a virtual Wales Tech Week together. It’s just what these times are calling for, so Orchard jumped at the chance to partner up, and make ourselves available for any of the virtual event needs.”

To view the current Wales Tech Week event schedule and to register for a free online event, please visit the Wales Tech Week website.

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