It’s just 100 days before Wales Tech Week 2023 is here!
Wales Tech Week showcases Welsh technology, its ecosystem and champions the industry on the global stage.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the themes, topics, and sessions to come.
Table of Contents
- What is Wales Tech Week
- Who is Wales Tech Week for?
- Wales Tech Week 2023 Themes
- Startup Alley
- Pitch Sessions
- Sneak peek at the agenda of sessions, workshops, and more
- Save the Dates
What is Wales Tech Week?
Wales Tech Week is where Tech meets opportunity.
After the success of 2020 and 2021, which were virtual, Wales Tech Week 2023 will be in-person as a hybrid event for the first time.
It will be an international Tech Summit bringing together the global tech community to connect, collaborate and do business.
Boasting world class speakers, insights, exhibitions and more from global tech leaders, investors, innovators, entrepreneurs and the supporting Welsh tech ecosystem, this hybrid Tech Summit will be a hands-on, interactive experience packed full of knowledge, inspiration and connection.
Who is Wales Tech Week for?
Wales Tech Week 2023 has been created as a diverse, inclusive and sustainable summit to connect and create opportunities for some of the most innovative, creative and forward-thinking people and businesses in Tech.
It is for:
- Tech organisations and businesses creating, developing, and researching technologies to build awareness, network, do business, and learn about the support in Wales
- Those who use tech or want to use tech in their business or organisation, to learn how tech helps you stay competitive, improve your bottom line, connect with suppliers, and learn about support in Wales to innovate
- Investors, to discover the breadth of the opportunities in tech in Wales
- Techies, to build on your technical know-how, network, and discover trends
And on Wednesday 22 March, Wales Tech Week will be all about Talent4Tech, which is for the tech curious to discover careers in tech.
This is an international, hybrid tech conference to bring the tech ecosystem – makers, founders, users, fans, talent, and investors – in one space.
Wales Tech Week 2023 – Themes
|Tech for Good||Tech for the Planet||Tech for Tomorrow|
|Tech transforming society and our quality of life for the better – this is technology serving a social purpose.||Tech to protect, recover, and rebuild our most singular resource – Earth.||Tech focused on future resilience and future-proofing, from efficiency to cyber security and beyond.|
|Spotlight on Wales’ tech startups||Pitch your business|
|Startup Alley will be a key hub for everyone to discover new startups and even invest or do business! To support the exciting startup community in Wales, we are looking for 23 tech startups to Exhibit in 2023 at a special rate of just £250 ex VAT. This includes space in the ICC as well as the virtual exhibition.||As part of Wales Tech Week 2023’s hybrid event, the Pitch Platform will host Pitch sessions throughout the Tech Summit for attendees to discover incredible products, services, apps, and more from the Welsh tech ecosystem.|
Register your interest for a 5-minute pitch slot – spaces are extremely limited!
|Apply to Exhibit at Startup Alley||Register Interest to Pitch|
Wales is leading for its compound semiconductor cluster and cyber capabilities and is becoming increasingly known for its fintech, photonics, and other emerging tech clusters.
Wales is open for business to the world and there are global companies right on your doorstep. Make your own presence known as an Exhibitor and come discover what Wales has to offer as an attendee!
Zones will focus on key tech areas and feature Exhibitors from across the Wales tech ecosystem, including:
And more to be revealed!
Talent4Tech – Where Tech talent meets Opportunity
Wales Tech Week 2023 will feature the first Talent4Tech day, an immersive, informative, and inspiring event to attract the next generation of talent required to meet the exponential demand for tech-capable people.
Talent4Tech will be exclusively in-person at the ICC Wales on 22 March 2023. The doors will be open to the “Tech Curious” – Year 10, school leavers, apprentices, graduates, returners and transitioning workers – to showcase opportunities across the Welsh tech industry. At Talent4Tech you’ll find the connections, opportunities, and information you need to plan, start, and succeed in your tech career in Wales.
Entry is free to talent and tickets are available to book now!
Sneak Peek: Sessions, Workshops, and More
Wales Tech Week will feature multiple stages, with ongoing choice on what to see, do, and learn.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics to come!
- – Wales Tech Week will feature exclusive product, brand, and report launches
- – Network with investors, startup and scale-up founders, and industry leaders from around the world – physically and virtually
- – Gain clarity on how to access business support programmes for research, innovation, funding, training, and hiring – whether you’re a tech business or your business uses tech
- – Participate in (or host!) business pitches, innovation challenges, roundtable discussions, and workshops – learn, collaborate, and do business with each other
Watch this space and #WalesTechWeek on social for speaker and session announcements.
|Exclusive launch: the _________ Report||Launch|
|How to fund innovation||Presentation|
|Net Zero Manufacturing: What does it look like?||Presentation|
|Blockchain at the Interface between Industry and Academia||Workshop|
|Exclusive launch: _______’s new _________||Launch|
|Has the Big Tech bubble burst?||Keynote|
|Start-up, scale up, exit: Warts and all||Panel|
|Capital and Investment in a Recession||Presentation|
|Metaverse: Myth or magic?||Panel|
Programme items are subject to change and will be confirmed and announced throughout the run-up to the event.
Many exclusive launches will not be revealed until Wales Tech Week itself – be there to be in the know!
Save the Dates
As a hybrid event, Wales Tech Week 2023 will feature both physical and virtual spaces for you to connect, collaborate, and do business!
Picture this: if you’re attending virtually, you’ll get the same interactive experience. You’ll be able to see everything in one place and network with other attendees that are online and in-person.
If you’re attending physically at ICC Wales, you’ll be able to walk the Exhibition and see them for yourself. Double your networking ability, be sure to join online and swap your contact cards right in the Wales Tech Week event, powered by Haia!
|Hybrid Tech Summit – 20-21 March|
The international Tech Summit will be both physical at the ICC Wales and streamed to our hybrid platform, powered by Haia.
On the hybrid platform, physical and virtual attendees can interact, stream sessions, exchange contact Cards, network, and more!
|Talent4Tech – 22 March|
Talent4Tech will be exclusively in-person at the ICC Wales. The doors will be open to the “Tech Curious” – Year 10, school leavers, apprentices, graduates, returners and transitioning workers. At Talent4Tech you’ll find the connections, opportunities, and information you need to plan, start, and succeed in your tech career in Wales.
|Playback & Virtual Exhibition – 23-31 March|
The smorgasbord of Wales Tech Week activity will continue with a launch of the playback and continuation of the virtual Exhibition.
You can continue to view sessions, chat, network, engage with exhibitors, and catch up on what you might have missed!
Wales Tech Week 2023 is for everyone creating, benefiting from, and curious about tech
Whether you’re working in or developing new technology, interested in how technology can transform your business or just ‘tech curious’, Wales Tech Week has opportunities for everyone.