The UK will feature as the lead partner country for Australia’s annual tech exhibition, CEBIT this week.
2018 saw the UK attract more venture capital investment than anywhere else in Europe, with £6.3 billion (AUD $11 billion) in funding from investors – an injection of capital that is driving innovation and proving a magnet for global buyers, investors, and talent.
Joining the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) on the GREAT Britain pavilion (stand F45) will be 10 disruptive UK companies showcasing the very latest in technology innovation in areas from cyber to smart cities and artificial intelligence, who are seeking business and partnership opportunities in Australia.
DIT will also run a series of workshops over the three-day conference to highlight the UK’s capability and expertise in emerging technology and share the very latest insights and trends from the UK’s burgeoning tech eco-system.
Tech scaleups and startups with ambitions to expand globally will benefit from DIT’s overseas business segment presentation and their investment workshop: ‘UK Calling – The Road to a Successful Expansion’. DIT’s Technology Sector Specialist, Jeff Peel will lead the sessions and be joined by Kriti Sharma, UK Artificial Intelligence expert and leading global voice on ethical technology and Michael Priddis, Founder of Australian AI company Faethm who have recently expanded to the UK.
Michael Ward, British Consul General, and UK Deputy Trade Commissioner, Asia Pacific – Australia & New Zealand said:
The UK Department for International Trade is delighted to be the lead partner country at CEBIT this year. Unprecedented levels of investment in the UK tech sector is driving world-leading innovation in emerging technologies including AI, machine learning, robotics, data science, fintech, cybersecurity, and IoT.
Our GREAT Britain showcase at CEBIT is a tremendous opportunity for attendees to learn more about UK technology capability and expertise and how partnering with the UK can help drive their own business growth and success.