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UK tech start-ups meet leading companies in Irish technology sector

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UKTI trade mission to Web Summit event in Ireland enables UK companies to network with leading figures from the Irish technology sector.

A trade mission made up of over 30 UK tech start-up companies attended the ‘Web Summit’ in Dublin which took place from 4 to 6 November 2014. The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) trade mission was led by the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, who was also a guest speaker at Web Summit.

Web Summit is considered Europe’s most influential and international tech event.

The Web summit is in its fourth year and featured:

  • 1,000 exhibitors
  • 250+ speakers
  • 1000 journalists
  • 20,000+ attendees

UKTI reception at Web Summit

One of the highlights of the trade mission was the attendance of 140+ guests at the Web Summit reception held at the British Embassy in Dublin on Wednesday 5 November.

Speakers included:

  • Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • Gerard Grech, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tech City UK
  • Lily Cole, model, actress and founder of Impossible

This reception also provided an excellent opportunity for the UKTI clients to meet leading figures from the Irish technology sector, including representatives from Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Intel.

Web Summit 2015

Now that booking is underway UKTI will once again will be leading both a trade and investment delegation at this year’s event. Prior to this UKTI will be hosting a tech/innovation event which will set the scene to look for new opportunities within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Contact UKTI Ireland for more information.

Find more information on Web Summit 2015

Web summit 2014

Web Summit 2014 had up to 100 satellite events. Events included:

  • start-up pitching sessions
  • seminars and panel discussions
  • networking lunches, night summits, pub summits
  • a food summit, fashion summit and film summit

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