Top 10 Upcoming UK Tech Festivals in 2024

With the new year steering ahead, let's take a look at the top ten upcoming UK Tech Festivals to add to your calendar!

As we look ahead in the upcoming months, a diverse array of tech events are set to take charge in London – showcasing innovation, groundbreaking advancements, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

If you’re within the Leeds tech and digital sectors and are perhaps looking to expand your network, we’re bringing you an extensive list of tech events that might be right up your alley!

1. Leeds Digital Festival

Leeds City Centre, 23 – 25 April

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Now heading into our 8th year, we’ll be kicking things off with the Leeds Digital April “mini-fest” – a small-but-mighty programme of events curated by the Festival team.

This upcoming 3-day April festival will be hosted by various tech leaders and experts [what is it?]

Our usual Leeds Digital Festival is also set to take place between 16 – 27 September.

For your chance to get involved in this years’ festival, visit the Leeds Digital Festival site here or contact our events team at [email protected].

2. SheCanCode Women in Business & Tech Expo

ExCeL Centre London, 2-3 October 2024

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On a mission to close the tech gender gap, SheCanCode offers women an opportunity to truly excel in the tech industry and support their journey. The upcoming Women in Business Expo is designed to give women the tools, ideas, and inspiration to plan their next career move, launch a new business, support an existing business, or find a new lifestyle through a franchise opportunity.

For more information about this event, visit their website here.

3. TECHSPO London

Arora Suite, Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel, August 29-30

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TECHSPO London is a two-day technology expo held annually in London, UK which brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.

Exhibitors will be showcasing the next generation of advances in technology including; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies.

Find out more about the TECHSPO London here.

4. Black Tech Fest

Dates TBC, Online and In-person TBC

Panellists speaking at Black Tech Fest 2023

Emerged in 2020, Black Tech Fest is Europe’s largest event of its kind, 3 days dedicated to celebrating Black culture and its influence on technology. This event brings a fantastic opportunity to connect, network, and discover new vacancies.

Speakers are yet to be announced for 2024, but you can pre-register for Black Tech Fest 2024 here.

5. Women In Tech [Unfiltered] Conference

Friends Meeting House, Manchester, 8th March 2024

Women In Tech Unfiltered conference 2024

In line with International Women’s Day, Manchester Tech Festival have recently introduced their new Women In Tech [Unfiltered] conference, a fresh initiative aimed at fostering allies, offering mentorship, backing women-led businesses, educating the tech sector, and providing support for women in tech.

To find out more about the upcoming Women In Tech [Unfiltered] conference in March, visit their website here.

6. National Cyber Security Show

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 30 April – 2 May

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The National Cyber Security Show is on a mission to rally the UK’s cybercrime-fighting heroes! It’s all about sharpening businesses’ awareness of digital danger.

With a focus on cyber security, management, protection, and recovery, the UK’s tech community experts will spill the beans on strategies to safeguard your business and assets.

Find more details about National Cyber Security Show here.

7. Tech Show London

ExCel London, 6 – 7 March

From AI breakthroughs to revolutionary cloud solutions, Tech Show London is definitely one for the books. The mainstage will host a diverse range of speakers from executives to government representatives and Cyber pioneers, tackling major topics including tech strategy, DEI, the impact of AI in the world of data, and more!

The Tech Show London is also the home to a number of co-located events such as Cloud Expo Europe, DevOps Live, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data & AI World, and Data Centre World.

Explore what each event has to offer by clicking here.

8. Manchester Tech Week

Manchester Central Convention Complex, 22 – 23 May

This year, Manchester Tech Week will feature a selection of some of the region’s most loved institutions, community groups, and associations. Manchester Central is set to host the biggest tech exhibition that the region has ever seen!

This is a golden opportunity, especially if you operate in the SaaS, cloud computing, cyber resilience, big data, AI, or digital transformation sector.

Find out more about Manchester Tech Week here.

9. Big Data & AI World

ExCel London, 6-7 March

Engage with over 14 thousand experts in technology, data science, and AI innovation. Explore unparalleled opportunities to propel your business into a new era of intelligence with 200+ hours of tech talks and 100+ products to experiment with.

Speaker include members from Bank of England, The Financial Times, BBC, Barclays, NHS England, University of Leeds, and more. View the full list of speakers here.

To register for your free tickets, visit the booking link here.

10. London Tech Week

Olympia London, 10 – 14 June

With over 30,000 attendees and a line-up of over 350 expert speakers, London Tech Week is peak of London’s technology conferences. As London Tech Week expands at Olympia, you’ll have more space to connect with the people and ideas that will help your business take off.

View more information here.

Final Thoughts

The UK tech events calendar is brimming with thought-provoking discussions, hands-on experiences, and vast opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you’re enthusiastic about learning more about artificial intelligence, cyber security, or any other facet of technology, these top 10 tech events in the UK are not to be missed.

Mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and innovation in the world (and future) of tech.

… and stay tuned for an exciting announcement over the next couple of months!

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