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London, a global technology and financial hub home to cutting-edge industries, diversity and innovation.
The nation’s capital is the perfect location to celebrate all things tech, and there are a whole host of upcoming tech events in 2020 to keep on your radar.
We take a look at some of the must-visit tech conferences in London to add to your business calendar and what makes for the perfect tech conference space.
2020 tech conferences in London
These must-see tech conferences taking place in London throughout 2020 are not to be missed:
PHP UK Conference
Date: 20th – 21st February 2020
Venue: The Brewery
The Brewery proudly hosts the 15th annual PHP UK Conference. As the largest dedicated PHP event in Europe, the popular event sees hundreds of leading developers descend on London for three days of workshops, networking, talks and social events. The event welcomes 30 handpicked speakers and explores PHP development and related technologies.
London Tech Week
Date: 8th– 12th June 2020
Venue: ExCel London and other venues across London
London Tech Week celebrates the very best of tech innovation and attracts more than 58,000 attendees. The popular event welcomes leading speakers and brands from across the world, and includes an AI Summit, Future of Work Summit, festival dinner and tech night party. It is an event not to be missed!
IoT Tech Expo Global 2020
Date: 17th – 18th March 2020
Venue: Olympia London
IoT Tech Global Expo is set to welcome over 9,000 attendees from all over the globe and showcases next-generation technologies and strategies from the world of IoT.
This event boasts over 300 innovative exhibitors and over 500 expert speakers. It gives visitors the opportunity to discover practical solutions, insights and ideas to drive business forward in 2020 with IoT.
Technology conference venues
When it comes to successful conference spaces, The Brewery are experts. There are several important factors needed to ensure a tech conference is a rip-roaring success, such as:
Variety of spaces
From speakers to Q&As, dining to networking, a tech conference venue should be flexible and offer several versatile spaces to cater for each element of the event.
With our variety of characterful rooms, The Brewery is ideal for tech conferences for over 1,000 attendees or for more intimate events. The range of spaces can be linked together or used as separate rooms for networking or breakout areas.
If you are looking for a large conference venue in London for your next tech event, look no further than The Brewery.
State of the art equipment
When holding a tech conference, it is crucial that you select a venue which has the right equipment and facilities to not only deliver your event, but to project the right impression.
As one of London’s leading conference venues, The Brewery prides itself on delivering the very latest audio-visual equipment to support your tech event. Each of our many rooms boasts an integrated DB audio and PA system, and attendees can easily connect to our complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi service.
We fully appreciate that each tech conference is individual, much like its organisers and attendees. A tailored event that is personalised to your own brand and vision is therefore hugely important. Each of our rooms – The Porter Tun, King George III, Queen Charlotte, Sugar Rooms, Smeaton Vaults and James Watt can be tailored to your own unique needs. With fully customisable electronic entrance signage and high-end tableware, tech conference organisers can make the event their own with unique personalisation.
When it comes to tech conferences in London, location and transport links are crucial. The last thing you want is for your attendees to be unable to locate you, arrive late or miss the event completely because your venue was too difficult to find.
The Brewery is a stunning City of London conference venue, and your guests will always find us. With a fantastic central location in the heart of the city, coupled with superb transport links, your attendees will arrive quickly and easily and be ready to immerse themselves in all things tech.
Food and drink
When it comes to keeping attendees refreshed and full throughout your tech conference, the selection of food and drink is key.
Whether you are looking for themed finger food, buffet food or the perfect selection of networking nibbles, our team of chefs will lay on a bespoke spread that will be the talk of the day.
For more information and to find your perfect conference space, download our conference venue brochure here.
The Brewery: Tech conference experts
At The Brewery, we are experts in all elements needed to run a successful tech conference. To give a flavour of our passion for tech events, here are some previous events we’ve had the pleasure of running:
- Qualtrics – a large two-day event welcoming 1000 guests over the entire venue.
- Udemy – an amazing bespoke experience in selected spaces.
- GitLab – a one-day tech conference that welcomed 400 guests and used several Brewery spaces to create chill out areas.
- Pocket Games – this well-known industry even ran for two days and welcomed around 1000 guests to The Brewery.
We also have several events planned for 2020, including:
- TechFest – a one-day event in September for around 400 guests.
- Snowflake (Data for breakfast) – a one-day event for around 400 guests.
You can view the Gitlab Commit case study here.
Find out more
If you are looking for the perfect venue for your next tech conference, contact The Brewery today.
Our team of experts will work with you to create an event that is perfect for your brand and audience. With six event spaces, a delicious selection of food and delicious drinks, we will help you create a tech conference that is sure to cause a stir in your industry.