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Asia Pacific @ London Tech Week 2019



The Department for International Trade (DIT) has curated a programme of events to help facilitate meetings between companies from the UK and Asia Pacific visiting London Tech Week on 10-14 June 2019.


We understand that due to the scale and scope of London Tech Week, it can sometimes be difficult for companies to identify and arrange meetings with the most relevant suppliers, customers and partners.


This programme is therefore designed to place companies in front of the right audiences and provide a bespoke platform for exploring cross-border partnerships between the UK and Asia Pacific.


If you are from Asia Pacific...

You will have the opportunity to meet UK companies interesting in expanding their business or exporting to Asia Pacific, or are looking for investment from Asia Pacific.


If you are from the UK...

You will have the opportunity to meet companies from Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan that are interested in sourcing UK products and services, or are looking to invest in the UK.



Companies in the following sectors are especially encouraged to attend:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud XaaS
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Electronic Systems
  • Fintech
  • Healthtech
  • Semiconductor Design
  • Sensors and Internet of Things
  • Telecoms / 5G
  • Venture Capital





08.30 - 10.30

Venue: TechHub London, 1-15 Clere Street, London EC2A 4UY

In Conversation with Aussie Founders: True Insights on Global Expansion

Join three Aussie founders who have grown their companies in the UK. What surprised them? What would they have done differently? Who - or what - made the difference between success and failure?

This ‘in conversation’ is organised by the UK Department for International Trade’s Australia team and will be attended by the Startup Catalyst and Global Victoria delegations – a group of Australian entrepreneurs, investors, tech companies and startup facilitators who are visiting London Tech Week to get a taste of the UK tech ecosystem.



15.45 - 19.30

Venue: Cinema Hall, Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Tech Australia 2019

With over 28 years of continuous economic growth and spending on tech forecast to hit more than £50 billion this year, Australia is the big new market for tech, with companies including Revolut, GoCardless, TransferWise, Amazon and Slack all recently setting up shop down under.

Join us at ‘Tech Australia 2019’ at Australia House in London to hear from headline speaker Dominic Price, Head of R&D and Futurist at global leader Atlassian, about the future trends shaping the Australian and international tech industry, followed by a panel discussion with our experts on successfully scaling and entering new markets.

Followed by a reception with Aussie wine, beer and pies.




14.00 - 19.30

Venue: Urban Innovation Centre, One Sekforde Street, London EC1R 0BE

The Future Starts Here: The UK-Asia Pacific Opportunity

Hosted by Natalie Black, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, in partnership with the UK-ASEAN Business Council, techUK, Tech Nation, Tech London Advocates and the Northern Powerhouse, this conference will bring together innovators from the UK and Asia Pacific to explore opportunities for cross-border collaboration in tech and innovation. 

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12.30 - 14.30

Venue: The Princess of Shoreditch, 76-78 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE

UK-Australia Tech Fry Up

This event is designed for the Australian delegation to meet members and representatives from techUK and discuss the UK's tech ecosystem over some of the finest fish and chips that the capital has to offer. 

To register your interest, please contact Tess Thomas (


10.00 - 18.00

Venue: Urban Innovation Centre, One Sekforde Street, London EC1R 0BE

Pitch to North East Asia Blue Chip Companies

This event is designed for UK technology SMEs and startups to pitch to large blue chip companies and VCs from Japan and Taiwan.

To register your interest, please contact Richard Lewis (



All Day

Technology in Scotland Showcase, Edinburgh

Scottish Development International is hosting a programme in Edinburgh for London Tech Week participants to showcase the Scottish technology ecosystem. The programme will focus on Scotland's key capabilities in data, AI and software development.

To register your interest, please contact Caitlin Gheller (



We would like to thank our UK and international partners for supporting this programme: