Hull City Council has been announced as Tech Week Humber’s headline partner for the second year in a row.
Last year’s Tech Expo Humber event at the Bonus Arena was the first of its kind in the region, attracting 2,000 people over a two-day period and reaching 1.5 million people through PR and social media.
Tech Week Humber was born as a product of its success. It will take place in the city from Monday 9 November to Friday 13 November.
Antonio Tombanane, the founder of Tech Week Humber, said:
“We are excited to have Hull City Council back as headline partners for Tech Week Humber. The council are pioneers in tech innovation and to us, it feels like such a natural fit to have them on-board.”
Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “We are delighted that Hull will host the first Tech Week Humber, building on the incredible success of the Tech Expo Humber in the city in recent years.
“Hull’s target to become a world leader for smart technology, combined with the city’s thriving digital sector, means this is the ideal place to host some of the biggest global tech giants.
“The investment made by the council in this event will help to inspire the city’s young people to become the next generation of tech leaders as we aim to create a digitally skilled workforce to lead the city into a new era.”
The event has been designed to highlight the thriving tech scene in Hull to audiences across the world.
Last year’s event saw some of the world’s biggest brands, including IBM, TES Enterprise and Twitter, come to Hull.
This year, the focus is on educating the next generation as the event teams up with Wilberforce Sixth Form College to showcase the potential of a career in tech.
The flagship Tech Expo Humber will return to the Bonus Arena on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 November. Packed full of innovative tech, the event is expected to attract local, national and international industry leaders.
The week will also feature a Night Summit, Tech Awards and Hackathon.
The event is set to be rounded off with a conference on redefining leadership. Its main aim is to discuss how to tackle inequality and accessibility within the industry.
Hull City Council is the first of many partnership announcements in the coming months as the festival continues to grow.