Tech Week Humber has announced that Hull City Council will return as headline partner for the second year running.
Antonio Tombanane, founder of Tech Week Humber, said: "We are excited to have Hull City Council back on board 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 onboard."
Last year’s Tech Expo Humber was the first of its kind in the region, attracting 2,000 attendees over a two-day period and reaching 1.5 million through PR and social media. As a product of its success, Tech Week Humber was born.
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.”
Tech Week Humber is set to run from November 9-13. The festival aims to not only tell the world about the thriving tech scene in Hull but also invite the world to come and look for themselves.
Last year saw some of the world’s biggest brands such as IBM, TES Enterprise and Twitter come to Hull. This year promises to be no exception as the organisers plan to shout even louder about the potential of the region.
Educating the next generation remains a strong focus for the festival who have teamed up with Wilberforce Sixth Form College to showcase the full potential of a career in tech.
Events scheduled during the week include a Night Summit, Tech Awards and Hackathon. The flagship Tech Expo Humber is also set return to the Bonus Arena for two days. Packed full of innovative tech, the event aims to attract local, national and international industry leaders.
The festival is set to be rounded off with a conference on redefining leadership. Its main aim is to discuss businesses can tackle inequality and accessibility.
Hull City Council is the first of many partnership announcements in the coming months as the festival continues to grow.