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Scale in Wales: Invest, Locate, Innovate

Organised by Tramshed Tech

If you are an investor curious about the Welsh Tech Ecosystem, or you are considering expanding or relocating your business to Wales, then be sure to join our Scale in Wales event as part of London Tech Week 2024 to learn why Wales is a great place to invest, locate and innovate.

This is an invite only event with limited capacity, so please email to be added to the waiting list. 

 What is this event?

Despite the challenging financial climate, Wales is resilient and has always punched above its weight. Throughout the last decade we’ve seen remarkable growth in industries such as fintech, insurtech, cyber, compound semiconductors, data, medtech, green tech and creative industries across Wales, and we don’t see that slowing down anytime soon.

With a thriving ecosystem, robust business support network, affordable living and an expanding economy, Wales is poised for success with fantastic transport links just 90 minutes from London, a strong 220k+ student talent pipeline, and 3.5k tech companies contributing £8.5 billion to the economy annually.

This exclusive event will spotlight why Wales is a prime destination to invest, locate and innovate. We will hear from key stakeholders plugged into the ecosystem as well as both national and international tech businesses who have successfully expanded or relocated to Wales. We will explore the support and funding available to tech businesses in Wales including the Soft-Landing Programme which helps international tech businesses 'soft-land' Wales.

Who is this event for? 

This event is perfect for:

1. Investors new to the Welsh Tech Ecosystem

2. International tech businesses looking to expand or relocate to the UK


4:00pm Arrival  

As this event takes place on the 32nd floor of The Shard, we kindly request all guests to plan accordingly. Doors will open promptly at 4pm to allow sufficient time for check-in.

4:15 pm - 4:25 pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks   

Tramshed Tech will provide a warm welcome before handing over to Welsh Government who will provide an overview of Wales as a tech innovation hub and touch upon the support available for companies looking to expand/relocate.

4:25 pm - 5:15 pm - Panel Discussion & Q&A: ’Scale in Wales: Invest, locate, Innovate’   

This panel discussion is designed to provide valuable insights into the investment potential in Wales, advantages of locating or expanding your business here, and a look at the key catalysts driving Wales' impressive tech innovation surge.

We will be joined by stakeholders who are plugged into the Welsh tech scene from multiple perpsectives. Full lineup of panelists will be released soon, so watch this space.

5:15pm - 5:25pm - Refreshment break  

5:25 pm - 5:45 pm Fireside Chat: ‘Locating in Wales: Experiences and Insights’  

We will be bringing together representatives from both national and international tech businesses that have successfully expanded or relocated to Wales. Hear from the founders directly as they share their experiences, perspectives, and proven strategies for thriving in the region's dynamic ecosystem. Full list of speakers will be released soon, so watch this space.

5:45 pm - 5:55 pm Closing Remarks  

Avril Lewis, Managing Director of Technology Connected will wrap up the event with key takeaways and a mention of upcoming initiatives such as Blockchain and Photonics, the Wales Technology Awards and Wales Tech Week 2025.

5:55 pm - 6:30 pm Networking and Refreshments 

An opportunity to make new connections, build on existing relationships, and explore synergies.An opportunity to make new connections, build on existing relationships, and explore synergies.

Date and Time
Day 10 June
16:00 - 18:30

32nd floor, The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

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