The establishment of London’s First International Tech Hub
Chinese developer ABP is attracting tech companies from across the globe to its £1.7 billion complex at Royal Albert Dock in east London by setting up London’s first international tech hub.
More than 20 enterprises from Shenzhen - China’s Tech City – have agreed to take exhibition space and eventually to establish within the ABP development close to London City Airport and Excel. This is the first wave thfat will see the establishment of London’s first international tech hub where companies from the east and west share space in the 4.7 million sq ft new office district.
To showcase the international tech hub concept, ABP is staging an international exhibition at the historic Compressor House, close to Royal Albert DLR station, as part of London Tech Week. (12-14 June 2018). The Chinese delegation from Shenzhen will visit for a series of seminars and to meet a range of exhibitors including Honeywell, Schneider Electric, OTIS, Siemens, Huawei, Globelynx, Mobike, NVC Lighting and University of East London.
The Shenzhen group were invited to the UK by ABP and its partner in establishing the East London Teach Hub, Tian’An Cyber Park, following agreements signed earlier this year
The exhibition and seminar sessions are free and open to London and international tech companies. Topics under discussion in the sessions include ‘How to Grow Your International Tech Business” and ‘10 Smart Ways to Promote your Tech Business’ and will feature speakers and panelists from Tian An, the Mayor of London’s office and Tech UK.
Tian An Cyber Park has successful track record in aiding tech companies to realise their full potential with innovation centres worldwide. This is their first such operation in the UK. The firm operates 12 cyberparks in China and has established platforms in the U.S., Israel, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, Canada and Lithuania.
With London’s fast expanding tech industry and with ABP’s international experience and network, Royal Albert Dock is set to become part of a global and interconnected ecosystem and the first tech hub of its scale in London. On completion over the next 6 years it will comprise more than 80 office buildings including supporting residential and retail. More than 30,000 jobs will be created.
Speakers at the Compressor House sessions will be drawn from a wide range of industries, including from tech investment firms, UK and Asia governments, tech PR experts, as well as the chairman of ABP and the CEO of Tian’ An, and there will be a series of networking sessions as an opportunity for UK and Asia tech leaders to connect and build future partnerships.
Outside Compressor House exhibition centre there will also a display by Porsche on the latest technology in their vehicles, and stepping back in time there will be the Museum of London Archeology’s Time Truck with exhibits to celebrate the areas rich cultural heritage and historical trade links between China and Europe.
“This is the Golden Era of trade and relations between the UK and China the ABP International Tech Exhibition is a perfect illustration of that as well as a tremendous opportunity to showcase technological innovations and solutions from the UK, China and other international firms at the Royal Albert Dock.,” said ABP Chairman Xu Weiping.
Time Truck archaeologist Anna Nicola said: “The exciting redevelopment of Royal Albert Dock by ABP builds on more than a century of innovation in London’s Docklands. The exhibition will be a fantastic opportunity to explore this rich industrial past, and learn how technological developments in the area revolutionised life for millions of Londoners, with lasting positive impacts today”.
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