ABP International Tech Week Exhibition and Seminar Sessions

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”.

– ENDS –


Notes to editors

About ABP Royal Albert Dock

  • ABP has an enviable track record for large-scale business developments. ABP’s first project in Beijing 2003 was completed in 2010, the 15 million sq ft development is home to more than 500 companies employing 50,000 employees. ABP continues to make an impact with developments underway in Qingdao and Shenyang, and plans for a massive 180 million sq ft project in Haining.
  • In 2013, ABP acquired the 35-acre Royal Albert Dock site. The first phase of around 650,000 sq ft of development is due to open in early 2019 to coincide with the arrival of Crossrail in the Royal Docks.
  • ABP is committed to investing £1.7bn to deliver and create this 4.7 million sq ft new district in London. According to government figures, the project will create over 30,000 new jobs and bring £6bn to the economy
  • Since May 2017 there have been 45 Workplace candidates placed in jobs on the site.

About Time Truck

  • Time Truck is a flexible mobile event space operated by MOLA, offering people the opportunity to get hands-on with archaeology, learning how to care for and engage with their local heritage. The Time Truck team bring archaeological material and research to the heart of the community, engaging a wide audience including school children, local business and the elderly.
  • MOLA provides independent archaeology and built heritage advice and professional services. With offices in London, Northampton, Basingstoke and Birmingham, MOLA’s 300 staff helps to discharge planning conditions expertly and swiftly. MOLA works in partnership to develop far-reaching research and community programmes. Find out more at mola.org.uk, on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin

For further information, and photographs for media use, please contact:

Neil Robinson
Director of Global Communications
ABP (London) Investment Ltd
T: +44 (0) 203 8188 540
E: neil.robinson@abp-london.co.uk



Share this article