Posted on March 27, 2017 by staff

This month’s biggest tech events (Mar 27 to Apr 21)


DPRTE, the UK’s leading defence procurement and supply chain event, takes place in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Hosted by TechUK, Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability 2017 will provide both buyers and suppliers with an opportunity to enhance knowledge, share best practice and showcase innovation.

Supported by DE&S and other leading MOD organisations and trade associations, the event will host a range of interactive features, including a live keynote arena, a product showcase exhibition, and four knowledge transfer zones.

Comprising a keynote conference arena hosting leading authorities on defence procurement, workshops, training seminars and live demonstrations of new and innovative technology via the showcase exhibition, DPRTE 2017 will welcome leading representatives from organisations including MOD, prime contractors and industry.

BusinessCloud’s next event, Lancashire Powerhouse, takes place on April 19 in Lytham St Annes.

The half-day conference will hear from some of Lancashire’s leading manufacturers and fast-growing technology companies.

It doesn’t get the attention of its neighbours in Manchester and Liverpool but Lancashire is quickly putting the power into powerhouse.

The event runs from 9am to 12.30pm. Join the discussion on Twitter at #LancashirePowerhouse.

This week

Tuesday 28 March: Unlocked Manchester cyber security conference more info

Tuesday 28 March: Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2017 more info

Thursday 30 March: Q&A on the future of AI technologies with Dr Tania Peitzker, London more info

Two weeks

Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 April: Industry 4.0 Summit Manchester Central

Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 April: Factories of the Future Manchester Central

Wednesday 5 April: Explore New Frontiers for your Business at the Space Technologies Exhibition, Cardiff more info

Wednesday 5 April – Thursday 6 April: Internet of Insurance, Dorking more info

Wednesday 5 April – Thursday 6 April: InternetRetailing Expo, Birmingham more info

Wednesday 5 April – Thursday 6 April: Sage Summit UK, London more info

Thursday 6 April: Hit Play! UK – The Interactive Entertainment Market and the UK, London more info

Thursday 6 April: 100 hacks to increase revenue for your company, London more info

Thursday 6 April: Inspire! MCR: Delivering the workforce of the future, Manchester more info

Three weeks

Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 April: Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017, London more info

Tuesday 11 April: Women in Defence Technology: Seizing Opportunities, London more info

Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 April: VR World Congress, Bristol more info

Thursday 13 April: How AI is transforming the online customer experience, London more info

Four Weeks

Wednesday 19 April: Lancashire Powerhouse, Lytham St Annes more info

Thursday 20 April: Business Breakfast at the St. George’s Day Festival, Lytham St Annes more info

Thursday 20 April: Virtual reality show, London more info


Thursday 27 April: Digital Jobs Action Summit, Leeds more info

Wednesday 17 May: Digital Bolton and the importance of apprenticeships, Bolton more info

Thursday 8 June: How can businesses harness the power of VR and AR? Manchester more info