Past Event

ESTnet New Year Members’ Meeting and Business Networking

The number of females employed in the technology industry, how fingerprint technology could accelerate mobile commerce and virtual reality were just a few of the topics discussed at the first ESTnet Business Networking meeting of 2016 at the Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Paul leeThe audience of ESTnet members and associates were treated to an absorbing session from Paul Lee, Partner and Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research at Deloitte UK, who presented their Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions for 2016.

You can download the full TMT Predictions report here.             

The audience was also treated to excellent 5 minute pitches from doopoll, Amplyfi, leadin and EIP while networking for the first time in 2016 over a buffet supper

Idris Price, North Wales Regional Director for the ESTnet called on Welsh technology companies to be a part of the next Wales Festival of Innovation, to take place across Wales from 1 June to 3 July 2015. The ESTnet is a key partner in the Festival along with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the Welsh Government, MediWales and the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology). To find out how to be a part of it, visit

The ESTnet Managing Director Avril Lewis also spoke about 2015 highlights and a very busy first few months of 2016:

“ My sincere thanks to all who took part this evening, particularly to Paul Lee from Deloitte whose presentation certainly gave us all food for thought.

I would also like to thank the members who attended our members’ meeting round table session with the ESTnet Board, which preceded this event. Your openness and insight provided us with valuable insight as we shape the ESTnet offer.

2016 promises to be another busy year. If members and associates have not already done so I urge you to book your tables for the ESTnet Awards 2016, which will take place on 2 March 2016 at the Wales Millennium Centre, with Jason Mohammed as our host. For those who need bright young people to develop their business, please take a stand at the brand new Graduate Recruitment Fair, which will take place on 16 February.”

Download the full presentation here

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