The ESTnet Software Exhibition, part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, brought companies who are driving software technologies growth in Wales to one place. It featured 25 exhibitors from software technologies and associated sectors and over 140 attendees from all industries able to benefit from the expertise - such as healthcare, creative, aerospace and automotive sectors.
The software technologies industry is thriving, the total value of the global market is expected to increase to $397 billion by the end of 2016. This was an opportunity for those within the industry to showcase the innovative technologies developed and implement in Wales, and for those who can benefit from their work to learn more about how technologies such as Big Data, App Development and Cloud Systems can support their business objectives.
In addition to the exhibition space for informal networking, visitors were able to enjoy informative presentations from respected Welsh entrepreneurs Simon Powell and David Jones, excellent pitches from exhibitors both within and outside the software technologies industry, and an opportunity to make new contacts in the networking lounge or using the ‘marketplace’ pin-board.
The ESTnet Managing Director, Avril Lewis, said:
“ Feedback from delegates suggests that those who visited found the day extremely worthwhile. They appreciated the opportunity to speak to software technology companies, professional services organisations and government agencies in an informal setting as well as the insight and knowledge provided by the presenters.
The ESTnet exists to create and facilitate business opportunities for its members, this Software Exhibition was one tactic implemented in order to help our members grow their business. We look forward to our next Members Meeting in July when members will have the opportunity to let us know what else we can do to support them.”
For a selection of photos from the ESTnet Software Exhibition, please visit the ESTnet Flickr channel.