Events > Science & Tech Superpower Showcase 2022

Science & Tech Superpower Showcase 2022


Agenda of activities

All events advertised on this page are subject to change.




Leeds Digital Festival

19th-30th of September

DIT will have a presence at the Leeds Digital Festival and the details of our trade focused sessions have officially launched! To register for our event, please click here


Session one: The Global Appetite for UK Tech & Digital Solutions

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022, 9:15 - 11:30

Venue: Platform Leeds or Online (event start 10:00 for virtual delegates)

During the event, delegates will hear from tech specialist Chris Moore and from a range of speakers from our DIT overseas offices including:

  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Germany
  • Spain

They will talk about what opportunities are available, the best route to access these, how to connect with local teams and grow your business in these regions.


Session two: Opening International Markets - Free Trade & Digital Agreements: The Opportunities for UK Businesses

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022, 9:15 - 11:30

Venue: Platform Leeds or Online (event start 10:00 for virtual delegates)

During this event we will hear from the free trade agreement negotiation teams for:

  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • India
  • Israel

Delegates joining this session will learn more about the latest trade agreement developments – confirmed and in the pipeline – and to understand how they can ease international trading for tech & digital businesses. 



South Korea

AI World Congress

28th-30th of September

DIT Seoul will bring some UK AI companies to exhibit at the conference. You can apply to be part of the UK pavilion until 15th of August. Click here.






GITEX/AI Everything

10th-14th of October

GITEX Global and AI Everything will help companies springboard to the UAE.





Web Summit

1st-4th of November

DIT will have a large presence at Web Summit in Portugal.



Viet Nam

Smart Cities Mission

4th-14th (TBC)

In November, DIT will be taking a Smart City Trade Mission to visit Viet Nam. The mission will travel the length of this fast digitising market. Full details of the mission can be found here.

Please contact for more information.




Trade Mission to Hyderabad and Bangalore Tech Summit

14th-18th of November

In November 2022, the Department for International Trade will be leading a trade mission of some of the UK's most exciting technology companies to Bengaluru (Bangalore) Tech Summit. Now in its 25th year, this trade show is one of Asia's most prestigious, bringing together technology buyers, pioneering businesses and researchers, consultants and academia in the spectacular grounds of Bangalore Palace. 

To find out more, click here.



Smart City Expo World Congress 2022

14th - 17th November

DIT in the Northern Powerhouse are leading a Trade Mission to the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona this November. As a UK company, this is your opportunity to increase your knowledge of the smart city sector, engage with international clients, and promote your products and services overseas. It's expected that over 24,000 people will attend, with speakers and attendees from over 140 countries and over 700 cities.

What's included:

  • Free entry to Smart City Expo World Congress 15 to 17 November.
  • Pre-mission briefing to gain insight into the EU market.
  • Welcome reception at the Consulate in Barcelona on 14 November.
  • Expo tour on 15 November.
  • Opportunity to speak at DIT's Expo Panel (ideal for sustainable mobility, and emerging technology companies).
  • Networking reception with in-market specialists and business representatives.
  • Meet DIT colleagues from across Europe.
  • Opportunity to have 1-2-1 meetings with businesses from the Smart City Institute Japan.

To learn more about this trade mission, please contact

Click here to register your interest




National Quantum Showcase

11th of November

DIT will have a presence at the showcase and will bring delegations from priority markets to meet with UK buyers.






Gigaprojects mission

The UAE will be bringing a delegation to understand UK capabilities in smart cities.



January 2023




26th - 28th January

DIT in Turkiye will be at Mobilefest in Istanbul. Please click here to register.

For more information about this event please contact or




A UK trade mission focused on AI and IoT will be going to Scandinavia to meet with buyers in market.



February 2023 


Saudi Arabia


6th-9th of February

DIT will be supporting the British Embassy in Riyah at this exhibition.


Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress

DIT will be coming back to MWC. We will bring innovative UK businesses to showcase the best that the UK has to offer. Come visit our pavilion.


March 2023


South Korea

Cybersecurity trade mission to South Korea

The British Embassy in Seoul is exploring opportunities in cybersecurity for UK companies and will propose an interesting programme for UK cybersecurity businesses wanting to export to South Korea.



Cybersecurity trade mission to North America

UK companies will be visiting different major North American cities to meet with potential buyers interesting in buying from innovative UK tech companies.