O2 to host Europe’s biggest technology festival

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Event expected to attract 10,000 visitors per day, educating them about the possibilities of new and emerging technology 

O2 will host Campus Party Europe from September 2-7, a technology event expected to attract 60,000 people over the six days.

The event at The O2 in London will educate young people about the possibilities of new and emerging technology with the aim of helping them create new pathways into digital careers.

It is targeted at people interested in digital technology and how it is helping to define and shape modern culture and society, as well as techpreneurs, hackers, developers, gamers and geeks.

A digital skills marketplace will be the focus of the festival alongside eight stages, over 100 speakers and more than 500 hours of content across the duration of the conference.

Previous speakers include World Wide Web inventor Tim Bernes-Lee, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and astronaut Neil Armstrong. The full line-up will be announced in due course.

O2 UK CEO Ronan Dunne said: “Since 1997 tech fans across Europe and Latin America have flocked to Campus Party in their thousands to innovate, learn and engage with some of the biggest names in technology. This year we’re injecting even more ambition and more scale into an already huge event.

“The marketplace will feature a huge range of free support services, including advice on how to get your foot on the career ladder or how a business can succeed on Facebook. The event will help people hone and develop their digital skills whilst giving businesses of all sizes the opportunity to find the talent they need to grow.”

“Whether you are looking for an opportunity in tech, are a fledgling start-up, an established enterprise or simply interested in finding out how new technology is shaping our world, you’ll find something to excite and inspire you at Campus Party.”

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