GREAT Festival of Innovation

International Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Alan Mak Alan Mak Conservative, Havant 12:00 am, 22nd February 2018

What progress he has made on arrangements for the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong planned for March 2018.

Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

The GREAT festival will be held in Hong Kong from 21 to 24 March 2018. With more than 70 confirmed speakers, the festival will showcase the best of British innovation, the potential of the UK economy, and the strength of our world-class service sector.

Photo of Alan Mak Alan Mak Conservative, Havant

Britain is becoming a world leader in artificial intelligence, big data and the fourth industrial revolution technologies that will power future export growth. Will my right hon. Friend ensure that those technologies will be widely promoted at next month’s festival?

Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

They will indeed be widely represented. For example, UtterBerry, an AI-based infrastructure monitoring technology that has been used in this country in projects such as the Thames tideway and Crossrail, will be showcased. The festival will be an opportunity for us to show off the best of British innovation in general.