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The Inaugural Datacloud UK unites with the Finance & Investment Forum 2018 to form the UK's authoritative leadership congress for data centre and cloud executives


London Marriot Hotel, Grosvenor Square: 31 January-1st February 2018

21 November 2017 - London - Datacloud Europe, the premier networking and deal-making event for EMEA data centre and cloud leaders will open its newest chapter, Datacloud UK, in tandem with the revered Finance and Investment Forum (FIF), the annual meeting hub for parties investing in the datacentre and cloud industry, to create the UK’s definitive leadership congress for senior executives in the data economy.

Taking place at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in London between the 31st January - 1st February 2018 the two industry-leading events will run back-to-back to provide a unique platform for executives to network and share knowledge on every aspect of the UK data centre and cloud sector.

“As Europe’s largest and most diverse IT infrastructure market the UK is deserving of a platform of stature and sophistication where senior executives can meet, explore and learn about the future of technology delivery. The draw of bringing together the highest calibre of individuals operating across in the entire datacloud sphere into this dual event will make Datacloud UK/FIF 2018 one of the most keenly anticipated congresses we have staged,” said Philip Low, chairman BroadGroup.

On the first day, Datacloud UK will uniquely bring together enterprise customers with the leadership of data centre and cloud players, service providers, hosting, colocation and managed services companies.

Attended by senior executives in colocation, cloud, end user organizations, outsourcers and investors the event brings for the first time a unique focus on the UK. As competitor markets vie for post-Brexit opportunities, the event will showcase facilities and services, power availability and growth forecasts. Datacloud UK will be hosted by Lara Lewington, presenter and journalist BBC Click and event highlights include outstanding content, extensive networking and business deal-making opportunities.

FIF 2018 follows on the second day. The first Finance & Investment Forum took place at the Cass Business School in London in 2007 and since then it has become recognised as the only annual international meeting point for investors, operators, professional intermediaries and legal counsel focused on the datacentre and cloud sectors.

The objective of the one-day forum is to bring together stakeholders and players in finance and investment with cloud services, with leading investors, carrier neutral and carrier owned operational companies, government and regional investment authorities, property interests, and law firms to assess the market outlook and identify key opportunities, types of finance available, mergers and acquisitions, REITs and business models. FIF 2018 will be hosted by Philip Aldrick, economics editor The Times.

The 2018 congress will give increased focus to global opportunities and the impact of cloud and edge.

A special networking pass will grant access to both leadership events. More information can be found at:

About BroadGroup
BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company. Established in 2002, BroadGroup achieved rapid recognition and growth through delivering quality research and insight in a number of niche and emerging areas of the telecommunications and technology sector. Since founding, the Datacentre and Cloud practice has been the main focus of the company. BroadGroup has now become the leading international research and consulting group in this area, through three business lines: consulting, market reports and events.

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Julia Vockrodt, VP Communications, 07710 942943