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Alexandra HouseAlexandra HouseEmerging technologies that will benefit Swindon and Wiltshire businesses are the topic of conversation at a free networking event next week.

Hosted by Business West at Alexandra House near Wroughton, networkers will here from experts in the latest broadband technology, hydrogen-powered vehicles, recycling, and funding for innovators.

Peter Boucher of Excalibur Communications will discuss the 5G Technology and how the CItyFibre project is powering Swindon & Wiltshire’s next generation businesses. Gigabit internet promises large file transfers between 10 and 100 times faster than most business connections, with fast upload as well as download speeds to support Cloud computing, HD video conferencing, and remote data storage. (see our report for more on this story).

Kevin Fothergill of the national Hydrogen Hub will talk about the benefits of cutting edge Hydrogen vehicles. Swindon is a centre of this technology with engineering firm Johnson Matthey developing fuel cell technology, car dealership Pebley Beach putting hydrogen-powered Hyundai cars on the road, and Honda UK hosting a refuelling plant to give drivers a place to fill up.

Adrian Griffiths of Recycling Technologies will update delegates on developments how Recycling Technologies are changing the face of waste management.

And Chris Lyons of Business West will explain the support available for innovative companies in the region, and international collaboration opportunities.

The event, on Thursday, July 12, opens at 5.30pm for 6pm start, with food and drinks provided.

For more information, or to book a place, visit www.businesswest.co.uk/events/business-west-alexandra-house-summer-networking-event