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Digital city festival

What is Digital City Festival? 

Digital City Festival is a week-long event celebrating the digital community.

Made up of a week of events featuring industry-leading businesses and entrepreneurs at the forefront of their fields - it's an opportunity to come together, connect and celebrate.

Digital City Festival will play host to a week of events across the city of Manchester and beyond. 

 We'll be tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the digital sector today, and celebrating the change-makers delivering real, sustainable solutions for the future.



About Digital City Festival



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How it started...

Brought to you by the team at Prolific North, Digital City Festival was born out of our most successful events, namely: Marketing Show North, Ecommerce Show North, and the Tech Show North.

A little bit about our history: 

  • Marketing Show North had been the longest-running of Prolific North's exhibition collection
  • 2019 saw a record breaking year of attendees with exhibitors and speakers that included the likes of BBCVimto, Channel 4 and Twitter UK.
  • Our youngest expo, Tech Show North was born in 2019 out of a desire to showcase the North's thriving tech scene. Attracting companies such as Tesla, who had two of their most innovative vehicles on show, as well as speakers from MoonPig, On the Beach, Google and Gumtree
  • Ecommerce Show North launched in 2017 seeking to celebrate companies supporting online retailers in innovative ways. Previous partners included Microsoft, Barclaycard, Klarna and Kelloggs.

In 2020 we officially launched the first ever Digital City Festival: bringing together all the very best from our portfolio into one fantastic week...

How it's going... 

Digital City Festival has gone from strength to strength, and we're so excited to be back in Manchester in 2023.

We'll be hosting a range of fantastic anchor events including...

  • Digital Leaders Summit
  • The Tech Debrief
  • Scaling for Growth

To take part in Digital City Festival, get in touch with the team today. We have plenty of options to sponsor, speak or host an event. Don't miss your chance to #BePartOfIt.


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Meet the team behind Digital City Festival