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What is Digital City Festival? 

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

It's made up of a host of events from industry-leading businesses and leaders at the forefront of the tech, ecommerce, and marketing sectors.  

At the heart of the festival is Digital City Expo, which brings together professionals from across these spheres to network, collaborate and grow. With 120+ exhibitors and 140+ speakers across 5 theatres, it's fast becoming the highlight event in the North's digital calendar. 

It attracts exhibitors and visitors nation-wide, with some even travelling from further afield including Bulgaria, China, India and the USA to name a few. 

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 exhibitions, 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...



  • The main challenges facing businesses that are looking to scale will include tech, marketing and eCommerce - so why have three separate events to deal with each? Bringing them together under one roof enables more opportunities for business owners to find the answers to the problems they need the most help with.
    Martyn Collins
    Festival Director
Martyn Collins

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. The Expo will take place at Manchester Central on 28th-29th March. 

We can't wait to welcome:

  • 6,500+ attendees
  • 120+ exhibitors
  • 140+ speakers


  • 5 incredible theatres
  • 3 specialist exhibitor zones: E-commerce, Marketing & Tech
  • Digital immersive zone
  • Dedicated networking lounge
  • And a host of exciting events

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



Meet the team behind Digital City Festival