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Digital city festival

23 Jan 2023

A Week of Inspiring Events as we re-frame Digital City Festival

A Week of Inspiring Events as we re-frame Digital City Festival

The Digital City Festival will be returning for a fourth year in March with a reimagined series of special events - and a new location.

The festival will play host to three unmissable events hosted by Prolific North: The Digital Leaders Summit, The Tech Debrief and Scaling for Growth. 


It's a New Year and Digital City Festival is returning with a new format!

We're thrilled to bring you a week of specially curated events dedicated to bringing the leaders of the digital community together to collaborate, learn and grow. With 3 flagship events, we'll cover some of the biggest challenges facing businesses today, and celebrate the incredible talent and innovation that the region has to offer.

These flagship events will be hosted by our partner Bruntwood Sci Tech at some of its stunning venues, including Circle Square in Manchester city centre and the Bright Building at Manchester Science Park. 

The 2023 festival will gather thought-leaders from across the North to address the key challenges facing people, businesses and governments - and to celebrate the incredible talent and companies that keep the region at the forefront of innovation.


It will open with the invitation-only Digital Leaders Summit on Thursday 23rd March, where Northern digital and tech leaders will unpack the current challenges faced by the sector and discuss practical ways of improving the region's digital infrastructure.

On Tuesday 28th March, The Tech Debrief will provide an inspirational forum for tech industry leaders to discuss how we ensure the sector is built on sustainable foundations, with a particular focus on tech for good, skills, talent and funding.

A special panel session on Wednesday 29th March, called Scaling for Growth will see household brands discussing how companies can stand out in today’s marketplace, plus the intersection of brand building and performance.


After careful consultation with our partners, suppliers and customers, we have decided that an Expo is not the right fit for the changing landscape and economy, and we're so excited to doing what we do best - giving you a week of amazing events!

In the tradition of previous festivals, we are once again inviting ideas for Partner events to take place during Festival Week. Whether you're looking to host events about culture, transformation, music, tech or anything else, we can offer a dedicated package of support.


If you have any questions about Digital city Festival, please don't hesitate to reach out to a member of our team at