2020 marked the first year of Digital City Festival, but this landmark event has been years in the making.



The festival celebrates the North’s booming digital economy, creating opportunities for organisations to connect, innovate and grow together.

It attracts companies from the UK and beyond who are looking to tap into the North’s significant marketing, ecommerce and tech spend.

And where better than Manchester? From splitting the atom to discovering graphene to building the world’s first computer, Manchester has led the way. Today, it’s the home of tech unicorns like The Hut Group, Boohoo and AO.com, and it’s where global powerhouses like the BBC, WPP and Amazon are relocating major resources.


With over 100,000 undergraduates at the city’s esteemed universities, and talent from across the world flocking to build careers in the region, Manchester’s future as a digital city of global significance is assured.

When it comes to growing your business, however, there’s still nothing like the connection that comes from a face-to-face conversation.


That’s what Digital City Festival is about: bringing a diverse range of digital expertise, talent and innovation together.

Over five days, across multiple venues in Manchester, the 2020 inaugural festival united the digital community, providing a platform for organisations to network and share knowledge.

The goal? To give ambitious organisations the opportunity to learn from industry specialists covering the full spectrum of digital transformation.

Expect events that educate, motivate, and inspire ideas on how to get ahead of the curve.

Learn more about the organisers:

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Don’t Panic is a B2B events agency specialising in the seamless delivery of all aspects of awards, conferences and exhibitions. We pride ourselves in producing innovative and profitable events, based on our strong relationships, attention to detail and unique approach.


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Prolific North Limited is an independently-owned publishing and events company based in Manchester. Launched in January 2013, it is now established as the leading news and events hub for the media, marketing and creative sector in the North.

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