Digital City Expo

Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester. It’s right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

COVID-19 update

Manchester Central has advised us that business is continuing as normal.

Unless something changes and the World Health Organisation or Government advise us otherwise, Digital City Expo will be taking place on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2020.

We would like to reassure all of our visitors, exhibitors, sponsors and partners that we are closely monitoring the situation and adhering to the latest guidelines with regards to our events. Extra measures are in place for the Expo, with hand sanitisation facilities throughout the venue and trained first-aiders on site for any issues. Please be aware that fringe events are independently run and will have their own policies/plans.

We advise all visitors to Digital City Expo to follow the latest advice from the World Health Organisation, which can be found via their website here.

We advise anyone feeling unwell not to attend the event, so we can ensure the safety of our other delegates.

For any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch via [email protected] – and here’s to a safe, productive and inspirational festival week! 


Wednesday 11th March
9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 12th March
9:00am – 4:30pm


To order to access Digital City Expo and the seminar sessions, you will need to register for your ticket. Registration to attend the event is free, and you can sign up here.

Once registered, you will receive an email with your registration confirmation and your e-badge. Simply download and print your e-badge and bring this with you. Don’t worry if you forget or lose your badge, we can issue it again on the day.

Plan Your Stay

We are partnering with Marketing Manchester to work with local hotel providers to plan your stay during Digital City Expo. The button below will take you to an external website to book accommodation across the festival week.

Getting Around

Digital City Expo venue address: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX

Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for national and international visitors, with many green ways to travel around the centre. Getting around the city is easy once you’re here, with plenty of buses, trams and trains available. For our international visitors, Manchester Airport is only a 20-minute train journey away from the city centre.

For more information on how to reach the main event of the festival, Digital City Expo, click the buttons below.

By Bus

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.

By Bike

There are bike racks on the front forecourt of Manchester Central, outside the Central Foyer doors. There are another set of bike racks about 100m further down the road, in front of the Exchange Foyer entrance.

If you do decide to leave your bike outside of the venue, please note they are left at your own risk.

By Tram

The nearest Metrolink stop to Manchester Central is St Peter’s Square. From there, Manchester Central is just a few minutes on foot.

Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. However, the network is currently being expanded so please do check your route before travelling.

Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.

By Rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

By Road

If you are unable to use public transport to get around the city, Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west. If using a satellite navigation system – please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

If using a satellite navigation system – please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

By Air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service.

Information on Manchester Airport can be found at:

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