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Co-op’s Head of Digital Marketing will speak alongside Head of eCommerce at Digital City Expo

Caroline Beesley, Co-op

Caroline Beesley, Head of Digital Marketing at the Co-op, will speak in the Keynote Theatre at Digital City Expo in March 2020.

Beesley will speak alongside alongside Chris Conway – who was announced as speaking recently – on the topic of rapid delivery and e-convenience at the Co-op. A talented and experienced marketing specialist, Caroline leads the Co-op’s digital marketing centre of excellence, focussed on leveraging the full digital marketing mix.

She has previously held performance and digital marketing roles – brand and agency-side – at Carat, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, Google, and, where she also served on the Board.

Recent announcements for speakers appearing at Digital City Expo include figures from IBM and Social Chain. Many more are set to be revealed soon, as well as host of new exhibitors and sponsors for the expo, and pre-registration is open now.


See the full range of speakers, as well as exhibitors and sponsors already lined up for Digital City Expo 2020.

The expo, taking place on March 11th and 12th, forms part of the wider Digital City Festival, which takes place all across Manchester between March 9th and 13th. It will celebrate the digital sector from across the country through events, awards, networking and more.

Digital City Expo brings together Marketing Show North, Tech Show North, and eCommerce Show North – all under the same roof at the instantly recognisable Manchester Central Convention Centre. As well as the three expos already part of the Prolific North portfolio, Digital City Expo also introduces the Media Zone as its fourth section.

Speaking ahead of the exhibition, Caroline said: “It’s not often enough that we in the North come together to share what and how we’re innovating in the Digital space. I’m looking forward to sharing our work, but also hearing about others’ too.

“At Co-op, we’re playing our part boosting the North’s digital potential too; not just by offering more and more jobs in the industry, but also supporting smaller businesses and start-ups, which share our values. We offer these businesses space to work, grow (and podcast!) in The Federation, our shared working space in NOMA.

“We all know Co-op’s traditional business is doing really well and growing faster than the market, but the story of our very recent step into eCommerce is truly exciting. I can’t wait to share more about how we’re bending the rules and carving our own niche in online grocery, all to get closer to Co-op customers.”

Digital City Expo takes place next year in Manchester, giving delegates the opportunity to meet experts from a range of businesses in a range of sectors, for collaboration, knowledge sharing and lead generation. Part-expo, part-conference, it will feature the widest possible selection of exhibitors as well as leading speakers across multiple stages.

Opportunities to be part of Digital City Expo are available. Find out more here, or contact Becky Mellor on, or 0161 533 0681.

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