Fast and Klaviyo join Digital City Festival 2022 as Headline Partners

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by Charlie Spargo

2022’s Digital City Festival, taking place from March 7th - 11th, has confirmed two industry leaders as its Headline Partners, helping make the week-long celebration in Manchester a reality.

San Francisco-headquartered fintech Fast, which enables a one-click sign-in and purchasing experience for ecommerce retailers, has come on-board alongside Klaviyo, the customer data and marketing automation platform.

The gathering of the entire digital sector will bring together innovators and ambitious businesses to network, socialise, collaborate and join cultural events across the city.

Klaviyo, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is also Headline Sponsor for the Digital City Awards, the high-profile event rewarding those helping to build a better future through technology. Set to be hosted at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester on the evening of March 10th, entries for the awards are open right now - with its Early Bird deadline on December 10th and final deadline on January 13th.

At Digital City Expo - taking place over two days at Manchester Central and giving thousands of attendees the chance to hear inspiring keynotes, meet leading exhibitors and network with a diverse range of professionals - Fast and Klaviyo will also be hosting a masterclass and keynote session each.

Michael Schirrmacher, VP UK at Fast, said: "Manchester is a city full of innovation, passion, and community as evident in the incredibly exciting companies that have emerged from the region in the past years. Digital City Festival brings together the best and brightest minds of the eCommerce and digital industry in the UK, making it a perfect fit for Fast."

Gemma Banks, Senior Marketing Director of EMEA for Klaviyo, added: “We are at the intersection of many dynamic challenges facing businesses today. Between privacy regulations, supply chain issues and technology gatekeepers, there has been no shortage of obstacles for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

“Klaviyo is proud to partner with Digital City Festival 2022 to take part in important discussions around solutions to these challenges and continue our mission of helping creators own their growth and reach their full potential.”

For your chance to be involved with Digital City Festival 2022, click here.

Fast's mission is to make buying online faster, safer, and easier for everyone. Its Fast Login and Fast Checkout product enable a one-click sign-in and purchasing experience that makes it easier for people to buy and merchants to sell. The company's products work on any browser, device, or platform for consistent, stress-free purchasing, either on a merchant's own domain or through headless checkout on any other website.

Founded by Domm Holland and Allison Barr Allen, Fast is funded by Stripe, Addition, Index Ventures, Susa Ventures, and Sugar Capital.

Klaviyo is a leading customer data and marketing automation platform dedicated to accelerating revenue and customer connection for online businesses. Klaviyo makes it easy to store, access, analyse and use transactional and behavioral data to power highly-targeted customer and prospect communications.

The company's hybrid customer-data and marketing-platform model allows companies to grow by fostering direct relationships with customers, without giving up their valuable data to popular big-tech ad platforms. Over 265,000 innovative companies sell more with Klaviyo. 

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