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Digital Minister Chris Philp to be one of the first speakers at Digital City Expo as the event returns live in Manchester tomorrow

Digital City Expo 2022

Digital City Expo is returning live once again at Manchester Central tomorrow for a two-day showcase uniting thousands of delegates across the entire digital sector.

The expo is the main event held as part of the week-long Digital City Festival across Greater Manchester, which celebrates what makes a leading digital city through networking, collaboration, and insight from thought leaders.

Chris Philp MP, the Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), will be one of the first speakers taking part on the first day at the expo tomorrow and will be delivering a keynote speech at 10am in the Keynote Theatre.

DCMS recently revealed plans to create a new hub in Manchester which will create ‘hundreds of new jobs’.

A diverse variety of leading industry names will be taking to the stage across the two-day showcase, from the likes of Flight Story, Great Influence, Fearless Adventures, Rise at Seven and The Manc Group.

At the launch of the event tomorrow, you can hear from the likes of Microsoft and Hitachi Solutions, hear about the launch of Manchester’s new digital strategy and so much more.


Digital City Festival, which officially marked its return live on Monday from the offices of HOST in MediaCity, is currently underway across Greater Manchester until March 11th.

Hailing Manchester as “Europe’s fastest-growing digital and tech hub” on Monday, Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, appeared at the official opening of Digital City Festival alongside Festival Director Martyn Collins and the CEO of IN4 Group Mo Isap.

You can find out more about the full agenda here for Digital City Expo as well as a round-up of all the upcoming speakers, panel sessions and masterclasses across the Tech, Marketing, Digital and Ecommerce theatres. 

From a panel session on neurodiversity in tech, exploring emerging technologies in the metaverse and NFTs to hearing from Weetabix about the story behind the “tweet that broke the internet” – there’s something for everyone at this year’s expo.

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