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Don’t miss an opportunity to join global companies at Digital City Festival 2022

Digital City Festival 2022

Digital City Festival, which showcases Greater Manchester as the top global destination for the digital community, returns in March with a host of global industry leaders from the tech and digital world taking part.

Ambitious businesses and innovators in the tech and digital world will reunite at a series of week-long events held across the city from March 7th – March 11th to explore what makes a leading digital city.

Social platform Hootsuite, consumer engagement platform Wunderkind and Dutch payment platform Adyen are among a number of global companies joining as supporters of the festival.

Joining as the festival’s Market Leaders, who will support the festival’s main content, are a variety of leading companies including Access, Acquia, Aiven, Connective3, Slalom, payment processing company Mollie and professional services giant EY.

A full list of the partners, sponsors and exhibitors announced so far can be seen on the Digital City Festival website with more set to be announced soon. Find out how you can get involved here.

The festival team is also welcoming pitches from individuals and organisations to host a partner event to become part of the festival programme this year. You have until January 31st to make your pitch – click here to get started

Registrations to attend the festival are now open, find out how below:


Digital City Festival centers around the main event, Digital City Expo, which will be held at Manchester Central between March 9th – 10th where thousands of delegates will reunite to network, socialise and collaborate.

From navigating exhibitions of what’s new in digital, inspiring keynotes from world-leading speakers to informative masterclasses – Expo attendees will have ample opportunities to network with a diverse range of global professionals. A brand new Career Zone is also being launched at the Expo this year, helping employers of all sizes to promote their current vacancies to attract and recruit the best talent from their sectors.

San Francisco-headquartered fintech Fast and customer data and marketing automation platform Klaviyo have already been announced as Headline Partners for the festival, with both companies hosting a masterclass and keynote session at the Expo.

The festival has also announced Dutch payment company Mollie as the Digital City Expo Bar Sponsor and global consulting firm Slalom as Lanyard Sponsor.

Fast and Klaviyo are Digital City Festival 2022 Headline Partners.

As a central part of the festival, the Digital City Awards will also be returning. The awards recognises the individuals, projects and organisations making a difference in digital. The awards will champion innovation, talent and excellence in the sector with the shortlist set to be announced on February 3rd.

Winners will be revealed at a live ceremony at the Etihad Stadium – Manchester City FC on March 10th, where finalists and leading industry figures will come together to celebrate and find out who will take home one of the coveted awards.

Opportunities are still available to sponsor or exhibit at the festival alongside those already announced – find out how here.

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