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Get involved in Digital City Festival’s Made in the North Summit and Exhibition

Digital City Festival 2024

Despite the success of the North’s media and broadcast industries over the past 10 years, its current state of flux has highlighted a pressing need to unite and showcase what the region has to offer.

That’s where we step in. As part of Digital City Festival, we’ll be hosting a must-attend event on Tuesday 16 April at MediaCity called Made in the North Exhibition and Summit.

It follows a recent roundtable discussion hosted by Prolific North with key industry leaders, where it was highlighted how vulnerable this success story is across the regions and the importance of working collaboratively together to fuel future growth.

Consider this your call to arms. For the exhibition side of the event, it will be free to attend where we will be celebrating all the talent, tech and facilities across the North.

It will be a showcase of commercial production companies, studio facilities, TV and film production, gaming studios, animation studios, interactive tech, talent and much more. 

A limited number of exhibition packages are available between £2,950+VAT and £4,750+VAT. Please get in touch directly with Rebecca Waterhouse to find out more via 

We will also be hosting a Made in the North Summit, co-located with the exhibition at MediaCity, which will bring together key industry figures for an afternoon filled with thought-provoking discussions on how the industry can work better together in the North.

From addressing challenges such as access to investment, fragmented collaboration, external competition, talent shortages and much more, it’s set to be a crucial event for anyone working in the media, production or broadcast industries.

Kicking off the Summit, there will be an opening session on the macro forces affecting media and broadcast with Caroline Cooper Charles, Chief Executive at Screen Yorkshire already confirmed as a speaker.

This will be followed by a session on innovation and immersive technology with Simon Benson, Technologist at Talent for Tech and founder of the PlayStation VR project, plus Richard Wormwell, Head of Product Innovation at dock10.

We’ll then be delving into access to talent and how to create a more sustainable inclusive jobs market with Dr Sarah Haynes, Media Production, Film Studies and Journalism Lead at Liverpool Screen School lined up as a speaker.

This will be followed by a special keynote session called ‘Screw The Silos – Bringing the North Together’ where leading industry figures will unite to tackle the pressing issues, and address how these sectors can be championed through  ‘one voice’. 

Check out the full agenda for the Summit with ways to get involved here.

If you have any questions or want to know more ways about how you can get involved with Digital City Festival 2024, please contact us on

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