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Next speaker revealed for Digital City Expo is BBC’s Voice and AI Tester


Gem Hill, Senior Tester for Voice and AI at the BBC, will take to the Keynote Theatre at Digital City Expo – which arrives at Manchester Central in 2020.

She will join names including Katy Leeson of Social Chain, Caroline Beesley of the Co-op, and Sherin Mathew of IBM in speaking on the central stage of the landmark expo, which is bringing together four important industry events.

Digital City Expo comprises Marketing Show North, Tech Show North, eCommerce Show North and the all-new Media Zone, and takes place at Manchester Central on March 11th and 12th. It will be a unique place for the country’s leading digital companies to meet, collaborate and share knowledge. The exhibition – part-conference and part-expo – is the cornerstone event of the week-long Digital City Festival all across Manchester.

Gem Hill – a digital specialist passionate about self-care and mental health – will speak on the topic of looking after yourself on the Keynote Stage at the event in March. Registration’s open now, so click below to secure your place at the event.


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

As well as Gem Hill’s talk on the importance of self-care, the talks and panels in Digital City Expo’s Keynote Theatre will cover everything from mobile optimisation and e-convenience, to the importance of diversity and psychology of content. It is one of eight total stages that will be open at the two-day expo, featuring influential industry speakers from marketing, media, eCommerce, tech and more.

Hill said: “I’m so honoured and excited to be part of the festival! The Manchester digital scene is strong, vibrant, and diverse and I love being a part of it. Bringing so many amazing people together is important – community, network, and support is vital when it comes to making great things happen.

“My talk will be about self-care and why it’s a fundamental part of a healthy life. These topics are really close to my heart. I’m hoping to inspire people by sharing how to build up a self-care routine to actively look after your mental health.”

Digital City Festival begins in Manchester on March 9th, and consists of five days’ worth of digital-first events all across the city. Digital City Expo will form its cornerstone, with the new Digital City Awards taking place on March 12th, and a host of fringe events, networking and development sessions also taking place over the course of the week.

Opportunities to sponsor and exhibit at Digital City Expo are available now. Find out more here, or contact Becky Mellor on, or 0161 533 0681.

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