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Take a look at all the partner events taking place during Digital City Festival


We can now confirm all the incredible partner events taking place during Digital City Festival week across Manchester.

Digital City Festival will soon be uniting the entire digital and tech community from March 23rd to March 31st, where decision makers, leaders and specialists from innovative businesses will collaborate, network and leave inspired. 

Alongside three key events hosted by Prolific North, which you can read more about here, we have a number of special partner events running throughout the week. 


From digital to data and skills, we recently revealed the first three partner events here. Here’s everything you have to look forward to!


The Final Tech Nation Report Launch Event

Hosted by Tech Nation, this exclusive invite-only networking evening will include a presentation of the report’s findings, and a panel discussion with the likes of Modern Milkman on the scaling challenges facing the UK tech sector right now, and what’s needed for continued growth and success.

This event is for entrepreneurs, investors and tech ecosystem partners.

  • Where: ABC Building, 21-23 Quay St, Manchester, M3 4AE 
  • When: Thursday 23rd March
  • Time:  4pm – 7pm


AI and the future of digital

An exciting event hosted by Colony CoWork will feature an insightful talk and panel discussion on AI and the future of digital marketing. With the rising popularity with the likes of ChatGPT, the event will explore important questions such as will marketers, web developers and designers have a future or will digital industries evolve and embrace AI?

  • Where: Colony One, Silk Street, Ancoats, M4 6LZ
  • When: Thursday 23rd March
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm


Supporting GM Social Enterprise

Manchester Digital Security Hub (DiSH) has teamed up with GMCVO, Centre for Tendering and successful social entrepreneurs Beth Nunn and Vic Turnbull for an insightful evening to showcase social enterprise across Greater Manchester. Alongside important discussions about social enterprise and networking, it’s an opportunity to connect with other social enterprises and share valuable resources.

  • Where: DiSH Manchester Heron House 47 Lloyd Street Manchester M2 5LE
  • When: Tuesday 28th March
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm


Upgrades and drinks

Umbraco and CTI Digital are hosting a fringe event to help you identify the right path for your projects running on Umbraco 7 or older versions. During the seminar, you’ll hear all about Umbraco’s project lifecycle, approaching the end-of-life of Umbraco 7, the release of Umbraco 11 and beyond – so if you’re thinking of upgrading to Umbraco 11, this is the perfect event for you!

  • Where: CTI Digital, 1st Floor 2, Express Networks 2, 3 George Leigh Street, Manchester, M5 5 DL
  • When: Wednesday 29th March
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm


Digital City Festival presents the J.A.M session

What better way to wrap up an exciting week than an afterparty? Brought to you by our sponsors Just After Midnight and event partner GigPig, join us for an evening to dance the night away with an exclusive performance from an up-and-coming musician and DJ.

You can enjoy a very special tipple, courtesy of Cazcabel tequila too. It’s not one to miss but places are limited!

  • Where: SITU, The Alan, 18 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LG
  • When: Thursday 30th March
  • Time: 5.30pm – 10pm


Greater Manchester FinTech Report Launch 2023

In partnership with Whitecap Consulting, FinTech North are delighted to welcome the Northern FinTech community for the Manchester Region FinTech Report Launch 2023. 

It’s an opportunity to hear an overview of the findings from the report, gain insight into developments and trends within the ecosystem over the last three years and network with leaders across Manchester’s FinTech ecosystem. Sign up for the event here.

  • Where: No.1 Circle Square Symphony Park, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7FS
  • When: Friday 31st March
  • Time: 10am – 1.30pm

With Digital City Festival fast approaching, take a look at all the events and secure your spot here. Don’t miss out! 


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