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March 11 - 12, 2020

Manchester Digital City Expo 2020


Three industry exhibitions are coming together to create a new landmark event for Manchester, known as the Digital City Expo 2020. It combines the popular eCommerce Show North, Marketing Show North and Tech Show North to give guests a one-stop full digital experience in an interactive format. Dept is proud to be the Digital Champion sponsor and is stepping up in a big way to support the event held at the iconic Manchester Central Complex on 11th-12th March 2020.

Dept will be exhibiting with an experience-led stand that’s sure to draw a crowd – visit stand  #305 near the entrance to meet the team behind the agency. Dept is also sponsoring the central bar; a 360-degree meeting point which will feature a DJ all day on both days and will extend that to host the exhibitors’ drinks reception at the end of the first day. Following this, Dept is hosting the free after-show party at Viadux on Albion Street, Manchester, not far from the Digital City Expo venue. Cross The Line will be a chance to mix with the diverse range of expo attendees and celebrate digital together, accompanied by food from Red’s True BBQ and DJ sets by the Kultura Collective. 

On day two, Dept’s UK Creative Director, Jake Welsh, will be on the main stage as a keynote speaker, leading a talk on the subject of ‘Redefining creativity for the digital consumer’, using human-first creativity crafted by data. Dept is also shortlisted for Large Digital Company at the Digital City Awards and will attend the ceremony this evening. 

Also as part of the festival week, Dept is hosting two fringe events. The first is ‘Architecting the modern digital experience‘, held on March 10th at Dept’s office in Manchester, and covers how headless will be the foundation of modern digital experiences. The second, hosted on March 13th, is the official Coffee4Craig brand launch.

Amongst a programme of expert speakers and industry masterclasses across eight stages, plus hundreds of exhibitors, all in the heart of Manchester, this expo is shaping up to be an unmissable event. It is free to attend and offers the unique opportunity to be part of one of the biggest Marketing & Tech events outside of London. We are super excited to be a part of this and we can’t wait to meet you! The agenda can be found here.