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Digital Skills Festival 2023 - Conference Day

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The Digital Skills Festival Conference will take place on Monday 6th February 2023 and will kick off the Festival week.

The Digital Skills Festival conference is for industry professionals, education experts and policy makers to discuss and share strategies for tackling the skills issues facing our industry.

We will also be sharing the findings from this year's national Digital Skills Audit, looking at the impacts on the industry and what this means.

Attendance at the Conference is free and open to any digital business or education providers.


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13:00 - 13:30 Registration

13:30 - 13:40 Welcome address, Manchester Digital

13:40 - 13:50 Welcome from our strategic partner, Manchester City Council

13:50 - 14:10 Unlocking early careers, keynote session with Auto Trader

14:10 - 14:50 Question time: Where is the north going in terms of levelling up in technology?

14:50 - 15:10 Comfort break

15:10 - 15:40 Skills audit findings and analysis

15:40 - 16:20 Panel: How do we protect the sector's growth and continue to address the skills gap through a cost of living crisis? Ensuring both business and employees prosper through uncertain times.

16:20 - 17:00 New Spaces, New Skills, New Opportunities. Tom Cheesewright

17:00 Closing remarks

17:00 - 19:00 Reception drinks & networking


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    6 February 2023 13:00 - 19:00
    No 1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Manchester M1 7FS

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