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Digital Skills Festival 2024: Conference Day - SOLD OUT

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Manchester Digital's Digital Skills Festival will be launched with our Conference Day, bringing together industry experts, thought leaders and key stakeholders from across the sector for an afternoon of panels, talks and networking opportunities as we discuss some of the key challenges and trends impacting the industry. 

The Conference will also see the launch of this year's Digital Skills Audit. 

The afternoon will be welcomed by Katie Gallagher, Managing Director at Manchester Digital followed by a keynote speaker,  industry speakers and panel guests – all of whom will be announced soon.

The Manchester Digital Skills Audit is an annual audit of over 250 digital and technology businesses, identifying new or emerging trends as well as key issues that the industry faces and skill sets and job roles of growing importance. The findings from the 2024 Skills Audit will be discussed with analysis on what these findings mean for the sector.

This event is for Manchester Digital members, public sector and government decision makers, educators and tech employers interested in talent and skills.



Registration and arrivals


Welcome & introduction to the Skills Festival 2024


Keynote: Understanding the past to predict the future

of the digital skills economy with ECOM


Panel: Ensuring the balance between ethics and

innovation in a workforce supported by AI chaired

by AtkinsRéalis


Tea break


Wellbeing in a new world with Auto Trader


Skills Snapshot 2024


Question Time Panel: Audience opportunity to ask our

expert panel questions following the Skills Snapshot


Fireside chat: MentorHER


Lightning Talk: lnsights from an Apprentice


Immersive technologies & knowledge retention

with Modern English


Closing remarks


Drinks reception


Our Sponsors

Conference Day is sponsored by:

The Digital Skills Festival 2024 is sponsored by:

Our Education Partners are:


Date: Monday 5th February, 2024

Time: 13.00 - 18.15pm

Venue: No.1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Manchester, England, M1 7FS

5 February 2024 13:00 - 18:15
No.1 Circle Square3 Symphony Park, Manchester, England, M1 7FS

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