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Event Details

  • Start Date:13th February 2018
  • Start Time:10:00 am
  • End Date:16th February 2018
  • End Time:17:00 pm
  • Location:The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
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Digital Skills Festival 2018

To achieve its ambition to become a leading digital city, Greater Manchester needs a strong pipeline of highly skilled digital talent. That's where the Manchester Digital Skills Festival comes in. 

This annual four-day event brings those interested in a digital career together with education providers and digital and tech businesses from across the region to celebrate an exciting shared future.

In 2018 it takes place from the 13th to the 16th of February at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, and there really is something for everyone interested in the digital industry in the North West.

Highlights include:

The Digital Skills Conference, an afternoon event on the 13th featuring talks by various industry leaders, including a futurist, and a first look at the results of our annual Skills Audit report. There will also be workshops about salary, rewards, inclusivity and diversity.



See the full agenda and book your ticket now.

Talent Day is a must-visit for job seekers. More than 50 digital, creative and tech companies will be available for conversations about your future career in the industry. Seminars, workshops and panel discussions will give you an insight into various placement programmes and graduate initiatives across the region, while clinics can help give your application to attend. Job seekers and attendees can book a free ticket here, and businesses who are Manchester Digital members can book a Talent Day stand here.

Skills Fest Talent Day 2017
Click through pictures of Talent Day 2017


Experience Days are a fantastic chance for students to get practical skills in coding, website building, hacking and more. We currently have a waiting list for schools wanting to take part, so if you haven’t yet registered your school’s interest, please get in touch with Emma.

The Digital Futures: Computing, Curriculum and Careers Event is aimed specifically at teachers and careers advisers at schools and colleges in Greater Manchester. The half-day event will feature inspirational speakers as well as very practical workshops in interactive digital innovation, ed tech and careers. Register now.

We are very grateful to our Manchester Digital Skills Festival sponsors. Read more about these businesses and their dedication to reducing the digital skills gap in our region here.


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Headline Sponsors

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Association Sponsors




We have a number of partnership opportunities available to suit a range of budgets. Contact Helen to discuss these.



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