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What's coming up at Manchester Digital at a glance | September 2023

New Updates | September 2023

Below you'll find: 

  • Upcoming Fintech week updates such as the roundtable event for Startups, expert keynote and panel discussions and masterclasses from payment experts Stripe and local marketing agency CTI. 
  • Who to contact to sponsor and speak at our upcoming Emerging Technology Conference in December.  
  • Upcoming Digital Her events, including Ada Lovelace Day. 
  • How to secure your Talent Day stand  at next years Digital Skills Festival
  • The latest member offers. 
  • Sponsorship Opportunities.
  • Recommended Member events coming up.

Manchester Digital Events: 

Book your Fintech Week 2023 Conference Day tickets.

Thu, 21 Sep 2023 | 13:00 - 17:00 | No.1 Circle Square 3 Symphony Park Manchester M1 7FS | Manchester Digital invites you to join us for our next Fintech Conference.

Manchester Digital invites you to join us for our next Fintech Conference, which will take place on Thursday 21st September 2023.

The magic of community is when leading minds come together. Manchester is home to a great Fintech community who will meet on the 21st of September to discuss the future of Fintech, challenges and opportunities within the industry. 

Thank you to sponsors Stripe, CTI Digital, Zuto, Public and Bruntwood Scitech for helping to support the conference. If you’d like to know about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch:

Book here

Startup Founders join our Fintech Roundtable | 19/09

An opportunity for Fintech Startups to help influence policy around payments and also to discuss wider fintech issues.

The conversation will cover a wide range of topics including looking at the growing differences in payments between the UK and the EU and the status of Open Banking, the complexities of navigating cross-border licensing and introducing the new Consumer Duty. Your input will also outline what the priorities of both parties should be going into an election year to support this sector.

If you would like to attend this event please contact 

Two Marketing Masterclasses from Manchester Digital

Manchester Digital teams up with Stripe and CTI Digital to bring you two marketing masterclasses. Both online.

Up First: (Wed, 20 Sep 2023 11:00 - 12:00 BST)

Did you know nine out of ten lost sales in Europe fail on the checkout page, that’s according to Stripe. In fact, 94% of the top 800 e-commerce websites across Europe make at least five basic checkout errors, adding unnecessary friction for customers.

If you have an online checkout to acquire new business, this webinar is for you. You’ll learn the most common checkout errors and how to fix them, resulting in more sales.

Learn from the mistakes of 800 different websites.

And then: (Fri, 22 Sep 2023 10:00 - 12:00 BST)

“The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven't given them anything else to care about” Seth Godin - Did you know when people are observed making purchasing decisions in a live environment, they actually place price 4th or 5th on the list of importance.

Join us to learn how you can optimise customer experience to ensure you are maximising your marketing spend. 

Improve your website’s customer experience.

Emerging Tech Week - Conference Day tickets are now available

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 | 13:00 - 17:00 | Manchester Digital invites you to join us for our next Emerging Tech Conference.

We are looking for speakers and sponsors. If that’s something you are interested, contact

Book here

Digital Her 

Can you get involved? 

Digital Her’s mission is to help end gender inequality in the technology sector. We have just updated our website and we would love for you to take a look. 

The website features real life rode models, and numerous resources to support women working in tech to thrive. If you want to discuss how you can become more involved reach out today - we need more supporters, sponsors and allies!

Sponsorship Packs 

This is your chance to get involved and be a part of our wonderful growing community. Help inspire the next generation of Tech today. Reach out to for more information on how you can support our mission!

Digital Her Events

Digital Her Inspiration Breakfast

Join us on 10th October to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with the Digital Her community at our Inspiration Breakfast.

Four members of the Role Model community will take the stage for 6-minute lightning talks, each connected to the theme of Inspiration. Each talk will leave us with a key question to spark a 10 minute discussion in small groups as we connect over coffee, pastries & fresh fruit.

Expect a day packed with inspiring ideas and meaningful connection. This event is aimed at all women working, or aspiring to work, in tech. Digital Her is always a trans inclusive space.

Book your ticket.

Digital Her Inspiration Afternoon

For women who are students, graduates & career changers into tech to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and get inspired! Know someone who’d love to come? 

Join us on 10th October to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with an afternoon of talks, opportunities to connect with industry Role Models and activities to help inspire your digital future.

Expect a thought-provoking afternoon full of new insights and perspectives. While Ada Lovelace's legacy is one that can inspire us all as women in tech, our Inspiration Afternoon is all about exploring inspiration in today's world and using it to fuel our futures.

You'll hear from inspiring speakers, meet some of the amazing women in tech who make up our Role Model community, take part in interactive workshops to help you prepare for your tech future, and meet like-minded women who are on the same journey.

Book your ticket.

Are you recruiting? 

Each Tuesday, the jobs board round up is shared on our social media channels and groups from the Manchester Digital jobs board to let job seekers discover new roles. 

If you are recruiting, let us know!

Talent Day - exhibit and showcase your early career opportunities. 

Talent Day is an event for businesses who are hiring early career in the next 1 - 2 years. Get in front of graduates, job switchers and more. 

It is an event for businesses who want to have more conversations with eager job seekers in a single afternoon than you would adverting online. 

An event for for businesses who understand the need to build their talent pipeline and engage with those who are actively seeking work opportunities. 

Our last Talent Day attracted over 1800 signups and was the biggest careers fair in the North West. 

If you’d like to exhibit at this year's talent day, find more information here.

Talent Day Exhibitor Pack

Job seekers want to learn as much as they can about you, your staff and culture. 

We find that content such as “A Day in The Life” enhances your job advertisement by providing potential candidates with a firsthand glimpse into the daily lives and rewards of the role, showcasing the unique aspects of the position. 

Typical roles this has worked for are: Software Developer, Business Analyst, Web Developer, Digital Marketing, Full Stack Developer, SEO & PPC, Cyber Security Jobs, Account Manager, Software Engineer. 

We can feature “A Day In The Life” on your job advertisement. Get in touch if you want to give it a go. 

Profile Raising Sponsorship Opportunities Announced 

We have multiple sponsorship opportunities at the upcoming Digital Skills Festival (Feb 2024), a perfect awareness opportunity if you are looking to either:

  • Be a part of leading conversations shaping the future of skills and talent in the region at the Conference Day. (Mon, 5th Feb, 2024)
  • Access aspiring apprentices on National Apprenticeships day. (Tues, 6th Feb, 2024)
  • Build your future talent pipeline at Talent Day, the biggest careers fair in the North West, UK. (Wed, 7th Feb, 2024)
  • Champion diversity in tech on Digital Her Day. (Thurs, 8th Feb, 2024)
  • Help tech professionals level up by supporting a professional development day designed to upskill members existing workforce. (Fri, 9th Feb, 2024)

The Digital Skills Festival is one of the most important large-scale events for the tech industry, and has been running for more than a decade. This week-long festival brings together the whole ecosystem, connecting students, graduates and career changers with the region’s leading and most exciting tech businesses whilst facilitating discussions that help shape the future of skills and talent in the region.

Held at venues across the city centre, the festival also offers talks and panels from leading tech figures; the results of our Digital Skills Audit; the launch of our new Digital Her Day as well as informative sessions for apprentices.

New Offers for Members

We can now support your international growth.

We’re excited to announce that we can help support members make the most of the global opportunities available to them. If you’re looking at international growth, market expansion, cost savings, regulatory compliance, or generally interested in overseas markets, then let me know. 

This is enabled by an affiliation partnership with Santander’s Navigator platform and as Manchester Digital members, you will get free access to the ‘Prepare’ subscription package on Santander Navigator, a saving of £1,800 on the standard cost for this level of subscription.

Read more about it here. 

Visiting London soon? 

As a member, you can now gain access to discounted membership at The Home Grown Club for those visiting London - Access their exclusive member only events, Community, Facilities inc 35 bedrooms, meeting rooms, lounge, bar, terrace, event space and more.

Perfect for when visiting large conferences like the London Tech week and needing a space to check in with work. 

Big News. Bigger Celebrations! 

Good news! We are looking for more good news shared on the member Digest at the end of the month. 

We're excited to hear good news from our members, and we'd like to feature them in our monthly digest. As we reflect on the events of the past month, we want to highlight positive stories and celebrate accomplishments. If you have any good news to share, please submit it and we'll include it in our next digest.

You can submit good news here.

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