Manchester's 5 Day Digital City Festival Launched
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, opened the event at Boohoo’s Nasty Gal offices.
12:46 13 March 2020
Mayor Burnham has recently launched the Manchester’s 5-Day Digital City Festival, which will feature 50 fringe events across the city and the two-day Digital City Expo at Manchester Central. Opening the event at a special briefing hosted by Boohoo, he spoke alongside headline sponsors and Patrick Gormley, Head of Offering Development.
He said: "The North of England is in a stronger position than it's ever been in my lifetime. We're on the verge of major change and in pole position just as the North is coming to the top of the political agenda.
"The chance to lead the next industrial revolution is actually within our grasp, just as we led the first industrial revolution over 200 years ago.
"Manchester is a growing success story and I can only see it growing stronger, and this festival is adding energy, excitement and momentum."
"The Digital City Festival is going to put Manchester ever more clearly on the digital and tech map and there's no reason why it can't go on to become like South by Southwest," added Burnham, who pinpointed retail tech, fintech and cyber as particular strengths in the region.