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Manchester Tech Festival launches to celebrate Greater Manchester’s tech community

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Manchester tech festival.

Organised by Greater Manchester’s tech community, for Greater Manchester’s tech community, Manchester Tech Festival aims to showcase the area's thriving ecosystem and inspire the tech innovators of the future.

Fab news from the North West this week with the launch of the Manchester Tech Festival, the first not-for-profit event of its kind, which will see the entire tech ecosystem come together for a week-long programme of free events from Monday 17th to Friday 21st October. 

pexels-photo-5212814The festival will unite thousands of tech delegates, spanning software engineers, start-ups and scale-ups, investors, product owners, practitioners and more, to help people and organisations learn, create, thrive, and ultimately shape Greater Manchester’s tech scene.

Featuring more than 40 free events including meetups, popups, lectures, hackathons, discussions, debates and socials, in addition to a two-day speaker-led exhibition and conference at the city’s iconic Victoria Baths. Morson Group, MoneySuperMarket,, BJSS and Venturi are among the festival’s founding partners and confirmed speakers, alongside headline sponsor, Oscar Technology.   

The festival will examine how Greater Manchester’s tech community can achieve their goals through shared experiences, highlighting successes and failures. Attendees will witness first-hand what it’s like to be part of the UK’s most vibrant regional hotspots for tech, whilst hearing from and networking amongst some of the combined authority’s biggest and most innovative names within the sector. 

Amy Newton, festival director at Manchester Tech Festival, said: “Our mission is to establish an annual festival that represents Manchester’s true tech self. Manchester Tech Festival is the people’s festival. We want to give a voice to everyone in Greater Manchester’s vibrant tech scene, showcasing that it’s our time to reign.”

hashtag.Ged Mason, CEO at Morson Group, said: “Manchester Tech Festival will celebrate everything great about the tech sector right on our doorstep. Greater Manchester’s tech scene is one of the best in the world, yet the sector faces an increasing skills shortage that’s only been accelerated further by the pandemic; and this is coupled with the thousands of new roles expected over the coming decade. The festival is a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and inspire tomorrow’s tech innovators.

“As a family-formed talent specialist with our roots firmly anchored in Greater Manchester, it’s important that we support such programmes. We’ve hundreds of live tech vacancies in the region and beyond, with our expert talent teams supporting tech candidates and clients in capitalising on today’s agile jobs market. I’m looking forward to an inspiring week of events as we come together with our peers to build inclusive futures.”

Interested in attending? 

Registrations for this year’s festival, together with more information regarding partners, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors, can be found at the Manchester Tech Festival site.

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Published on: 8th February 2022

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