Why Manchester?

In the evolving world of tech, we understand how important it is for you to keep up to speed with what's new, what's on the horizon and what the experts are seeing as the future for the sector. Manchester is the UK's second largest creative, digital and tech hub. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the first stored program computer, Manchester's pedigree in the digital industries is well established. That's why we chose Manchester for our event.


With the UK technology sector growing more than two-and-a-half times faster than the overall economy*, major cities like Manchester are making digital waves in the industry and is establishing itself as one of the best places to be for tech right now.

Manchester is one of the world's leading research centres for computer vision and machine learning and is generating an impressive £3.2 billion Digital Tech Turnover (millions)*.

They are leading the way as one of Europe’s leading hubs for cutting edge digital tech. With 69,837* people now working in the digital industry and an endless supply of talent coming out of the universities, it is an ideal location for businesses to establish themselves in the world of Tech.

*Data sourced from TechNation: Manchester.


What makes Manchester stand out?

  • Manchester’s tech market is full of promising opportunity for businesses across the board. The city’s core strengths lie in digital services and technology, content production, cyber security, AR/VR, and much more
  • With a 13,665 digital tech business count in 2018, it is an ideal gateway for innovation, growth, and success of any business
  • Manchester is home to a large number of world-class software companies and innovative start-ups
  • Competition in Manchester is low compared with the saturated London market, making it easier for businesses to get ahead in the tech world
  •  Meetups & network events taking place throughout the year making it easier to do business
  • With a steady supply of talented developers coming out of Manchester’s universities and companies training apprentices in a variety of programming languages, many companies use the city as a hub for their R&D, data and software activity 

Don't just take our word for it... 

Exhibit at DTX Manchester and find out what this thriving tech region can do for your business growth