Posted on January 9, 2017 by staff

This month’s biggest tech events (Jan 9 – Feb 3)


Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Engineering and Manufacturing forum this Friday.

Unlike many of the Chamber’s other events, this forum is not focused purely on networking, although it’s billed as ‘a great opportunity to meet some other businesses’.

Instead, the emphasis falls on providing businesses within the sector the opportunity to express opinions, share best practice and ideas and even the occasional concern about the current state of the industry with other like-minded business people.

The free quarterly event, at 151 Deansgate, will be hosted by Chamber president Wayne Jones MBE, of MAN Diesel, and is only aimed at firms involved in the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Registration starts at 8am, and the meeting will run from 8.30am to 10am.

BusinessCloud’s next event is titled The Future of Manchester’s Digital Tech Scene, and will be held at the UKFast Campus in Hulme, Manchester, on January 27.

Manchester is the biggest digital tech cluster in the North with a growing ecosystem of tech entrepreneurs and scale-ups, co-working spaces and accelerators, investors and business angels, and accelerating business growth organisations such as the Business Growth Hub.

The Hub and BusinessCloud have joined forces to hear from some of the digital tech businesses across Greater Manchester and meet some of the local entrepreneurial talent.

Here is a round-up of events in the North West and throughout the UK over the next four weeks. Check beck for an updated diary.

This week

Friday 13 January: Engineering & Manufactoring Forum  GMCC, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, more info

Next week

Tuesday 17 January: GP Bullhound Research Roundtable: Tech Predictions 2017, Barclays Hardman St  5 – 7pm more info

Tuesday 17 January: Future pro-manchester- Managing Stress and Building Resilience Breakfast, Deloitte 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3HF, more info

Wednesday 18 January: Will Quantum Change The World?, Central London, more info

Wednesday 18 January: Bury means Business, Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW, more info

Thursday 19 January: Watch This Space

Thursday 19 January: Helping your business grow’ Breakfast Series: Stockport, Stockport Business and Innovation Centre, Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Rd, Stockport, SK5 7DL, more info

Friday 20 January: Action for Business Oldham, Oldham Event Centre, Park, Off Hilbre Avenue, OL2 5BL, more info

In three weeks

Monday 23 January,  IoT Tech Expo Global 2017, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8UX, United Kingdom, more info

Wednesday 25 January, Action for Business Wigan, Leigh Sports Stadium/Village, Sale Way, WN7 4JY, more info

Thursday 26 January: Insider residential property awards

Thursday 26 January: Prolific North northern digital awards Leeds

Thursday 26 January: Latest on child online safety in the UK: technology, education and policy priorities, TBC, Central London, more info

Thursday 26 January, Finance & Investment Forum, London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Sq, more info

Friday 27 January: Property & Construction Networking Lunch, The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, more info

Friday 27 January: The Hub and BusinessCloud’s The Future of Manchester’s Digital Tech Scene, UKFast, 1 Archway, Birley Fields, Manchester, M15 5QJ, more info

Four weeks

Monday 30 January: TableCrowd dinner with Tech City News: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, The Happenstance, 1a Ludgate Hill, London, United Kingdom, EC4M 7AA, more info

Wednesday 1 February: Smart Cities Uk Conference & Expo, more info

Thursday 2 February: Pro-manchester Made In Manchester awards, Hilton Hotel Manchester, Deansgate