I’m very busy.  Why should I take time out to attend this event?

This event is a great investment of time.  Digitech23 will bring together delegates involved in IT & Procurement from local and central government, NHS and emergency services, making it an excellent networking opportunity.  You will hear the latest from major public sector purchasing organisations including case study presentations.  Digitech23 concentrates the expertise of 30 expert framework supplier exhibitors from bluechip companies to SMEs under one roof.  You can use Digitech23 to get all the insights you need to keep pace with the rate of advances in technology whilst adhering to procurement law.  The event is CPD registered so you can submit details of your attendance to gain the requisite CPD points.

How much does it cost to attend?

Entrance to Digitech23 is FREE for those directly employed by public sector organisations.  Please provide a public sector domain email address on the booking form.


Delegates from private sector organisations can attend at a cost of £395+ vat which must be paid prior to attendance.

Are food and refreshments provided?

Yes, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided in the refreshment breaks and a light lunch from 1225 – 1325.

How can I find out about speaking or exhibition opportunities?

For information on speaking opportunities at Digitech23 please contact Gary Pollard on 0161 482 7850 or by email

Do you have details of local hotels?

The venue website has details of a wide range of hotels nearby, please click here for details.

Where is Digital First held?

Digital First takes place in Charter Suite at Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester M2 3GX on Wednesday 21st June 2023.

What are the opening times?

Registration and the showcase exhibition will be open from 08:30-17:00, then a drinks reception until 18:00 approx.

The plenary session will take place 09:30-10:45.

Seminars will run between 11:30-16:00 – view the agenda and timings

Can I book places for more than one person at a time?

Unfortunately you cannot register a colleague on their behalf, but you can invite them to attend!  Just ensure they complete the online booking form.

If you have more than 5 places to book for your organisation you may call us on 0161 482 7850 and we will take the details over the phone.

When will I receive my delegate badge?

We do not send badges by post, you will be sent a QR code (via email) in the week prior to the conference which you can use to collect your badge when you arrive at the venue.  Don’t worry if you cannot find your QR code as there will be plenty of staff on hand to find your details and generate your badge for you.

How can I book for the keynote session and seminars?

The seminar and keynote sessions are FREE to attend and seating is based on a first come first served basis.

Is there somewhere to leave coats and luggage?

Yes, there is a cloakroom where you can leave your belongings. It is located adjacent to the registration area.

When does booking close?

Please ensure all online bookings are made by 10am on Monday 19th June 2023.