Diary date as 2017 Leeds Digital Festival details are confirmed

Stuart Clarke.
Stuart Clarke.
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The organisers of the Leeds Digital Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event.

Festival director Stuart Clarke today told Digital City that the 2017 event would run from April 24 to 28. And he also issued an appeal for sponsors to help make it even more successful than it was this year.

Stuart said: “We’ve already had discussions with a number of key sponsors, who are keen to help us position Leeds as the digital capital of the north. The digital sector employs over 70,000 people in the city region and this growth is set to continue.

“We have the talent, the companies and the infrastructure to be the main target for companies moving out of an overheated London or bringing digital investment from overseas.

“The 2017 Leeds Digital Festival will showcase the best in digital and put Leeds at the forefront of digital innovation.

“We do need sponsorship to make this happen so we’re calling on the digital sector, Leeds City Council and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to come together and fund the festival on a longer term basis so we can plan its growth over the next three years.”