Liverpool businesses urged to take part in Binary Festival 2018

Established in 2016 out of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Binary Festival celebrates the city region’s fast-growing digital sector and next year will focus on Binary Keynotes – a series of inspiring talks

The launch event of Liverpool’s Binary Festival in 2017


Binary Festival is returning to Liverpool in 2018 and its organisers are inviting local businesses to play a leading role in the event.

Next year’s festival, supported by principal partners Bruntwood, Liverpool City Council Mayors Office and Baltic Creative, takes place on Thursday, March 22, and will bring together the city’s digital and creative community for a collection of insightful speakers and workshops covering a range of topics including technology, entrepreneurship and creativity.

The 2018 festival will focus on the Binary Keynotes, a series of inspiring talks from engaging speakers with new insights and fascinating ideas, which will take place in the Baltic Triangle.

Binary Gatherings will showcase the work and talent of the digital sector within the Baltic Triangle and across Liverpool. 

Established in 2016 out of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Binary Festival returns to celebrate the city’s fast-growing digital sector. Binary Festival 2017 comprised 18 events and featured speakers including the writer and poet Lemn Sissay, Pam Warhurst, founder of Incredible Edible and Steve Bartlett, social influencer and CEO of Social Chain.

The Binary Keynotes for 2018 will include talks by:

  • Paul Smith from Hyperloop One, the start-up promising to revolutionise train travel
  • Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool who is looking to digital connectivity to help spur economic growth
  • Andy Kent, CEO & Founder of Liverpool’s Angel Solutions
  • Natalie Haywood, MD & Founder of the LEAF Tea Shop chain

The Binary Gatherings will include workshops topics such as Virtual & Augmented Reality hosted by Draw & Code; Artificial Intelligence hosted by Mando; YouTube for Business by Curly Productions; and The Fine Art of Tea Tasting by LEAF.

The full line-up of speakers and gatherings will be announced in mid-January 2018.

Mark Lawler, managing director of Baltic Creative said: “At Binary Festival last year it was fantastic to see musicians, scientists, designers, movie makers, VR experts, health specialists and many, many more come together to share their very personal stories on how tech continues to impact their businesses and lives.

“As we launch 2018 it will be a celebration of what is happening, and more importantly what will happen in these important sectors that are adding great value to the Liverpool city region.”

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