Now in its fourth year, Data Centres North brings together leaders in the field of data hosting for a two-day event at Emirates Old Trafford that is free to attend. Combining a product and services exhibition with a multi-stream conference, the event is must-attend for anyone involved in commissioning, designing, maintaining or operating data centres, servers and comms rooms.
The multi-streamed conference programme will address data centre operations and strategy, with workshops, Q&As and brainstorming sessions addressing common issues facing data centre professionals. Topics covered will include certifications and standards, edge computing and smart grids, connectivity (both local and international), fire safety and cooling, and data compliance for Brexit.
Data Centres North offers the chance to refine your data centre strategy, meet the data centre community face-to-face, network at the largest event of its kind outside London, and experience the latest products for power, cooling, cabling, fire safety and security.
The event caters not only to data centre operators but anyone responsible for a mission-critical environment, including telcos, hospitals and freight, transport and education professionals.
This event is the largest of its kind taking place outside London in 2018.
Data Centres North Dinner
The dinner, held at the close of the first day of the event, on 1 May, is an ideal opportunity to socialise and network with industry leaders, speakers, exhibitors, customers and peers. The dinner has a relaxed atmosphere, good food and is a perfect opportunity for companies to meet and entertain clients based in the region.
This year’s after-dinner speaker, sports presenter Garry Richardson, has worked for the BBC for 40 years. He is best known as the sports presenter on Radio Four’s prestigious Today programme and Sportsweek on Five Live every Sunday morning.
Garry’s big love is performing on the after-dinner circuit. This year marks his 32nd year as one of the country’s funniest speakers.
Tickets to the Data Centres North dinner are priced at £55 plus VAT per person, with tables of 10 receiving a 10% discount.
All tickets include a drink on arrival, three-course meal and half a bottle of wine and entertainment.
To book your place at the Datacentres North dinner visit
DataCentres North was founded by StepEx, an exhibitions and publishing company established in 2007. The event is supported by the British Computer Society, the Data Centres Specialist Group, the Data Centre Alliance, techUK and the Uptime Institute. To register to attend visit: datacentresnorth.com/registration