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Business Engagement and International Projects teams attend SXSW Festival

(24 March 2017)

Last week the Faculty of Humanities Business Engagement and International Projects teams, Rachel Kenyon and Rosie Haynes, joined a delegation representing the city of Manchester at the Tech Trade Show Exhibition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. One of the main strands of the festival, which aligns with key University research initiatives, was Intelligent Futures.

Global organisations, start-ups, universities, and government departments travelled from all over the world to attend SXSW, with over 80,000 people attending across the week.

The high-profile city delegation included inward investment agency Midas, Manchester Growth Company, Manchester City Council, including council leader Sir Richard Leese, Rowena Burns, chief executive of Manchester Science Partnerships  (MSP), and international firm with a Manchester presence, Jacobs Engineering.