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NOMA Confirmed As Headline Partner For FutureEverything
06/02/2013

NOMA Confirmed As Headline Partner For FutureEverything

Today FutureEverything and NOMA announced their partnership for the FutureEverything Summit of Ideas and Digital Invention being held in Manchester from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March 2013.

The partnership will see the two organisations working together for the next two years as FutureEverything looks to its 20th anniversary in 2015.

NOMA has chosen to partner FutureEverything because both organisations share common principles and ambitions, not least in pioneering the creative economy, digital media, technology and social innovation.

Ruairidh Jackson, Strategy and Development Director for Noma, said: "Partnering with FutureEverything is an exciting prospect and a perfect fit for NOMA. Throughout the development of NOMA and its first phase – 1 Angel Square, the new head office for The Co-operative Group – we are adopting some truly leading edge ideas and technology, making the development one of the most forward thinking in the UK and Europe.

"We are creating a whole new quarter in the city of Manchester and we're looking forward to maximising the potential Manchester has to become a major centre for digital industry and technology. FutureEverything has a long track record of delivering exciting creative and innovative events, bringing the world's leading thinkers to Manchester to further debate and shape the future. We are looking forward to joining FutureEverything on its journey to its 20th anniversary."

Lou Cordwell, Chair of FutureEverything, and co-founder and CEO of digital design company magneticNorth said: "The partnership with NOMA marks the start of what will be a significant period of growth for FutureEverything and bringing such a world class partner on board reflects the key role both organisations will play in our ever changing and forward looking City."

Lou has been working as Chair of FutureEverything since summer 2012 and was formally appointed to the position in January this year.

FutureEverything is also being supported by Manchester Science Parks Ltd, creative law firm Ward Hadaway, Arts Council England, Manchester CIty Council, New Economy, MIDAS and Marketing Manchester.

Speakers at the FutureEverything Summit are drawn from some of the world's leading organisations, including Google, Vimeo, BBC and Kickstarter, which are influencing today the future of our society, cities, culture and economy.

Drew Hemment, CEO, FutureEverything said: "The FutureEverything Summit is shaping into what we hope will be an intense, creative, thought-provoking and inspiring two days that will be of benefit to anyone involved, and interested in, how our future world including culture, art, cities and business will take shape.

It is fantastic that we are able to bring these world-leading thinkers to Manchester to help us further shape discussions and practise which will influence the future."

Tickets for the Future Everything Summit are on sale now at £60 (early bird rate until end of February).