Turning high street digital

Dean Clough venue for the Digital High Street 2013 event.
Dean Clough venue for the Digital High Street 2013 event.
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Business leaders from all over the UK and Europe will meet up in Halifax to discuss ways of using the internet to boost the high street.

The Digital High Street 2013 event will be held at Dean Clough and is organised by Halifax-based Redlab.

The company, owned by Jane Johnston and her husband Alistair, organised the successful Townstock event in association with the Courier to bring the best out of local businesses.

“We were inspired to organise Digital High Street after the internet was blamed for the closure of stores like HMV and Jessops,” said Alistair.

“This is the first time technologists have come together with councils and retailers to look at how we can use the internet to keep our towns alive.”

More than thirty speakers will present at the event. These include David Laycock (above), Centre Director of Trinity Leeds; Dan Thompson, leading author of “Pop Up Business for Dummies”; and Jo Davis, founder of Black White Denim and Everywoman’s Retail Leader of the Year 2012.

“For two days Halifax will be home to the latest ideas in technology and town regeneration,” said Jane.

The event will on Monday May 13 and Tuesday May 14.

Standard tickets start at £75, but the team is offering special tickets for Calderdale businesses at just £28.50 by using the special code “COURIER” when booking.

More information at www.digihighst.com.