TMRW is the brainchild of Tom Cheesewright. Tom’s vision was to create an event where the future becomes reality. An event where scientists, technologists, designers, financiers and anyone interested in building the future meets, talks, makes and parties.

It happens in the future city: Manchester. Where everything from music to markets to materials has been reinvented. TMRW is designed to be the one event each year that pulls together all of the disparate digital and tech communities in the North and gets them talking to each other, and the world. An event that makes new connections inside the city region, but also puts it on the world map.

Today there is a great buzz around the North’s tech and digital scenes but the whole is less than the sum of its parts. We lack the interconnections between different silos, skills and sectors to generate the real critical mass that will drive large-scale, long term success: business growth, foreign investment and new jobs. We believe TMRW is part of the solution to this problem. A 'big bang' that blows away the boundaries for just a couple of days to start conversations. But it will not be presented as an event designed to tackle a problem. To achieve these aims this event has to succeed on its own merits. 



TMRW is led by Tom Cheesewright. Tom is the founder of applied futurism practice Book of the Future, and a regular contributor to TV, radio and other media on technology and the future.  •  @bookofthefuture

The event organisation is being handled by Don't Panic, an internationally renowned events company with a strong history in the tech sector.  •  @dontpanicevents

The event is being supported by Imago Techmedia  •  @ImagoTechmedia


About Tom Cheesewright

Tom is the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future, where he works with a wide range of organisations to help them see, share and respond to a coherent vision of tomorrow. Clients include Daisy PLC, Enfield Borough Council, Institute of Leadership and Management, LG, NHS, Nikon and Sony Pictures. 

Tom followed a degree in Mechatronic Engineering with 14 years in the tech industry, working with global brands such as BT, EE and IBM, and subsequently founded a series of technology-driven companies. Most recently he co-founded venture-backed big data analytics start-up CANDDi, of which he remains a shareholder.

Tom is a frequent presence on TV and radio, appearing across the BBC from the Breakfast sofa to World Business Report, and as a regular contributor to 5live’s Saturday Edition, Wake Up to Money and other shows. He is the resident futurist on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, and has shared his views on the future with XFM, Kiss, Kerrang and many other stations. He has also contributed to Stuff Magazine, MSN and other publications.


About Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic was founded by Nicky Wake in 2005, in their ten year history they have established themselves as a B2B events agency specialising in digital and technology events. They deliver over 100 events annually ranging from small seminars to awards dinners for 1000. Current clients include Prolific North, The Chartered Institute of Marketing and . Don’t Panic own and deliver a successful series of SEO and PPC Awards events including The UK Search Awards, The US Search Awards and the European Search Awards. For further information on Don’t Panic please visit


About IP EXPO Manchester 2015

IP EXPO Manchester is the new launch event in the IP EXPO event series for 2015.  The IT Infrastructure and Cloud event will accompany existing events in the series, including IP EXPO Europe, Data Centre EXPO and Cyber Security EXPO in London.

IP EXPO is the UK and Europe’s leading IT Infrastructure and Cloud event series for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward.

The events showcase brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT.

The 2015 Manchester event will bring together 60+ exhibitors, 65+ free to attend seminars and 5 theatres all under one roof.  With the attendance of headline industry speakers the event is the must attend event of the year for CIOs, heads of IT, technology experts.