Manimation 2018

Date: 12 November 2018
Venue: Manchester Technology Centre

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Date: Monday 12 November, 2018 
Venue: Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED
Times: 9am-7pm

Manimation 2018 Theme: The future of animation business

Manimation is the event for UK animation community which focuses exclusively on how to keep you and your business busy and thriving today and in the future. Read the blog reports for Manimation 2018.

NEW for 2018:

  • Pre-bookable one-to-one meetings using Meeting Mojo
  • Roundtables on key topics
  • New venue, new day

Companies confirmed for meetings (full list here):

One-to-one meetings session 10.30am-5.30pm:

You could spend most of the day at Manimation in meetings with people who are crucial to your future business. 24 x 15 minute meeting slots are available to every delegate.

Meeting Mojo:

The bespoke booking system Meeting Mojo put delegates in direct touch with clients in advance, and created meeting schedules.

Keynote and Roundtable schedule:


The day offered free teas and coffees, lunch and a networking early evening reception to ensure you meet everyone you need to, either formally or informally.


Delegates experienced the latest in cutting-edge technology with Infinita, Realised Realities and YellowDog in our demo area.

Manimation Working Group:

Curated by Manchester-based Manimation Working Group and organised by The Children’s Media Conference, Manimation offered creative and business opportunities, information and inspiration for the UK animation community.

Manimation brings together animation production companies, producers, animators, writers and creative service providers with potential buyers from broadcasters, advertisers, creative agencies, corporate, distribution and more in this friendly and open market setting.

At the same time, a CMC curated programme of business-focused round-tables developed skills and provided new intelligence on where clients will be in the future, and what they will be looking for.

Arranged for the day running up to the Manchester Animation Festival, Manimation offered the best possible business outcomes to enhance your festival week!

Manimation 2018 Sponsors

Manimation is supported by National Lottery funds awarded to ScreenSkills from the British Film Institute to deliver its Future Film Skills programme.

Manimation Supporter

Drinks Reception Sponsor

Networking Lunch Sponsor

In Kind Sponsor