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All Digital Marketing Events and Conferences of 2018–2019

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Here at Koozai, we love to visit digital marketing events to meet with fellow industry professionals, share our knowledge and get inspired by exciting new ideas. There is such a wealth of opportunities out there for building your network and knowledge as a digital professional, but it’s hard to find them all presented in one place. And that’s what we set out to change!

Please see below for a comprehensive list of digital marketing events and conferences happening throughout 2018 and 2019 in the UK.

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September 2018

MarketEd.Live 2018: The Annual Marketers Conference

25 September 2018 – Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

Featuring a diverse set of speakers including Timothy Armoo, the CEO of the world’s first Snapchat influencer network and Hannah McCreesh, Head of Content at the UK’s first podcast hosting platform, MarketEd.Live challenges marketing professionals and business owners to step up their game by using the very latest information, advice and strategies in the world of marketing.

Mobile Marketing – Programmatic London Summit

26 September 2018 – The Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK

The Programmatic London Summit explores the role of mobile in the digital advertising landscape, and what results programmatic trading can deliver on mobile devices. A niche, one-day event for brands, publishers and media agencies.

eCommerce Expo

26–27 September 2018 – Olympia London, London, UK

This year’s eCommerce Expo is packed with more content, better solutions and more inspiration than ever before! Enjoy one-to-one meetings, multi-track conferences and social activities spread out over two action-packed days. Everyone who aims to maximise their website engagement and conversions should head to Olympia London on 26 and 27 September!

Technology for Marketing

26–27 September 2018 – Olympia, London, UK

100 marketing specialists. 250+ expert speakers. Over 12,000 peers. Technology for Marketing is the biggest Martech event in the marketing calendar!

Technology for Marketing is now co-located with ad:tech and eCommerce Expo in Olympia, London.

MeasureFest – Dedicated to Web Analytics, Conversion Rate Optimisation and Business Intelligence

27 September 2018 – Jurys Inn Waterfront, Brighton, UK

If your business wants to get better at tracking the performance of its campaigns, there is no place like MeasureFest. Focusing exclusively on analytics, big data, business intelligence and conversion rate optimisation, MeasureFest is an amazing event for results-driven digital marketing professionals.

Brighton SEO – A Huge, Twice-Yearly Search Marketing Conference and Training Event

27–28 September 2018 – Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK

An institution in Britain and one of Koozai’s favourites, BrightonSEO sees 4,000 digital marketing professionals travel to the seaside to attend terrific talks and small-group training sessions delivered by some of the brightest minds in the industry! BrightonSEO is also well known for its pre- and after-party. Which may be partly why we like it…

We reported live from Brighton SEO in April 2018 – find our key takeaways here!

October 2018

Digital Marketing Innovation Summit – Understanding Customers for Optimal Brand Engagement

3–4 October 2018 – etc. venues Fenchurch Street, London, UK

The Digital Marketing Innovation Summit covers key subjects in a changing digital landscape, ranging from multimedia content marketing to personalisation, localised communication, mobile marketing, blockchain, data-driven marketing and automation. Expect to hear speakers from future-oriented entities including Monzo, Refinery29, Deliveroo and Perkbox.

Mobile Marketing – London Summit

4 October 2018 – The Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK

Are you getting the most from mobile in your marketing strategy? At the Mobile Marketing summit, expect real-world examples on everything from app store optimisation to virtual reality and have all your questions answered during the interactive roundtable session.

State of Digital Conference – Collaborating | Connecting | Sharing Knowledge

8 October 2018 – etc. venues County Hall, London, UK

State of Digital 2018 is the first of its kind, so if you’d like to be part of a new wave of SEO and digital marketing conferences, why not join your peers for a day of talks by the likes of Kirsty Hulse, Jono Alderson and Jose Truchado? On 9 October, State of Digital offers the chance to join an intensive masterclass on technical SEO with Barry Adams – the perfect chance to up your SEO game!

Festival of Marketing

10–11 October 2018 – Tobacco Dock, London, UK

The Festival of Marketing brings together the two essentials of successful marketing: inspiration and practical implementation. Inspect to take away amazing ideas and smart solutions from a host of fantastic speakers.

Influencer Marketing Show

15–16 October 2018 – Old Billingsgate, London, UK

Influencer marketing: it is a buzzword in today’s digital landscape, but only a few brands get it right! The Influencer Marketing Show brings the business back into influencer marketing and gives attendants plenty of tips to take away to the office.

This event is co-located with PI Live.

PI LIVE – The Global Event for Affiliate and Performance Marketing

15–16 October 2018 – Old Billingsgate, London, UK

Want to increase your profits with affiliate and performance marketing? Then come network with 3,000+ professionals and learn from over 50 speakers who’ll help optimise your ROI.

SearchLove Conference

15–16 October 2018 – The Montcalm, London, UK

On top of the usual host of industry leaders, SearchLove has also reserved three slots for up-and-coming ‘community speakers’ this year. The project was part of an attempt to make SearchLove speaker slots more accessible to less frequently heard voices in the industry, providing a fresh forum for upcoming talent.

Digital Growth Unleashed – Optimising the Complete Customer Journey

17–18 October 2018 – etc. venues, 200 Aldersgate, London, UK

It’s all about the user, and Digital Growth Unleashed knows it! Learn how to attract the right audience, align your business models with the user experience and increase your customer lifetime value by using the right technology.

Email Innovations Summit

17–18 October 2018 – etc. venues, 200 Aldersgate, London, UK

Want to gain the edge over your competitors in terms of email marketing? The Email Innovations Summit explores the latest email marketing trends and how you can use them to your advantage.

Marketing Evolution Experience

17–18 October 2018 – etc. venues, 200 Aldersgate, London, UK

Harness the power of data to inform your marketing practices and meet marketers, marketing technologists, digital analysts and growth hackers who matter at the Marketing Evolution Experience.

CMO Focus Summit

18 October 2018 – Whittlebury Hall, Silverstone, UK

CMO Focus Summit is an end-user-driven forum whose programme is based entirely on challenges and issues raised by its attendees. At this year’s event, the summit is sponsored by the Content Marketing Association, making content marketing one of the key topics on the agenda alongside Big Data, AI and machine learning.

Digital Marketing Summit Southampton (DMSSO)

18–19 October 2018 – Novotel Southampton Hotel, Southampton, UK

The DMSSO sees some of the industry’s most forward-thinking digital innovators, SEOs and PPCs share the latest trends and hacks that allow businesses to optimise their online presence. With a conference on day one and workshops on day two, Southampton’s Digital Marketing Summit is strong on both thought leadership and practical sessions.

Hero Conf – The Event for Quality, All-Inclusive PPC Education

22–24 October 2018 – etc. venues St. Paul’s, London, UK

Hero Conf is an amazing networking and education event suited to all levels of PPC professionals. If that is not enough to persuade you, the conference is famed for its amazing food as well…

MarTech Alliance – The Anti-Conference

31 October 2018 – Hawker House, London, UK

Set in the hip Hawker House food halls in Canada Water, London, MarTech Alliance aims to offer the better, more fun alternative to dry and bland conference halls. Join the one-day festival and get a “peek inside the brains of the ballers bossing the MarTech world”.

November 2018

eCommerce Show North

6–7 November 2018, EventCity, Manchester, UK

According to eBay, Manchester has the largest number of small online businesses in the UK outside of London. This makes this northern tech hub the ideal location for an e-commerce gathering of vendors, companies and suppliers. Expect an e-commerce experts’ panel on top of inspiring seminars and talks and 120+ exhibitors.

Savant eCommerce London

6–7 November 2018 – Bounce Old Street, London, UK

Learn how market-leading retailers overcome the storm of challenges that omnichannel and pure play retail professionals face on a daily basis. If you want to survive and thrive in UK retail, attending Savant eCommerce London is a must.

Digital Gaggle

7 November 2018 – Watershed, Bristol, UK

This biannual half-day conference in Bristol leaves no area of digital marketing uncovered. Get out of London and attend six inspiring talks and interactive sessions at Digital Gaggle.

Social Media Week – Where Technology Meets Humanity

14–16 November 2018 – Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK

This year’s Social Media Week revolves around the theme ‘Closer’ and explores the intensifying conflict between individualism and community. With talks such as ‘Community, Opportunity, and Responsibility’, ‘Designing Social Media Interactions to Benefit Users’ and ‘AI vs Humanity’, it’s clear that the Social Media Week takes a future-oriented and socially responsible take on the theme.

PR & Comms Social Media Results Conference

20 November 2018 – Museum of London Docklands, London, UK

The PR & Comms Social Media Results Conference lets leading brands reveal how they get ahead in a shifting digital landscape, leveraging the latest social media trends and influencers, AI, chatbots, advertising and a multitude of other future-oriented technologies.

Advanced Email Conference

28 November 2018 – Amba Marble Arch, London, UK

Big brands such as Amazon, Asda, Virgin Red and Marks & Spencer share their email marketing best practices, content campaigns and case studies on Wednesday 28 November.

December 2018

Programmatic Punch

3 December 2018 – The Brewery, London, UK

Learn how to stay on top of your game in times of innovation and regulation in AdTech, avoiding the traps and exploiting the opportunities that they open up to you. Programmatic Punch delivers insightful and practical advice on the latest developments in programmatic trading.

January 2019

The Internal Communications Conference

24 January 2019 – Manchester, UK

Boost internal buy-in and engagement, and achieve change and clear communications within your organisation. The Internal Communications Conference helps you get there.

February 2019

London Affiliate Conference

6–9 February 2019 – ExCeL, London, UK

Tailor-made conference content, free entry to the iGB Affiliate Awards and non-stop networking: those are just some of the key selling points for the London Affiliate Conference.

VidCon London – For People Who Love and Make Online Video

14–17 February 2019 – ExCeL, London, UK

Where creators, influencers and marketers come together to connect around one shared passion: amazing video content.

eTail Connect – Where the Future of Online Retail is Defined

27–28 February 2019 – Twickenham Stadium, London, UK

eTail Connect is a two-day meeting where senior-level executives from top UK retailers get to connect with innovative online retail service providers in order to boost the growth of their bottom line. This high-profile event is by invitation only and is strictly limited to 250 retailers to help them get the most out of their experience.

Marketing Show North – The Biggest Marketing Expo Outside London

27–28 February 2019 – EventCity, Manchester, UK

Why do all marketing conferences have to be London-centric? Turns out: they don’t! Join up to 4,000 visitors at Marketing Show North, the leading marketing event in Manchester.

March 2019

Voice Search London

OK Google… Voice search is on the rise. Prepare your brand for the future by building voice and conversational search into your business strategy; Voice Search London is the place to start.

March 2019 – etc. venues Monument, London, UK

Marketing Week Live – Bringing Marketing to Life

6–7 March 2019 – Olympia West, London, UK

Marketing Week Live allows today’s marketeers to learn from key solution providers from the entire spectrum of the marketing mix, from digital to social to data and analytics. After the 2018 edition, which received a lot of press coverage, you can now register your interest in visiting, exhibiting or speaking at the 2019 event.

Atomicon: The UK’s Best (and Most Fun) Digital Marketing Conference

8 March 2019 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Atomicon claims to be the most fun digital marketing conference with the most awesome speakers, organised by the coolest and most creative content marketeers on the planet. What we know for sure is that it’s definitely the one with the funkiest website out there! It’s targeted towards small business owners, solopreneurs, social media influencers and start-ups.

OiConf & Expo – Europe’s Fastest Growing Digital and Tech Event

14–15 March 2019 – Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol, UK

The OiConf & Expo helps entrepreneurs get to grips with the effects of digital transformation and tech development. Located in Bristol.

B2B Marketing Expo – Europe’s Biggest Marketing Event of Its Kind

27–28 March 2019 – ExCeL, London, UK

A two-day marketing conference that features significant speakers in business-to-business marketing – including leaders from Google, LinkedIn and ITV – alongside an impressive selection of 700 exhibitors. Meet and mingle with some of the most influential figures in the world of marketing at the B2B Marketing Expo.

B2C Marketing Expo

27–28 March 2019 – ExCeL, London, UK

Taking place alongside the B2B Marketing Expo, this conference is for brands whose focus is on consumers.

Marketing Technology Expo

27–28 March 2019 – ExCel, London, UK

A two-day expo centring around the newest technologies and services that are making their mark on modern marketing practices. Keynote speakers include Andrew Fryer (Microsoft), Marialena Zinopoulou (The Digital Marketing Association), Jason Miller (LinkedIn) and a multitude of other influential figures and developers from across a range of industries.

April 2019

Internet Retailing Expo

3–4 April – NEC, Birmingham, UK

Not intended for passive listeners, the Internet Retailing Expo centres around new e-commerce innovations and how we can bring them to our shops.

App Promotion Summit London – Discover the Future of Mobile Growth

4 April 2019 – Knightsbridge, London, UK

At the App Promotion Summit, speakers from Twitter, Just Eat, Yolt and more dive deep into topics including app store optimisation, app analytics, mobile marketing and app advertising. Previous attendees called the one-day event ‘compact and insightful’ – a recommended choice for app marketers.

May 2019

Social Day – A Social Media Marketing Festival

1–3 May 2019 – Congress Centre, London, UK

Social Day is a three-day event full of workshops, case studies and network opportunities for both agencies and brands. If you’re in social media marketing and want to give yourself the edge over your competitors, this conference is for you.

International Search Summit

20 May 2019 – etc. venues 4–12 Norton Folgate, London, UK

Details on the 2019 International Search Summit haven’t been announced yet, but what we do know is that it will be all about Search Engine Marketing. Get psyched!

SMX London – Obsessed with SEO + SEM

21–22 May 2019 – etc. venues Bishopsgate, London, UK

Improve your search marketing efforts with this three-day programme curated by Search Engine Land, the leading source of search marketing news. Take home practical tips and techniques from sessions designed to serve beginners as well as search veterans.

June 2019

CMA Live: The UK’s Leading Content Marketing, Social Media and Business Growth Conference

5–6 June 2019 – Edinburgh, UK

CMA Live is a two-day content marketing event that brings together a host of inspiring speakers who strategise and create incredible content for the web. Learn from the experience of successful content strategists, niche marketeers, video marketeers and media educators in a conference that carries on online.

eTail Europe – Europe’s Omnichannel & Retail eCommerce Conference

18–19 June 2019 – Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK

During eTail Europe, the masterminds of the industry meet to discuss what trends are disrupting retail today and what is going to change tomorrow.

Digital Publishing Innovation Summit

25–26 June 2019 – etc. venues Prospero House, London, UK

Scale and monetise your digital media in a rapidly changing landscape. Enjoy the keynote presentations, workshops, new research and technologies that are showcased at the UK’s leading digital publishing conference.

Digital Travel Summit – Europe’s Annual Gathering for eCommerce and Digital Leaders in Travel

25–26 June 2019 – Twickenham Stadium, London, UK

The leading digital marketing event for the travel, leisure and hospitality industry. This is where travel innovators learn how to win those bookings before their competitors do!

Brand Marketing Summit Europe

25–26 June 2019 – Grange Tower Bridge, London, UK

“Marketing is Dead, Engagement is Alive” is the provocative slogan of the Brand Marketing Summit Europe. This digital marketing conference promises a curated, high-level conversation for marketing teams to strategise and execute the next steps for their marketing strategy – which, we suspect, will be all about boosting customer engagement.

July 2019

Nottingham Digital Summit

3 July 2019 – Nottingham, UK

In July 2019, professionals from search and creative communities will gather in Nottingham to hear speakers from some of the big brands in digital. The event is free to attend, though delegates are asked to make a contribution to the summit’s charity of the year: Framework. Last year, this digital marketing event raised £15,280 to help the homeless and causes of homelessness in Nottingham. Amazing!

August 2019

Turing Fest – The Gathering for Tech Tribes

27–28 August 2019 – Edinburgh, UK

Hosted at the start of the famous Edinburgh Fringe festival, Turing Fest comprises six mini-conferences – Product, Engineering, Strategy, Growth, Marketing and Culture. Attracting founders, investors, executives and marketers from across the start-up ecosystem, Turing Fest offers a chance to learn from leaders in tech before heading out to town to experience Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival of arts and culture.

October 2019

MarTech Alliance – The Anti-Conference

30 October 2019 – Hawker House, London, UK

The anti-conference is back in 2019 – same venue, same relaxed vibes! If you’re looking to learn about the last in marketing technology but without the stuffy conference rooms, head over to the hip Hawker House in Canada Water to join like-minded professionals for a fun and relaxed day.

September 2019

Intrigue Summit London

3 September 2019 – One Moorgate Place, London, UK

The Intrigue Digital Marketing Summit is taking place in one of the most iconic event spaces in town. Past global speakers have included Mitchell Mackey from Ansell Healthcare, Rodnei Connolly from IBM and Lynn Huang from Honeywell.

Dates to be Announced

SearchLeeds – The Biggest Search Marketing Event in the North of England

2019, dates TBC – Leeds, UK

SearchLeeds prides itself on providing actionable advice in every field of digital marketing, including technical SEO, Digital PR, Content Marketing, Paid Media and more. The 2018 edition featured well-known names such as Kirsty Hulse from Manyminds, Jon Myers from DeepCrawl and Lexi Mills from Shift6.

Did you know that Koozai wrote a comprehensive recap on the 2018 edition? Get all of our key takeaways here!

DigiMarCon – The Premier Digital Marketing Conference in the United Kingdom

2019, dates TBC – London, UK

Set in a luxurious venue, DigiMarCon hosts a set of powerful 20-minute talks by remarkable speakers in the industry who will present innovative ways of building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and using the latest digital tools. Join the community in 2019, when DigiMarCon returns.

Deliver Conference

2019, dates TBC – Manchester, UK

If leading, inspiring and delivering great projects is high on your agenda, Deliver Conference presents you with the skills and techniques to manage projects, people, relationships and budgets. For project managers and project manager-wannabes.

Benchmark Search Conference

2019, dates TBC – Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester, UK

As the North’s leading search marketing event, Benchmark Search Conference is packed full of success stories and practical, profitable ideas from inspiring search marketing innovators. The 2018 event featured speakers from big names such as SEMrush, Bing Ads, NotOnTheHighStreet, Barclays and Google.

Ad:tech – The UK’s Global Gathering of Marketing and Advertising Technology Players

2019, dates TBC – Olympia, London, UK

Leading with a world-class content programme and a diverse set of speakers ranging from Badoo to IBM and Funny Women, ad:tech has joined forces with Technology for Marketing and eCommerce Expo to form one of the largest destination events anywhere in the UK. Be part of an ever-growing digital technology event and secure your places for 2019.

Digital Travel Marketing

2019, dates TBC – Cavendish Conference Centre, London, UK

A results-driven conference for digital marketing professionals in the travel industry. Hear speakers from Skyscanner, Kuoni, TripAdvisor and other travel giants share future-focused insights on impactful social media, effective traffic drivers, consumer trends and much, much more. For businesses and agencies that operate in the travel sector, we highly recommend attending this digital marketing conference as a way to learn from the biggest brands and benefit from peer discussions.

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