We’ve been writing this review article for four years now, and each year there seems to be more live events and conferences for marketing and business people to attend in the UK.
More competition in the market place can be a good thing, as it keeps the conference organisers on their toes and the pricing competitive. However, it does offer you more choice, and perhaps more now than ever, time is more important to you than money.
So to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best business and marketing conferences to attend in the UK for 2019.
Take a browse through the list and jump into the comments section to let us know what you will be attending and why.
The Best UK Marketing Conferences in 2019
Marketing Show North
When: 27th & 28th February 2019
Where: Manchester, England
Prolific North Live is the biggest marketing expo outside London that covers the broader media and marketing communities. Now known as Marketing Show North, the scope and breadth of the expo will be even more concentrated with a greater focus on marketing, sales and customer engagement.
When: 8th March 2019
Where: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
This is a digital marketing conference with a difference. The core focus is around in-depth practical marketing advice on a range of digital marketing topics, followed by implementation plans – so that what you learn on the day will get actioned and make an impact.
B2B Marketing Expo
When: 27th & 28th March 2019
Where: London, England.
B2B Marketing Expo is an interactive exhibition and conference designed specifically for the marketing sector. Expect to find high-quality exhibitors alongside a conference showcasing some of the world’s most influential figures in marketing.
B2C Marketing Expo
When: 27th &28th March 2019
Where: London, England
The B2C Marketing & Advertising Expo is a leading, interactive and engaging exhibition and conference specifically designed to showcase the very latest and ingenious developments within consumer marketing and its future trends.
Brighton SEO 2019
When: 11th & 12th April and 12th & 13th September
Where: Brighton, England
BrightonSEO is a one-day search marketing conference and series of training courses held, not surprisingly, in Brighton. It takes place twice a year and brings together some of the best speakers in the world of search, and definitely the best crowd.
In just a few short years BrightonSEO has become one of the most popular and respected natural search conferences in the UK. The last event had room for 3500 people, the tickets sold out in less than 13 minutes.
When: 18th & 19th April 2019
Where: Bristol, England
As Europe’s fastest growing digital and tech conference, the OiConf programme offers 3 curated content tracks over 2 days. Senior marketing and business leads from a huge range of industries will gather to tell their success stories. You will get access to all sessions, plus unlimited access to our OiConf Content Hub featuring whitepapers, blogs and downloadable content from a global roster of innovators, leaders and pioneers.
When: 1st – 3rd May 2019
Where: London, England
The event has been designed to facilitate a higher level of discussion around Social Media Marketing, everyone attending is knowledgeable about the subject and is here to learn about new developments, get insight from sources that are often closed and spark debate on hot industry topics and gain valuable peer to peer views.
When: May 2019 (TBC)
Hear from inspiring speakers. Meet fellow enterprising citizens. Take part in delegate roundtable discussions hosted by a cross-section of business, education and community leaders invested in turning your ideas into actionable strategies for change.
CMA Live 2019
When: 5th &6th June 2019
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
The whole purpose of CMA Live is to get business owners, entrepreneurs and marketers FIRED UP by incorporating the latest developments and trends within content marketing, social media and business growth.
We do this by sourcing our speakers from a worldwide platform giving access to stars such as Chris Brogan and Ann Handley.
We hold the event in Scotland’s capital city for 2 days, with 300 people who all want you to be the absolute best you can be.
With such a range of knowledge and expertise all in one sitting, there is not one past delegate that hasn’t benefited directly as a result of turning up, putting themselves forward and truly embracing the CMA way.
Digital Publishing Innovation Summit
When: June 25th &26th
Where: London, England
The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit series returns to London this June to bring you up-to-date with the rapidly changing digital media landscape. The event is filled with keynote presentations, workshops, new research and new technologies that will help you to benchmark against competitors and rejuvenate your digital strategy.
When: 27-28th August 2019
Turing Fest brings leaders in tech to Scotland, for two days of insight and inspiration. Join a number of speakers in Edinburgh, as they take a holistic look at the challenges facing tech businesses. They offer different conference tracks, each offering a deep dive into a different aspect of how they use technology to build and grow amazing businesses.
When: 30th September 2019
If you work in marketing, or are a business owner that conducts your own, MarketED.Live will bring to you the latest knowledge, advice and strategies from world-class industry experts and big brands.
Make your marketing strategies more sophisticated by learning about other multiple marketing disciplines that work hand-in-hand with your current expertise. Build relationships with other delegates and share experiences with great people.
The Martech Festival
When: 30th October 2019
Martech Festival or the “anti-conference” (we like your style) is hosted by Martech Alliance in London. This awesome marketing festival pulls in a number of names from established companies including Forrester, Sky and Amazon. Some of last years talks included “The New Rules of Marketing”, “How Marketers are using the Power of AI” and “Content Psychology”. It looks like they put on one hell of a party too.
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit
Through compelling talks, in depth panels and practical sessions from industry leaders, learn how to overcome modern marketing hurdles and get inspired with ways to accelerate your digital engagement.
Festival of Marketing
The Festival of Marketing is a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together.
As the largest global event dedicated to brand marketers, the Festival reflects the very nature of marketing – seamlessly blending inspiration and practical application.
With amazing headliners, 12 stages of content, insightful speakers and the Festival City brimming with ideas and solutions to your challenges, you will be part of an experience like no other.
Amongst other things, by the time you leave the event you’ll be equipped with new skills and tactics that’ll help you with everything from creating high-value online content to establish your business and brand, through to all the marketing strategies you need to get in front of your ideal customers. Their expert speakers will also share with you all the different ways you can monetise your passions and business ideas, so you can ultimately build a powerful, profitable business that’s future-proof.
Social Media Week
Social Media Week London (#SMWLDN) brings together professionals with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media. Each year offers a different theme. Their theme for 2019 is TBC.
In 2018 the theme is Closer and explores the intensifying conflict between individualism and community. Over three days they tackle three big sub-themes including The YouUniverse, The Social Divide and AI vs Humanity.
Start Up Summit
Recognised over the last seven years as one of the UK’s leading events for entrepreneurship, Startup Summit provides a true immersion into the world of business and beyond.
In the centre of one of the world’s most innovative cities, they invite the next generation of entrepreneurs to engage with experts, build a network and gain valuable tools for long-term success.
So there you have it, the best UK based marketing and business conferences to choose from in 2019.
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