OKAY OKAY, it’s not 2017 anymore, I get it. We’re pretty smart here at CMA, so we went ahead and created a list of the best conferences in the UK for 2019. Head there now.
If you are looking for the best marketing conferences in the UK in 2017, you’ve come to the right place.
2016 was packed full of great conferences but if you are anything like us, you probably like to be well organised and plan out your marketing conferences for 2017 well in advance.
We know how difficult that can be. So we went out of our way and pulled together a helpful list of the best marketing conferences in the UK for 2017.
Hopefully, this will help you to get the most out of your marketing activities for 2017.
The Best UK Based Marketing Conferences in 2017
Marketing Week Live
- March 8th-9th: Kensington Olympia, London
Marketing Week Live is returning to Olympia Central in London on the 8 and 9 March with a packed schedule and top speakers.
The event covers everything from the fundamentals of marketing to the latest developments in technology and inspirational discussions on leadership.
B2B Marketing Expo
- March 28th-29th: Excel, London
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.
A free 2-day event with 95 speakers and 35 interactive masterclass sessions.
Design It, Build It
- March 30th-31st: International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
Design It; Build It is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading tech conferences. With industry thought leaders delivering inspiring talks from industry covering the web from design through to build.
Digital Marketing Conference
- May 18: Emirates Stadium, London
A full-day of presentations, 1-2-1 meetings, roundtables, and plenty of quality networking opportunities.
Join 200 delegates and a team of expert speakers as they examine current and future trends across the digital marketing industry.
- May 23rd-24th: ETC. Venues, London
Search marketing is by far the biggest area of digital marketing. You can’t afford to waste time or money getting it wrong. Attend SMX, and you’ll get it right!
Packed full of SEO, SEM and Online Marketing sessions. The aim of the conference is for you to leave with practical tips and techniques to immediately improve your search marketing efforts. SMX also has strategic sessions to help you with what’s coming over the horizon.
- May 24th: Town Hall, Manchester
Camp digital is an inspirational conference that brings together all the digital, design and UX Communities for a series of seminars exploring the latest thinking in our industry.
Digital Marketing World
- June 19th-20th: Bishopsgate, London
#DMWF Expo Global 2017 will showcase the latest Digital Marketing Technologies and Strategy, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, Influencer Marketing, Content Marketing, Data, Analytics and Mobile Marketing across three dedicated conference streams.
Ignite 2017 (Formerly B2B Summit)
- June 22nd: Business Design Centre, London
Over one day, you’ll be joined by over 1000 fired-up marketers under one roof.
With a customisable agenda, 9 keynotes and a new award ceremony, B2B Marketing Ignite is for everyone in B2B who wants to propel their career, fire-up their marketing results, spark new ideas and really shine in 2017.
The Do Lectures
- July 6th-9th: Cardigan, Wales
Once a year, speakers and attendees gather on the edge of West Wales to create a village of ideas. The broadband is switched off. And people talk about the ideas they have just listened to. It is place for optimism, wonder, and inspiration to bubble up.
Stated neither as a conference or a festival, it is a small event. Just 80 attendees and 24 speakers. But it is the intimate nature of it that gives its magic.
- August 2nd-3rd: Edinburgh
Turing Fest takes place alongside the start of the world’s largest cultural event: the Edinburgh festivals. Spend the day learning how to grow your business — and the evening experiencing one of Europe’s most beautiful cities at its most exciting time.
A diverse lineup of 50 speakers from companies like Google, GitHub, Heroku, Skyscanner, Y Combinator and Moz. You’ll hear from technology, strategy and growth leaders at some of the world’s most exciting technology businesses.
- September 19th: Roundhouse, Derby
In it’s first year of running, MarketEd.Live has curated a great list of speakers to launch their event including Chris Ducker, Brian Fanzo and Andrew and Pete.
Pitched as a conference created by marketers for marketers, it aims to provide a mixture of practical, hands on, expert advice, and inspirational case studies from some of the best agencies, industry pros and brands across the UK and the world.
The Talking Point of Business
- September 22nd: George Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Talking Point of Business is an event for business owners & employees. It is a day event that covers a range of topics from the top industry specialists based in the North East. Everything you hear on the day is delivered in a way that is actionable and easily implemented to help you grow and achieve massive success.
The topic covered in our event is Content Marketing, a key recipe for success in any business.
Festival of Marketing
- October 4th – 5th: Tobacco Dock, East London
This next marketing conference is the Festival of Marketing has an impressive line-up of household names, hard to reach CMOs and leading marketers ready to inspire and impact the marketing journey.
With 12 stages, interactive experiences and a masters gallery showcasing award entries it promises to live up to it’s ‘festival’ name.
- October 11th-12th: ETC Venues, London
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- Collecting Meaningful Data for Conversion Optimisation Conversion Techniques for the Cross Channel, Multi-Device Buyer
- Techniques for implementing A/B and multivariate tests that yield results Personalisation
- One-on-one advice from top conversion experts during live critique session
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit
- October 19th – 20th: London
This UK marketing conference has over 25+ Industry Speakers & 100+ delegates, Digital Marketing Innovation is the most exclusive gathering of leaders in digital marketing and digital media.
Youpreneur Summit 2017
- November 11th – 12th: London
Chris Ducker marks his return to the Uk, with is very first Youpreneur Summit.
With two keynotes announced (Pat Flynn and John Lee Dumas), it promises to be a jam-packed schedule of keynotes, speaker sessions, masterminds and plenty of professional networking!
So there you have it, the best UK based marketing conferences to choose from in 2017.
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