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 both 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 2020 in the UK. Lots of dates are still to be announced, so watch this space for updates.
29th January 2020– The Midland Hotel, 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.
5th February 2020 – Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, 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.
5th -8th February 2020– 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.
20th – 23rd February 2020 – ExCeL, London, UK
Where creators, influencers and marketers come together to connect around one shared passion: amazing video content.
11th – 12th March 2020 – 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.
11th – 12th March 2020 – 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.
17th March 2020– One Whitehall Place, Central London, UK
A results-driven conference for digital marketing professionals in the travel industry. Senior in-house hotel and hospitality marketing professionals share the latest insights into key travel and hotel trends. Hear speakers from Hilton, Novotel, Shangri-La and other hospitality giants share future-focused insights on impactful social media, effective traffic drivers, consumer trends and much, much more.
25th – 26th March 2020 – 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.
25th – 26th March 2020 – ExCeL, London, UK
Taking place alongside the B2B Marketing Expo, this conference is for brands whose focus is on consumers.
25th – 26th March 2020 – 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 Preethi Sundaram (LinkedIn) Rachel Aldighieri (The Digital Marketing Association), Mindy Loverin (Shutterstock) and a multitude of other influential figures and developers from across a range of industries.
1st – 2nd April 2020 – 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.
2nd April 2020 – Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, London, UK
At the App Promotion Summit, speakers from MoneySupermarket, Deliveroo, Adidas 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.
16th – 17th April 2020 – 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…
16th April 2020 – Jury’s Inn, Renaissance Suite, Brighton
MeasureFest is a BrightonSEO fringe conference which focuses exclusively on analytics, big data, business intelligence and conversion rate optimisation. It’s a chance to learn from some of the best practitioners in the industry: Anna Lewis of Polka Dot Data Ltd delves into the customisations available in Google Analytics you never knew you had; Helen Pollitt of Avenue Digital shines a light on dark traffic, while Nicolas Hinternesch of AT Internet discusses whether Alexa really is spying on us – and more importantly, how analysts can track and analyze voice usage.
23rd April 2020 – 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.
28th April 2020 – 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.
May 2020 (Date TBC) etc.venues (Liverpool St – Norton Folgate)
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.
12th – 14th May 2020 – 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.
May 2020 (date TBC) – etc. venues 4–12 Norton Folgate, London, UK
The International Search Summit will feature speakers including Andy Atkins-Kruger, Founder and CEO of Webcertain Group; Helen Pollitt, head of SEO at Avenue Digital and Alina Ghost, podcast host of SEO with Mrs Ghost and in-house manager at Amara. A must-attend for international marketers.
19th – 20th May 2020 – 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.
27th May 2020 – Venue TBC
The Intrigue Digital Marketing Summit is one of London’s most prestigious marketing/advertising events, covering the latest in marketing, sales and advertising technologies. Past global speakers have included Mitchell Mackey from Ansell Healthcare, Rodnei Connolly from IBM and Lynn Huang from Honeywell.
1st – 2nd June 2020 – Hilton Canary Wharf, 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.
23rd – 24th June 2020 – 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.
18th – 19th June 2020 – 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!
23rd June 2020 – 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. In 2019, this digital marketing event raised £20,257 for the Nottingham Samaritans. Amazing!
4th-5th August 2020 – Edinburgh, UK
Hosted at the end 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.
9th – 10th September 2020 – Sopwell House, St. Albans
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.
September 10th 2020– Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel, Hownslow, 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.
16th -17th September, Skyloft Altitude, London, UK
Now at its 6th edition, Savant eCommerce London is a curated gathering of 200+ Directors and Senior Executives from the best brands in UK. Network with top level, hand-picked professionals and learn key insights from the most disruptive brands in the region like Farfetch, John Lewis, SweatyBetty, Warnern Music, Formula 1 and many more.
21st September 2020 – Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
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. 2019 featured a diverse set of speakers including Rob Temple & Kennedy, founders of ResponseSuite and hosts of Three Marketers Walk into a Podcast, and Fili Wiese, renowned technical SEO expert and ex-Google engineer.
September 2020, Date 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. Previous events have featured speakers from big names such as SEMrush, Bing Ads, Vodafone, IKEA and Google.
30th September – 1st October 2020, OLYMPIA, London, UK
ECommerce Expo is co-located with Technology for Marketing & ad:tech… so you get 3 shows in one, for free. Enjoy one-to-one meetings, multi-track conferences and social activities spread out over two action-packed days. 2019’s event had a stellar line up of speakers including Laurent Guillemain, CEO of HelloFresh, and Anders Lange, Head of Strategic Gamification at GUCCI. This event is a must-attend for everyone who aims to maximise their website engagement and conversions.
30th September – 1st October 2019, 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.
30th September – 1st October 2019 – Olympia, London, UK
Leading with a world-class content programme and a diverse set of speakers, 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 2020.
7th – 8th October 2020 – Tobacco Dock, London, UK
The Festival of Marketing brings together the two essentials of successful marketing: inspiration and practical implementation. Expect to take away amazing ideas and smart solutions from a host of fantastic speakers.
19th – 20th October 2020 etc.venues St. Paul’s, London
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.
19th – 23rd October 2020 – 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”.
20th – 21st October 2020 – 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.
20th – 21st October 2020 – 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.
22nd – 23rd October 2020 2019 – Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK
Bringing together digital marketing professionals from 50 countries, Social Media Week 2020 promises an exciting speaker line up featuring some of the rising stars of the industry. The theme of this year’s Social Media Week is ‘Human.X’ – exploring what it means to take a human-first and experience-driven approach to marketing.
2020, 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!
Date TBC – Curzon cinema, Oxford
Unboxed is a new conference that launhed in Oxford in October 2019. The event featured some of the industry’s top speakers (including Izzi Smith, Sam Marsden and Gisele Navarro) who delivered an afternoon of advanced talks aimed at helping you go beyond the basics and level-up your digital marketing across the board. Watch this space for 2020 updates.
2020 date TBC – 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.
Date TBC – 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.
Autumn 2020 date TBC – The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, UK
Join search marketers from across the world at this two-day event with a variety of talks from industry leaders. 2019 talks included Eliminating Imposter Syndrome by consultant Tiffany DaSilva and The Search Landscape in 2019 by Rand Fishkin of Sparktoro.
2020 date TBC – 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.
2020 Date TBC– Amba Marble Arch, London, UK
Big brands such as Transport for London, Uber, New Look and Virgin Holidays share their email marketing best practices, content campaigns and case studies.
2020 date TBC – 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.
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