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All Digital Marketing Events and Conferences of 2019-2020

21st Aug 2019 News, Events 15 minutes to read

All Digital Marketing Events and Conferences of 2019-2020

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 2019 and 2020 in the UK.

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Digital Marketing Events in August 2019

Turing Fest – The Gathering for Tech Tribes


27–28 August 2019 – 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.

Digital Marketing Events in 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.

DigiMarCon – The Premier Digital Marketing Conference in the United Kingdom


September 4-5 2019– 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.

eTail Connect – Where the Future of Online Retail is Defined


4-5 September 2019 – 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.

Benchmark Search Conference


11 September 2019 – 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.

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


12 September 2019 – 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.

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


12-13 September 2019 – 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…

Savant eCommerce London


17-18 Sepember 2019 – Skyloft at Altitude London, Millbank Tower, 21 – 24 Millbank, London

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


19 September 2019 – 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.

eCommerce Expo


25 – 26 September 2019, OLYMPIA, London, UK

Brand new for this year’s eCommerce Expo is the UX & CRO Theatre and even more exhibitors. The show 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. With 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.

Technology for Marketing


25 – 26 September 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.

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


25-26 September 2019 – 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.

MarketEd.Live 2019: The Annual Marketers Conference


30 September 2019 – 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. This year’s event features 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.

Digital Marketing Events in October 2019

Digital Travel Marketing


1 October 2019– One America Square, 17 Crosswall London

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.

Festival of Marketing


10–11 October 2019 – 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.

The Festival of Marketing will be expanding for 2019 to incorporate Marketing Week Live. As a result, MWLive, normally held in March, will no longer be running as a stand-alone event.

Unboxed – Oxford’s Digital Marketing Conference


16 October 2019 – Curzon cinema, Oxford

Unboxed is a brand new conference launching in Oxford in October 2019. They have handpicked some of the industry’s top speakers (including Izzi Smith, Sam Marsden and Gisele Navarro) to give you an afternoon of advanced talks aimed at helping you go beyond the basics and level-up your digital marketing across the board.

Mobile Marketing – London Summit


16 October 2019 – Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London

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.

Influencer Marketing Show


22-23 October 2019 – 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


22-23 October 2019 – 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


14–15 October 2019 – 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. Talks include Eliminating Imposter Syndrome by consultant Tiffany DaSilva and The Search Landscape in 2019 by Rand Fishkin of Sparktoro. Plus, there’s a chance to network at the SearchLove afterparty. We’ll see you at the bar..

Digital Growth Unleashed – Optimising the Complete Customer Journey


16-17 October 2019 – 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.

Marketing Evolution Experience


16-17 October 2019 – 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.

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


21-22 October 2019 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.

Mobile Marketing – Programmatic London Summit


29 October 2019 – Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LQ

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

MarTech Alliance – The Anti-Conference


30 October 2019 – 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”.

Digital Marketing Events in November 2019

Social Media Week – Where Technology Meets Humanity


31 October – 1 November 2019 – Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK

“The number of social media users worldwide in 2018 is 3.2 billion, up 13 percent year-on-year. By 2020 almost 5 billion people will be connected.” This year’s Social Media Week revolves around the theme ‘Stories’ and explores the increasing power of social media as a storytelling medium – its ability to educate, elevate and influence, but also to divide and create conflict.

PR & Comms Social Media Results Conference


6 November 2019 – 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


12 November 2019 – 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 on Tuesday 12 November.

Digital Marketing Events in December 2019

Programmatic Punch


2 December 2019 – 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.

Digital Marketing Events in 2020

London Affiliate Conference


5-8  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.

VidCon London – For People Who Love and Make Online Video


20-23 February 2020 – ExCeL, London, UK

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

Marketing Show North – The Biggest Marketing Expo Outside London


11-12 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.

eCommerce Show North


11-12 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.

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


25-26 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.

B2C Marketing Expo


25-26 March 2020 – ExCeL, London, UK

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

Marketing Technology Expo


25-26 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.

Internet Retailing Expo


1-2 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.

App Promotion Summit London – Discover the Future of Mobile Growth


2 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.

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


28 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.

Voice Search London


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.

Social Day – A Social Media Marketing Festival


12-14 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.

International Search Summit


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.

SMX London – Obsessed with SEO + SEM


19-20 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.

eTail Europe – Europe’s Omnichannel & Retail eCommerce Conference


23-24 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.

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


18-19 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!

Nottingham Digital Summit


23 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!

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The Internal Communications Conference


DATE TBC– 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.

Brand Marketing Summit Europe


2020 date TBC – 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.

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

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!

Deliver Conference


2020, 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.

Is your favourite digital marketing event or conference missing from the list? Shame on us! Let us know and we will fix it immediately!

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Holly Thatcher

PR and Outreach Specialist

Mum of two boys and a furry feline, Holly enjoys her home life, especially if it comes with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Also a history and period-drama geek, Holly is obsessed with shows such as The Crown, The Tudors, and Poldark. Her claim to fame is making coffee for a topless Aidan Turner on set (Aidan, if you’re reading this, call her!).


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