If you are involved in marketing at any level, you’re probably always looking for resources and ways to increase your knowledge base so you can better promote the products, services, and brand of the organization for which you work. Exciting, engaging conferences that are jampacked with experienced speakers are one great way to learn new hacks, tricks, and tips of the trade.
Below are 7 upcoming marketing conferences that you don’t want to miss:
When: September 25-28, 2017
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
Featured Speakers: Brene Brown, researcher and best-selling author; Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States; Piera Gelardi, co-founder of Refinery29…and more!
About: INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to grow and transform your business. Through inspiring keynotes, innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on lessons, and tons of networking, you will learn how the INBOUND experience, and especially our content, is truly remarkable. Past keynote speakers included Gary Vaynerchuk, Serena Williams, Alec Baldwin, and Arianna Huffington.
When: October 30-31, 2017
Where: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Featured Speakers: Albina Kehoe, director of retention marketing at Stitch Fix; Asaf Younger, director of user engagement at My Heritage; Blake Irving, chief executive officer at GoDaddy…and more!
About: Optimove Connect is the world’s premier relationship marketing event, bringing together the leading strategists, brands and practitioners from across the global community of CRM specialists. Join 500+ executives and thought leaders for a two-day symposium on the art and science of customer marketing.
When: November 1-2, 2017
Where: South Africa
Featured Speakers: Aaron Polmeer, CEO of Search Experiences; Brian Cristiano, CEO of BOLD Worldwide; Bruce May, CEO of Axix Group…and more!
About: Digimarcon South Africa 2017 showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns.
When: November 6-9, 2017
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Featured Speakers: Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; Margrethe Vestager, European commissioner for competition at the European Commission; Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle…and more!
About: Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. It seemed to resonate. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”. No conference has ever grown so large so fast. But we also pride ourselves in organising the “best technology conference on the planet”.
When: December 4-5, 2017
Where: Berlin, Germany
Featured Speakers: Tania Boler, founder of Chiaro; Jonas Drupel, co-founder of Dubsmash; Irena Goldenberg, co-founder and general partner at Highland Europe…and more!
About: TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.
When: July 8-11, 2018
Where: Hong Kong, China
Featured Speakers: 2017 speakers included…Min-Liang Tan, founder, CEO, and creative director at Razer; Joe Tsai, co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group; Anna Fang, CEO and partner at ZhenFund…and more!
About: RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit. In 6 short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference which last year attracted 53,000 attendees from 136 countries around the world. In July 2018, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups will come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences. They’ll be joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking.
iMEDIA BRAND SUMMIT
When: August 29 – 31, 2018
Where: Goa, India
About: iMedia Brand Summit has emerged to be the most influential CMO centric summit in India providing an ideal platform to connect powerful senior brand and agency marketers with innovative business leaders, solution providers, and publishers. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build relationships and meet potential partners.
One or all – which of the above conferences do you plan on attending?