It is a curated collection of top digital marketing events happening in 2018. If we have missed some, kindly share in the comments section.
Undoubtedly, marketing is necessary to make your business successful. However, you need the experience and requisite knowledge to make your marketing strategy work. Though you can find various online videos and articles where lots of people share their knowledge, nothing can compare the knowledge which the old school conferences can provide.
These conferences are more efficient when it comes to spreading knowledge. With these conferences, you will be able to get new ideas, suggestions, and facts that could help you in developing your marketing strategy. The reason why numerous marketing experts organise or take part in these kinds of events is that they can meet similar minded people and interact.
The problem many people face is that some of the events go unnoticed by the potential marketers. To help those people, we present you the list of all the top digital major marketing events that will take place around the globe.
List of Top Digital Marketing Events in 2018
Here you go:
7th – 9th January
Las Vegas, USA
The Affiliate Summit Marketing Conference will be attended by high-level decision makers who will open the doors for online publishers, retailers, bloggers, digital agencies, traffic sources and other digital professionals to make relationships.
The event is expected to be witnessed by 6,000+ attendees from 70+ nations. The attendees will be witnessing three trade show areas equipped with affiliates, merchants, vendors, and digital agencies and numerous educational sessions by the elite professionals of the industry.
The industry experts will offer various online tools to help you connect with various attendees before, throughout and after the event.
14th – 16th January
New York City, USA
The event is organised for the exhibitors to interact with people invested in the retail industry. The event is expected to receive around 35,000 attendees from 95+ countries.
Through this event, the visitors will be able to get latest retail technology and innovative solutions from the top speakers in the industry. Some of the influential speakers who will be attending this event are
- Martin Barthel (Head of Global Retail and eCommerce Strategy, Facebook)
- Spencer Fung (CEO, Li and Fung)
- Arianna Huffington (Founder, The Huffington Post)
- Marne Levine (COO, Instagram)
- Hamdi Ulukaya( Founder and CEO, Chobani) and many others
If you’re interested in the retail industry, don’t miss this event.
30th January – 1st February
If you are a retailer who wants to enhance m-commerce strategy, then you should attend this event which will take place at The Hilton London Bankside. Over 50 m-commerce innovators will be discussing their experiences on making a mobile retailing strategy. Around 150 retailers and 50+ speakers will be attending this event.
With a combined duration of 15+ hours, the attendees will be hearing ideas from speakers including:
- Stuart McMillan (Deputy Head, Schuh),
- Nick Wilsdon (SEO Lead, Vodafone Group),
- Tom Rooney (Mobil Product Manager),
- John Connelly (Senior Manager, Digital and eCommerce, Coca-Cola)
- Jim Hingston (Senior Digital Product Manager, eCommerce, Debenhams).
6th – 8th February
San Francisco, USA
The event is specifically organised for senior-level corporate professionals involved in social media marketing. The attendees will be able to meet the professional speakers to share any of their ideas and take part in the related discussions.
Some of the leaders participating in this event are:
- Diego Norris (VP of Marketing and Innovation, Campbell Fresh),
- Machu Latorre (VP, Social Care Business Strategy and Innovation, Wells Fargo),
- Miri Rodriguez (Storyteller, Microsoft)
- Eve Callahan (Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Umpqua Bank).
9th – 13th February
Las Vegas, USA
In this event, the visitors will witness 50+ educational sessions on improving the franchising business. The attendees will be provided with latest general session presentation formats by the industry leaders. Apart from that, the event will organise an Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp which is for franchisors with 100 or fewer units to solve their business problems.
The list of features speakers encompasses:
- Daymond John (Entrepreneur),
- Joe Hart (CEO, Dale Carnegie and Associates, INC),
- Rory Valden (Southwestern Consulting)
- Dustin Hansen (CEO, InXpress Americas).
21st – 22nd February
Some of the most significant topics like Content, SEO, Email, Design, Mobile, Social and Strategies will be discussed in this event. It will have around 45 educational sessions and actionable takeaways.
The list of speakers for this event is broad, and some of those are:
- Morgan Spurlock (Filmmaker and Producer of Super-Size Me),
- Madelynn Brown (Expedia),
- Scott Emmons (Nieman Marcus),
- Sarah-Beth Anders (LinkedIn),
- Laurie Buczek (Intel Corporation).
26th – 28th February
San Diego, CA
With speakers like Robert Cialdini (Author, Pre-Suasion), Ryan Deiss (Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Marketer), Perry Belcher (Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Digital Marketer), the Traffic and Conversion Summit is one of the largest conversion conferences.
In this event, the attendees will know all about the latest search engine algorithms, new traffic channels, new conversion breakthroughs and new selling models.
27th – 28th February
The Contentixx is one of the biggest content marketing event with 7000+ participants and 1000+ speakers. The event is organised to enhance your conception of content marketing and letting you in on upcoming trends.
The experts will discuss topics like how to integrate content marketing into the company, content strategy development, influencer marketing, native advertising and B2B content marketing.
5th – 7th March
Las Vegas, USA
The event will witness 2800+ marketing leaders with 75+ senior-level speakers. You will be able to contact businesses with top companies for direct-response marketing.
The speakers attending this event are:
- Brian Amarnick (Senior Account Manager, Nation Safe Drivers),
- Mansi Amin (VP of Product, QuinStreet),
- Michael Amsel (SVP, Marketing, Bankrate.com),
- Tim Ash (CEO, SiteTuners),
- Walter Backtiger (CEO, VoiceBase) and more.
This is a one-day digital marketing conference, which is organised to offer the participants with the latest strategies in the digital ecosystem.
Some of the fields that will be covered in this event are social media, content, design, advertising, SEO and paid media. Moreover, the attendees can meet and have a conversation with the speakers regarding their business.
The principal speakers attending this conference are:
- Purna Virji (Senior Manager of Global Engagement, Microsoft),
- Ian Lurie (Executive Vice President, Clearlink).
#11 SMX West
13th – 15th March
If you are looking for conferences organised explicitly for SEO and SEM experts, then the Search Marketing Expo is perfect for you.
At SMX, you will receive top-notch advice for new techniques from industry leading professionals, which will help you in driving traffic to your website and convert your visitors into consumers. Apart from that, they also arrange a paid search advertising session for search engine marketing.
20th – 22nd March
Las Vegas, USA
If you wish to understand content marketing strategies or meet the industry insiders, then you should attend this event. This event will take place at M Resort Spa and Casino, and will allow you to optimise your content strategy accordingly.
Pam Didner (Author, Global Content Marketing), Robert Rose (Author, Killing Marketing and Chief Content Advisor, Content Marketing Institute), and Lisa Welchman (President of Digital Governance Solutions, ActiveStandards) are some of the speakers who will be expressing their thoughts on latest content marketing techniques.
#13 SEO Conference
22nd – 23rd March
Napa Valley, CA
This conference is a must-attend for all those who are looking to enhance their search engine optimisation skills. The attendees will meet with SEO professionals sharing their experiences and ideas to enhance your abilities.
The speakers who will be attending their idea are:
- Jim Christian (Blush Digital),
- William Sears (LinkedIn),
- Gianluca Fiorelli (The Inbounder),
- Purna Virji (Bing) and many others.
#14 Adobe Summit
25th – 29th March
It is a digital marketing conference where different advertisers, campaign managers, digital marketers, publishers, analysts, content managers, marketing executives and social marketers will gather. Many different speakers will discuss latest technologies and new digital marketing ideas.
If the attendees want to extend their experience further, then they can come early for the in-depth preconference courses. Moreover, the participants can check out the latest products and service provided by their partners.
Jill Cress (National Geographic), Nick Drake (T-Mobile), and Pam El (NBA) would be attending this meet as speakers and will be expressing their views.
26th – 27th March
San Diego, USA
The conference will take place at the Paradise Point Resort, San Diego where topics including content marketing, SEO, and paid promotions will be discussed. You can attend this event if you want to enhance your online marketing skills.
#16 CXL Live
28th – 30th March
It is a three-day growth and optimisation event where the participants can learn from the speakers sharing their experiences and thoughts about the ever-changing digital industry.
Everyone, including the participants and the speakers, will stay at the resort for three days which will help the attendees to have direct interaction with the experts and make good relationships.
Some of the speakers who will be there at the event are:
- Peep Laja (Founder, CXL),
- Hana Abaza (Head of Marketing, Shopify Plus),
- Bangaly Kaba (Growth Lead, Instagram),
- Vab Dwivedi (Director of UX Optimisation and Research Dell).
4th – 6th April
New Orleans, USA
It is an email marketing conference where the new trends of email marketing will be discussed. Many of the mid to senior level marketers will be attending this event for on the job marketing solutions.
Moreover, the attendees will be guided by latest changes in the need for content, new technologies, exclusive networking and any changes you need to make in your work.
#18 NAB Show
7th – 12th April
Las Vegas, USA
It is a six-day event which will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The attendees will witness the latest technology, software, hardware and products involved in the media marketing industry.
#19 Marketing United
9th – 11th April
This event is one of the most anticipated marketing event in Nashville with 1000+ attendees and 60+ professional speakers. The event will run for three days and provide the participants with top-notch marketing information.
Speakers including Arun Chaudhary (Digital Storyteller and Official White House Videographer), and Jay Acunzo (Host, Unthinkable Podcast and formerly of Hubspot and Google) will be attending this conference.
#20 eTail Connect
11th – 13th April
This is an event for both retailers and eCommerce executives where they can share their ideas, get solutions, or answer the question of other attendees. The organisers will also set up a direct consultative meeting with the experts to help the participants build relationships and solve any queries.
#21 Hero Conference
16th – 18th April
This event is created for PPC professionals who are looking to educate themselves on the latest trends in the industry. Be it a junior level PPC marketer or a high-level PPC professional; the experts will provide information for every level of PPC marketer.
The speakers will guide the participants with some of the tips and tricks which they can use to make their campaign efficient.
22nd – 29th April
Cruise (From Orlando to Labadee and then Back)
It is a unique digital marketing event which will take place on a cruise that will depart from Orlando on 22nd April and head back on 29th April. During that time, the cruise will travel from Florida, Philipsburg, San Juan and Labadee.
The topics which will be included in this year’s conference are a digital strategy, social media, content marketing, growth hacking, search engine optimisation, marketing and sales automation, sustainable growth strategies and many other topics related to digital marketing.
The motive of having this conference on a cruise is to keep away all the distractions and stay focused on one topic – Digital Marketing.
2nd – 4th May
To improve the content quality and its marketing strategy, marking your attendance in this event is a must.
You will get to know the latest methods, methodologies and technologies to making your content marketing effective. There will be 6 workshops where nearly 30 speakers will be showcasing their experience.
14th– 16th May
San Francisco, CA
The event will take place at Marriott Marquis, San Francisco where 2000+ marketers will participate. Over 80 sessions will be held where numerous marketing ideas will be shared and their effectiveness judged.
15th – 16th May
This event is organised to curate marketing strategies for the Healthcare industry. More than 20 speakers and 100+ participants will be witnessing this event in Philadelphia. Anyone who is looking to learn and develop digital marketing initiatives in the healthcare industry should attend this event.
5th – 8th June
The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition will take place at McCormick Place West, Chicago. There will be 200+ sessions covering numerous topics in digital marketing industry.
20th – 22nd June
At ICON, the participants can consult the small business experts directly for their ideas, and solutions to fastening business growth. The event will take place at the Westin Kierland Resort for 3 days.
9th – 11th July
Being organised by Moz, which is a leading SEO tools provider, this event will focus on all the latest SEO techniques, brand development, CRO, analytics, customer experience, content marketing and more.
The speakers and the Moz staff will be attending the event to share their experiences of spending over a decade in the industry. The list of speakers taking part in this event encompasses:
- Dawn Anderson (Manchester Metropolitan University),
- Matthew Barby (HubSpot),
- Rob Bucci (STAT Search Analytics),
- Katie Cunningham (Adept Marketing) and more.
#29 Digital Summit
17th – 18th July
The event will cover ideas which can improve the digital marketing industry and the business. Many elite speakers will be there to develop digital marketing strategies for different participants.
The industry-leading speakers who will be expressing their ideas include:
- Morgan Spurlock (Filmmaker and Producer),
- Tina Shakour (Cisco),
- Jason Dailey (Facebook),
- Neal Patel (Amazon),
- Laura Wilson (Georgetown University) and many others.
#30 eTail East
6th – 9th August
Many of the most successful retailers attend this event every year. The expert speakers at this event focus on the content and latest technology to help other’s business expand and generate more revenue. More than 100 speakers will be attending the event, helping retailers, start-ups and ecommerce disruptors of America.
Some of the speakers include:
- Brent Cryder (CTO, Dillard’s),
- Carrie Bienkowski (CMO, Peapod),
- Rajeev Rai (CTO, Neiman Marcus),
- Cheryl Kaplan (President and Co-Founder, M. Gemi)
- Mike Zhang (VP, ecommerce, Digital Marketing, Innovation, Lands’ End).
#31 IMPACT Live
7th – 8th August
It is a two-day event taking place at Infinity Hall, Hartford. The attendance limit for this event is set for 200 marketing professionals. The reason for this limit is to help similar marketers gain knowledge about the latest trends in the market.
The speakers sharing their experiences include:
- Bob Ruffolo (Founder and CEO, Impact),
- Marcus Sheridan (President, The Sales Lion),
- Dharmesh Shah (CTO and Founder, HubSpot),
- Ann Handley (Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs) and more.
4th – 7th September
The event is specially organised to focus on improving the content marketing strategy. The participants will witness 120+ sessions and workshops offered by leading marketers. They will focus on topics like strategy, integrations measurement and more.
4th – 7th September
Last year, Inbound witnessed 21,000+ marketers, and the number is expected to increase this year. The event is expected to have 300+ breakout sessions from sales and marketing experts.
Last year, personalities like Michelle Obama, Aziz Ansari and Martha Stewart were on the keynote stage. This year will not be any different and will have industry leading names on the keynote.
3rd – 4th October
Anyone who is looking to make good relationships with the industry leaders or just want to gain new ideas should attend this event. Marketers can discover new ways to optimise the pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, increase inbound leads through viral marketing and optimise the click-through rates.
Moreover, the attendees could know some strategies that can assist you in growing the leads and drive considerable revenue.
#35 Retail Global
9th – 11th October
Las Vegas, USA
Retail Global Conference is organised for potential retailers who are looking to know some of the marketing strategies that retailers can use to enhance their business.
The event will be attended by 50+ speakers. Moreover, you have the option to select what you want to learn with 4 stream sessions and 5 additional workshops.
Those were some of the top digital marketing events that every marketer who is looking to gather more ideas and strategies should attend. The entry to these events depends on the organisers. Some may charge for the attendance, and other requires registration.