5 UK Marketing Events You Have to Attend in 2020

Whether you want to brush up on your SEO skills, delve into the world of video marketing, or learn about what's new in SEO this year, attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay on top of the latest trends taking the marketing world by storm. As well as connecting with other professionals, you can discover new tools and learn from the world's best thought leaders at these events all across the country.

Whatever you want to get to grips with in 2020, we've pulled together a list of our favourite marketing events and conferences next year.


VidCon London

Are you interested in taking your video marketing to the next level in 2020? Then it might be worth you checking out the VidCon Industry Track. Designed for businesses looking to get ahead of the video trend, you can make sure your business is ready for the future of online video and learn how you can build innovative strategies with talks delivered by leading creators.

In 2020, industry track attendees can benefit from discussions from the likes of Ben Francis of Gymshark, Harry Hugo from The Goat Agency, Bruce Daisley of Twitter, and Katy Leeson and Steven Bartlett of Social Chain.

Date: 20th - 23rd February 2020
Location: London Excel
Cost: £600 for the four-day Industry Track package





Marketing Show North

Marketing Show North is a two-day exhibition that takes place in Manchester - the biggest marketing event of its type outside London. Part of the Digital City Festival, the Marketing Show North also runs alongside eCommerce Show North, Tech Show North and The Media Zone.

The conference agenda for 2020 is still being finalised but past years have seen talks on voice search, SEO, podcasting, CRM, social media, customer loyalty and reputation, just to name a few.

Date: 11th - 22nd March 2020
Location: Manchester Central
Cost: £600 for the four-day Industry Track package






B2B Marketing Expo

Europe's leading marketing event, our team have been visiting for the past few years and we love it. In 2020, the event hosts leading professionals such as James Gardner from the Wallstreet Journal, Preethi Sundaram, Technology Marketing Lead at LinkedIn and Co-Founder of Smart Insights and renowned author Dr Dave Chaffey.

With over 1,000 exhibitors and 200 masterclass events, the B2B Marketing Expo is our favourite show across the year and a must-attend for any B2B Marketer.

The B2B Expo also runs directly alongside MTEX (Marketing Technology Expo) and the Sales Innovation Expo, so why not pop by and make a visit to them too.

Date: 25th - 26th March 2020
Location: London Excel
Cost: Free to attend





Technology For Marketing

As the only UK event dedicated to martech and adtech, Technology for Marketing remains a firm favourite in many tech-driven marketers calendars. With talks covering fields such as analytics, email marketing, AI, marketing automation and social media, Technology for Marketing showcases a number of roundtables, seminars, workshops and case studies across the two-day show.

Attendees can also network with over 100 marketing technology providers, from creative and digital agencies to lead generation, video production and marketing automation.

Co-located with Ad:Tech London, the eCommerce Expo and Customer First Live, you get a lot of content and potential partners to find across your day.

Date: 30th September - 1st October 2020
Location: London Excel
Cost: Free to attend







Festival of Marketing

The Festival of Marketing describe themselves as much more than just a conference. They pride themselves on the immersive marketing experience they provide at their events. Whilst other events focus on the exhibition side of their shows, the Festival of Marketing emphasises the learning and insights that can be taken away from their events.

In 2019, event attendees were able to take in insights from the leading professionals in the worlds of Facebook, Made.com, Econsultancy, and Marketing Week. On just the first day of the event, attendees could choose from 71 talks and workshops, covering topics such as branding, customer experience, content, data, leadership and social.

They have also recently announced that the usual free event, Marketing Week Live, will be joining Festival of Marketing to create a bigger show in 2020. As a result, Marketing Week Live will no longer be a stand-alone event.

The Festival of Marketing does come with a hefty price tag, but those that have attended say the quality of the show is fantastic. If you are a young marketer (25 or under) you get a nice 50% discount off the full price show. They also seem to be doing a special rate for past attendees of MWLive. Drop them a message to see if you could be eligible.

Date: 7th - 8th October 2020
Location: Tobacco Dock, London
Cost: Prices start at £495 for a two-day Young Marketer Pass



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