The 8 best London events for the digital marketing industry

If you’re working in digital marketing for an agency or brand, or looking to pursue a career in the industry, London is the place to be. The British capital has events taking place throughout the year where you can learn from the best in the business and network with useful contacts. Here are some of our favourites.

Marketing Week Live, 7th-8th March 2018

Marketing Week magazine is one of the best resources for industry news, and their annual London event MWL attracts some of the biggest names in digital marketing. Subjects covered will include trending topics such as AI, personalisation and GDPR.

YMS London, 21st-22nd March 2018

The world’s largest youth marketing festival YMS returns to London for its eighth year. Speakers will include Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and more. Student Beans is one of the event partners, so make sure to stop by our stand and say hi to team SB!

DMWF, 16th-17th April 2018

The focus is on innovation and disruption at the DMWF Conference & Expo. With 800 attendees, it’s a great opportunity for networking, as well as learning from the industry experts. Speakers include McDonalds, Sky and Microsoft.

UnGagged London, 11th-12th June 2018

Aimed at digital marketing specialists, UnGagged gets straight to the point with actionable insights and strategy. Topics include SEO, content marketing, analytics, social media and more. The event takes place at a 5-star hotel close to St Paul’s Cathedral.

London Tech Week, 11th-17th June 2018

A full week of tech events means there’s something for everyone within the digital marketing sphere. London Tech Week takes place each June and is described as Europe’s largest festival of tech. Check out the evening events for extra networking opportunities.

Technology for Marketing, 26th-27th September 2018

Kensington Olympia is taken over by marketeers each September for the Technology for Marketing conference, which attracted over 6000 companies last year, including 2000 senior marketing pros. The annual Ad:tech conference is held simultaneously at the same venue.

Festival of Marketing, 10th-11th October 2018

The Festival of Marketing is a large, vibrant event featuring panels, workshops, awards, experience rooms and training. It often attracts celebrity speakers, including Stephen Fry and Tom Daley last year. Sponsors include big media and tech companies, from Clear Channel to Adobe.

Social Media Week, 14th-16th November 2018

You can pick and choose the events you want to attend at London’s annual Social Media Week. This year they move to a new venue, the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. If you can’t attend everything you’re interested in, SMW Insider members can watch the talks online later.

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