Attending marketing conferences is one of the best ways to stay on top of trends and create fresh, innovative campaigns and strategies. We have rounded up a few of the best 2019 marketing conferences to consider attending.
Hubspot INBOUND is a coveted event for most marketers. In the past they have had names like Michelle Obama, Brene Brown, Shonda Rhimes and marketing experts and visionaries on stage as keynotes to inspire marketers, and other business professionals.
INBOUND features almost 300 breakout sessions from some of the brightest minds in marketing. The event draws a huge crowd and with so many break-away sessions to attend, it's a good idea to get several marketing members to attend to take advantage of attending as many insightful sessions as possible.
Addressing Account Based Marketing, analytics, ROI, content, nurturing, SEO optimization, story telling and more, this is a comprehensive and unforgettable event.
Date: September 3-6, 2019
Pricing: Starting at $299
MarketingProfs' B2B Marketing Forum is more than just a quirky (not-so-little) conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success.
Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at Marketing Profs; Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing at Google; and Dr. Konstnaze Alex, Head of Corporate Influencer Relations at Dell are just some of the top names at last year’s conference.
The B2B Marketing Forum always emphasizes embracing the ability to learn and how brands can better deliver value for their customers in a rapidly changing online, technology-driven world.
Location: San Francisco
Pricing: $995 all access pass
MarketingProfs, who host the B2B Marketing Forum, also provide online free weekly webinars, virtual conferences and special online training events to provide more ways to learn and develop your career. So, if you can attend other events it's worth looking into these options.
There's a host of topics and discussions that address various marketing areas including analytics and data, content development, customer engagement and more.
Take a look at up-coming and options here: https://www.marketingprofs.com/events/
MozCon is the industry darling when it comes to SEO conferences, noted for its thought-leading speakers and forward-thinking lens. If your focus area is SEO or Content Marketing you should consider attending their three-day, one-track conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions in SEO, growth marketing, the mobile landscape, analytics, content marketing and more.
If you want to better understand how to take a more holistic approach to SEO, addressing the root causes of common SEO issues instead of just treating their symptoms, you’ll learn a lot from the experienced experts in this area.
2018 speaker highlights included Oli Gardner, founder of Unbounce; Rand Fishken, Co-founder of Inbound.org, Moz and SparkToro; and Alexsis Sanders, a heavy weight technical SEO specialist.
Locations: Seattle, WA
Pricing: Early bird starts at $799
Dates: July 15 – 17, 2019
The MarTech Conference is designed for hybrid marketing professionals charged with breaking down organizational silos designed for a pre-digital world. They created this conference to help marketers discover, learn, and connect with others passionate about the challenges facing modern marketers.
Attending MarTech can help you to navigate the complexities, technologies, and organizational challenges with best practices and case studies from senior marketers with a wealth of experience and knowledge.
According to some attendees, MarTech is the only conference that delivers a vendor-agnostic, graduate-level marketing, technology and management perspective designed to help you succeed in the software-powered marketing world.
Location: San Jose or Boston
Pricing: Starts at $489
Date: San Jose on April 3 – 5, 2019
Boston on September 16 – 18, 2019
The B2B Marketing Expo is Europe’s leading marketing event, connecting the most proactive marketing professionals with the tools, techniques and innovations they need to be at the forefront of the ever-evolving world of marketing.
With 200 diverse suppliers, 35 interactive masterclasses and 95 expert-led educational seminars the B2B Marketing Expro has attracted over 7000 visitors over two unmissable days.
They also include some top speakers working from world-leading business organisations and enterprises who share their experiences, knowledge and solutions. Some of the speakers for 2019 include Raja Saggi, Head of Marketing at Google, Jason Miller, Global Content Leader at LinkedIn and David Beard, CRM Principal at Sage to name a few.
Date: 27-28 Match, 2019
7. ContentTECH Summit
This event is great for senior marketing executives truly focused on one thing: the effective use of technology that helps create, manage, deliver, and scale enterprise content and marketing.
Marketers and content strategists wanting to ensure their business is ready to integrate content and marketing technology innovations would benefit greatly from this type of conference. It is content and technology specific and
Each session is very hands-on and led by experienced leaders in content, technology, strategy and processes. If you are interested in building your knowledge in these areas you’ll be interested in taking a look at their line-up for their 2019 event.
Location: San Diego
Pricing: Starting at $1099
Dates: April 8 – 10, 2019
Microsoft’s largest partner event continues to address how changes in technology represent both incredible opportunity and global responsibility. The 2018 conference saw more than 18 000 attendees – their biggest event to date as they continue to attract attendees from across the globe with their incredible line up of keynotes, industry experts and the endless opportunities to network and learn. This conference is where the world meets to transform business, collaborate with thousands of partners, Microsoft personnel and industry experts.
It’s not just potential customers that you could meet at Inspire, the event also brings speakers with in-depth leading on business-building strategies across industries. It’s a great opportunity to help you identify great solutions for your organisation and have conversations that can lead to new business opportunities.
Date: July 14-18, 2019
Location: Las Vegas
Pricing: Partner all access pass $1,995
9. MTEX Marketing Technology Expo
GDPR laws and more-selective-than-ever audiences mean that 2019 brings many challenges for marketing professionals. Through compelling talks, in-depth panels, and sessions from industry leaders this event helps marketers to learn how to overcome modern marketing hurdles and accelerate digital engagement.
The event boasts 700 exhibitors, 500 seminars, 200 free masterclasses, and more. Tickets for MTEX are FREE which is a great advantage so it’s just transport and accommodation you need to arrange.
Speakers include Martin Tavener from IBM; Jason Miller, Global Content Marketing Lead at LinkedIn; as well as Google's Head of Marketing.
Date: 27-28 March, 2019
There you go - your marketing conference calendar for 2019 is all set. Here's to another year of learning, networking and loving the industry!