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2018 Digital Events: Must-Attend Conferences in the UK

by Betsy Redford

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Digital Events in the UK in 2018

Have you been looking for a list of the best digital events to attend in the UK this year? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of the top digital events to attend in 2018 that cover all areas of digital; from SEO and PPC to Content Marketing and Social Media. 

Full of practical advice, strategic tips and inspirational talks, these events provide a great opportunity for you to network with like-minded people, get involved in training workshops, and discover what's new in the world of digital.

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Take a browse through the list and let us know which events you will be attending. And you know what, you might even bump into the Creative Personnel team at some of them too! 

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  FEBRUARY 2018


Prolific North Live

  28th February - 1st March 2018    Manchester, United Kingdom    Read More

#PNLive will feature leading exponents of digital innovation, cutting edge marketing, branding and experiential agencies, AR/VR and AI experts, content and engagement specialists, advertising and PR firms, leading broadcasters, TV and film production companies, printers, media suppliers and some of the best business brains from across the UK. 
 

  MARCH 2018

Marketing Week Live

  7th - 8th March 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Marketing Week Live, in conjunction with Marketing Week and Econsultancy, celebrates marketing that matters to you, the marketer, right now. Enhance your capabilities and knowledge on today’s ever-changing trends and techniques and learn from key solution providers from the entire spectrum of the marketing mix.

Insight Technology Conference

  9th March 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
With technology laced through all areas of the modern business, it is fast becoming not only the foundation of a digital transformation strategy. The 2018 London Insight Technology Conference provides a platform for innovation through the likes of data analytics, machine learning, automation and the use of chatbots to enhance the customer experience. 

CMO Digital Insight Summit

  12th - 14th March 2018    Scotland, United Kingdom    Read More
 
The European edition of CMO Digital Insight Summit will bring together senior marketing decision-makers and business leaders from across Europe to discuss the hottest trends in marketing today – and more importantly, how best to make them work for your business. The summit will focus on key topics such as: social media stronghold: high performance and full integration; the power of personalized experiences; and digital forecast: emerging trends to integrate into your strategy.
 

Measure Camp

  17th March 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
MeasureCamp is an open, free-to-attend event, different to any other web analytics conference held around the world. MeasureCamp is an unconference, the schedule is created on the day and speakers are fellow attendees. Everyone is encouraged to discuss and participate in sessions, even to lead sessions themselves. You focus on what YOU find most interesting and useful.

Advertising Week Europe

  19th - 22nd March 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
In 2018 from 19-22 March, in the vibrant city of London, #AWEurope will bring together unique media, marketing, brand, technology and broader industry communities from throughout Europe. During the week, they will discuss key business trends, issues, and conversations that help to shape today’s global industry.  

Big Data Innovation Summit

  21st - 22nd March 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Returning to London this year is The Big Data Innovation Summit. Bringing together a number of market leading professionals for an exciting agenda, packed full of presentations, workshops, training sessions & panel discussions.

B2B Marketing Expo

  21st - 22nd March 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Europe's biggest Sales & Marketing event - an interactive exhibition and conference designed specifically for the marketing sector. Expect to find high-quality exhibitors alongside a conference showcasing some of the world’s most influential figures in marketing.

OiConf: Online Influence 

  29th March 2018    Bristol, United Kingdom    Read More

OiConf is a one day conference with keynotes, seminars, masterclasses, roundtables and expo opportunities. The conference will explore the impact of evolving consumer journeys, consider how emerging social and mobile trends/platforms are affecting storytelling and purchasing decisions and lift the lid on the strategies and technologies big brands and ‘best-in-class’ are using to build and manage campaigns of the future, highlighting practical infrastructures that can be adopted to cultivate growth. 
 

  APRIL 2018

DMWF Conference & Expo

  16th - 17th April 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Presented in a series of inspirational keynotes and panel discussions delivered by the industry’s most disruptive thought-leaders, #DMWF features sessions covering; digital strategy, brand recognition, ecommerce, influencer marketing, content marketing, data, analytics, personalization, automation, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and mobile marketing across two conference tracks.

Intrigue Summit

  25th - 26th April 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Intrigue Summit London April 2018 welcomes you to an interactive and global marketing/advertising event where the meeting of the best in marketing holds place. An event where the finest speakers from the UK and Europe walks you to their marketing world to share their experiences and an event where you learn about the latest marketing and advertising technologies showcased by the sponsors and exhibitors of the event.

BrightonSEO

  27th April 2018    Brighton, United Kingdom    Read More

BrightonSEO is a one-day search marketing conference and series of training courses held, not surprisingly, in Brighton. It takes place twice a year and brings together some of the best speakers in the world of search, and definitely the best crowd.
 
 
 

  MAY 2018

Camp Digital

  2nd May 2018    Manchester, United Kingdom    Read More

Camp Digital is an inspirational conference that brings together the digital, design and UX communities for a series of seminars exploring the latest thinking in our industry. There’ll be the usual mix of inspirational presentations and hands-on, and practical workshops discussing some of the most important topics and trends in our community, including customer experience, service design, behavioural psychology, digital inclusion, ethical design, content strategy, data security and privacy.

Adobe Summit EMEA

  3rd - 4th May 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Whether you're new to digital marketing or an experienced veteran, at Summit you’ll gain valuable insights, tools and techniques for keeping customers engaged and driving brand loyalty and growth. Come to Summit to learn how to deliver amazing customer experiences — using the latest tools and technologies to help you build campaigns, manage and personalise your advertising and emails, and gain deep data insights.

Digital Content Summit

  15th May 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

The Digital Content Summit is a must-attend event for all senior professionals interested in publishing, content development, social media, digital, marketing, innovation, creative and brand management.

Thinking Digital Newcastle

  16th - 17th May 2018    Newcastle, United Kingdom    Read More

The Thinking Digital Conference is an influential annual UK conference exploring technology, new ideas & our future. The Thinking Digital Conference is a gripping, communal journey for those curious about “what’s next?” Our gatherings combine the world-class quality of an international conference with the warmth of a great community event. 

Programmatic Pioneers Summit

  16th - 17th May 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Programmatic Pioneers Summit is the leading European event for marketers who want to transform their programmatic strategies. Whether in-house or outsourced, PPS brings together the entire ecosystem: the Brands, Agencies, Publishers and Tech companies who are challenging convention and shaping the future of programmatic marketing.

International Search Summit

  21st May 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Complementing the agenda of SMX, ISS will keep a focus on search but entirely from an international perspective. The day will focus specifically on the linguistic, cultural and technical challenges of managing websites in multiple languages and across multiple markets and provides actionable advice and tactics for building an effective web presence anywhere in the world.

SMX London – Search Marketing Expo

  22nd - 23rd May 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Immerse yourself in three days of SEO, SEM and Online Marketing sessions and you’re guaranteed to leave with practical tips and techniques to immediately improve your search marketing efforts. SMX also has strategic sessions to help you with what’s coming over the horizon.

You Are The Media

  24th May 2018    Bournemouth, United Kingdom    Read More

The You Are The Media Conference is a guide to help you build within the spaces that are yours and no one can take away. Learn from those who are leading the change as well as listen to people who are creating models where they become self-sustainable.

Social Day

  30th May - 1st June 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

The event has been designed to facilitate a higher level of discussion around Social Media Marketing, everyone attending is knowledgeable about the subject and is here to learn about new developments, get insight from sources that are often closed and spark debate on hot industry topics and gain valuable peer to peer views.
 

  JUNE 2018

Search Elite Conference

  6th June 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Search Elite: Where the smartest leaders help the industry’s brightest to level up. Search Elite is for the technically minded who need to get their geek on! Bringing you masses of actionable takeaways for an enormous ROI.

London Tech Week

  11th - 17th June 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Join the London Tech Week community in 2018 and be part of the biggest boldest festival of tech bringing together the entire tech community to shape tomorrow’s world. Attracting over 55,000 attendees to 300 plus events London Tech Week is a celebration of all aspects of technology and connects science and creative minds, from startups to corporates, across all key tech sectors. 

Ungagged – SEO/Content 

  11th - 12th June 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

UnGagged is an internationally attended event aimed at intermediate to advanced marketers, who want to learn the latest insights and actionable digital marketing strategies, without all the fluff and sales pitches, on all topics in the digital sphere; including SEO, tech SEO, PPC, SEM, content marketing, CRO, analytics, links, marketing strategy, mobile marketing, social media marketing and more.

FLA: Future of Branding Week

  25th - 29th June 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Find out the latest approaches to brand strategy used in the award-winning creative agencies in London. This one-week learning expedition for brand strategists, creative directors and heads of marketing will help you stay up-to-date with the newest trends in the industry, learn various frameworks that agencies use right now and find new ways to work with your creative team.

Don't Panic

  27th June 2018    Liverpool, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Don't Panic are hosting a search marketing focused conference. The European Search Conference is a flagship event part of the 2018 International Business Festival being held in Liverpool, UK. The conference will feature some of the search industries leading professionals from across the world and share best practice, award-winning case studies, industry insights, innovation and key learnings in search marketing, PPC and content. 
 

  JULY 2018

B2B Marketing Ignite

  10th July 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

What happens when you combine 1000 fired-up B2B marketers with a melting pot of engaging speakers and content streams? An explosion of ideas and conversations is what. In one trailblazing day, Ignite 2018 will champion marketing innovation, hold up a torch for the best in our business and inspire every B2B marketer who attends. 
 
 

  AUGUST 2018

FLA: UX and Digital Design Week

  13th - 17th August 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Immerse yourself into London's technology and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach design strategy, work with clients and improve their services. 
 

  SEPTEMBER 2018

FLA: Design Thinking and Innovation Week 

  10th - 27th September 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
A unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. Every day will consist of lectures, round tables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. 

Growth in Q4 - Retail Strategy for Success

  20th September 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
A unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – Get exclusive insights into the Future of Retail by Google, whilst Visualsoft be sharing ideas and our top tips for a successful 2018 festive season. With a focus on the build up to Cyber Weekend, Visualsoft will look at the best ways you can maximise your revenue and grow your customers profitably.
 

eCommerce Expo

  26th - 27th September 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
eCommerce Expo connects over 9500 ecommerce professionals and decision makers with providers of the newest ecommerce technologies. Along with our inspirational conference programme, eCommerce Expo offers exhibitors two unmissable days of networking and lead generation.

Ad Tech

  26th - 27th September 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

We are excited to announce that ad-tech London 2018 has joined forces with Technology for Marketing (TFM). This new partnership will be alongside eCommerce Expo and will create a destination event mirrors the convergence of advertising technology, marketing technology and ecommerce. More than 11,000 brands, agencies, media owners and tech providers are expected to participate in a programme of one-to-one meetings, multi-track conferences and social activities over the two days.

Technology for Marketing

  26th - 27th September 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Technology for Marketing connects over 9500 marketers and decision makers with providers of the newest marketing technologies. Along with our inspirational conference programme, TFM offers exhibitors two unmissable days of networking and lead generation.

BrightonSEO

  27th - 28th September 2018    Brighton, United Kingdom    Read More

BrightonSEO is a one-day search marketing conference and series of training courses held, not surprisingly, in Brighton. It takes place twice a year and brings together some of the best speakers in the world of search, and definitely the best crowd.
 

  OCTOBER 2018

Voice Search

  4th October 2018 (Postponed until March 2019)    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Voice Search London has been designed to dig deeper into the topic and provide actionable, tactical advice that businesses can apply immediately and will help to drive traffic and sales both now and in the future. Attendees will leave with a clearer idea on the benefits of building voice and conversation into a business strategy, explicit advice on how to implement voice-friendly content and new ideas for how technology can be integrated to improve customer engagement and support growth.

Festival of Marketing

  10th - 11th October 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
The Festival of Marketing is a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together. With more than 200 speakers, workshops, awards, experience rooms and training, it is the only event that truly reflects the creative, strategic and tactical job that marketers do. 

Search Love Conference

  15th - 16th October 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Power up your skills and thinking over two days. Industry leaders will reveal exactly how to stay at the cutting edge of online marketing. From analytics and optimization, to content and paid promotions, all the crucial topics are covered. You’ll be joining search marketers from across the world at this London event, where the most ambitious minds of the community meet amongst the buzz of the tech capital. 

PerformanceIn: PI Live

  15th - 16th October 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

Committed to its mission of facilitating new connections, actionable learning, tangible ROI, all amid an electric atmosphere, PI LIVE is the world-leading meeting point for performance marketers. A rich, two-day speaker lineup sits at the heart of the show; experts will tackle the most crucial industry developments, providing a platform for industry advancement through open discussion around all facets of paid-by-performance advertising. Expect no less, it’s Everything Performance Marketing.

Market Intelligence Summit

  16th October 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Market Intelligence is the key to understanding today's business world. If you want to be a best in class digital decision maker, you cannot afford to miss the definitive networking and learning conference. The Market Intelligence Summit is bringing together the best minds in market intelligence including Fintan Gillespie from Snapchat, Pascal Moyon from GoCompare and James Luscombe from Pan Macmillan.

UX Insider

  16th October 2018    Bournemouth, United Kingdom    Read More

Experience UX have launched a new one-day industry event “UX Insider” which aims to bring together the digital community from Dorset and beyond to hear from industry leaders. It’s your opportunity to get the inside scoop at what happens behind the scenes at the likes of Google, Moo, and The Big Lottery Fund. Expert UX consultants will deliver insights into best practice for creating first class customer experiences.  
 

  NOVEMBER 2018

Meetup: The Future of Paid Media 

  7th November 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Creative Personnel are delighted to invite you to our first FREE "The Future of Paid Media" meetup event. Come and join us on Wednesday November 7th for an evening of networking and drinks with fellow likeminded industry professionals and aspiring paid media experts.

Big Data LDN

  13th - 14th November 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More
 
Creative Personnel are delighted to invite you to our first FREE "The Future of Paid Media" meetup event. Come and join us on Wednesday November 7th for an evening of networking and drinks with fellow likeminded industry professionals and aspiring paid media experts.

Social Media Week

  14th - 16th November 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

In 2018, we will explore our global theme “Closer”, which touches on the intensifying conflict between community and individualism. At SMW London we will explore the theme through more than 50 sessions, including: mainstage talks, interviews, panel sessions and workshops.
 

  DECEMBER 2018

DigiStrategy Forum 

  5th December 2018    London, United Kingdom    Read More

DigiStrategy brings those at the forefront of digital strategy & innovation together, providing an outlet for thought sharing, leading to change & growth! One day of keynote presentations, panel sessions and workshops with speakers from Amazon, Treatwell, Twitter, FOX, BBC, and more. Attendees will walk away with actionable tactics and strategies that can be implemented straight away.

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