Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted in 2019 and has been updated for 2020.
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 prepared a list of the best digital marketing events, conferences, meetups, and workshops to attend in 2020.
We've got everything covered with over 50 UK digital marketing events across SEO, PPC, Social Media, Content, Email Marketing, Video, E-commerce, Data and Analytics, and more. Whether you're an all-round digital marketer or a specialist in a certain area, this list of digital events promises to inspire you, develop your skills, learn from industry experts, and network with like-minded peers.
February 20 - 23 • London
VidCon is the world’s largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. Find Out More.
World Disrupt Forum: Strategy & Innovation
February 20 • London
Bringing those at the forefront of business strategy & innovation together, providing an outlet for thought sharing, leading to change & growth! Each speaker shares their incredible insight from case study examples, ensuring attendees walk away with actionable tactics and strategies that can be implemented straight away. Find Out More.
February 25 – 26 • London
eTail Connect provides you with the opportunity to benchmark, share ideas, find solutions and build lasting relationships with senior eCommerce executives from the top 250 UK retailers, all in a luxurious venue. Find Out More.
The UX Conference
March 2 - 3 • London
A design conference that’s not about buzzwords, but collaboration between designers. Insightful talks on day 1 and hands-on workshops on day 2 – short & sweet. Join speakers from Abstract, Transport for London, OpenTable, Dyson, The Paciello Group, Nike, 1Password, Government Digital Service, Airbnb, Shopify, InVision, DuckDuckGo and others. Find Out More.
Digital City Expo
March 9 – 13 • Manchester
The festival celebrates the North’s booming digital economy, creating opportunities for organisations to connect, innovate and grow together. Over five days, across multiple venues in Manchester, the festival will unite the digital community, providing a platform for organisations to network and share knowledge. Find Out More.
March 16 – 19 • London
Meet, connect with and learn from peers across the industry. The speakers will talk on diverse topics but all of them will offer insight on how you can deliver value, both internally and to clients and customers. Two days of workshops, talks, case studies and discussion that will offer refreshing perspectives and useful advice. Find Out More.
Advertising Week Europe
March 16 – 19 • London
Advertising Week is globally built on a foundation of inspiring and forward-thinking thought leadership. With over 75 seminars and workshops, the content at #AWEurope goes deep into topics, trends and of-the-moment issues that are critical to our audience. Find Out More.
Design Thinking and Innovation Week
March 16 – 20 • London
An immersive programme for creative entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. Find Out More.
AI & Big Data Expo
March 17 - 18 • London
The AI & Big Data Expo is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2020 and beyond. Find Out More.
MTEX: Marketing Technology Expo
March 25 & 26 • London
Europe's leading Martech event - connecting forward-thinking marketers with the technology, tools and techniques they need to stay ahead in the ever-changing world of digital marketing. Find Out More.
CMO Insight Summit
April 3 - 5 • Ayrshire
The CMO Insight Summit will bring together senior marketing decision-makers and business leaders from across the continent and beyond to discuss current industry challenges, emerging opportunities in marketing – and how best to capitalise. The summit will focus on key topics such as: defining the tribe, not the demographic; data insight and the power of personalisation; and CMO forecast: emerging trends to integrate into your strategy. Find Out More.
April 11 - 12 • Brighton
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 the best crowd. Find Out More.
The UK’s largest tech event will be back for 12 jam-packed days celebrating all things digital. The Leeds Digital Festival is a multi-venue, city-wide festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms. Whether you’re interested in Fintech, coding, information security, AI, Medtech, data, startups, digital music, cybersecurity or AR/VR, there’s something for you. Find Out More.
Hypergrowth by Drift
May 6 • London
HYPERGROWTH brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders who have built brands, sparked movements, and found ways to unlock unprecedented growth. Find Out More.
Social Day: Social Media Marketing Festival Event
May 12 - 14 • London
The Social Media Conference for Brands, Agencies, Creators, Influencers, marketers and freelancers and the tools and tech they use! The event takes place over 3 days in London and includes really exciting panels, workshops and keynote sessions. Find Out More.
May 13 • Manchester
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. Discussions will include 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. Find Out More.
Adobe Summit: The Digital Experience Conference
May 13 - 14 • London
The Adobe Summit is a two-day conference that will change your thinking about brand experiences. You'll gain valuable insights, tools and techniques for keeping customers engaged and driving brand loyalty and growth. Find Out More.
May 13 - 14 • Sage Gateshead
The Thinking Digital Conference unites us to learn about new technologies, hear innovative ideas and begin to understand how our future is being shaped by them. Join the conference for two fabulous days of insight, camaraderie and inspiration all along the banks of the legendary River Tyne. Find Out More.
Mobile Growth Summit
May 14 • London
MGS UK 20 is a one-day, developer, publisher, and marketer-focused conference where you can connect with and learn from mobile app and online marketing professionals. The lineup consists of industry leaders who are experts in fraud, UA and retention, performance, monetization, in-app messages, and loops. Find Out More.
SMX London: Search Marketing Expo
May 19 - 20 • London
Search marketing is by far the biggest area of digital marketing. You can’t afford to waste time or money getting it wrong. Attend SMX, and you’ll get it right! Immerse yourself in two 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. Find Out More.
You Are The Media
May 21 • Bournemouth
You Are The Media is about learning to take control of the spaces that are yours to build an audience. Learn from those who are leading the change as well as listen to people who are creating models where they become self-sustainable. Find Out More.
DMWF hosts 2 days of top-level strategic content and digital marketing insights, networking, and discussion from leading global brands. Exploring the latest trends & strategies within Digital Marketing and covering Digital Marketing Technologies, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Influencer Marketing, UX, CX, eCommerce, Content Marketing, Data, Analytics, and Mobile, this conference is not to be missed. Find Out More.
Programmatic Pioneers Summit
June 1 - 3 • London
Want to learn from those brands leading the way with programmatic to unlock the full potential of a personalised and automated media planning future in your business? The Programmatic Pioneers Summit is the leading European programmatic conference, attracting over 250 leaders representing the ‘who is who’ from the full value chain - Brands, Agencies, Publishers and Tech companies. Find Out More.
Brand Marketing Summit Europe
June 1 - 2 • London
The Brand Marketing Summit is back with more CMO’s on stage, more brands in the audience and more innovative solution providers than ever before. The focus is on how you can understand your customers, personalise your interactions and deliver content that engages and delights. Find Out More.
The Digital Transformation Conference
June 4 • London
The global Digital Transformation Conference returns for a headline event welcoming some of the finest digital business leaders to the stage to share insights on innovation within digital. This year will look beyond the buzz-word 'transformation' and focus on an agenda packed full of useful insights enabling you to leave the event brimming with takeaways ready to implement. Find Out More.
Digital Elite Day
June 6 • London
The event takes place over 1 day in London and is split between 2 interchangeable tracks – Search Elite and Conversion Elite. Join 30+ of the most knowledgeable, well-respected industry leaders sharing their tips and know-how to use the very next working day. Find Out More.
London Tech Week
June 8 - 12 • London
As one of the world’s most open & welcoming markets, the UK is positioned to lead the global conversation in designing and scaling tech, with talent at its heart. Tech Week connects international communities from across the spectrum to address how access to tech for all can have a profoundly positive impact in society and business. Find Out More.
Digital Leaders Week
June 15 - 19 • London
Those driving forward the digital agenda in the UK will be leading hundreds of national and regional events, webinars, training and round tables – all over the country. They’ll be sharing the very best practice, showcasing their services and developing ideas together that are practical and real. Find Out More.
A one-week immersive learning expedition brings together the brightest and most forward-thinking CMOs, brand strategists, creative directors and heads of marketing who want to be ahead of the competition, explore the new frameworks that world-class agencies use right now and find new ways to reach their audience. Find Out More.
Create experiences that people will fall in love with. Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services. Find Out More.
September 3 - 4 • London
Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon UK 2020’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools. Find Out More.
September 7 - 8 • London
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 optimisation, 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. Find Out More.
The Digital Transformation Conference
September 10 • Manchester
The Digital Transformation Conference will bring together those spearheading digital initiatives across the enterprise to present on the many facets of digital business transformation. The agenda will address topics within both internal business transformation as well as the external factors of digital; overhauling legacy, people & culture, changing business models, disruption, customer experience, product innovation & much more. Find Out More.
Deep Learning Summit
September 17 - 18 • London
Deep Learning Summit brings together the latest technology advancements as well as practical examples to apply AI to solve challenges in business and society. The unique mix of academia and industry enables you to meet with AI pioneers at the forefront of research, as well as exploring real-world case studies to discover the business value of AI. Find Out More.
September 30 - 1 • London
This event will offer every level of business a one-stop-shop resource for all their digital sales, marketing and advertising needs. More than 11,000 brands, agencies, media owners and tech providers are expected to take part, in a programme of one-to-one meetings, multi-track conferences and social activities over two days. Find Out More.
Technology for Marketing is the UK's only event dedicated to MarTech. One spot for marketers to nurture their next big idea. One place to gather actionable inspiration from marketing gurus who'll share their glimpse of the future. Find Out More.
Festival of Marketing
October 7 - 8 • London
The Festival of Marketing is a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together. With amazing headliners, many stages of content, insightful speakers and Festival City brimming with ideas and solutions to your challenges, you will be part of an experience like no other. Find Out More.
Email Innovations Summit
October 20 - 21 • London
From the latest advancements in acquisition techniques to going beyond responsive design, the Innovations Summit will explore, educate, and discuss the cutting edge of email marketing trends. Educate yourself on the latest strategies that will drive tomorrow’s results, including the latest trends in data-driven subject lines to drive increased engagement. Find Out More.
PerformanceIn: PI Live
October 27 - 28 • London
A two-day conference and exhibition enabling publishers, agencies, advertisers and retailers to connect, build relationships and strike deals; with brilliant networking and inspiring content to increase your profits from performance marketing. Find Out More.
October 19 - 20 • London
44 Sessions. 44 Paid Search Experts. 300 Like-Minded Marketers. Hero Conf is a training event that covers PPC alongside the most pressing developments in the world of digital marketing. Expect a deep-dive into the content you need to manage your accounts better, stay up-to-date on industry trends and generally have fun learning about the latest in paid search. Find Out More.
October 19 - 23 • London
Join over 600 marketers & technologists for a packed day of all things marketing technology; planning, people, platforms and process. MarTech will focus on; Plan, People, Platforms and Process. Find Out More.
Social Media Week
October 21 - 22 • London
Social Media Week London (#SMWLDN) brings together professionals with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media. Find Out More.
The Influencer Marketing Show is a two-day conference which educates brands, agencies, tech platforms and content creators, enabling them to make smarter decisions on their influencer marketing campaigns. Find Out More.
This year’s MarTech Summit will focus on 4 themed subjects – Digital Transformation, Content Marketing Strategy, Data-Driven Marketing, and Customer Experience & Engagement. Find Out More.
Nothing on the lineup yet! Digital marketing events still to come.
We'll be updating this list regularly throughout the year. If we have missed an event or you have your own event that you'd like us to include on the list, please get in touch with us: email@example.com