Event Listings

This page details advertising and marketing conferences and events run by WARC and its partner organisations around the world. Further details are available direct from the organisers.

Conferences labelled WARC attending will be attended and reported on by WARC. See our Event Reports page for the latest reports.

October 2017

26 October, 2017 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, New York, United States

This conference is designed to help product marketers and their agencies improve their mass media ROI.

Despite the fact that DTC television has been done since 1997 and print for several years longer, few forums have focused entirely on mass media. Most brands using DTC can do better creating, planning, buying, and analyzing the effectiveness of their television and print efforts.

Web: www.dtcperspectives.com/forum
Email: Scott@dtcperspectives.com

31 October - 1 November, 2017 Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

Asia’s premium event for the modern marketer returns in 2017, hot on the heels of our best event ever in 2016. With more than 600 leading marketing players attending the 2017 edition, we’ll explore the four key pillars of marketing success: Loyalty, Experience, Analytics, Digital.

Be inspired by the keynote presenters and then dive deeper into one of the dedicated tracks. The tracks will be made up of case studies from leading brands and the latest technology innovators. Alongside the conference is an exhibition showcasing the latest loyalty, customer experience, marketing analytics and digital marketing technology and solutions.

Attendees include representatives from Shell, Hipvan, foodpanda, Dominos, Facebook, Oglivy & Mather, AIA Vietnam, Zalora and many more.

Web: https://goo.gl/kLNXD8

November 2017

2 - 3 November, 2017 London, United Kingdom

WARC readers receive a 25% discount to WIRED’s annual innovation festival

Join us in November at WIRED Live, the two-day festival celebrating world-changing ideas, new technology, future-thinking design and growing business trends. The event is ideal for executives looking to understand how the most innovative and creative minds are weaving technology into business and design from Fortune 500 companies, government, SMEs and startups.

Curated by the WIRED editorial team, the speaker faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, scientists, designers and inventors from around the world who dare to make a change – and have the potential to influence how the world works today.

2017 WIRED Live speakers include:

  • Margrethe Vestager, EU commissioner of competition: Holding one of the most powerful positions in Europe, Margrethe Vestager is responsible for creating jobs, promoting growth and enforcing competition rules. Her decisions could change the way technology giants such as Google, Apple and Amazon operate.
  • Herman Narula, co-founder and CEO, Improbable: Improbable co-founder Narula is building the Matrix. His company’s large-scale, complex simulations use virtual worlds to understand more about how we work, play, think and act.
  • Professor Sue Black OBE, director, Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee: Scottish forensic anthropologist and human anatomist Sue Black has worked on identification initiatives after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, in criminal cold cases and forensic work in Kosovo.
  • Richard Browning, founder and inventor, Gravity: Real-life Iron Man Richard Browning is pioneering authentic human flight. As head of aeronautical engineering startups Gravity, Browning is challenging perceived boundaries to human aviation and inspiring new generations.

Save 25% off ticket rates by using code WARC online at http://wired.uk/wiredlive-warc or email wiredevents@condenast.co.uk.

Web: http://wired.uk/wiredlive-warc

7 - 8 November, 2017 New York, United States

Digital Marketing World Forum (#DMWF Conference & Expo North America) is set to bring together over 1500+ worldwide marketing professionals for two days of thought leadership, insight and practical sessions looking at the challenges the digital future presents – alongside a whole host of networking opportunities.

The event will showcase the latest Digital Marketing Technologies and Strategy, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, Influencer Marketing, Content Marketing, Data, Analytics and Mobile Marketing across three conference tracks:

  • Social, Mobile & Advertising
  • Content Data & Personalization
  • Digital Disruption

The agenda is filled with world-class case study led content, interactive debates and more.

Web: https://www.digitalmarketing-conference.com/northamerica/

8 - 10 November, 2017 Berlin, Germany

MRMW is designed and crafted for the market research community to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Going beyond the regular event topics, MRMW actively seeks out new technologies from inside and outside the industry. Complemented by our MRMW Awards and our Start-up competition, the MRMW conference is your one-stop shop to find out what’s new.

Web: http://eu.mrmw.net

14 November, 2017 London, United Kingdom

The creative industries are full of conversation about what we should be doing, but who are the brands transforming these ideas into action, and how are they doing it? BITE LIVE invites the world’s leading brands and their agency partners on stage to reveal how together they have turned cultural and societal insights into the most creative and effective campaigns of the year.

There are talks from McDonald’s and Leo Burnett, IKEA and Mother, The Economist and Sense, Stonewall and Mr President, JWT and Mindshare, Hippeas and Jones Knowles Ritchie. Whilst Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director of The Southbank Centre, Michele Oliver, VP of Marketing at Mars Chocolate UK, Nadya Powell, Co-Founder of Utopia and Zaid Al-Zaidy, CEO and Partner at Above + Beyond will be talking about the state of diversity in and outside of the industry.

You’ll also hear from keynote speaker Alain de Botton (Founder of The School of Life and bestselling author). Whilst The Tempest Two will kick the day off by talking about their work for brands such as Nike and Spotify, and how a casual challenge between friends turned into a 3000 mile row across the Atlantic.

BITE LIVE is known for locating the greatest examples of creativity and collaboration from every corner of the industry for your benefit. Past attendees have praised the inspiration and information on show as the event continues to grow into something more extraordinary with every year.

We expect 300 marketers to join us and we hope that you’re one of them.

To get 20% off your ticket, quote WARC20.

Web: http://creativebrief.com/cb/bitelive/2017/

12 - 15 November, 2017 Las Vegas, United States

WARC readers get an extra 15% off tickets to UnGagged Las Vegas 2017.

UnGagged Las Vegas 2017 is a three-day SEO & digital marketing conference (November 13-15) and series of one-day intensive masterclasses (November 12) at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

This unconventional conference is dedicated to delivering actionable methods and strategies on a wide range of topics including technical SEO, link building, analytics and content marketing, without all the fluff and sales pitches.

Unlock the latest insights and never-heard-before tactics in search over three days of uncensored and unrecorded sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities, guaranteed to boost your online business or that of your clients’ – no matter what sector you’re in.

Why UnGagged?

  1. No censorship. We are sick of conferences that monitor what the speakers can or can’t talk about – instead, we’re putting it all on the table! Our speakers are completely uncensored and free to speak their mind, giving you the very latest, cutting-edge techniques without the political agenda.
  2. No recording. You might think you’ve heard it all before but because there is absolutely no recording our lineup of marketing experts delve deeper into their topics and reveal off-the-record, unbiased tactics you won’t get anywhere else.
  3. You’re not just a number lost in the crowd. Our speaker-to-attendee ratio is 1 speaker for every 16 attendees. That means if you want to have a real discussion with one of our amazing line-up you can, without the mob of other attendees.
  4. The in-depth sessions. Learn and discuss strategies with peers and gain honest, upfront and impactful advice with the leading experts in search, that you can implement at work the following week.
  5. An all-inclusive ticket. 3 days, 3 tracks, 40+ sessions to choose from, networking events, WiFi and catered meals – all included in the ticket price.

Save 15% on tickets with the code WARCLV1715 or by visiting https://uglv17.eventbrite.com?discount=WARCLV1715.

Web: www.ungagged.com/vegas/

15 November, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Effie MENA Awards is the regional version of the world’s globally renowned awards for marketing excellence. The Effies celebrate Ideas That Work – marketing ideas that click, bring home the results, and meet organizational objectives. The entries are judged upon real, quantifiable and measurable results from marketing campaigns that have run in one or more MENA country. The rigorous yet prestigious competition provides a platform to showcase creativity, compete with the very best, and gain marketing acumen.

On its ninth edition, the MENA Effie Awards (Effies) is set to take place on November 15, 2017 at Armani Hotel, Dubai. The ceremony is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees, including the best marketing and advertising minds in the Middle East.

To register, please call +971 4 3697573

Web: http://menaeffie.com/

22 - 23 November, 2017 London, United Kingdom

ACI's 4th edition of the Real-Time Advertising Summit will delve deeper into the main drivers, whilst showcasing best practices of the rapidly evolving programmatic landscape. With the help of our expert Agenda Committee & extensive research with brands, agencies and media owners, we have put together an agenda focused on overcoming key challenges & exploring best opportunities in programmatic advertising. Led by senior industry experts through case study presentations, interactive sessions & panel discussions, and extended networking opportunities, the two-day event will provide you a truly in-depth learning peer-to-peer platform.

Key Topics:

  • New era of growth in global programmatic advertising
  • Innovation of modern digital advertisement systems
  • Brand case studies: evaluating success stories
  • Monetizing opportunities with mobile programmatic
  • The promises of programmatic TV
  • Addressing brand safety issues
  • Successful collaborations in the industry
  • Analysing the relationships with brands and media agencies
  • Ad fraud, transparency & visibility: finding solutions in ad tech ecosystem
  • Addressing data & regulation matters in digital advertising age
  • Linking creative and programmatic together
  • Digital marketplace: ad exchange & business cases
  • Predicting the future of programmatic advertising industry

Web: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/real-time-advertising-summit/

29 - 30 November, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Over the past 12 years, ad:tech has evolved into an exclusive networking hub for brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers to meet, pitch and discover what’s hot in the industry right now. Attended by 1000+ brand marketers - 50% of the audience - this year’s event will explore how the convergence of marketing and advertising innovation can enable brands to re-engage brands and people. Expect one-to-one meetings, big name keynotes, deep-dive workshops, the most exciting start-ups and 2000+ inquisitive minds eager to discover the innovations that will provide the edge.

If you would like to be considered for this invite-only meet up with the marketers at the forefront of the madtech revolution make sure you register your interest.

Web: https://london.ad-tech.com/

December 2017

5 December, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Winning a DMA Award will open a new chapter for your business. Entries close on 15 September, so think about how to showcase your achievements today.

You know how hard you work, but how often is it that you’re given the chance to show it off? It’s why the DMA Awards illuminate the excellence found in the industry. Winning one means so many different things to so many different companies. But what unites opinion is the feeling of satisfaction to those whose teamwork has made a dream work. Morale boosting, energy driving and highly gratifying: a DMA Award could be your company’s greatest reward. There are 33 categories to choose from – and the deadline for entries is 15 September.

Web: https://dma.org.uk/awards/award/welcome-to-the-dma-awards-2017