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.

September 2017

10 - 13 September, 2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ESOMAR Congress is where creativity, innovation and insights collide – it’s a festival, a celebration, an innovation hotspot for the data, research and insights profession – it drives forward-thinking. Discover what new innovations are disrupting our industry, how insights influencers are pushing the boundaries for better business intelligence AND network with the most pioneering insights professionals and global brands out there. Our stages are packed with exclusive never before seen peer-reviewed content – so you know there’ll be no awkward sales pitches – only the most original forward-thinking content around.

Web: https://www.esomar.org/events/2017/congress-2017/congress-2017-highlights

20 September, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Hear from experts and judges on each category of the awards:

  • Effective Social Strategy - Presentations from judges Fran Cassidy (Cassidy Media Partnership) and Mobbie Nazir (We Are Social).
  • Best use of Brand Purpose - A discussion between judges Tom Knox (MullenLowe London), Leila Fataar (Diageo), Laurence Green (101 London), Jonathan Wise (The Comms Lab) and Andy Last (Salt Communications).
  • Effective Content Strategy - Presentations from judges Nick Kendall (Broken, Electric Glue & The Garage Soho) and Rob Isaacs (Lucky Generals).

You'll also be the first to hear which campaigns have won the Grand Prix and Special Awards in each of the three categories.

Web: www.warc.com/warcawards2017event

26 September, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Walnut Unlimited and WARC have partnered to bring you the fifth Brainy Bar, highlighting some of the insights, challenges and implications behind current research in the field of behavioural economics. Hear from:

  • Mark Earls (HERDmeister, writer and consultant)
  • Leigh Caldwell (Cognitive Economist, Author of "The Psychology of Price" & Co-Founder, The Irrational Agency)
  • Mark Molloy (CEO, Behavioural Works)
  • Catherine Hunt (Head of Insight and Evaluation, Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office)
  • Rich Bates (Insights & Innovation Director – International, Beam Suntory)

Web: www.warc.com/brainybar5

26 - 27 September, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Leading Brands | Strategic Marketing | Digital Innovation

To ensure the Digital Marketing Exchange offers the highest degree of relevancy, only senior executives responsible for strategic digital marketing development and investment are invited to attend. This exclusive format allows you to connect with those peers whose insights you respect most – through exceptional networking, business meetings and strategic information sharing sessions.

As a leading executive in this market, we understand that your time is valuable, which is why at the Digital Marketing Exchange you will customise your own itinerary to reflect your current initiatives, priorities and future strategic objectives. Your agenda will be made up of conference sessions, one-on-one business meetings, interactive Think Tank discussions, and other innovative networking opportunities.

The Digital Marketing Exchange is not a typical conference and there are some key distinguishing features that provide you with a truly unique forum in which to participate!

"An excellent event - some outstanding speakers and a range of very 'on-message' topics. Also a very useful peer network attended the conference - great to catch up with one or two old friends and former colleagues, and to meet others facing the same challenges and opportunities as I am" SVP, Head of Global Head of Contact Center Services, AIG

For more information or to register:
Tel: +44 207 368 9484
Email: exchangeinfo@iqpc.com

Web: http://bit.ly/2pw9lAA

28 September, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Pitch Perfect, The Drum's Agency New Business Event focuses on helping agencies win new business. With Pitch Perfect you can build on your current knowledge and skills and connect with others with great ideas on how to clinch that all-important client. Putting aside this day in your diary to invest in your skills will be the best decision you make for hitting those targets in 2018.

Web: http://pitchperfect.drum.ly?promo=WARCEV&isTracking=true

27 - 28 September, 2017 Cape Town, South Africa

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://africa.mrmw.net

27 - 28 September, 2017 London, United Kingdom

TFM is the UK’s only event dedicated to marketing technology. With over 100 martech suppliers exhibiting at the show, and over 7000 Senior Marketers attending to source the latest technology, TFM is The Place to be to identify actionable insight that will inspire your next big idea and solve your most urgent business problems.

Web: http://www.technologyformarketing.co.uk/

October 2017

3 - 4 October, 2017 New York, United States

"Voxburner’s Youth Marketing Strategy festival is heading back to NYC for a fourth year for the biggest coming together of the youth marketing industry in the US. We’re excited to be part of it and Crowdtap’s Matt Britton will be sharing his thoughts on the Class of 2025, exploring what's coming next in our media/ advertising ecosystem over the next decade.

  • Hear the very latest youth trends, uncovering the cultural, social and digital changes that are revolutionising the future habits of young people.
  • Learn from leaders in the youth space to get the latest insights and ideas you need to shape and refresh your youth marketing strategy.
  • Get real-time feedback from 16-24s: live youth panels, debates and more.
Join 800+ brands, agencies, non-profits, colleges, media owners and youth organisations for the chance to collaborate, share ideas and discuss opportunities with like-minded people who can have an impact on your work. Speakers include Complex, Dunkin' Brands, Ticketmaster, Pandora, Guinness World Records, TBWA Worldwide, ESPN, Movember Foundation, The Wall Street Journal, Gatorade, CVS, DoSomething.org and ASOS.

We are pleased to offer a 20% discount, just use code WARC20 when booking your tickets

Web: https://ti.to/voxburner/youth-marketing-strategy-nyc-2017

4 - 5 October, 2017 London, United Kingdom

The Festival of Marketing returns to Tobacco Dock on 4 – 5 October 2017 for ambitious marketers to discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future of marketing together. As the largest global event for brand marketers, the Festival reflects the very nature of marketing – seamlessly blending inspiration and application.

This is a place to experience everything you need to find success – the ideas, the connections and the practical skills. It is both inspiring and hands on learning. Marketing is creative, strategic and tactical and the Festival is built in this spirit.

The expert content programme across 12 stages boasts more leading marketing minds than anywhere else on the planet, along with workshops, training, awards and networking opportunities.

Whether you’re attending the conference at the Festival, celebrating your successes at the Masters of Marketing Awards or joining our partners in the Festival City or at Festival After Dark, you’ll be part of an experience like no other.

Get 10% off your Festival Pass as a member of WARC by using the promo code: PRWARC10

Enquiries: info@festivalofmarketing.com

Web: http://www.festivalofmarketing.com

5 - 6 October, 2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Shopper Brain Conference is an exclusive event designed for senior level participants from leading brands, retailers, e-tailers, catalogers, trade marketeers and retail industry consultants. It is all about human behavior and the brain in a marketing perspective.

Web: www.shopperbrainconference.com/amsterdam

10 October, 2017 London, United Kingdom

The theme for the 2017 awards is 'Transformational Thinking' - the product of great planning and strategy. In the 2017 awards we will be celebrating cases that demonstrate this kind of thinking in different ways. It could be a compelling new approach, or a way of unlocking fresh insight and opportunities; doing things differently with tangible results; persuading and inspiring others, or having an inspirational effect that goes beyond advertising and marketing.

Web: http://www.apg.org.uk/apgawards-2017

11 - 12 October, 2017 Ramada Hotel, Singapore

Join Asia's largest gathering for Qualitative Researchers! Qualitative360 APAC 2017 will be held on October 11-12 in the beautiful and vibrant city of Singapore. Together with our advisory board and trusted partners, we have created a unique conference agenda covering all aspects of qualitative market research. Join us in October to experience this exciting mix of client case studies, interactive workshops, new methodologies and the latest in research technologies. The conference agenda is packed with client case studies from Lego, Twitter, Kellog, Intel, Mondelez, P&G, BBC, Ericsson, L'Oreal, IFF, Citi, Pizza Hut, Givaudan, Facebook and many more.

Web: http://apac.qual360.com

17 October, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Sessions will focus on developing the UK’s international profile in the global research landscape, and the key challenges and opportunities associated with both leaving the EU and developing new partnerships.

Delegates will discuss future involvement in Horizon 2020, availability of European Research Council funding and mobility of researchers. Further discussion will assess next steps for the Newton Fund and its links with new partners and priorities for new research partnerships, including case studies of current collaborative projects outside of the EU, the current state of global partnerships and key concerns from both R&D businesses and academics.

Web: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/international-research-partnerships-2017

19 - 20 October, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Learn from Europe’s most experienced digital marketing leaders over two days of interactive presentations and dedicated networking opportunities. Improve your online engagement and performance by learning from the failures and success stories of the biggest brands. Tap into key areas of omni-channel marketing, data-based strategies, brand loyalty, social media, personalisation, mobile and more!

WARC readers are entitled to £200 off two day passes by adding the code WARC200 at checkout.

Web: https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/digital-marketing-innovation-summit-london-2017

November 2017

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

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