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Top Digital Marketing Conferences in Europe

Mar 07, 2019 4 min read

Searching for the best marketing conferences in 2019? Europe has plenty of business-oriented networking events to offer. To make sure you don’t break the bank and get the most from your visit, we’ve made a list of top digital marketing conferences to attend this year!

Marketing conferences are one of the best sources of industry-specific knowledge, digital marketing insights, and inspiration. They also provide plenty of networking opportunities and are a great way for digital marketing professionals to expand their horizons. Surely you can grab someone’s attention online, but face-to-face meetings offer higher chances of befriending a top-level executive.

Attending a conference is all-around beneficial. But like with everything, there’s a catch.

Truth is, there are thousands of conferences out there. If you’d strive to visit all of them, you would spend a looot of money, time, and would eventually fail to make quality connections with anyone. 

To help you strategically select which ones to attend, we’ve prepared a list of the top 9 digital marketing conferences in Europe to put on your radar in 2019.

1. Digital Marketing Expo & Conference (DMEXCO)

When: September 11–12, 2019

Where: Cologne, Germany

What you need to know: DMEXCO is the largest annual trade fair for digital marketing and advertising industry experts. Running for 10 years now, it’s a meeting place for key players from the largest agencies worldwide. The conference covers topics such as social media marketing, mobile trends, affiliate marketing, virtual and augmented reality, and many more. DMEXCO brings together 41,000 visitors and more than 550 speakers.

DMEXCO also serves as an expo that brings together digital marketing innovators. This year it will house more than 1,000 international exhibitors from 40 different countries.

2. Growth Marketing Summit

When: September 3, 2019

Where: Frankfurt, Germany

What you need to know: Growth Marketing Summit conference positions itself as the best conference for digital growth. In other words, it's a conference with 100% knowledge, 0% blah blah, an event that is able to reveal the secrets of effective optimization in a single day. This year features speakers from Booking.com, mobile.de, and other successful companies. 

3. Festival of Marketing

When: October 10-11, 2019

Where: London, UK 

What you need to know: Festival of Marketing, as fun as it sounds, is actually a pretty serious marketing event aiming to seamlessly blend inspiration and practical application. The organizers call it an "immersive marketing experience" all due to the wide variety of topics it covers and networking opportunities that take place.

Festival of Marketing also actively addresses diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Alongside discussions, the conference aims to include speakers of all ethnicities, race, gender, and age groups.

4. UnGagged London

When: April 1-3, 2019

Where: London, UK

What you need to know: UnGagged London is a conference with a strict focus of delivering the best takeaway lessons for its attendees: no fluff and no BS, as they say. If a thought-provoking environment is what you are after, then this conference is the place to be. UnGagged focused on topics such as SEO, PPC, content marketing, analytics, attribution, link building, CRO, and many more.

The conference also takes place in Los Angeles on November 7-8, 2019. So if you'd like a nice refresher from the wintry European weather, check out the American version of UnGagged.

5. OMR Festival 2019

When: May 7-8, 2019

Where: Hamburg, Germany

What you need to know: The OMR Festival is a huge event that attracts a whopping number of 300 speakers and over 50,000 marketing and digital enthusiasts. Networking opportunities and insights into the newest digital marketing trends are guaranteed. The 2019 event is promised to be "bigger and better than ever,” so don't hesitate to put OMR on your marketing conference attendance wishlist.

6. Adobe Summit

When: May 13–16, 2019

Where: London, UK

What you need to know: Adobe Summit is more than just a regular conference, it is an experience! This summit allows one to choose from more than 120 sessions and hands-on labs across twelve tracks. These sessions help one to get the best practices and real-world success stories from the digital marketing world.

7. Digital Marketing World Forum (DMFW)

When: May 23-24, 2019

Where: London, UK

What you need to know: Running for 10 years now, the Digital Marketing World Forum (DMWF) has been bringing digital marketing experts together to tackle the challenges that the digital marketing experiences. Exploring the latest trends and strategies within digital marketing and covering the latest martech, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, influencer marketing, UX, CX, eCommerce, content marketing, data analytics, and mobile, this conference is not to be missed.

DMWF Speakers 2019

8. Digital Learning Elite

When: June 6, 2019

Where: London, UK

What you need to know: If you are interested in CRO, SEO, Content Analytics, PPC and interfaces, the Digital Learning Elite conference is the right choice for you. It provides intensive sessions which are designed to boost your knowledge, grow your network and scale up your skills for tomorrow.

9. MarTechFest

When: October 30, 2019

Where: London, UK

What you need to know: MarTechFest is the self-proclaimed "anti-conference" probably for the casual, anti-corporate vibe it tries to secure. Basically, it's a good one-day hang for anyone who's obsessed with marketing, wants to learn more about the newest marketing technology, meet their peers and have fun mingling over delicious street food, pool tables, and DJ sets.

Digital marketing conferences in chronological order:

  1. UnGagged, April 1–3, 2019
  2. OMR Festival, May 7–8, 2019
  3. Adobe Summit, May 13–16, 2019
  4. Digital Marketing World Forum, May 23–24, 2019
  5. Digital Learning Elite, June 6, 2019
  6. Growth Marketing Summit, September 3, 2019
  7. DMEXCO, September 11–12, 2019
  8. Festival of Marketing, October 10–11, 2019 
  9. MarTechFest, October 30, 2019

Check out all of the aforementioned conference’s descriptions carefully, compute your own cost-benefit analysis, and choose the conference that suits you the most. In case you understand that your company needs to make better use of social media, be sure to check out our top social marketing conferences article.

For more information on the best digital marketing conferences in 2020, make sure to check out Design Wizard's latest blog. This list gives you a detailed look at what each conference is about and tells you exactly why you need to attend! It covers everything from Affiliate Summit West to Onward20

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