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The Ultimate Guide to 2020 European Digital Marketing Conferences

Your shortcut to Europe’s +40 most insightful digital marketing events and summits to attend in 2020

Diana Daia
January 08 · 10 min read

From WebSummit to DMEXCO and Adobe Summit, there is no shortage of marketing conferences and summits. Finding the ones that offer the best bang for the buck can be challenging. Here’s our rundown of Europe’s upcoming marketing events to help you keep on top of the latest in the industry.

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January

International Marketing Trends Conference

Dates:

January 16-18, 2020

Location:

Paris, France

About:

The International Marketing Trends Conference is an yearly event that takes place in either Paris or Venice where international professionals, top academic experts, professors, researchers and Ph.D. students meet. With over 500 speakers and contributors from more than 50 different countries, this has proven to be a unique think-tank and networking event.

Website:

marketing-trends-congress.com

Inbound Marketing France

Dates:

January 16-18, 2020

Location:

Paris, France

About:

Whether you are a marketer, sales or business professional residing in France, you should probably have this inspiring inbound conference on your 2020 event list. Get ready for a day of networking, inspiring talks, and practical workshops dedicated to Inbound marketing, customer experience, digital transformation, data, social media, and more.

Price:

€149 for a single ticket

Website:

inboundmarketingfrance.fr

600Minutes Marketing and Digital Experience

Dates:

January 29, 2020

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

About:

This Danish conference explores the latest marketing insights, trends and challenges in the digital landscape. From discussing emerging marketing technologies to analyzing strategies, this B2B matchmaking conference is a must for those wanting to enhance their digital marketing and meet with fellow top decision makers from Denmark and beyond.

Website:

managementevents.com

Congreso Extremeño de Marketing Digital

Dates:

January 31, 2020

Location:

Badajoz, Spain

About:

At its third edition, this Spanish conference has become a meeting point for companies, professionals, entrepreneurs working with digital marketing. It is for anyone who wants to discover new trends eithin eCommerce, SEO, advertising, stay in touch with the best professionals and marketing companies.

Price:

Starting from €29 for a single ticket

Website:

congresomarketingdigital.com

February

Friends of Search Amsterdam & Brussels

Dates:

February 4-5, 2020

Location:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

About:

This sister event brings two 1-day conferences focused on search to both Amsterdam & Brussels. Each conference gathers globally-renowned search experts that share their insights about search engine marketing and optimization. The 2020 edition also introduces the Friends of Search Award to the program.

Price:

Starting from €373 + fees for a single Early Bird ticket

Website:

friendsofsearch.nl

Big Data Marketing Data Day Munich

Dates:

February 17-19, 2020

Location:

Munich, Germany

About:

By taking a deep dive into big data this conference tackles the latest industry trends, best practices and use cases on the topic. This year's talks will focus on blockchain marketing, data-driven campaigns, campaign targeting, retargeting, KPIs to measure success, and much more.

Price:

Starting from €890 per Early Bird conference ticket

Website:

datafestival.de

eTail Connect

Dates:

February 25-26, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

If you’re a marketer working in retail and a clear focus on the UK market, then this event is for you. Every year, eTail connect gathers eCommerce and digital executives from the leading 250 UK retailers that come together to network and share knowledge about how to grow the bottom line and find service providers. Brands present include Sainsbury’s, QVC, John Lewis, Boots, Ikea, Arcadia, B&O, M&S, Shop Direct, and many more.

Price:

105 invitation-only tickets available

Attendees:

250 retailers present

Website:

etailconnectautumn.wbresearch.com

March

One to One Monaco

Dates:

March 19, 2020

Location:

Monaco

About:

One to One Monaco has become the unmissable event for all market players covering 3 days of conferences, business & networking in a prestigious setting. Expect +2000 participants,s 21 sectors, 190 partners, and 1000 makers.

Price:

On request

Website:

one-to-one-monaco.com

Savant eCommerce Amsterdam

Dates:

March 10-11, 2020

Location:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

About:

2020 marks the fifth annual Savant eCommerce conference in Amsterdam. The theme for this year revolves around embracing Customer Experience and expanding to New Frontiers. At Savant eCommerce Amsterdam 2020, industry leaders and disruptive voices will present new ideas and case studies in international expansion and innovation to uncover and bring solutions to the challenges of eCommerce in the Benelux region.

Price:

€699 for a Full 2-Day Delegate Pass (Retailers Only)

Website:

savant-events.com

Digital City Expo

Dates:

March 11-12, 2020

Location:

Manchester, United Kingdom

About:

Digital City Expo is the flagship event of Festival week in the UK that also includes Marketing Show North, eCommerce Show North, Tech Show North, and The Media Zone. All of them are taking place in mid-March 2020. Digital City Expo brings together industry leaders, creators & change-makers that are shaping the future of digital. It has become the place in the North to meet thousands of fellow professionals representing brands, agencies, and retailers.

Price:

TBA

Website:

digitalcityfestival.com

Hotel Marketing Conference

Dates:

March 17, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

If you’re in the hotel & hospitality industry, this event taking place in Central London is for you. A one-Day, brand-led conference & networking event, Hotel Marketing Conference offers the latest insights into travel & hotel trends, hard-hitting social media campaigns, digital marketing & new tech strategies, leveraging OTA relationships, offline strategies & more.

Price:

TBA

Website:

travelmarketingconference.com

AllFacebook & AllInfluencer Marketing Conference

Dates:

March 17-19, 2020

Location:

Munich, Germany

About:

AllFacebook & AllInfluencer Marketing Conference is a European conference focused on gathering German-speaking social media and digital marketing expert and inspiring the local community.

Attendees:

+800 participants

Price:

Starting from €695 per ticket for the AllFacebook Marketing Conference and €1190 per ticket for both conferences

Website:

allinfluencer.de

SMX München

Dates:

March 18-19, 2020

Location:

Munich, Germany

About:

With a laser focus on search marketing and search engine optimization, this 2-day conference is powered by Search Engine Land, and it brings some of the world’s leading brands and SEM veterans to the table. The 2019 edition was titled “Game of Search”, and speaker names included Rand Fishkin (Spark Toro and Moz founder), John Müller (Google), Purna Virji (Microsoft), Luis Naverrete Gómez (Lego), and many more.

Price:

Ranging from €240 to €2458

Website:

smxmuenchen.de

inOrbit 20

Dates:

March 19-20, 2020

Location:

Portorose, Slovenia

About:

This is Europe's self-entitled #1 gathering of digital, e-commerce, and marketing specialists taking place in Slovenia. The 2020 edition includes +50 speakers covering +56 sessions and +6 workshops.

Attendees:

+800 participants

Price:

Starting from €240 for an Early Bird ticket

Website:

inorbit.si

Nordic Affiliate Conference

Dates:

March, TBA

Location:

Stockholm, Sweden

About:

At its third edition, the Nordic Affiliate Conference gathers marketing-leading businesses, tech gurus

Attendees:

Hundreds of senior attendees from the Nordics and beyond, according to organizers

Price:

£575 + VAT in 2019

Website:

nac.igbaffiliate.com

B2B Marketing Expo

Dates:

March 25-26, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

B2B Marketing Expo is one of Europe’s biggest marketing conferences, taking place alongside B2C Marketing Expo and the MTEX Marketing Technology Expo. Every year, it gathers key industry leaders to help marketers be at the forefront of the ever-evolving world of marketing. Speakers for the 2019 edition included Scott Brinker from Hubspot, Grant Munro from Shutterstock, and Rachel Aldighieri from The DMA.

Attendees:

+15,000 in 2018

Price:

Free admission

Website:

b2bmarketingexpo.co.uk

April

UnGagged Conference

Dates:

April 2020, TBA

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

UnGagged is a global digital marketing conference that takes place in Los Angeles and London. Its London edition spans across three days and gathers attendees that want to “go beyond the Conventional wisdom and learn the strategies that experts won’t reveal anywhere else!”

Price:

TBA

Website:

ungagged.com

Emerce Conversion

Dates:

April 16, 2020

Location:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

About:

Emerce Conversion provides an overview of everything related to optimization of conversion. International and local conversion experts and experienced fellow marketing professionals will share their insights on April 16.

Attendees:

+70,000 attendees in 2018

Price:

Starting from €395 for an Early Bird Ticket

Website:

emerce.nl

Adworld Experience

Dates:

April 23- 24, 2020

Location:

Bologna, Italy

About:

If PPC insights are what you’re looking for, then this conference is for you. Adworld Experience is the largest event focused on PPC cases. Past 2019 speakers include Frederick Vallaeys (Optmyzr), Brad Geddes (AdAlysis), Amy Bishop (Cultivative), and Martin Roettgerding (Bloofusion).

Price:

Starting from €189 for a 1-day pass for Seminars or Cases (live or streaming)

Website:

adworldexperience.it

Marketing Festival

Dates:

April 23- 24, 2020

Location:

Prague, Czech Republic

About:

Marketing Festival has grown to be one of the largest marketing conferences in Europe, having gathered +2400 attendees in 2019. The 2020 lineup includes global marketing & tech leaders such as Tom Goodwyn (Zenith), Helen Edwards (Passionbrand), Vikki Ross (Copy Chief), and Dan Petrovic (Dejan).

Price:

€280 excl. VAT per ticket including catering, access to parties, networking events, and video recordings

Website:

marketingfestival.cz

May

I-COM Global Summit

Dates:

May 11-14, 2020

Location:

Cadiz, Spain

About:

The I-COM Global Summit in Spain is ‘the world's leading annual event on Smart Data Marketing, where the global marketing elite meets to inspire, connect, and develop’. The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Driving Customer Centricity. This is an invitation-only event – register via their website to see if you qualify.

Price:

Invitation-only

Website:

i-com.org

OMR (Online Marketing Rockstars)

Dates:

May 12-13, 2020

Location:

Hamburg, Germany

About:

If you want to get your yearly dose of marketing inspiration and enjoy one of Europe’s craziest marketing after shows, then this well-known digital marketing conference is for you. Last year’s installment gathered 50,000 participants and this year’s conference expects 1500 CMOs, 1000 influencers, and over 5000 brands present during the two days. Past speakers include legendary skater Tony Hawk, Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti, self-made man Gary Vaynerchuk, Pinterest founder Evan Sharp and Wired founder John Battelle.

Attendees:

+50,000 in 2019

Price:

From €40 for the Expo only & Expo Party to €449 for the full pass

Website:

omr.com

Adobe Summit EMEA

Dates:

May 13-14, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

Adobe Summit EMEA is the European counterpart of Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. Expect a two-day long summit full of inspirational talks and 150 sessions across 14 content tracks on Analytics & Customer Journeys, B2B Marketing & Account-Based Experience, Commerce & Shopper Experience, Content & Asset Management, Cross-Channel Advertising, Digital Operations, Digital Trends & Innovation, Email & Campaign Management, Personalisation Platform, Machine Learning, and AI. In 2019, speakers included Eddie Redmayne, Jane Moran, Massimiliano Pogliani, Ash Roots, Bruce Daisley, Christoph Filser, and Enric Llopart.

Price:

From £1,050 for a single ticket

Website:

summit-emea.adobe.com

Gartner Marketing Symposium

Dates:

May 18-20, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

If you’re getting your marketing insights from Gartner, then their yearly Marketing Symposium taking place in London might be something for you. The conference offers an unparalleled program designed for CMOs and their leadership teams and a great opportunity to network with +300 attendees and +30 Gartner experts.

Attendees:

+300 yearly attendees

Price:

From €2,975 + VAT for the Early Bird ticket

Website:

gartner.com

SMX London

Dates:

May 19-20, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

Joining its European sisters SMX Paris and SMX München, SMX London focuses on hands-on strategic workshops. This year, it dives deep into themes such as automation, SEM targeting, mobile-first indexing to help participants leverage them for maximum impact.

Attendees:

+15,000 in 2018

Price:

From £395 for a full one-day pass (early bird) to £1.595 for a Combo two-day pass on-site

Website:

SMX London

June

Fifteen Seconds Festival

Dates:

June 4-5, 2020

Location:

Graz, Austria

About:

Fifteen Seconds Festival is not your typical conference. A self-entitled anti-conference that gathered over 6000 attendees in 2019, this festival aims at educating the other way and sharing business, innovation, and creative ideas over egos. Some of this year’s speakers include industry leaders from 9GAG, Lush, National Geographic, Harvard University, Google, Wired, BBC & more.

Attendees:

+6000

Price:

Starting from €359 for Early Bird tickets.

Website:

fifteenseconds.co

Digital Elite Camp

Dates:

June 11-13, 2020

Location:

Laulasmaa, Estonia

About:

If “No fluff, no theoretical debates” is what you’re after, then this three-day European convention is for you. At its 12th edition, Digital Elite Camp aims to provide you with hands-on insights on growth, conversions, and traffic while leaving all the pompous talks behind.

Attendees:

167 spots

Price:

Starting from €996 for early bird twin tickets.

Website:

digitalelitecamp.com

SMX Paris

Dates:

June 2020, TBA

Location:

Paris, France

About:

Continuing the SMX tradition in Europe together with its sister events SMX London and SMX München, this search marketing conference is bringing you the latest in search marketing in 30 sessions, joining 50 French and international speakers.

Attendees:

+300 participants

Price:

From €180 for 1-day tickets to €995 for full passes in 2019

Website:

smxfrance.com

Future of Branding Week

Dates:

June 22-26, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

This UK event is aimed at marketers who want to explore how leading brands are disrupting the industry using new channels and evolving technologies like VR, AR, and Sonic Branding. More a learning program than a conference, Future of Branding Week gathers forward-thinking CMOs, brand strategists, creative directors, and heads of marketing for a one-week immersive learning expedition.

Price:

£2,200 excluding VAT

Website:

futurelondonacademy.co.uk

July

Affiliate World Europe 2020

Dates:

July 8-9, 2020

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

About:

Thousands of digital marketers and ecommerce specialists are coming every year to meet and network at the Affiliate World conference. Organized twice a year, once in Europe and once in Asia, these conferences are the best there is when it comes to affiliate sales and marketing.

Attendees:

+3000 attendees

Price:

€549 for Super Early bird affiliate tickets (€1200 on the day) and €8719 for company tickets (€1700 at the door)

Website:

affiliateworldconferences.com

Amsterdam Affiliate Conference

Dates:

July 14-17, 2020

Location:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About:

Joining its Nordic and Southern counterparts, the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference gathers 100 local and international speakers for a 2-day knowledge-sharing and networking event. The 40 sessions will have SEO, marketing, acquisition, regulation, and compliance on the agenda.

Price:

Free admission

Website:

igbaffiliate.com

August

Turing Fest

Dates:

Aug 4-5, 2020

Location:

Edinburgh, Scotland

About:

In their own words, this two-day event is ‘Europe's top cross-functional tech conference’. If you’re looking for the latest in tech, start-up and scale-up growth, and marketing, this is an event for you. Turing Fest is bringing practical lessons from engineers and data scientists on how to design & build great products, as well as marketing tactics and sales tactics to drive real business growth. Just like Slush in Finland, this conference is also a great opportunity to meet and network with impactful business founders, executives, and investors.

Price:

TBA

Website:

turingfest.com

September

DigiMarCon Europe & DigiMarCon UK

Dates:

September 3-4, 2020 (DigiMarCon UK)

September 10-11, 2020 (DigiMarCon Europe)

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About:

DIGIMARCON promises to be the largest digital marketing conference series in the world. When you take a look at their marketing events around the world, that seems to hold true. DigiMarCon Europe and DigiMarCon UK are the European counterparts. Expect the latest in digital marketing, customer loyalty, lead generation, and brand engagement under one roof.

Attendees:

+15,000 in 2018

Price:

From £39 for a full DigiMarCon Europe conference pass (Super Early Bird)

Website:

digimarconuk.co.uk

digimarconeurope.com

Paris Retail Week

Dates:

September 15-17, 2020

Location:

Paris, France

About:

Retail in focus. For three days, this event will be organizing a wide range of over 200 conferences, workshops, and keynotes for visitors from around the world. The themes for this year are: Omnichannel Commerce, Marketing innovation, Supply chain, B2B marketing, Marketplaces, New means of payment, Agile customer experience, Data optimization

Price:

TBA

Website:

parisretailweek.com

MarketEd.Live

Dates:

September 21, 2020

Location:

Nottingham, United Kingdom

About:

If you’re looking for a European conference that takes a 360-degree look at the future & present of marketing, this is the event for you. MarketEd.Live is a single-track conference that brings you the latest knowledge, advice, and strategies from world-class industry experts and big brands.

Price:

Starting from £127.00 for a Super Early Bird Ticket

Website:

marketed.live

DMEXCO

Dates:

September 23-24, 2020

Location:

Cologne, Germany

About:

For anyone working with digital marketing in Europe, this conference needs no introduction. DMEXCO, short for Digital Marketing Expo & Conference, is a community and a central meeting place for all decision-makers from the digital economy, marketing, and innovation. Every year, this conference brings the latest industry leaders, marketing and media professionals, as well as technology and innovation drivers, to jointly define the digital agenda. With 40,000 visitors, 1,100 exhibitors and 500 speakers from all over the world every year, DMEXCO is one of the leading top events in the industry.

Attendees:

+40,000

Price:

2020 prices and tickets - TBA

Website:

dmexco.com

ad:tech London

Dates:

September 30 – October 1, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

ad:tech is UK's only event dedicated to adtech and market. One spot for marketers and advertisers to gather actionable inspiration from marketing and advertising leaders and nurture their ideas.

Price:

TBA

Website:

technologyformarketing.co.uk

October

SMX Advanced Europe

Dates:

October 5-6, 2020

Location:

Berlin, Germany

About:

Seattle’s SMX Advanced has come to Europe! The second European edition of this SEM event is aimed at experienced search marketing professionals who want to stay up to date with the latest SEM and SEO tactics. Get ready for two days packed with insights on the most complex SEO and PPC topics, in their own words, “with no dumbing-down.”

Attendees:

Limited to 300 tickets

Price:

From €995 for the Super Early Bird Pass to €1595 on site

Website:

smxadvanced.eu

Festival of Marketing

Dates:

October 7-10, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

This London event is a unique two-day experience dedicated to brand marketers where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together. The 2020 edition offers 12 stages of content, 250+ speakers, and an agenda jam-packed with insights.

Price:

Ranging from £495 to £995 + VAT

Website:

festivalofmarketing.com

Marketing Week Live (see Festival of Marketing above)

Dates:

October 10-11, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

Marketing Week Live is known to be UK’s largest marketing event. It provides marketers with the opportunity to learn from the best our industry has to offer and Discover leading suppliers, techniques and solutions. Launched in 2019, this conference is now incorporated in the Festival of Marketing (marcomms division of Centaur Media).

Price:

Ranging from £495 to £995 + VAT

Website:

festivalofmarketing.com

Digital Growth Unleashed

Dates:

October 20-21, 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

About:

Digital Growth Unleashed evolved from Conversion Conference. Over the course of two dozen highly-rated shows in the US and Europe since 2010, thousands of people from over 40 countries have taken part in advancing the art and science of conversion rate optimization (CRO).

Price:

Starting from £395 for a 1-day pass

Website:

digitalgrowthunleashed.co.uk

eTail Nordic

Dates:

October 20-21, 2020

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

About:

The Event for Scandinavian eCommerce and Multi-Channel Retail Innovators eTail Nordic 2019 brings together the eCommerce leaders, innovators, and disruptors who will challenge convention and share their proven experience in delivering the truly “seamless retail” experience your customers now expect.

Price:

TBA

Website:

etailnordic.wbresearch.com

November

DAMconf

Dates:

November, TBA

Location:

Zagreb, Croatia

About:

DAMconf is a Croatian conference at its 7th edition where marketing professionals, influencers, media, and brands gather to exchange experiences, learn the latest global digital trends, and network.

Attendees:

750 during previous editions

Price:

Free admission

Website:

damconf.com

Web Summit

Dates:

November 2-5, 2020

Location:

Lisbon, Portugal

About:

Guardian calls it “the best technology conference on the planet”. The Atlantic says that this is “where the future goes to be born”. However you want to describe it, there is no doubt that Web Summit has become one of the most influential European conferences since its beginnings in 2010. The lineup for this year is yet to be announced, but there’s no doubt that Fortune 500 companies and the leading speakers in digital marketing are going to be there.

Attendees:

+70,000 attendees in 2018

Price:

Starting from €425 for Early Bird Tickets in 2019

Website:

websummit.com

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