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We’ve been writing this review article for three years now, and each year there seems to be more live events and conferences for marketing and business people to attend in the UK.
More competition in the market place is can be a good thing, as it keeps the conference organisers on their toes and the pricing competitive. However, it does offer you more choice, and perhaps more now than ever, time is more important to you than money.
So to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best business and marketing conferences to attend in the UK for 2018.
Take a browse through the list and jump into the comments section to let us know what you will be attending and why.
The best business and marketing conferences in the UK 2018
Design Thinking and Innovation Week 2018
A unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London’s most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.
Every day will consist of lectures, round tables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centered approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a ‘design safari’, some say it’s a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip.
With only 20 delegate places available this will be a special experience for those that attend.
Register at: http://futurelondonacademy.co.uk/en/course/design-thinking-and-innovation
Game Changers Live 2018
Back for its second year The Game Changers LIVE is a unique one day conference about the craft of finding new customers and scaling business, from people that are actually there doing for themselves – and others – every day.
Register at https://gamechangerslive.co.uk/2018
Brighton SEO 2018
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 definitely the best crowd.
Register at https://www.brightonseo.com/
Leading User Experience (UX) design conference, Camp Digital, returns to Manchester in May.
The annual event, by digital UX agency Sigma, is set to welcome 450 guests to the Royal Exchange Theatre on Wednesday 2nd May, to discuss the latest trends in digital, design, and UX.
Professor Vikas Shah, chair of FutureEverything, and Dr. Sue Black OBE, author of Saving Bletchley Park, are already confirmed as keynote speakers.
Register at https://www.wearesigma.com/campdigital/2018/
Thinking Digital 2018
Thinking Digital is an annual conference where some of the world’s greatest thinkers and innovators gather to give inspiring, entertaining talks, and to discuss the latest ideas and technologies.
Register at http://www.tdcncl.com/
FT UK Business Conference
The inaugural FT UK Business Conference will bring together leading executives from local and global UK business, government and think tanks to explore the opportunities and challenges facing British business throughout the UK in a post-Brexit environment.
This event will highlight successful strategies and obstacles within innovation, talent, trade, growth, technology and all of the key areas of focus involved with maintaining and growing a prosperous business.
Register at http://live.ft.com/UKBusiness
You Are The Media 2018
You Are The Media started as a weekly email in October 2013. The focus has always been to highlight to businesses the importance of ownership and building an audience, who will buy from you.
In May 2016, this became a monthly live blog. People get together, have lunch and the spotlight is put on those businesses who are cultivating their spaces and standing for something. This is also a space to share how things work (from finding your voice to organic SEO) and nurturing a channel ie. website, event, email.
In May 2018, the conference is the next natural step to provide a day of learning and to encourage people to take action and implement within your business.
Register at http://youarethemedia.co.uk/
Social Day 2018
Are you a marketer? Do you work for a brand or agency? Are you a business owner?
Do you use or want to use Social Media Marketing to grow your brand, drive engagement and develop relationships with those you are trying to reach? Do you already understand Social Media Marketing but are looking for tips and advice to give you an edge?
If so, Social Day is for you. We work in social media marketing and over 2 years ago when we launched the very first SocialDay we did it because we could not find an event that catered for those who already understood social media marketing. There were lots of beginner events, lots of marketing events that had one or two sessions mixed in with everything else but nothing that properly covered social media, and specifically for those who work in social media marketing.
Register at http://socialday.co.uk/
CMA Live 2018
The worlds most inspiring and well known marketing and business speakers gather together in Scotland’s capital for the UK’s most sought after business growth event.
Keynote speakers include Chris Brogan – New York Times bestselling author of nine books, Ann Handley – Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, and Marketing Pioneer Brian Fanzo.
Register at http://www.cmalive.co.uk
Turing Fest 2018
Turing Fest takes place alongside the start of the world’s largest cultural event: the Edinburgh festivals. Spend the day learning how to grow your business — and the evening experiencing one of Europe’s most beautiful cities at its most exciting time.
Register at https://www.turingfest.com/
- When: 25th September 2018
- Where: Nottingham, England
- Website: MarketED.Live
MarketEd Live is a conference created by marketers for marketers and will provide a mixture of practical, hands on, expert advice, and inspirational case studies from some of the best agencies, industry pros and brands we know.
All the speakers and sponsors have been chosen to add value and provide utility to the fellow marketing professionals. Join them for the day and then relax with a few drinks at the after party.
This year MarketED Live is held in the rather futuristic Nottingham Contemporary art gallery. A stone’s throw from Nottingham railway station and a tram stop, the venue is right in the heart of the cool Lace Market area of they city, with plenty of hotels and shops nearby.
Attendees will be able to visit the exhibitions at the gallery as part of their ticket.
Regester at MarketED.Live
Startup Summit 2018
Startup Summit was created by entrepreneurs to provide a space to learn, grow and meet the people you need to level up. From leadership, mentoring, investment, customer acquisition and media exposure, Startup Summit offers access to some of the most exciting leaders and founders on the planet.
Startup Summit brings together the most promising international startups, investors, corporates and media, all in one venue.
Register at https://www.startup-summit.com/
Youprenuer Summit 2018
Youpreneur Summit, hosted by Chris Ducker, will give you everything you need to know to take your business (regardless of whether you’re just starting, or if you’re already well established!) to the next level!
There is a focus on three main content and teaching principles at the summit…Building, Marketing and Monetising.
Amongst other things, by the time you leave the event you’ll be equipped with new skills and tactics that’ll help you with everything from creating high-value online content to establish your business and brand, through to all the marketing strategies you need to get in front of your ideal customers.
A range of expert speakers will also share with you all the different ways you can monetise your passions and business ideas, so you can ultimately build a powerful, profitable business that’s future-proof.
Register at https://www.youpreneursummit.com/
So there you have it, the best UK based marketing and business conferences to choose from in 2018.
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