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.

March 2015

Retail Leaders Forum 
2 - 3 March, 2015
Sydney, Australia
Recognised as the largest and most significant meeting for retail executives in the region; the Retail Leaders Forum brings together the best minds from retail, for retail. Annually this intelligent discussion offers a comprehensive examination of industry and consumer trends and an in-depth exploration of retail strategy for growth and innovation. Within a uniquely exclusive networking environment, executives are provided with a vital and engaging look at the retail sector, with actionable insights and vision to lead in 2015.

Web: retailleaders.com.au
BRITE '15  Warc will be reporting from this event
2 - 3 March, 2015
New York, US
BRITE '15 will bring together 500-600 leaders from business, technology, media, and marketing to discuss how technology and innovation are transforming the ways that companies build and sustain great brands.

BRITE offers a different blend of thinkers and doers, both onstage and off, than you will find at any other event. Participants come to think differently about the changing landscape of media and technology, and to connect with a unique group of innovators, marketers, entrepreneurs, and champions of social enterprise.

Web: briteconference.com

AOP: Native Advertising 
4 March, 2015
London, UK
It's one of the hottest topics in digital publishing, but how effective is native advertising and how can publishers adopt a native ad strategy successfully within their portfolio of commercial activity? The AOP Native Advertising Forum brings insight from publisher, agency and tech platform speakers to give a rounded perspective into deriving maximum return from this key method of advertising

Web: ukaop.org.uk
ESOMAR MENAP Forum 2015  Warc will be reporting from this event
3 - 4 March, 2015
Dubai , UAE
The ESOMAR MENAP Forum 2015 will challenge the status quo and will create the essential platform to bring together experts from the region and beyond. The goal is to provide directions for strengthening the market research offer for local, regional and global clients through showcasing transformational concepts, examples and practices.

Web: esomar.org
Mobile World Congress 
2 - 5 March, 2015
Barcelona, Spain
The mobile communications revolution is driving the world's major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives.

In short, we're on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless. The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.

Web: mobileworldcongress.com

MRS: The Innovation Lab 
5 March, 2015
London, UK
How to generate compelling ideas that power new business, products and services. Learn how to effectively generate, sift and action ideas. Techniques for feeding inspiration, the power of teamwork in the creation of the new, and the value of failure and how it can be put to use.

Email: conference@mrs.org.uk
Web: mrs.org.uk
The Big Rethink 2015 
5 March, 2015
New York, USA
As social technologies evolve, customer engagement takes on ever-greater importance. As a result, the job of a CMO is expanding more than ever before. Chief marketing officers who behave like fast-moving entrepreneurs—combining scientific precision with artistic passion, marshaling financial and technological resources from diverse places, leading global teams, and exploiting new technologies to drive growth—will win.

Join us at The Economist's The Big Rethink conference with our special $200 discount. The event is chaired by US technology correspondent Martin Giles and will gather Economist editors and industry leaders from areas such as retail, manufacturing, technology, financial services and beyond to hear front-line stories, ideas and tactics from the world’s leading entrepreneurial CMOs.

The full speaker lineup includes Marc Mathieu, svp/marketing at Unilever, Ann Mukherjee, president/global snacks at PepsiCo Global Insights and Diarmuid O’Connell, vp/business development at Tesla Motors.

Warc readers can save $200 with our special code: EMPMPWAR.

Email: event-tickets@economist.com
Web: economist.com

ANA Media Leadership  Warc will be reporting from this event
4 - 6 March, 2015
Florida, US
The ANA Media Leadership Conference presented by Google will bring together the leaders of the media industry to discuss urgent issues and share insights on the newest ways of connecting with today's consumers.

The media landscape is hyper-fragmented and has never been more complicated. We are facing very serious issues. Ad fraud, piracy, and non-viewability threaten the optimization of digital media. Marketers are feeling a breakdown in transparency and trust with their media agencies and suppliers; Ad Age, in fact, identified media transparency as one of its "Biggest Stories of the Year." Many marketers still struggle to fully optimize programmatic buying. Increasingly, clients are taking agency services in house. And while native advertising offers benefits, the industry is still challenged on how best to disclose to consumers that this is indeed advertising. Plus, media measurement issues remain an evergreen topic. Finally, marketers struggle with the balance between traditional media platforms (that still work!) and newer media, such as mobile. The only constant in the media industry is change.

Web: ana.net

ISBA Annual Conference 
11 March, 2015
The Kia Oval, London , UK
ISBA's Annual Conference attracts 300 of the most senior players within the advertiser, agency and media communities and has a reputation for stimulating discussion and providing insights on key issues. In addition to covering developments on the regulatory front, we will focus on a number of key media issues and opportunities in the online space.

Web: isba.org.uk
ad:tech Australia  Warc will be reporting from this event
10 - 11 March, 2015
Sydney, Australia
Australia's largest & leading marketing innovation conference and exhibition is back in 2015! This 2015 event program has been completely reshaped to address challenges modern marketers face with the increasingly complex marketing landscape. So, rather than have content pillars that focus on core ad technologies, the 2015 event will have CHANNEL AGNOSTIC pillars focused on addressing four key marketing challenges; Building Brand Awareness & Finding New Customers; Collecting, Measuring & Using Data Effectively; Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience; and Converting Citizens into Loyal Customers.

Web: adtechaustralia.com
Retail Design Expo 
10 - 11 March, 2015
London, UK
The new, essential event for all those responsible for retail design and marketing - retail designers, marketers, visual merchandisers, property, formats and operations teams, architects, shop fitters and suppliers.

Retail Design Expo has been carefully crafted by a star-studded steering panel of leading retail designers, marketers, visual merchandisers and architects. It is taking the industry by storm! Co-located with Retail Business Technology Expo, Europe's biggest and fastest growing retail technology solutions show, it's packed with market leading suppliers and thought-leading conference speakers from around the globe in one place, at one time, under one roof.

Web: retaildesignexpo.com

MRMW Asia- Pacific 
10 - 12 March, 2015
Grand Park City Hall, Singapore
Mobile-based research methods are increasingly being recognized as the best way to get timely and cost-effective insights. In Asia, the staggering and continuous growth of mobile penetration, along with the willingness of consumers to experiment with new technologies, provide an unmatched opportunity to extend MR far beyond traditional research.

Building on the continued success for the only global conference series focusing on innovation and mobile marketing research, MRMW features world class speakers, cutting edge discussions and a review of the latest tools and technologies available.

Email: jens@merlien.org
Web: mrmw.net

Data protection policy and business opportunities: Next steps for regulation, implementation and best practice  Warc will be reporting from this event
12 March, 2015
London, UK
This seminar will examine the latest changes and attitudes towards data protection and privacy in the UK following Government's recent emergency legislation and the 'right to be forgotten'.

In the run-up to the election and following delayed European legislation, delegates will discuss what steps businesses should be taking to ensure their compliance and priorities for long-term strategies. Delegates will also discuss the challenges of reconciling privacy concerns and the 'right to be forgotten' with freedom of information and public interest, as well as implications for policing following recent cases of ISPs and websites informing on the viewing of illegal content by users.

Email: info@forumsupport.co.uk
Web: westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

Dx3 Canada  Warc will be reporting from this event
11 - 12 March, 2015
Toronto, Canada
Dx3 is Canada's largest conference and trade show dedicated to digital marketing, digital advertising and digital retail. It brings agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education.

Web: dx3canada.com
2015 David Ogilvy Awards 
17 March, 2015
New York, USA
Come see the winners accept their awards and find out who will win our Grand Ogilvy Award on March 17, 2015 at the New York Hilton.

Web: etouches.com
SXSW Interactive  Warc will be reporting from this event
13 - 17 March, 2015
Austin, TX, US
SXSW Interactive Festival daytime programming focuses on creativity, innovation and inspiration across the various new media industries. Our programming highlights innovative and inspirational work in all its forms, so our broad range of themes and speakers provide learning and networking opportunity that you will only find at SXSW. The industries and themes range from design and development, branding and marketing, health and medtech to fashion, food and sports. While all of our programming shares the common thread of inventiveness, the format and duration can vary. Familiarize yourself with our programming varieties so that you can best determine which of our programming most speaks to you.

Web: sxsw.com
Retail Congress Asia Pacific 
17 - 18 March, 2015
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
A consumer revolution is driving Asia to becoming the world's new retail hub, a driving force for innovation and somewhere the west are looking to for ideas. Over the next 5 years India and China alone will have a billion new consumers, so with noticeable spending power and with a mobile generation more advanced than anywhere else in the world, Asian consumers are engaging with brands differently.

Our expert speakers will explore case studies excelling in omnichannel, developing the talent pool, retail entertainment, engaging with the mobile first generation and much more. Attend the Congress to fully understand the opportunities in this region over the coming years.

Web: retailcongressasia.com

MRS Impact 2015 
17 - 18 March, 2015
London, UK
Shifting markets. Stuttering economies. Political upheaval. Has there ever been a better time to offer insight based on rigorous research? Impact 2015 will showcase big ideas you can apply for organisations desperate for clarity.

Web: mrsannualconference.com
MMA Forum NY  Warc will be reporting from this event
17 - 18 March, 2015
New York, US
As the world of mobile is evolving, so too should the strategies marketers deploy. New technologies are providing exciting opportunities for marketers to create multi-channel engagement, and have a deeper, more meaningful relationship with their target by personalizing their strategies, and granting access to content their consumers' want, when they want it. These innovations allow marketers to engage with consumers at various touch points throughout the entire path to purchase, and create a bond that lasts far beyond the point of sale. And while other channels are mostly a one-way dialogue, mobile puts the power to engage at the fingertips of the consumer.

Leveraging this uniqueness of mobile, the 2015 MMA NY Forum will focus on how brands can acquire and reach new customers, such as millennials, women, gamers and others, with the brimming options in the mobile toolbox including programmatic, location, video, measurement and more. Tech savvy individuals, regardless of age, gender or race, use mobile to stay connected to friends, social causes and their favorite brands, but there is no one-size fits all solution.

Web: mmaglobal.com

Content Marketing Sydney 
16 - 18 March, 2015
Sydney, Australia
This conference will gives you a chance to connect with over 400 interactive, content marketing, communications, SEO and social marketing professionals. Plus, I’ll gain unique perspectives from business experts and thought leaders from the leading companies around the world.

Two full days of the conference are dedicated to keynotes, breakout sessions, and multiple tracks of programming from which to focus attention. With speakers citing specific examples of content marketing success, attendees will be able to apply learnings, and make sure they're getting the most out of their marketing plans.

Web: sydneycontentmarketingworld.com

Re:Think 2015: Where Leaders Ignite Growth 
16 - 18 March, 2015
New York, USA
In a world of media fragmentation, new ways of buying advertising and the threat of fraud, those developing budgets have to prove their investments are paying off.  Attend Re:Think 2015 Where Leaders Ignite Growth to hear best practices around how and when to measure performance. See the results between the best and rest. Share your greatest needs and leave with an actual task list ready to implement back at the office.

Web: etouches.com
IEG Sponsorship  Warc will be reporting from this event
15 - 18 March, 2015
Chicago, US
No matter the industry or region of the world, game-changers are breaking apart legacy approaches and hacking their way to value creation faster than ever before. Invention is the driver of growth.

Whether you represent a brand, a sponsorship opportunity or clients needing to forge compelling partnerships, IEG's four-day boot camp for brain will show you how to become a high performer by replacing approaches based on what's been with strategies built around what could be.

Web: sponsorship.com

WFA Global Marketer Week  Warc will be reporting from this event
16 - 20 March, 2015
Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech is the venue for Global Marketer Week 2015. Co-hosted with the Moroccan Association of Advertisers (GAM), it will bring together global marketing leaders from 30 countries, including the world's biggest brands. From the showpiece WFA/GAM Global Marketer Conference to networking cocktails, all events are free of charge to WFA members.

Web: wfanet.org
Content Marketing Asia  Warc will be reporting from this event
19 - 20 March, 2015
Singapore Marriott, Singapore
Further to the success of our inaugural Content Marketing Singapore conference, this year Campaign Asia-Pacific is partnering with the Content Marketing Institute to deliver you an event with outstanding impact. The event will bring together 200 CMOs and senior marketing professionals for cutting edge insights, sessions and workshops to learn about the practice of content marketing – from strategy to content creation to content distribution to metrics and measurement.

Web: asiacontentmarketing.com
ad:tech New Delhi 
19 - 20 March, 2015
New Delhi, India
At ad:tech, you can experience action-packed days with keynotes, education led by digital marketing's best and brightest, hundreds of leading-edge suppliers – from established players to the newest startups – nonstop networking and much, much more. Last year ad:tech witnessed over 3,500 attendees, 96+ Speakers, 30+ Sessions, 8 Sponsored workshops, 23 Partners & Sponsors and 58 Exhibitors.

Web: india.ad-tech.com
Festival of Media Asia Pacific  Warc will be reporting from this event
22 - 24 March, 2015
Capella Singapore, Singapore
The Festival of Media Asia Pacific provides the perfect platform for you to discover the latest trends, insights and best practices in APAC. Bringing together over 700 global marketers, media owners, agencies and ad technology companies from across the region, this event offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.

Web: festivalofmedia.com
4A's Transformation 2015  Warc will be reporting from this event
22 - 25 March, 2015
Austin, TX, US
Transformation is the 4A's annual gathering of C-level executives from various disciplines within the marketing, media and agency businesses. Each year, these thought leaders and visionaries come together to share knowledge, insights, experiences and success stories to navigate the rapid transformation of those industries.

This year, the conference will tackle the challenges and benefits of collaboration as marketers are increasingly relying on more and more partners to elevate their advertising and communication programs.

Web: aaaa.org

ADMA Data Day 
24 - 26 March, 2015
Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
ADMA Data Day is the pre-eminent data-driven event for all businesses. In its 11th year, Data Day will provide a world class list of speakers, delivering real insights into how companies are winning with data. The program has been designed to give you real understanding of data strategies: unlock data success for your business by using it as an asset; learn how to find real insights to derive deeper relationships with your customers; discover how to influence behaviour in real-time; and find out how to manage data talent and integrate IT into your organisation.

Web: admadataday.com.au
Qualitative360  Warc will be reporting from this event
24 - 26 March, 2015
Atlanta, GA, US
Qualitative 360 is back in North America with a packed agenda featuring top client speakers and qualitative experts, cutting edge discussions and a review of the latest developments in Qualitative Research. Join us in Atlanta to explore new methodologies, assess the latest technologies and hear how international clients are utilising qual to drive their business forward. Pure Qual: Qualitative360 has been carefully designed to cater to the needs and challenges of qualitative researchers. Learn from more than 20 presentations, case studies and panel discussions from PepsiCo, AOL, JPMorgan, Heineken, BP and others.

Web: qual360.com
Advertising Week Europe 
23 - 27 March, 2015
London, UK
Now in its third year in Europe, Advertising Week is a hybrid of inspiring thought leadership featuring the world's best and brightest with engaging special events that galvanize targeted constituencies. Advertising Week Europe draws from the client, media and broader cultural communities with a laser focus on key business drivers that shape and influence the global industry.

Web: advertisingweek.eu
Neuromarketing World Forum 
25 - 27 March, 2015
Barcelona, Spain
During the fourth edition of the Neuromarketing World Forum the latest consumer facts from the brain are shared at creative heart of Europe: Barcelona.

This annual event merges science and business from all over the world and leads marketing managers into the new reality doing business. We're looking forward to meeting you in person at the Neuromarketing World Forum 2015.

Web: euromarketingworldforum.com

ClickZ Live New York  Warc will be reporting from this event
30 March - 1 April, 2015
New York, US
With over 15 years of experience delivering the most cutting edge digital marketing events around the world, ClickZ Live (formerly SES Conference & Expo) provides an unrivalled forum to hear from world renowned speakers as they deliver an action packed, educationally focused agenda on the latest digital marketing tips, tricks and tools that will blow your mind, make you re-think your strategy and provide actionable takeaways to revolutionize your marketing campaigns.

Web: clickzlive.com

April 2015

Argyle CMO Spotlight Forum 
8 April, 2015
New York, US
The good news: the economy is slowly picking up speed, and consumers' spending habits are reflecting that. The bad news: consumers are still being very cautious with their dollars, and they are now hyper-connected with each other and the media, granting them unlimited information and opportunity to scrutinize. Consequently, today's CMO faces a lot more pressure to demonstrate value to consumers in a much more competitive market. There is an intensified need to maintain the exceptional components of a strong brand identity while also constantly re-tailoring the brand to the changing wants and needs of the modern consumer. Similarly, while CMOs feel pressure to maintain strong traditional marketing channels, they are faced with the challenge of taking advantage of the multitude of opportunities within digital marketing and smoothly integrating these into their overall marketing strategy.

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading CMOs and marketing leaders from a variety of industry verticals to discuss best-practices and innovative marketing strategies in a discussion-based format at our 2015 CMO Spotlight Forum on Retail and Consumer Goods & Services taking place in New York City.

Web: argyleforum.com

Ad Age Digital  Warc will be reporting from this event
14 - 15 April, 2015
New York, US
Digital is no longer the next big thing, it's everything. Or, is it anything? Does the word "digital" even deserve a spot in the next agenda for this dynamic industry?

Ad Age's best-in-class editorial team pairs with brand, technology and media leaders to drive game-changing conversations–and to get to the bottom of what's really happening in the advertising arena.

We've cut through the noise like no one else to share critical insights that will shape a new framework for your future. During this two-day event, your questions, your input, your ideas will set our agenda in the post-digital world before the Upfronts, NewFronts, and Cannes even get started.

Web: adage.com

BAASH – Brand Activation Annual Showcase  Warc will be reporting from this event
13 - 15 April, 2015
Chicago, US
Brand activation is marketing that both builds a brand's image and drives a specific consumer behavior or action. Come and be stimulated by senior marketing leaders. Talk with your peers and take back to your office what's new and what's next in a broad range of strategies and tactics to bring your brand to life. Participate in highly interactive sessions where you can dive deep into the different facets of brand activation, share your insights, and learn from your peers about their experience.

This conference has two and a half days of inspiring and insightful sessions from top marketers, retailers, and their agencies. Hear about campaigns that touch the consumer and shopper in innovative and results-driven approaches, using disciplines in promotion, experiential marketing, social media and other influencer marketing strategies, loyalty, shopper marketing, and content marketing. For most brands, these disciplines account for 50% of your marketing budget.

Web: aalink.org

Contagious: Now / Next / Why London 
21 April, 2015
London, UK
Now / Next / Why is a stimulating day covering the social, technological, media, and marketing shifts that are impacting brands. The day includes discussion and practical advice, setting the agenda for the year ahead with a mixture of Contagious consultants, expert external speakers, workshops and live debates.

In the 2015 instalment of the agenda-setting Now / Next / Why series, Contagious will challenge our industry's preoccupation with 'omnichannel' and focus instead on what matters to real people: the interaction they have – anytime, anywhere or anyhow – with your brand.

Web: contagious.com

World Social Marketing Conference 
19 - 21 April, 2015
Sydney, Australia
The mission of the World Social Marketing Conference is to act as a vehicle to help build a global movement dedicated to capturing, spreading and nurturing good practice in social marketing, as well as increase the efficiency and effectiveness of social marketing practice at both operational and strategic levels.

New ideas and evidence will be presented by global thought leaders and practitioners. The event will bring together practitioners, academics, policy makers, researchers and industry experts to explore and enrich social marketing practice around the world. In addition to new learning in the fields of health, environment, criminal justice, transport and finance there will also be a particular focus on the charity and not for profit sector, critical marketing theory and practice, substance abuse and digital marketing advances.

Web: wsmconference.com

LGBT Advertising & Marketing Conference  Warc will be reporting from this event
23 April, 2015
New York, USA
Join Warc at the 8th Annual LGBT Advertising & Marketing Conference, April 23, 2015 at the New York Times Conference Center (part of LGBT Week NYC). Don’t miss this comprehensive research, advertising, marketing, and communications forum, helping you better understand and serve LGBT consumers. The conference is dedicated to marketing, advertising and PR executives of all industries who want to successfully reach gay and lesbian communities, and initiate or update effective strategies for doing so.

Warc clients enjoy a 20% discount when using this registration code: warc-2015.

Web: lgbtweek.nyc

Retail World Asia 2015 
22 - 23 April, 2015
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
We're flying in international, world renowned gurus to stimulate and inspire you. And have an impressive array of Asian retailers to learn from and network with. Part of Asia's most exciting technology exhibition, this event features the most innovative technology and solution providers in ecommerce, retail, payment and banking.

Web: terrapinn.com
The Digital Marketing Show Asia 
22 - 23 April, 2015
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Digital marketing in Asia is in the early stages of maturity. Asian companies are increasing their investment in digital marketing technology and solutions. 75% of marketing budgets in Asia are now spent on digital marketing. We know that Asian marketers are looking to increase investment in: social media technologies; analytics software; marketing automation; CRM software; ecommerce platforms; multi channel campaign management; content marketing; mobile marketing; digital advertising and search engine marketing.

Web: terrapinn.com
ESOMAR Latin America 2015  Warc will be reporting from this event
26 April, 2015
Sao Paulo , Brazil
Latin America has become a business hub where creativity and innovation collides! ESOMAR returns to Brazil a year after the FIFA World Cup and a year before the Olympic Games to host the most exciting, insightful and content-relevant event from and for the region - celebrating its 20th Edition.

Web: esomar.org
Knowledge@Wharton: Retail & CPG Executive Summit 
27 - 28 April, 2015
New York, US
Empowered, well informed, social and particular. What will the Customer of 2025 look like?

Today's customer has more access to information and influencers, at a click or swipe, than ever. The speed at which consumer decisions are made keeps increasing, and the time it takes for battles over wallet-share to be won or lost is shrinking rapidly. Every fundamental assumption about customers is now being challenged: how they shop, where they shop, and why they shop. In this rapidly evolving environment, understanding consumers' behaviors is more critical than ever for retailers and consumer goods companies attempting to develop and execute high-velocity growth strategies.

Knowledge@Wharton is once again partnering with the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center and Momentum to host this summit, which will focus on how rapidly changing behaviors, technologies and expectations will influence the retail and consumer goods customer of 2025. As the third installment in the High-Velocity Growth series, the 2nd Retail and Consumer Goods Executive Summit will provide real-world insights from leading executives who are driving the industry forward as well as academic perspectives and analysis from one of the world's top business schools.

Web: whartonevents.com

Marketing Week Live 
29 - 30 April, 2015
London, UK
Our Super Stage will help you get to grips with the biggest challenges facing senior marketers today. Be inspired by real-life case studies and discover the secrets behind the most innovative campaigns. Hear from big brands, engage in peer-to-peer discussions with other top-level marketing professionals and explore the latest marketing solutions.

Web: marketingweeklive.co.uk
TV Connect 
28 - 30 April, 2015
London, UK
TV Connect London is the world's leading event in connected entertainment. The event will bring together leading service providers from across the globe to meet, network and discuss the future of connected TV entertainment.

The exhibition features technologies from network solution providers, content management solutions, middleware and gateways to quality and security improvement; alongside this runs a three day conference focusing on monetising the evolution of TV Everywhere.

Web: tvconnectevent.com

I-COM Global Summit  Warc will be reporting from this event
27 - 30 April, 2015
San Sebastian, Spain
The I-COM Global Summit is the world's leading Data & Measurement Strategy event, where the Data Elite gather from around the world to learn, network/trade and lead. It's a unique opportunity to explore the latest opportunities to achieve business advantage from Marketing Data & Measurement.

The data doesn't need to be necessarily big, but it needs to be the right data,: smart data. The I-COM Global Summit Conference will consist of four main threads: data, ecosystem, channels (media, retail) and consumer.

Web: i-com.org


May 2015

Contagious: Now / Next / Why New York 
6 May, 2015
New York, USA
Now / Next / Why is a stimulating day covering the social, technological, media, and marketing shifts that are impacting brands. The day includes discussion and practical advice, setting the agenda for the year ahead with a mixture of Contagious consultants, expert external speakers, workshops and live debates.

In the 2015 instalment of the agenda-setting Now / Next / Why series, Contagious will challenge our industry's preoccupation with 'omnichannel' and focus instead on what matters to real people: the interaction they have – anytime, anywhere or anyhow – with your brand.

Web: contagious.com

Festival of Media Global 
10 - 12 May, 2015
Rome Cavalieri, Italy
Senior level executives from the world's biggest brands, marketing and media agencies, will come together for 3 days to network and learn about the latest trends and techniques in the industry.

Also returning this year is the Festival of Media Global Awards, celebrating the best in media thinking. The winners will be announced during a prestigious gala dinner on 12th May.

Web: festivalofmedia.com

INMA World Congress 
10 - 12 May, 2015
New York, US
The 85th Annual INMA World Congress returns to New York with a focus on diversifying revenue streams, projecting a modern news brand, accelerating digital capabilities, and highlighting global print excellence. More than 400 delegates from the world's leading media companies in 50+ countries will converge on The TimesCenter, host of the 2015 INMA World Congress. In addition to the Congress at The TimesCenter, a pre-conference Brainsnack Seminar at the Marriott Marquis and a study tour of New York media companies are in the works.

Web: inma.org
Market Research Summit  Warc will be reporting from this event
19 - 20 May, 2015
London, UK
We connect new thinkers, make sense of big data, leverage new technologies, overcome business challenges and drive innovation with seasoned practitioners looking for better ways to engage consumers.

We bring together old and the new, clients and suppliers, the market research industry and emerging technology players in an attempt to keep up with the challenges of an ever-changing environment. Join industry innovators, thought leaders, visionaries, and practitioners from leading research agencies, disruptive technology providers, and brands such as GfK, Microsoft, YouGov, Absolute Radio, Brainjuicer, FreshMinds, The Guardian, Walt Disney and many others.

Web: marketresearchsummit.com


June 2015

Trendwatching: London Consumer Trend Seminar 
2 June, 2015
London, UK
Our annual London Consumer Trend Seminar is an intense and focused day where we feature our most important insights into the future of consumerism and share best practices from the work we do with clients to help them realise it. Join us if you want more than another 'festival of ideas', where too often the reality is a barrage of thinly disguised sales-pitches, delivered by whoever the organisers can persuade to speak for free. Enough. Your time is worth more than that.

If you use, enjoy and trust our online content then this exclusive event will supercharge your understanding and application of trends, and give you a bucketload of insights, content and tools to use with your team or clients, all for an incredibly affordable price!

Web: trendwatching.com

ANA/BAA Shopper Marketing  Warc will be reporting from this event
10 - 12 June, 2015
Florida, US
Consumer shopping habits are undergoing a transformation. In 2015, for the first time, the majority of sales in stores will be influenced by digital media, according to Forrester Research, and the smartphone is becoming the new hub of retail and a catalyst for sales.

More than ever before, retailers and brands need to have unified omnichannel strategies to help maximize that shopping experience for consumers. The inaugural ANA/BAA Shopper Marketing Conference will mark the first time ever that ANA and BAA have officially teamed-up to present an event and will bring together the leaders of the shopper marketing industry to share insights on the newest ways to navigate the total retail experience.

Web: ana.net

Northside Festival  Warc will be reporting from this event
8 - 14 June, 2015
Brooklyn, US
For seven days every June, over 100,000 creatives and cultural trendsetters come to Brooklyn to discover the future of music, innovation and film. With over 400 bands, 150 speakers and 50 films, attendees come to Northside to say 'I saw it here first'.

Northside 2015 is going to be bigger and better than ever before. Think bigger bands, more venues and two days of Williamsburg Walks.

Web: northsidefestival.com

Corporate Social Media Summit New York 
15 - 16 June, 2015
New York, US
Now in its 6th year, The Corporate Social Media Summit Yew York is America's leading social media event. Comprising 40+ big brand speakers (including 15 CMOs and CCOs), 350+ of your corporate peers, 4 tailored tracks, and 18+ interactive sessions, it gives you a unique opportunity to learn from and network with the most social brands in the world.

Web: usefulsocialmedia.com

September 2015

Philippines Customer Festival 
1 - 2 September, 2015
Manila, Philippines
The Philippines' Customer Festival is dedicated to bring together customer-centric industries within the country to learn how to create amazing customer experiences and cultivate brand loyalty.

It is an incredible opportunity for key stakeholders to network and gain valuable knowledge on the latest trends and stay competitive in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.

Web: terrapinn.com

Social Media Week London 
14 - 18 September, 2015
London, UK
Social Media Week London is a week long conference that provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.

Web: socialmediaweek.org