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.

February 2016

Digital Disruption – SA Marketing and Communications Summit 
9 - 10 February, 2016
Adelaide, Australia
Previously known as Marketing Week, the South Australian Marketing Summit is the largest annual marketing conference of its kind in Australia. The Marketing Summit 2016 will bring together presenters and delegates representing a range of industries including marketing, advertising, graphic design, and market research. The aim of the AMI Marketing Summit is to refresh marketing professionals in the latest trends and educational frameworks. Today's business leaders must govern their organisations to instil best practice in Branding, Digital, Innovation, Customers and Big Data in order to drive their businesses forward.

Web: www.ami.org.au/sam16
QUAL360 Europe 
16 - 17 February, 2016
Berlin, Germany
With conferences held in Europe, America and Asia, Qual360 caters to the qualitative research community with dedicated, local events in a global context. This unique concept allows for a diverse range of participants and topics at each conference, offering local trends as well as a global perspective. The 7th European conference for Qualitative researchers will be attended by international experts from all parts of the world and will bring you up to date on the latest methodologies, tools and trends.

Admission: Discount 15% for WARC members (Use Code: WARC15)
For additional information on how to get involved, or to sponsor Qual360, contact Jens Cornelissen on +49 30 4672 1028.

Web: eu.qual360.com/
Brainy Bar  Warc will be reporting from this event
22 February, 2016
London, UK
Following the success of the first Brainy Bar, a series of evening events run by Walnut Unlimited and Warc, this event will showcase some of the details, challenges, and implications behind the latest techniques within neuroscience and implicit testing, and explore how they are driving successful insights in the world of marketing.

Speakers: Prof. Charles Spence (Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory)
Rory Sutherland (Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Group, UK)
Christina Finlay (Director - Consumer Planning & Insights, Hovis)
Dr. Andy Myers (The ginger nut, Walnut Unlimited)


Web: register-for-brainy-bar-february-2016
Mediatel's Future of Media Research Conference  Warc will be reporting from this event
29 February, 2016
London, United Kingdom
Mediatel's 9th annual half-day conference draws all the leading names in measurement and data analysis – across the panels and in the audience. The first panel will lead with discussions around TV and VOD, taking in RPD, definitions, the next steps for Project Dovetail and how UKOM fits into this. The second panel will focus on innovation around measurement and technology and how this may help better define and measure consumer actions. The busy morning will also cover the topics of impact of programmatic and "creative data" as well as featuring a keynote interview and a presentation of the Grand Prix winning entry in the Mediatel Media Research Awards. Speakers include: Lynne Robinson - IPA, Ian Dowds - UKOM, Lisa West - Primesight, Richard Shotton - ZenithOptimedia

Web: events.mediatel.co.uk/event/2016-02-future-of-media-research-conference
#DMWF Singapore  Warc will be reporting from this event
29 February - 1 March, 2016
Marina Mandarin, Singapore
#DMWF is a digital and social marketing conference which brings together senior marketing professionals and decision makers from brands and agencies. It examines the latest trends and technology in digital and social marketing, from content and data marketing to influencer marketing and customer experience. After running #SMWF for the last 7 years, the conference series has been extended to form #DMWF, fully incorporating all aspects of digital and social marketing. The conference will run along six key tracks that will be of great importance to digital marketers in 2016: Customer Experience, Digital Commerce, Social Marketing, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing Tech and Data Marketing.

2016 speakers include: Kimberly Clark, Credit Suisse, Pepsi, Adidas, Unilever, MTV, Diageo, The Co-op, Levi Strauss & Co., FoodPanda, RedMart, and many more.

Web: www.digitalmarketing-conference.com/singapore

March 2016

eTail Asia 2016 
1 - 3 March, 2016
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
eTail Asia helps online retailers discover, develop and implement strategies that will help build a successful ecommerce business. You will be updated on the trends and growth of innovation and investment in the retailing channel. Our programme is entirely dedicated to help you better understand the online customer's behaviour and how you can achieve consistent growth and drive conversions.

Web: etailasia.com
ANA Masters of Media  Warc will be reporting from this event
2 - 4 March, 2016
Hollywood, FL, USA
The ANA Masters of Media Conference 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. The only constant in the media industry is change.

Web: www.ana.net
Dubai Lynx 
6 - 8 March, 2016
Dubai, UAE
The 10th Dubai Lynx brings to the Middle East and Africa a series of high profile seminars, workshops, exhibitions and screenings aimed at giving creative inspiration, learning and networking opportunities to the advertising and allied industries in the region. In addition to the Academies, The Young Lynx Competitions and Networking evenings, The Dubai Lynx awards honour creative excellence in advertising and communications across the region.

Web: dubailynx.com
MRMW Asia-Pacific 2016  Warc will be reporting from this event
8 - 10 March, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 4th edition of the MRMW in Asia will bring fresh ideas, exciting speakers, plenty of networking opportunities and a plethora of topics covering all aspects of innovative market research. With an opening keynote presentation from Alibaba, case studies from Facebook, Twitter, Heinz, Paypal, Axa, Unilever and many more, MRMW APAC 2016 features an unprecedented line-up of speakers.

MRMW 2016 comes with an extended focus on Asia's critical business challenges, new technologies and market updates. MRMW will keep on paving the way to uncovering the latest mobile MR technology trends, client case studies, featuring cutting edge thinkers and industry experts.

Discount 15% for Warc subscribers (Use Code: WRC15)

Web: http://apac.mrmw.net/
ARF Re!Think 2016  Warc will be reporting from this event
13 - 16 March, 2016
New York, USA
Challenge, Discover and Grow through leadership and change. For two days we'll seize the biggest challenges advertisers face today and connect them to the measurement industries' best "bleeding edge" solutions. Meet the leaders that take risks and experiment to grow their businesses. Hear challenges and calls to action from the C-Suite, learn from Young Pros, be prepared to be energized and ready to stand and deliver.

Web: www.thearf.org
Festival of Media Asia Pacific 
20 - 22 March, 2016
Senior level executives from the world's biggest brands, marketing and media agencies, will come together to network and learn about the latest trends and techniques in the industry.

Also returning this year is the Festival of Media Asia Pacific Awards, celebrating the best in media thinking across Asia. The winners will be announced during a celebratory evening on 22 March. Awards entries are now being accepted - Submit your best campaigns before 27 November 2015

Web: festivalofmedia.com/asia-pacific
4A's Transformation 2016  Warc will be reporting from this event
21 - 24 March, 2016
Miami Breach, FL, USA
At Transformation, leaders from technology, media, advertising and marketing come together to discuss and debate issues, insights and ideas. These days, the only constant in media and advertising is change. Staying ahead of the latest media platforms, creative innovations, digital trends, measurement tools, data solutions and ad technology can be daunting, and finding ways to tackle our industry's challenges are crucial.

Web: www.aaaa.org

April 2016

ESOMAR Latin America 
10 - 12 April, 2016
Bogota, Colombia
ESOMAR LATAM 2016 provides an interactive platform to learn and connect with the research leaders of the region aiming to set a research renovation agenda and renovate research methodologies to solve business and social challenges.

Web: www.esomar.org
World Retail Congress 2016 
12 - 14 April, 2016
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Join Tommy Hilfiger, Jo Malone and leading international brands like Marks & Spencer, ALDO, AllSaints and Disney for three days of industry discussions, thought-provoking debates and hours of networking at the 10th edition of the Congress.

Web: www.worldretailcongress.com
I-COM Global Summit 2016 
18 - 21 April, 2016
Seville, Spain
The I-COM Global Summit is the world's leading Data & Measurement Strategy event, where Data professionals gather from around the world to learn, network, trade and lead. It is a unique way to explore the latest opportunities to achieve business advantage from marketing data & measurement.

The theme of the 7th edition of the I-COM Global Summit is "Making Data Human" and the event will focus on four main threads: Data, Ecosystem, Channels (Media, Retail) and Consumer, with topics ranging from marketing effectiveness in the digital age to turning Big Data into commercial business decisions and cross-platform advertising effectiveness.

Web: www.i-com.org/seville-overview-2016/

May 2016

ESOMAR Asia Pacific 
17 - 19 May, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
ESOMAR invites the marketing, advertising and research community across the Asia Pacific region from Australasia, the Pacific Isles, to South-East, Central and Northern Asia to unite in Tokyo for the 17th edition of our annual regional networking conference and exhibition.

Web: www.esomar.org
World Business Forum Sydney 2016 
25 - 26 May, 2016
Sydney, Australia
The World Business Forum 2016 offers a breadth of content on topics critical to succeed in business today. Speakers include Sir Richard Branson – Management; Chris Gardner – Perseverance; Robert Kaplan - Performance Management; Nicholas Negroponte – Innovation; Tamara Erickson – People; John Mattone – Leadership; Rita McGrath – Strategy; Mauro Porcini – Marketing.

Warc subscriber companies are entitled to a 10% discount on registration. Enter promo code Warc10.

Web: wbfsydney.com

October 2016

ANA Masters of Marketing Conference  Warc will be reporting from this event
19 - 22 October, 2016
Orlando, FL, USA
Details to follow

Web: www.ana.net