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 2017

April 2017

3 - 4 April, 2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

#DMWF Expo Europe 2017 will showcase the latest Digital Marketing Technologies and Strategy, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, Influencer Marketing, Content Marketing, Data, Analytics and Mobile Marketing across two dedicated conference streams. In a new world of technology and start-ups merging boundaries between marketing to person vs. machine, #DMWF Expo Europe will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to address your future challenges in Digital Marketing with sessions exploring:
  • Successfully forming an interactive digital content marketing strategy to increase engagement
  • Understand how VR and 360 are transforming the marketing and communication industries
  • Understanding the way AI is going to revolutionise and impact on the way brands interact with customer
  • Marketing to Generation Z and exploring short-lived content
  • The future of social media; live streaming and online chat
  • E-Commerce initiatives to build future growth
  • Building authentic influencer relationships with brand ambassadors
  • Effective data-driven marketing automation using personalisation and targeting
The event is set to host over 600 attendees, 60+ speakers and more than 30 exhibitors.

Web: http://digitalmarketing-conference.com/europe/

5 - 6 April, 2017 Washington DC, USA

Qualitative360 North America 2017 will be held on 5&6 April in Washington D.C. Together with our advisory board and trusted partners, we have created a unique conference agenda covering all aspects of qualitative market research. Join us in April to experience this exciting mix of client case studies, interactive workshops, new methodologies and the latest in research technologies.

Web: http://na.qual360.com

5 - 7 April, 2017 Boston, USA

The DTC National is returning and will provide the latest insights, research and case studies on all aspects of DTC (direct-to-consumer) pharmaceutical marketing. Hundreds of industry members will participate at this thought-provoking and fun event – becoming better equipped for the future of consumer healthcare marketing.

Our 2017 DTC National will focus on patient power. A number of forces have been responsible for increasing power of patients. Their employers and insurers have been shifting cost to them through higher deductibles and co-pays. Now most patients are basically self-insured and can pay thousands before getting reimbursed. This means they are demanding their services and products be high value for that added cost.

Web: http://dtcperspectives.com/dtcn/

24 April, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Warc’s series of “Brainy Bar” events with Walnut Unlimited continue with this fourth session which will highlight some of the insights, challenges and implications behind current research in the field of consumer neuroscience and psychology. This time the evening will focus on why implicit measures help us reach deeper insights and how these together with psychological mechanisms help drive more effective branding and advertising. Speakers include:
  • Liz Mary (Category & Proposition Insight Lead, O2 - Telefonica UK)
  • Sarah Gale (Head of Insight, OMD UK)
  • Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen (Scientist in Residence, adam&eveDDB & Reader in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Ian Murray (Co-Founder, House 51 & Postgraduate Researcher in Behavioural Economics at City, University of London)
  • Kate Nightingale (Consumer & Fashion Psychologist and Founder, Style Psychology Ltd)

Web: www.warc.com/brainybar4

25 - 26 April, 2017 Chicago, USA

MRMW is designed and crafted for the market research community to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Going beyond the regular event topics, MRMW actively seeks out new technologies from inside and outside the industry. Complemented by our MRMW Awards and our Start-up competition, the MRMW conference is your one-stop shop to find out what’s new.

Web: http://na.mrmw.net

25 - 27 April, 2017 Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

APAC's most senior-level eCommerce & Digital Event for Travel.
• 70% new speakers: amongst the 100 thought leaders providing you with new insights and new solutions to your daily challenges
• Dedicated in-depth tracks for Directors and VPs of eCommerce and Digital Marketing: so whether it’s conversion and retention or owning the customer lifecycle that you’re interested in, we’ve got you covered for the full 2 days
• New learning formats that give you the detail you crave: forget about sitting in front of presentations and panels all day – you’ll be regularly immersed in intense, small working groups to uncover practical solutions to your day-to-day pain points
• New “winner takes all” head-to-head debates: offsite vs. onsite – Who really owns the customer experience? Price vs. Loyalty - In today’s price-sensitive market, does loyalty exist anymore? Are smartphones ready for centre stage in travel planning?
• New interactive lighting talks on China and India: what are the critical success factors for succeeding in the worlds fastest growing travel markets?
• New interactive case studies: including, how can you combat pricing competition? How can you extract actionable intelligence on every consumer? How can you cater to your local clients to increase sales, reduce risk and build trust? How to own both the front and back end of the customer relationship
• From Pokémon GO to artificial intelligence and virtual reality: how will the rapid evolution of technology change the way businesses and marketers gain insight?
• Finding the next big disruptor: join our digital travel dragons and assess the latest innovations as start-up companies pitch their tech in a bid to win first place

Web: http://bit.ly/2fJY8fP

May 2017

1 - 2 May, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Seamless Middle East is the key meeting place for this brave new world of commerce. It is a new event built on 18 years of experience – a seamless continuity from the region's largest and longest running conference focused on cards and payments, to a dynamic summit and large scale exhibition bringing together the converging worlds of ecommerce, retail and payments. Speakers include:
  • Sid Jatia, Vice President, Direct-To-Consumer, Omnichannel Digital, Under Armour Inc
  • Mr Lars Silberbauer, Senior Global Director of Social Media and Video, Lego
  • Mr Abdulaziz Al Jouf, Chief Executive Officer, Paytabs
  • Mr Martin Barthel, Global Head of Global Retail & eCommerce Strategy, Facebook
  • Ms Antonia Ellis, Managing Director, Retail Influence, Diageo
Agenda topics include:
  • Imagining the purchasing experience of tomorrow
  • Omnichannel in 2017: what matter the most
  • The new channel of omnichannel analytics
  • Harnessing the power of social commerce
  • Preparing for distributed commerce
  • Making the Internet of Things a reality

Web: https://goo.gl/xpWfXb

1 - 3 May, 2017 Chicago, USA

Technology will change the face of insights – and your role – as you know it. The question is, are you prepared? Take command of technologies shaping the future of Market Research. TMRE in Focus helps you understand how technology can be used, together, with your traditional MR skills, to deliver better insights, faster to your customers.
Register with code FOCUS17WARC to save 20% on your registration.

Web: https://marketing.knect365.com/consumer-insights/

June 2017

28 - 29 June, 2017 Singapore, Singapore

MRMW is designed and crafted for the market research community to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Going beyond the regular event topics, MRMW actively seeks out new technologies from inside and outside the industry. Complemented by our MRMW Awards and our Start-up competition, the MRMW conference is your one-stop shop to find out what’s new.

Web: http://apac.mrmw.net

July 2017

6 July, 2017 London, United Kingdom

2016 was the tipping point. Mobile ad revenues overtook digital display for the first time as programmatic, personalisation and geo-targeting fuelled growth alongside the increasingly dominant role mobile plays in our everyday daily lives. MMS Mobile will bring together 400 C-level brand marketers and agency execs to kick-start their mobile drive this summer in the heart of London’s colourful Brick Lane. Discover innovation in lively keynotes and explore successes and failures through in-depth brand case studies. Take action through tech in deep dive workshops and connect with your peers via one-to-one meetups. Plus you can eat, drink, dance and be merry until late at our legendary al fresco Street Food Social summer party. If you would like to be considered for this invite-only meet up for the most-forward thinking marketers and agencies, make sure you register your interest today.

Web: http://modernmarketingsummit.uk/

September 2017

27 - 28 September, 2017 Cape Town, South Africa

MRMW is designed and crafted for the market research community to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Going beyond the regular event topics, MRMW actively seeks out new technologies from inside and outside the industry. Complemented by our MRMW Awards and our Start-up competition, the MRMW conference is your one-stop shop to find out what’s new.

Web: http://africa.mrmw.net

October 2017

11 - 12 October, 2017 Singapore, Singapore

Qualitative360 APAC will be held on Oct 11-12 in Singapore. Together with our advisory board and trusted partners, we have created a unique conference agenda covering all aspects of qualitative market research. Join us in October to experience this exciting mix of client case studies, interactive workshops, new methodologies and the latest in research technologies.

Web: http://apac.qual360.com

November 2017

8 - 10 November, 2017 Berlin, Germany

MRMW is designed and crafted for the market research community to stay up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Going beyond the regular event topics, MRMW actively seeks out new technologies from inside and outside the industry. Complemented by our MRMW Awards and our Start-up competition, the MRMW conference is your one-stop shop to find out what’s new.

Web: http://eu.mrmw.net

29 - 30 November, 2017 London, United Kingdom

Over the past 12 years, ad:tech has evolved into an exclusive networking hub for brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers to meet, pitch and discover what’s hot in the industry right now. Attended by 1000+ brand marketers - 50% of the audience - this year’s event will explore how the convergence of marketing and advertising innovation can enable brands to re-engage brands and people. Expect one-to-one meetings, big name keynotes, deep-dive workshops, the most exciting start-ups and 2000+ inquisitive minds eager to discover the innovations that will provide the edge. If you would like to be considered for this invite-only meet up with the marketers at the forefront of the madtech revolution make sure you register your interest.

Web: https://london.ad-tech.com/