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.

April 2015

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
Olympia Central, London, UK
MWL'15 is better than ever before – offering a unique chance to make connections, share knowledge and absorb fresh new thinking. No desks, no middle men, no filler.

Hear from big brands, be inspired by real-life case studies and discover the secrets behind the most innovative and successful marketing campaigns today. With keynote talks and conference sessions taking place across four theatres, there's a clear choice of content so you can tailor your experience to your interests. It's a new experience full of unexpected ideas from all directions. Don’t miss out.

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
14 - 15 May, 2015
Toronto, Canada
Planning-ness is an "un-conference" for creative thinkers who want to get their hands dirty. Unlike other conferences, speakers don't just talk at you, they teach you how to do things. That's why each of our sessions has the words "how to" in the title, as well as a workshop component where you get to put what you have just heard into action.

Web: planningness.com
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 Danone, Yahoo!, The Coca Cola Company, New Look, The Walt Disney Company and many others.

Web: marketresearchsummit.com

MRMW North America and MRMW Awards 
19 - 22 May, 2015
New York, US
Trusted by thousands of participants worldwide, the MRMW North America conference will take place May 19-22 in New York. MRMW is the most prestigious market research event of the year that connects the very best from the insight, marketing research and high-tech industries.

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

Web: mrmw.net


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