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 2017

March 2017

ISBA Warc will be reporting from this event

8 March, 2017

London, United Kingdom

ISBA’s 29th Annual Conference will once again tackle some of the most pressing industry issues. This year, we're looking to the future and the many changes that lie ahead for both ISBA and the industry at large. ISBA’s new Director General, Phil Smith, will be present to outline his vision for ISBA and he will be joined by some of the industry’s most respected leaders in advertising and media, who will be providing insights on a range of topical issues, from viewability and data, right through to augmented reality and organising marketing for the future. Drawing over 400 senior advertisers, agency heads and media owners, the Conference also provides the perfect opportunity to network with your industry peers.

Web: http://bit.ly/isbaeventsite

Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity Warc will be reporting from this event

5 - 8 March, 2017

Dubai, UAE

Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is the region’s annual must-attend event for the creative communications industry to learn, network and be inspired. Presented by Cannes Lions together with their regional partners, Motivate, the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, is held in association with the UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) and with the support of Dubai Media City (DMC).

The 11th edition will bring 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. The Academies, The Young Lynx Competitions and Networking evenings are amongst the events enjoyed by participants.

The Dubai Lynx awards, which are part of the Festival, will honour creative excellence in Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Interactive, Film Craft, Print & Poster Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Integrated, Creative Effectiveness and Branded Content & Entertainment advertising and communications. High-profile international jurors will award the coveted Dubai Lynx trophy to establish the definitive standard for creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa region.

Web: www.dubailynx.com/

e-Tail Asia 2017

7 - 9 March, 2017

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Asia’s premier e-commerce event bringing together 400+ retailers
Imagination. Innovation.That’s eTail: eTail Asia is your one-stop shop for everything multichannel and eCommerce; an event where you’ll learn, be inspired, find innovative solutions for your business and build lasting friendships. Across 80+ keynotes, panels, workshops and social gatherings, you’ll never forget the three days you spend here.
Transforming Retail: Whatever your pain point, we’ve definitely got you covered. Our sessions cover each area impacting your business – customer centricity, personalisation, attribution, delivery, offline/online data, mobile engagement, content marketing and everything in between. You’ll discover new ways to boost your bottom line and return to your office ready to shake things up.
Together: Where else can you network like you can at eTail Asia? Nowhere. Join our interactive case studies, creative boardrooms, synergy workshops and drill-down roundtables, and take time to explore the social hub too. With all this going on 24/7, you’ll come for the inspiration, but stay for the fun.

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

Marketing Week Live 2017 Warc will be reporting from this event

8 - 9 March, 2017

London, United Kingdom

MWLive returns to Olympia Central on 8 – 9 March 2017 to celebrate the marketing that matters to you, the marketer, right now. No matter the issues you’re facing, our sessions, workshops, experts and exhibitors will help you breathe new life into the future of your marketing campaigns. Network with industry leaders and learn from some of the most disruptive brand marketing campaigns of the moment in an electric, buzzing and dynamic environment. Are you ready to bring marketing to life?
Register today using the Warc member code: WARC17

Web: www.marketingweeklive.co.uk

Future of Media Research Conference Warc will be reporting from this event

13 March, 2017

London, United Kingdom

The annual half-day conference brings together high-quality research and data practitioners as well as users, to share ideas and map the future direction of research and insight. This year it will discuss how companies are using data to drive engagement, what are the next generation of research methodologies, and how to overcome measurement challenges. The audience and panels are made up of the leading names in measurement and data analysis.
The agenda includes:
  • What new skills will media researchers need in the future?
  • How can the media research community continue to create smart insight from big data and apply innovation to audience measurement?
  • What has happened to trust and transparency?
  • How can the industry harness behavioural economics, neuroscience and eye-tracking more to better understand the consumer?
  • Can media research avoid the pitfalls of political polling where people say one thing and do something else?

Web: http://events.mediatel.co.uk/event/2017-03-future-of-media-research-conference

ad:tech Sydney

14 - 15 March, 2017

Sydney, Australia

ad:tech Sydney is a two-day conference and exhibition that has been constantly evolving since arriving in Australia in 2007, and now proudly ranks as Australia’s premier event for helping marketers market smarter in a digital world. So as we move into our 11th year in Sydney – as New York celebrates its 20th – we’re proud to give you a handful of reasons why you don’t want to be anywhere else but The Hilton, Sydney on March 14th & 15th.

Web: http://sydney.ad-tech.com

Youth Marketing Strategy Warc will be reporting from this event

21 - 22 March, 2017

London, United Kingdom

Back for a 7th year, Voxburner's Youth Marketing Strategy is the biggest coming together of the youth marketing industry in Europe. Join 1,500 brands, agencies, charities, higher education institutes, media owners and youth organisations for a 2 day festival with over 130 speakers including:
  • Amy Cole, Head of Brand Development EMEA, Instagram
  • Colin Gottlieb, CEO EMEA, Omnicom Media Group
  • Liam Harrington, CEO, UNILAD
  • Phil Cordell, Global Head, Hilton Worldwide
  • Helen Lawrence, Head of Creative Agency Development, Twitter
  • Plus speakers from Coca Cola, Five Guys, Starbucks, Topshop, HP. Buzzfeed, Deliveroo
Main agenda topics:
  • Understanding the digital language of youth
  • The rise of the female powerhouse and how to access this fierce demographic
  • Moving marketing up the boardroom agenda
  • Making VR, AR, 360 and Live work in your marketing campaigns
  • What global brands can learn from nimble start ups and vice versa
  • The future of youth content
  • Influencer marketing

Web: http://ymsldn.voxburner.com/

The B2B Marketing Expo Warc will be reporting from this event

28 - 29 March, 2017

London, United Kingdom

The B2B Marketing Expo offers the perfect platform to find out about latest trends, tools, technology and ideas to keep your marketing team ahead of the competition and best of all it’s free to attend.
The interactive expo hosts 35 masterclasses and 95 expert seminars taken by some of the most influential marketers on the planet, such as Raja Saggi from Google, LinkedIn’s Global Content Director Jason Miller, Dave Chaffey from Smart Insights, Nicky Kriel, The Twitter Guru, Sherilyn Shackell CEO of the Marketing Academy and many more. Covered hot topics include social selling, video strategy, digital and account-based marketing.
Network and meet with more than 200 of the most innovative suppliers from around the world showcasing the hottest new marketing tools that are revolutionising the sector right now. Your ticket will also give you free access to the Sales Innovation Expo which runs alongside the event and features global players like KPMG, Sage, Coca-Cola and more.
Register for free tickets.

Web: http://b2bmarketingexpo.co.uk

The Neuromarketing World Forum 2017 Warc will be reporting from this event

29 - 31 March, 2017

London, United Kingdom

The Neuromarketing World Forum is the international gathering for everyone with a professional interest in neuromarketing. The aim is to improve marketing and advertising efforts with solid scientific insights from consumer neuroscience and behavioral economics. The 2017 edition is connecting the dots between all parts of the field.
International keynote speakers will share the latest innovative insights from the consumer brain. Among them:
  • Rory Sutherland (Ogilvy & Mather)
  • Naomi Grewal (Facebook)
  • Adam Palenicek (Coca-Cola)
  • Ricardo Esturaro (Globo TV)
  • Hilke Plassmann (INSEAD)

Web: www.neuromarketingworldforum.com

April 2017

#DMWF Expo Europe – Digital Marketing World Forum

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/

Qualitative360 North America – Get ready for Big Qual!

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

DTC National 2017

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/

MRMW North America – The Rise of Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots & Virtual Reality

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

Digital Travel APAC 2017

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

TMRE in Focus

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

MRMW APAC – Leading the Technology Revolution in Market Research

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

September 2017

MRMW Africa – Leading the Technology Revolution in Market Research

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

Qualitative360 APAC – The Rise of BIG QUAL!

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

MRMW Europe – Leading the Technology Revolution in Market Research

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