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

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