Business & Marketing Conferences You Should Diarise

We have compiled a detailed list of all the international business & marketing conference dates you should diarise for the remainder of 2015.




AUGUST 2015:

17 August 2015: PR Summit 

What is it? : The PR Summit has become the must-attend event for the dialed in, and connected influencers. This year’s event promises to be a break-through experience, as we return to a two-day format.

Where? : San Francisco, California

How much? : $249-$449


17 August 2015: GrowthBeat 

What is it? : GrowthBeat is invite-only and will showcase some of the most compelling stories of companies who have gotten it right.

Where? : San Francisco, California

How much? : TBD


19 August 2015: Grow Conference 

What is it? : GROW explores the future of innovation, growth, and entrepreneurship. It unites leading tech entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and creatives from Silicon Valley and across North America who are passionate about what’s next.

Where? : Wistler B.C, Canada

How much? : TBD


20 August 2015: DMX Conference Sandton

What is it? The DMX Conference is designed to help you build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service, and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive better communications, marketing, and more productive business outcomes.

Where? Sandton, JHB (Hilton Hotel)

How much? R2250


24 August 2015: BBC Sydney 

What is it? : A multi-disciplinary conference aimed at equipping organizations to meet the challenges of 21st-century business.

Where? : Sydney, Australia

How much? : $995-$1995


31 August – 3 September 2015 : ConFab Intensive

What is it? : ConFab events runs a series of content strategy conferences in America and Europe. The first conference was in Minneapolis in 2011 and they have run a string of successful conferences since. It is for practitioners who want to delve deep and participate in hands-on workshops.

Where? : Portland, OR

How much? :  $1299 Early Bird




8-11 September 2015: Content Marketing World 2015

What is it? Content Marketing World continues to be the largest content marketing event on the planet. It’s the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. Whether you are a young entrepreneur or someone trying to stay ahead in the changing world of content marketing, this event will give you the tools and the contacts you will need to succeed. Scheduled speakers include author Kristina Halvorson (author of “Content Strategy for the Web”), David Beebe of Marriott International and Moz founder Rand Fishkin.

Where? Cleveland, Ohio

How much? $895-$2400


8-11 September 2015: INBOUND 2015

What is it? Hubspot’s sales and marketing conference returns, and we’re hopeful that next year will be just as good as last!

Where? Boston, Massachusetts

How much? $499-$999


10-11 September 2015: SearchLove San Diego

What is it? Join some of the world’s leading thinkers in online marketing for two days of ideas and inspiration. SearchLove conferences discuss the latest in search, analytics, content creation, website optimization, paid promotions and more.

Where? San Diego, CA

How much? TBA


15-18 September 2015: Dreamforce 2015

What is it? It will include over 1,400 breakout sessions focusing on practically every social media marketing role imaginable, over 350 partners in the Cloud Expo and a list of esteemed keynote speakers.

Where? San Francisco, California

How much? $1599 (Early Bird Fee)


16 September 2015: FT Future of Marketing Summit

What is it? Attend this event to network and learn from top marketing professionals, and learn about the biggest issues facing marketers.

Where? New York

How much? $695-$1095


16 September 2015: GCC Government Social Media Summit

What is it? In addition to over 30 industry leading speakers and more than 250 senior level attendees, this event offers access to eight industry-specific workshops and insight into social media strategies.

Where? Dubai, United Arab Emirates

How much? $2000-$2200


17 September 2015: DMX Conference Table Bay

What is it? The DMX Conference is designed to help you build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service, and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive better communications, marketing, and more productive business outcomes.

Where? Table Bay, CPT (Table Bay Hotel)

How much? R1950


19 September 2015: The Sunrise

What is it? The Sunrise will showcase the early days of Atlassian, RetailMeNot, Freelancer and many more of Australia’s great technology companies.

Where? Sydney, Australia

How much? TBD


23 September 2015: Impact 15

What is it? Impact15 is a three-day internet marketing conference where you will gain access to a great speaker lineup and learn techniques to build market share.

Where? Las Vegas, Nevada

How much? $895-$1295


23 September 2015: Social Fresh 2015

What is it? This social media conference offers workshops, networking, and insights into social marketing.

Where? Tempa Bay, Florida

How much? $947-$1547


27 September 2015: Digital Marketing Exchange

What is it? This three-day conference includes a content-rich forum with panel discussions and interactive sessions by industry leaders and senior marketing executives.

Where? Palm Springs, California

How much? Must request invitation


29 September – 1 October 2015: Search Marketing Expo: East

What is it? SMX covers all the most important concepts and techniques in SEO and inbound marketing, from more basic to advanced topics and teaches how to take advantage of and benefit from Google’s recent changes in rankings. SMX East starts off with a Meet & Greet that allows attendees to network with other SEO professionals as well as the speakers. Last year’s speakers included Tom Alison, Managing Director at Vincodo Online Marketing and Services Strategy, Mike Arneson, SEO Team Manager at SwellPath Digital Marketing Agency, and Scott Brinker, Co-Founder and CTO of Ion Interactive, Inc.

Where? New York, NY

How much? Workshop-only tickets start at $1,295


30 September 2015: Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit

What is it? Bringing together over 300 marketing and communications executives, this summit will discuss marketing communications emerging technologies and trends.

Where? Baltimore, Maryland

How much? $199 (Early Bird)





1 October 2015: Brand ManageCamp

What is it? Now in its 13th year, Brand ManageCamp has become THE place for brand marketers to get the tools, insights, and inspiration they need to take their brands to the next level.

Where? Las Vegas, Nevada

How much? $1,999- $2,499


4-6 October 2015: &THEN DMA

What is it? &THEN is the DMA Annual Event reinvented for you. Everything about this new experience us designed to maximize your marketing mojo. Created by Marketers for Marketers, &THEN features bold thought leaders who will shift your perceptions of marketing.

Where? Boston, Massachusetts

How much? $1099-$2199


5-9 October 2015: PubCon Las Vegas

What is it? PubCon is the premier social media and optimization event, with attendees like Google, Intel, and Microsoft.

Where? Las Vegas, Nevada

How much? $349-$5499


6 October 2015: EmTech

What is it? An opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand

Where? Cambridge, Massachusetts

How much? TBD


8 October 2015: Idealab

What is it? We bring together young founders, seasoned investors and interesting persons of the startup scene.

Where? Vallendar Germany

How much? TBD


8 October 2015: InboundCon 2015

What is it? This marketing conference offers insights into topics such as social advertising, growth hacking, landing pages, and more.

Where? Toronto, Canada

How much? $399-$699


15 October 2015: IDCEE

What is it? An annual unparalleled gathering intended for Internet entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors.

Where? Kiev, Ukraine

How much? TBD


16 October 2015: SES Conference

What is it? SES conferences will teach you how to read the current digital market and how to package your content to get the most attention to your marketing campaigns and traffic to your website. You get an overview of the latest tips and strategies in paid, owned, earned, integrated media and business intelligence including search and digital marketing, content marketing, local and mobile optimization, analytics, data-driven marketing, and social advertising.

Where? Denver, CO

How much? TBD


18 October 2015: Ascend

What is it? In addition to networking opportunities, this two-day conference includes talks on multi-platform content strategy, SEO, and more.

Where? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How much? $639-$799


18 October 2015: BOLO Conference

What is it? Don’t just think outside the box. Burn it. Then blaze a new trail. Join other agency change-makers in this digital revolution.

Where? Tempe, Arizona

How much? $499


19-20 October 2015: SearchLove London

What is it? Join some of the world’s leading thinkers in online marketing for two days of ideas and inspiration. SearchLove conferences discuss the latest in search, analytics, content creation, website optimization, paid promotions and more.

Where? Brighton, UK

How much? TBA


20-23 October 2015: MarketingProf’s B2B Marketing Forum 2015

What is it? If you’re looking for a social media event focused around B2B (social media) marketing, this is the event you should attend. I was honored to have spoken at the 2014 event and was impressed with the quality of speakers and networking. The theme for this year’s event, for which speakers have yet to be announced at the time of this writing, is “Make Marketing Magic.” This event, indeed, promises to be a magical event for those in attendance.

Where? Boston, Massachusetts

How much? TBD


26 October 2015: Go 4 Israel

What is it? A single day filled with keynote speeches, distinguished international guests, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Where? Tel Aviv, Israel

How much? TBD





2 November 2015: BBC Las Vegas

What is it? The only conference that combines insight into business analysis, architecture, process, and strategy.

Where? Las Vegas, Nevada

How much? $1395-$2935


4-6 November 2015: ConFab Higher Ed

What is it? ConFab events run a series of content strategy conferences in America and Europe. The first conference was in Minneapolis in 2011 and they have run a string of successful conferences since.

Where? Atlanta, GA

How much? $699 Early Bird


8-10 November 2015: PRSA International Conference

What is it? PRSA’s annual International Conference offers practical insights and networking for public relations professionals of all career levels, industries, and work environments. With 3,000 public relations professionals and students in one area, the conference offers the best tips for digital PR, content marketing, social media and influencer marketing.

Where? Atlanta

How much? TBA


9-11 November 2015: UnGagged Conference

What is it? The  UnGagged convention is bringing together some of the most provocative, fearless and business savvy thinkers on the planet, who will finally be able to share insights which they’ve been prevented from sharing at other, more restrictive Digital Marketing / SEO conventions. This convention is unique in that there is no censorship, no limits and no end to what you can

Where? Las Vegas, Nevada

How much? $845 Early Bird


11 November 2015: MobCon

What is it? MobCon is the premier, two-day mobile conference for executive, IT and mobile strategy business professionals

Where? Minneapolis, Minnesota

How much? $590-$695


16 November 2015: Lean Startup Conference

What is it? This November, join over 2,000 diverse thinkers and Lean Startup practitioners from all over the world to share ideas and projects that are shaping the future of business.

Where? San Francisco, California

How much? $250-$3850


18-19 November 2015: Search Marketing Expo – Social Media Marketing

What is it?  The SMX: Social Media Marketing conference is a series of seminars where the leading social media experts share their tips and strategies on how to drive traffic to your social media platforms, boost organic reach on your posts, manage your social media, and social analytics as well as channel-specific strategies for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Vine, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and more. Last year’s keynote speakers included Geoffrey Colon, Group Marketing, and Social Media Manager for Bing Ads, Brent Csutoras, Social Media Strategist for Kairay Media, and Lisa Buyer, CEO of The Buyer Group. This event has scheduled lunches and cocktail receptions specifically to promote networking with other social media professionals.

Where? Las Vegas, Nevada

How much? Workshop tickets start from $1,095





1 December 2015: AnDevCon

What is it? AnDevCon is the biggest, most info-packed, and most practical technical conference for software developers and engineers building Android apps.

Where? Santa Clara, CA

How much? $1,545


2 December 2015: The Future of Money & Technology

What is it? This event will bring together the best and brightest visionaries around money, including startups entrepreneurs, developers, press, investors, authors, service providers, and solutions providers.

Where? San Francisco, CA

How much? $179


3 December 2015: GOTO Berlin

What is it? The Third Annual GOTO Berlin International Software Development Conference will present the latest developments in software development as well as new technology trends.

Where? Berlin, Germany

How much? €889-€1,149


3 December 2015: App Promotion Summit Berlin

What is it? Discover from the top industry practitioners how to take your mobile app and game marketing to the next level.

Where? Berlin, Germany

How much? €300-€420


7 December 2015: Disrupt London

What is it? TechCrunch Disrupt is an iconic startup and thought leadership event, where TechCrunch writers and editors, guest speakers, leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs address important topics in today’s tech landscape.

Where? London, UK

How much? £325-£400


8 December 2015: Ignition Future of Digital

What is it? Through unscripted interviews, cutting-edge demos, and insights from industry pioneers, you’ll learn the key trends in the media and technology industry.

Where? New York City, NY

How much? $2,396-$3,995


9 December 2015: Global Commercialization Conference

What is it?  This event will bring together an invited audience of university tech transfer officers, entrepreneurs and investors to present and hear presentations of technologies on the commercially ready pathway.

Where? New Brunswick, NJ

How much? $75-$150


Do you know of any other conferences that need to be diarised for this year?






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