UK's Top 12 Digital Marketing Conferences in 2017

By Rhiza Oyos on January 27, 2017
Rhiza Oyos

We at Spiralytics believe in continuous education. In a dynamic industry like Digital Marketing where new trends are constantly sprouting and competition is ever growing, one has to invest in a lot of training and learning if he wants to succeed.

There's an abundance of these industry expos and conferences across the United States all year round. In the United Kingdom, however, the list is comparatively shorter. But that only means you have to grab the opportunity because they don't come as often.

Other than the wealth of information one gets from these conferences, these events are also great opportunity to network with industry peers and influencers in the UK

Our UK team has been tracking these Content, Search and Digital Marketing Conferences since the year started, and we thought we'd share them here.

Here we go, order according to event date:


1. Investment Content Marketing Conference

Investment Content Marketing Conference will focus on how the asset management firms, advisory firms and investment banks can utilise content through multiple platforms to improve brand awareness, reputation, client acquisition and engagement. Topics include handling compliance, creating a documented strategy, and creating a successful blog.


  • Charlotte Povey (Head of Content Strategy, Barclays)
  • Lawrence Gosling (Editorial Director, Incisive Media)
  • Peter Beckett (Head of UK and International Marketing, Schroders)
  • and more

March 21, 2017 | America Square Conference Centre, London UK | Register Here


2. B2B Marketing Expo

B2B Marketing Expo is an interactive exhibition and conference designed specifically for the marketing sector. Expect to find high-quality exhibitors alongside a conference showcasing some of the world’s most influential figures in marketing.


  • Jason Miller (Global Content Marketing Leader, Linkedin)
  • Dave Chaffey (CEO and Co-founder Smart Insights)
  • Raja Saggi (B2B Marketing Head, Google UK)
  • Jeremy Waite (Marketing Evangelist, IBM)
  • Karl Walsh (Inbound Marketing Specialist, Hubspot)
  • and more

March 28-29, 2017 | Excel Exhibition Centre, London UK | Register Here


3. The Inbounder London

Discover the possibilities of Digital and inbound Marketing from experts in Content, Social and SEO such as Aleyda Solís, Mike King or Rand Fishkin. We will talk about how marketing has evolved thanks to the digital sector and pinpoint the latest trends.


  • Tom Anthony (Head of R&D, Distilled)
  • Olga Adrienko (Head of Social, SEMRush)
  • Kelvin Newman (Managing Director, Rough Agenda)
  • and more

May 2, 2017 | London UK | Register Here


4. Adobe Summit EMEA, The Digital Marketing Conference

Europe’s premier learning and networking event for digital marketing professionals and executives, Summit has the latest insights from the world’s leading digital marketing experts. Discover new strategies to transform your business and deliver customer experiences that are personal, engaging and consistent across every device — experiences that build lasting customer loyalty.


  • Divina McCall (TV Presenter)
  • Simon Sproule (Aston Martin)
  • Simon Chatfield (Heathrow)
  • Giles Richardson (Royal Bank of Scotland)

May 10-11, 2017 | ICC ExCeL London | Register Here


5. The Digital Content Summit 2017

The Digital Content Summit is a must-attend event for all senior professionals interested in publishing, content development, social media, digital, marketing, innovation, creative and brand management. This year will be co-located with Customer Focus Live, giving you the opportunity to compare notes with consumer experience experts on how to communicate effectively with your audience, best practices in multi-channel communications, and using data to fully understand what the consumer wants.


  • Andrew Carter (CEO, Branded Content Marketing Association)
  • Danny Cox (Director of Customer Support, JetBlue)
  • Matt Simmonds (Creative Director of Video Content, Telegraph Media Group)
  • Patrick Collister (Head of Design, Google)
  • Steve Wind-Mozley (Director of Digital, Virgin Media)
  • and more

May 23, 2017 | Royal Garden Hotel, London UK | Register Here


6. SMX London

Biggest Search Marketing Conference Series worldwide – Programme by Search Engine Land, the leading Source of Search Marketing News

Speakers: TBA

May 23-24, 2017 | 155 Bishopsgate, London UK | Register Here


7. Content Marketing Academy 2017

Branded as the UK's leading Content Marketing, Social Media and Business Growth Conference. TCMA is all about content marketing and business growth. It’s about showcasing content marketing and, in some respects, ‘selling’ the concept of content marketing to business owners to give them a better understanding of what it is, how it works, the business benefits and how they can make it work in the context of their own business.


  • Mark Shaefer (Author, Consultant and Keynote Speaker)
  • Erika Napoletano (Creator and Performer)
  • Marcus Sheridan (Author and Keynote Speaker)
  • Chris Ducker (Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur)
  • and more

June 8-9, 2017 | The Hub, Edinburg Scotland | Register Here 


8. Ungagged London

UnGagged London is the world’s first SEO & digital marketing UnConvention held in the leading digital hub, London. This unconventional conference offers attendees the rare opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the brightest minds in search and digital marketing, without all the fluff and sales pitches.

Speakers: TBA

June 15-16, 2017 | London UK | Register Here


9. Digital Marketing World Forum #DMWF Expo Global

#DMWF Expo Global 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 three dedicated conference streams.

Speakers: TBA

June 19-20, 2017 | 155 Bishopsgate, London UK | Register Here


10. SearchLove London

Power up your skills and thinking over two days. Industry leaders will reveal exactly how to stay at the cutting edge of online marketing. From analytics and optimization, to content and paid promotions, all the crucial topics are covered. You’ll be joining search marketers from across the world at this London event, where the most ambitious minds of the community meet amongst the buzz of the tech capital.

Speakers: TBA

October 15-16, 2017 | London UK | Register Here


11. Digital Strategy Innovation Summit

"Enhancing Engagement Through Digital". This summit will gather the world’s most dynamic and senior executives operating in the areas of digital strategy & planning.

Speakers: TBA

October 18-19, 2017 | London UK | Register Here


12. Integrated Live

Integrated Live is designed to help UK Marketers navigate the modern world of marketing. With 120+ world leading speakers teaching about the latest trends in marketing across 7 theatres, Integrated Live is unparalleled as the UK’s leading marketing conference and exhibition.


  • Chris Grimsey (Sales Engineer, Google)
  • Paul Stevenson (Head of Enterprise Marketing Services, O2 UK)
  • Mark Brayton (Content Marketing Director, Barclay UK)
  • and more

November 15-16, 2017 | Excel Exhibition Centre, London UK | Register Here


Note: Kindly visit the actual event websites to confirm details that we're not able to capture at the time of this writing. 

We'll be updating this as we go. Any other important marketing conferences in the UK that we missed out? Hit us up in the comments!


Looking for conferences in the US? Here's a quick list! 

Digital Marketing Conferences in the US 2017

Content2Conversion B2B Marketing 11/20/2017 11/22/2017 Scottsdale, AZ Demand Gen Report
Digital Summit Phoenix Digital Marketing 2/22/2017 2/23/2017 Phoenix, AZ Digital Summit
Digital Marketing Innovation Summit Digital Marketing 3/8/2017 3/9/2017 New York, NY Innovation Enterprise
Intelligent Content Conference Content Marketing 3/28/2017 3/30/2017 Las Vegas, NV Content Marketing Institute
ConversionXL Live 2017 Lead Generation 4/5/2017 4/7/2017 San Antonio, TX ConversionXL
DIGIMARCON Cruise Digital Marketing 4/16/2017 4/23/2017 Orlando, FL Search Experiences
The Marketing Nation Summit 2017* Marketing Automation 4/23/2017 4/26/2017 San Francisco, CA Marketo
Content Marketing Conference Content Marketing 4/11/2017 4/13/2017 Boston, MA  
MarTech Digital Marketing, Technology 5/9/2017 5/11/2017 San Francisco, CA Chief Marketing Technologist
Sirius Decisions Summit 2017* B2B Sales, B2B Marketing 5/16/2017 5/19/2017 Las Vegas, NV Sirius Decisions
Content Jam Content Marketing 11/1/2017 11/2/2017 Chicago, IL Orbit Media
Inbound 2017 Inbound, Content Marketing 9/25/2017 9/28/2017 Boston, MA Hubspot
Content Marketing World Expo Content Marketing 9/5/2017 9/8/2017 Cleveland, OH CMI
Search Love, San Diego SEO, Digital Marketing 2/23/2017 2/25/2017 San Diego, CA Distilled
Search Love, Boston SEO, Digital Marketing 6/5/2017 6/6/2017 Boston, MA Distilled
Mozcon SEO, Digital Marketing 7/17/2017 7/19/2017 Seattle, WA Moz
Marketing Nation Summit Digital Marketing 4/23/2017 4/26/2017 San Francisco, CA Marketo
Marketing United 2017 Digital Marketing 4/19/2017 4/21/2017 Nashville, TN Emma

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Rhiza Oyos

About Rhiza Oyos

Riz is Spiralytics' resident blogger and Inbound Marketing person. She takes pride in being around pre-Penguin and Panda days, investing the past 12 years of her life figuring out SEO, blogging, inbound marketing, and a bit of front-end development. She also holds the record for being the first hired employee of Spiralytics. She did manage to get a life outside of work, get married, and give birth to twin girls. In between work and mothering, you'll likely catch her watching Friends' gag reels on Youtube, or listening to Harry Styles.

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