Without a doubt, last year managed to teach us a few valuable lessons. For starters, we shouldn’t take everything for granted as even our most mundane routines can get thrown out of the window in the blink of an eye.
However, we probably shouldn’t get so grim and philosophical. The future is changing, everyday life slowed down a bit, however, the digital world is as quick-paced as it was before the pandemic.
True, there were a few hiccups here and there but generally, nothing managed to bring the online sphere out of balance and it even seems that the digital world has become even more important than it used to be.
One of the most noted screeching halts was recorded in the “conference department” as safety measures didn’t (and in most cases, still don’t) let developers and marketers meet in larger numbers. However, the digital realm isn’t called digital without a reason! Online events have taken over and instead of going to marketing conferences in person, most marketers choose to participate from the comfort of their homes.
Why bother with conferences, you ask? Well, for starters, a good marketer sees this event not just as a great opportunity to learn and meet new people but to sniff around for new possible business ideas, clients, customers, providers, affiliates, and so on. The success stories you often hear here can also serve as motivation when business is going slow, not to mention, the knowledge you gain can impact your business almost immediately.
That being said, there are plenty of different digital marketing conferences around the globe you can attend either online or in-person. Here, we’ve gathered only a few you can look into. We aimed at compiling the most exciting and the largest digital marketing conferences for this year. We honestly hope that you will manage to visit at least one or attend one online.
Let’s be honest, being there in-person is always better, so fingers crossed.
When: 3-5 May 2021
As one of the biggest conferences on a global scale, you can be sure that this three-day event streaming on 15+ Digital Advertising Tracks will blow your socks off and give you enough learning and networking opportunities to keep you preoccupied for months to come.
The event will consist of several hyper-focused speeches, exciting workshops, live and detailed Q&A sessions to make sure everybody gets the answers to their questions. Are you looking for an all-in-one, comprehensive digital marketing event where you can learn from the best names and brands in marketing? If your answer is yes, then Ad World is a must!
Where: London, UK +Online
When: 2-3 June 2021
With more than 10 years of experience under their belts, DMFW did everything it can to bring the online marketing community together to discuss everything the industry has to offer and needs to tackle to become even better than it was the previous year. That being said, the two-day event in 2021 will also aim at providing top-level strategic content, valuable insight, networking opportunities, and chances to discuss the latest trends, not to mention learn from the attending brands, marketers, exhibitors, and speakers. The global event itself will be in London, however, you will also be able to attend three more (Asia, Europe, and North America) in 2021 so you choose which one suits your schedule best.
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: 28 June – 1 July 2021
MWC 2021 is, without doubt, the largest mobile event across the globe right now, bringing together innovators, visionaries, and the latest advancements in leading-edge tech. Just to showcase how impactful this event is, here are a few key takeaways: around 109,000 key decision-makers are expected to attend the event in Spain from 198 countries. Bringing together the best of the best from over 2,400 companies in the industry, Mobile World Conference will be among the most anticipated events of the year.
Where: London, UK
When: 7-8 July 2021
If you prefer a twist on the tried and tested conference formula and you’re getting tired of constantly falling asleep in the back row of conference halls, then you need to give MAD//Fest a try as it aims to provide more value for the money with a more exciting take on the whole conference concept. With bucketloads of inspiring and valuable content and speeches from top industry influencers, this year’s MAD//Fest encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and pursue new ideas, partnerships, and relationships.
Where: Cologne, Germany
When: 7-8 September 2021
If you want to visit one of the go-to places where entrepreneurs go to inspire, learn, build connections, and convey new ideas, then DMEXCO is the place you should visit this year. Usually, hosting more than 40,000 visitors, 1,000 exhibitors, and several hundred top speakers from across the globe, this event in Cologne is truly an outstanding opportunity to learn.
Where: Virtual + LIVE
When: Throughout 2021
With hosting more than 14+ events around the world this year, DigiMarCon Conferences are probably among the most flexible options one can choose for those who are running on a tight schedule. Events will be held in Dubai, London, and New York among other locations. Great keynotes, inspiring topics, great content, expert panels, exhibition, service provider… What else does a marketer need?
When: Throughout 2021
Looking for another industry-leading mobile conference? MGS enables you to connect with marketing professionals who specialize in niche areas like user retention/engagement, re-engagement, user acquisition, monetization. Apart from that, experts will also touch bases on such interesting topics as data science and analytics. If you’re looking forward to learning from large at-scale brands, look out for MGS conferences happening throughout 2021.
When: Oct 12-14, 2021
If you’ve been around in digital marketing for a while, then you that INBOUND is a conference you can’t miss. With around 250+ speakers, 24,000 attendees, and almost half a million followers and subscribers from the digital marketing world, it’s a force to be reckoned with. It’s among the fastest-growing business events on the face of the Earth and allows everyone to get their hands on an abundance of valuable content. Not to mention, you can also meet and greet star guests, have fun while taking part in entertaining activities, and gain valuable networking connections.
Positivity is the best medicine
Because there’s still a lot of uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic, dates may change, and some conferences that would be in-person might go fully online. What we can do at the moment is hope that slowly the virus will subside and everything will get back to normal soon. And if that happens, hopefully, digital marketing events will be as lively and exciting as they’ve used to be.