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11 marketing events you have to visit!

22 January 2020
by Force24

We might already be in ‘full force’ having well and truly kick-started 2020, but there’s still plenty on the horizon – and a packed calendar to prove it!

As marketers, you’ll know that we want to upskill and help industry professionals, equipping them with the knowledge of how automation can make their days more productive – and take their content to the next level!

But, as well as training others, we never want to stop learning either! That’s why we’ll be jumping onto the motorway to travel up and down the UK and visit a range of top marketing events.

In addition, alongside exhibiting at many of these events, our team will be delivering keynote presentations and on hand to answer any questions you might have to help supercharge your marketing comms.

So, what are you waiting for? Here are 12 events we’re sure you won’t want to miss…

  1. Travel Technology Europe

Alongside industry peers, marketers will have the chance to discover how innovation, products, suppliers and cutting-edge content can help reshape thinking – and generate new business.

We’ll be there exhibiting alongside travel brands such as EQ Global, Arkikus and TrustedTrip, and our automation specialist, James Skellington, will be taking centre stage on the opening day too. He’s set to deliver critical insight on how marketing departments can personalise their comms so that holidaymakers feel understood – and ultimately buy.

There’s still time to register for the event at Olympia London which takes place from 26th-27th February.

  1. MarketingSHOWCASE (Leeds)

March is proving to be a hugely popular month for us with many events on our radar – the first of which is in our home city!

We’ll be returning to the brilliant MarketingSHOWCASE – a roadshow packed with stalls and high-level talks from specialist speakers from our fantastic industry – on 3rd March at the Royal Armouries.

As well as setting up our stall, Force24’s managing director Adam Oldfield will be delivering a keynote speech on ‘How to build a high-performance integrated campaign in 2020’.

See you there at 10am?

  1. Digital City Expo

Those vocal chords of our leader will be flexed again eight days later as Adam will be speaking about integrated campaigns for an event in Manchester that’s part of the vibrant Digital City Festival.

Starting on 11th March, the two-day Expo will celebrate all-things digital, marketing, ecommerce, tech, media and creative.

Opening its doors from 9.30am, Manchester Central will be the place to be for the next generation of forward-thinkers and innovators!

  1. Travel CIO Connect

Networking with senior level CIOs and CTOs in the travel and transportation industry, we’ll be in St Albans for the two-day conference at the Sopwell House Hotel and Spa, from 17th-18th March.

Speakers at Travel CIO Connect include John Barton (Gatwick Airport’s CIO), Clare Ward, (CIO of Kenya Airways) and MAG’s CIO, Nicholas Woods.

With a strong client base in this sector – including Riviera Travel, Simpson Travel, Citalis and Parkdean – we’re looking forward to chatting to visitors in an industry we thoroughly enjoy getting our teeth into. Make sure to stop by our stall and talk all-things marketing automation!

  1. MarketingSHOWCASE (Glasgow)

A few days later – six in fact – we’ll be crossing the border to the Scottish capital for the next event highlighted on our Quarter 1 calendar.

This time the MarketingSHOWCASE will be staged at the iconic sporting venue, Hampden Park.

More than 150 marketing professionals are expected on 24th March, from 10am-2pm, and we can’t wait to meet them at our pop-up stand.

Adam will be taking to the microphone once more too, delivering insight into why marketing departments must understand integrated campaigns, and how multiple marketing channels can be utilised effectively.

Fancy coming along to see us?

  1. B2B Marketing Expo

Once we’ve packed away our marketing guides and goodies from the MarketingSHOWCASE, we’ll be dashing across to England’s capital for a two-day event at London ExCeL.

As well as the opportunity to take in around 200 masterclasses, and a number of networking and panel discussions, we’re looking forward to hearing from a range of keynote speakers – including our very own gaffer, Adam!

The event takes place between 25th-26th March and it’s expected that 20,000 marketing professionals will be popping through the doors from 10am-5pm!

  1. Visual Media Conference

Back in our home territory, Leeds is set to stage another popular event – the seventh of its kind – as the Conference this year explores innovation and sustainability.

International experts – including Channel 4’s agency principal Ewan Douglas – will be on hand to discuss how businesses can achieve the ‘green utopia’ using a more creative mindset.

As well as up to 500 delegates, there will also be 50 exhibitors at Leeds Beckett University for an event that’s not to be missed.

  1. Leeds Digital Festival

Here we go… the largest tech event in the UK – and we can’t wait!

Starting on 20th April (and finishing 1st May), the organisers are hoping to eclipse its 2019 attendance record of 25,000 visitors who attended 240 events and saw 750 speakers in action.

We’ll be there during the 12-day extravaganza with lots of ideas to share – will you?

  1. MarketingSHOWCASE (Birmingham)

Setting up our stall at Villa Park on 22nd April, we’ll be there to answer any questions you have about marketing automation and supercharging your customer comms.

As well as a keynote presentation from MD Adam covering integrated campaigns tips, we’re looking forward to network with industry peers and discuss industry trends.

Make sure you book your place for the roadshow which takes place from 10am-2pm.

  1. MarketingSHOWCASE (Newbury)

Twenty-four hours later we’ll be back on our travels, this time in Berkshire for the next MarketingSHOWCASE exhibition.

Whether interested in branding, automation, email marketing, PPC or social media, there should be something for everyone during the interactive day on 23rd April.

Don’t forget to check out our talk on how to 12x your marketing ROI either!

  1. Festival of Enterprise

We’re back in London, this time at Olympia for the two-day event from 28th-29th April.

This is a no-brainer for those looking to scale their business, apply for funding or who have a keenness to invest in tech and make those all-important savings.

Keynote speakers include Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing – who will be speaking about setting up his sweets brand Candy Kittens – and Camilla Ainsworth, finalist in The Apprentice 2018 and owner of M+LKPLUS.

We’re looking forward to hearing from a vast array of experts on the day – are these dates in your diary too?

With lots more on the go for us, remember to check-in with our social media channels for the latest event updates and behind-the-scenes action via our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn platforms.


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