As a small business owner, networking and learning about the latest trends and insights is a critical part of your job. Not only will conferences get you out to meet new people and learn, but they are one of the most effective tool to tell others about your business and getting new customers. Here are a few great conferences happening in London this year that you should definitely consider booking a place for:
FLA: UX and Digital Design Week
13th – 17th August 2018 / Future London Academy, London
Some people call this format a ‘design safari’, some say it’s a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. This is a very fresh way to learn and explore the industry. And the best part is – you will spend this week as a part of a small group of 20 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers and product managers from around the globe.
FLA: Design Thinking and Innovation Week
10th -14th September 2018 / Future London Academy, London
All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.
ad:tech London 2018
26th – 27th September 2018 / Olympia, London
This years content programme promises to be the biggest and best to date with over 100 sessions across 12 theatres across 2 days with in-depth speaker interviews and insights into what makes industry leaders get out of bed each morning.
Tickets: Free – £499
Festival of Marketing
10th – 11th October 2018 / Tobacco Dock, London
Featuring 160 hours of content from more than 250 speakers, the Festival of Marketing is the largest global event dedicated to brand marketers. Blending inspiration and practical application, Festival is the place for marketing professionals to experience everything they need to find success.
Tickets: £795 – £1095
Search Love London
15th – 16th October 2018 / London
A two-day event, SearchLove brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers in online marketing. Get up to speed on the latest in search, analytics, content creation, optimising your website, paid promotions and more.
Tickets: £779 – £1079
Big Data LDN
13th – 14th November 2018 / Olympia, London
Big Data LDN is a free to attend conference and exhibition where delegates discuss the big questions and share ideas with forward-thinking peers and leading members of the Data community. Hear from 130 expert speakers in 8 technical and business-led conference tracks, including real world use-cases and discuss your business requirements with 100 leading technology vendors and consultants.
Social Media Week
14th – 16th November 2018 – QEII Conference Centre, London
In its 9th year, Social Media Week London (#SMWLDN) brings together professionals with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media. This year the theme is Closer and will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community.
Tickets: £449 – £695
The Future of Marketing
22nd November / Royal Victoria Docks, London
The connected online and offline world is changing habits and with the emergence of Cyberville, where places and spaces monitor and engage with the people living and working there, brands and marketers have never had as great an opportunity to know more about their customers. This one-day summit exploring how those changes will affect consumers and businesses across various sectors is a must attend for any marketer who wants to be on the front foot for the long term, gaining tangible actions to implement today.