The first half of 2017 is going to be packed full of fantastic sales and marketing events. To help you decide which events to attend, we’ve hand-picked a few that we think will offer you and your business the greatest value. The following conferences, talks, and workshops all give you a chance to hear from some of industry’s most exciting businesses and thought-provoking leaders on a variety of subjects, including email marketing, SEO, and other digital marketing efforts, as well as strategies for improving your sales team and increasing customer engagement. Don’t miss out on a chance to put your business ahead!
SALES & MARKETING EVENTS IN Q1 OF 2017
MARKETING & DIGITAL: 3XE Digital
Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Want to see 10 percent more clicks and conversions with Dynamic Search Advertising? Wondering how to measure success in your online and offline advertising campaigns? Get the best solutions from Google, Microsoft, the Digital Marketing Institute and many more organizations in order to super power your marketing. This event features 16 great talks, 20 speakers and six workshops, all during one jam-packed day at the amazing conference venue in Croke Park, Dublin.
MARKETING & PRODUCTIVITY: Marketing Sherpa Summit
February 13 – 16
Las Vegas, USA
Explore the science of productivity from Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the best-selling author of “Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business.” In addition, marketers can learn how Scott Dikkers, founder of The Onion, turned the satirical news site into a business worth $500 million. The summit will feature six inspiring speakers and 16 case studies over four epic days in Las Vegas. This includes two days of workshops and two days of conference.
SALES CONFERENCE SERIES: Inside Sales (IS) 2017
Drive Hurst, Texas, USA
This conference is for your sales teams who want to sharpen their sales skills, discover the latest technologies, and network with other professionals. Sales leaders, lead development managers and reps, sales development managers and reps, as well as inside sales reps and venture capitalists of sales will all receive practical advice on how to win more deals and keep current with the latest developments in sales.
MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY: Technology for Marketing Japan (TFM Japan)
February 14 – 15
TFM Japan is one of the biggest technology-powered marketing events in the world. With over 12,000 visitors, dozens of leading brands, and a long list of topics, including market research, data analysis, lead generation, promotion and incentives, and more, you are surely going to find plenty of useful ideas for your business.
ONLINE MARKETING: OMR 2017
March 2 – 3
Expo, conference and party all in one pack – that’s what OnlineMarketingStars event is about. You will get a chance to hear the famous and most vibrant internet marketing gurus like Gary Vaynerchuk and Andrew Bosworth speak, network with your colleagues from all the corners of the world (each year this event gathers more than 25,000 attendees), pick and attend a couple of more than 50 insightful master classes and last, but not the least – meet Oro team members who will be exhibiting at the event and would love to socialize offline at this glorious event.
MARKETING & BRANDS: SXSW Interactive Festival: Brands and Marketing
March 11 – 16
Austin, TX, USA
Best known for music festivals and media conferences, SXSW also gives marketing professionals a great opportunity to hone their skills. The next festival will show you how to make videos that attract millions of leads, review PPC and SEO management, talk about actionable gamification, review the art of storytelling in branding and marketing, and much more.
B2B MARKETING & SEMY AWARDS: Search Marketing Expo (SMX)
March 14 – 15
Covering a range of topics, including B2B and search engine optimization, guides to the changing Google SERPs, links for rankings, influencer marketing for SEO, and much more, SMX is the premier event for search engine marketers. Learn from experts such as Oliver Borm (Google), Wil Reynolds (Seer), and Rand Fishkin (Moz), and get the opportunity to connect with other market leaders.
SALES & MARKETING EVENTS IN Q2 OF 2017
MARKETING & INNOVATION: Canadian Internet Marketing Conference (CIMC)
April 5 – 6
Squamish BC, Canada
Learn how to bring more innovation to your marketing efforts and hear from some of today’s best innovation marketing professionals. Speakers include Nic Lopez, Visa’s Head of Emerging Products and Innovation Marketing; Ted Graham, Head of Innovation at PWC; and Matthew Luhn, Head of Story Internship at Pixar.
SALES & MARKETING SUMMIT: TOPO Sales Summit
April 12 – 13
San Francisco, USA
Want to learn what companies like Google and LinkedIn are doing to generate incredible ROI? Find out directly from them during this summit! Get an impressive amount of skills during workshops on sales leadership, sales/marketing ops and technology from innovators at the world’s best sales and marketing organizations.
EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING: Experiential Marketing Summit
May 3 – 5
This events gives you several days’ worth of senior-level instruction from well-known brands like Pepsi and Chobani. For instance, attend master classes and exclusive keynotes from Adam Harter, Pepsi’s VP of Consumer Engagement, and Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing Officer at Chobani. This is a can’t-miss event for marketers.
SALES SUMMIT: Sales Summit East
May 8 – 9
New York, USA
This summit offers two jam-packed days of learning and inspiration on topics like customer engagement and retention, sales technologies, metrics and analytics, strategy and leadership. Its impressive list of speakers and solution-providers in the sales industry include experts from Infusionsoft, Step Up Strategies, UFC, and more.
Have we missed any other must-attend sales or marketing events in the first half of 2017? Let us know in the comments below.