Boost Your Career with the Best Digital Marketing & Social Media Marketing Networking Events in the UK, USA, AUS and World Wide Series
After hosting our own SEO event this year, SEOXclusive, it’s safe to say that we’ve bared first-hand witness to the many successes that come from these events in our industry.
From absorbing the most up-to-date news and insights on the industry from veteran experts, to industry wave-makers reigniting your inspiration of your craft, to learning about new SEO tools, SEO tips, concepts, and workflow hacks from an array of profound guest speakers, to even receiving an incredible amount of perks from SEO-related companies sponsoring the events.
The value behind some of the industry-leading networking events is almost incomparable.
However, understandably, the price can become hefty, the longer you take you get your tickets (as with any on-demand event). So to save you the hassle of time, and money, we’ve put together the BEST SEO events and SEO conferences in the digital marketing industry, happening next year–so you can start lining-up the one’s you’d love to attend!
From in-person SEO events based in US, UK and AUS, to SEO event series touring the globe…
Are you ready to start marking your calendar? 🗓
SEO Events in America:
(in chronological order)
7-9 Jan | Hollywood, FL
If you’re interested in buying leads, or learning more about the process of lead gen and its importance within digital marketing and SEO, then this networking conference is definitely one to add to your list.
Happening in early January, kick-off the year by meeting some of the brightest minds in lead gen, who will help inspire those looking to start-off, or improve their lead gen campaigns. With talk topics ranging from “Branding Through Intentional Polarization: How to build fanatical tribes of customers who love your products”, to “Increasing Revenue through Channel Diversification”, to “Lead Generation Tactics that Scale”, panel discussions and interactive activities spread over the course of 3 days, there’s an almost-guarantee that you will find incredible value within LGW.
9 – 11 Jan | Las Vegas, NV
The Traffic Conversion Summit is a must for digital marketers and SEOs, especially if you’re interested in the forecasts for AI, and how it will be influencing the industry in the foreseeable future.
With over 5,000 attendees to network with, 3-days worth of content, 8 content tracks and access to over 45 top speakers, such as some of the sharpest minds in business: Sir. Richard Branson (who is the 2024 Keynote Speaker), Daymond John, Gary Vaynerchuk, Martha Stewert, Mari Smith, Kevin O’Leary and more, the in-person T&C Summit will definitely leave you feeling inspired with fresh new strategies and ideas for the year ahead.
15-17 Jan | Las Vegas, NV
Known arguably as one of the biggest affiliate marketing events in the world, Affiliate Summit West (ASW) offers +6,500 affiliates, advertisers, eccom sellers, networks and tech suppliers.
With 8 topic tracks revolving around the dirrerent types of partnerships, such as content & comments, lead gen, brand to brand and ecommerce, there’s something for everyone within the digital marketing scope to benefit from the event.
And in regards to the networking? There’s a ton of that too. In ASW 2023, they hosted over 10,000 meetings and attendees made a total of 63,462 connections – and that’s only growing.
Affiliate speakers will include Kindra’s Head of Growth, Afshan Dosani and Founder and CEO of 4Media Marketing, Eddie Maalouf, among many other industry leaders.
18 – 24 Feb | San Diego, CA
Based in the heart of San Diego, the Social Media Marketing World conference is aimed at helping marketers bring in paid customers, and make the conversions that matter most.
With your all-access ticket, you can also receive an extra day’s access to marketing workshops, SEO, copywriting and more.
Keynote speakers (and topics) include AI expert and author of Marketing Artificial Intelligence, Paul Roetzer; AI tool expert, Matt Wolfe discusses content repurposing, and Founder of Scaling with Systems, Ravi Abuvala joins the stage to discuss advanced acquisition strategy–among many more talented speakers.
26-29 Feb | Palm Springs
Etail West makes an impressive return this year, marking its 25th year in hosting events aimed at assisting e-commerce and retail marketers to achieve better results.
With the 2024 list of thought leaders including the VP of Marketing at Minted, Founder and CEO of Lovesac, and SVP and Chief Merchandising Officer at PetSmart among the list, the 20+ year leading industry conference is looking to be quite a significant and beneficial one to those in the eccom and marketing space.
eTail considers their event to be built upon eccom and retail marketer pain-points, inclusive of curated networking sessions and designed around 6+ months of industry research with Commerce executives – which makes it perfectly tailored and specific to its crowd.
14 March | NYC
SEO Annual Alternative Investments Conference (AICON) boasted an impressive 650+ attendees, 80+ speakers and 150+ pre-arranged one-on-one limited partner/general partner meetings at their previous single day event, SEO AICON 2023; and we are anticipating an even bigger, better in-person annual gathering in 2024.
This impressive SEO conference takes place in the heart of New York City (The Glasshouse, 660 12th Avenue) aims to promote an interactive experience for anyone in search marketing, as attendees can engage with top Limited Partners, and learn from the best industry experts.
16 May | Los Angeles, CA
This conference aims to serve as boutique-style, one-day live event of a local gathering of LA’s top eCommerce experts and leaders across the retail, brand, merchant and solution-providers spaces; with this year’s theme revolving around strategy, marketing, operations, customer experience and more.
Speakers include the CMO of Newton Baby; the Senior Director and Marketing & Communications at Seed Beauty; Head of DEI, Corporate Communications and Corporate Events at Forever21; VP of eCommerce at Nature’s Bakery; Chief Supply Chain Officer at Dollar Shave Club, among many more.
3-4 June | Seattle, WA
Currently, there are only 150 Extremely Early Bird tickets (saving you $800) to one of the most popular digital marketing networking conferences in the world.
MozCon’s main focus is placed on the future of digital marketing, bringing in experts and peers who are simply intrigues on learning and networking. The entire event is extremely interactive, and you can expect talks ranging from ChatGPT, to E-E-A-T and even TikTok for the latest news and algorithm updates.
3-5 June | Denver, CO
The Gartner Marketing Symposium is a conference more specifically aimed at connecting more senior level marketers, such as CMOs, marketing professionals and industry thought leaders.
The digital marketing conference aims to tackle major topics such as AI and its current disruption, how to forecast the future of the industry, adapt to the current changes, and more. Considering that the conference is aimed at industry leaders, it will directly speak to issues they face such as leading a team and brand through (and after) a crisis, optimising marketing budgets, evolving brand strategy and more.
The 2024 topic highlights include:
- Delivering a defensible marketing strategy
- Generating demand via intergrated buying experiences
- Embracing customer centricity to build loyalty
- Evolving brand management to react to rapid change
GMS offers event highlights such as moderated roundtable sessions, peer conversations and end-user case studies, workshops and much more to be expected.
31 July – 1st Aug | NY
Savant has leveraged over a decade of eComm events in Europe and are finally launching their first Savant eCommerce New York, and is presented as an exclusive conference for Senior Executives.
With over 90+ retailers and brands onboard, and 12+ hours of content, and another 11+ hours of networking–inclusive of dedicated networking sessions, design thinking formats and an evening reception, the organisers have truly prioritised value for the sale of tickets.
In addition to that, there will be over 140 senior eCommerce professionals in attendance and over 30 industry leading speakers and panelists.
We’re incredibly eager to follow the launch of their first New York event, later this year.
31 July – 1st Aug | Seattle, WA
Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) is taking place a bit later in the year, however, it is with much anticipation. With over 1,000 attendees, 50 Keynote & Expert sessions, and a plethora of opportunities to network, SIC aims to combine and celebrate the work within the technology, creativity and digital marketing industries over the space of 2 days.
Last year’s speakers included the likes of Zoom’s eCommerce UX Designer, Shantelle Liu, Corporate Finance Institute’s Director of SEO, Kavi Kardos, Unity’s Creative Director, Adam Myhill, so we are only expecting an equally (if not, more) exciting line-up from SIC.
SEO Events in the UK:
(in chronological order)
24 Jan | Manchester, UK
Although very niché, the Advanced Email Conference is offering an incredible one day event revolving solely around the power of effective, engaging, targeted email campaigns.
The content will revolve around offering insight-driven programs for new cut-through content, AI & new technology, hyper-personalisation, customer-focused journey’s and much more vital concepts to prepare you for the year ahead.
In attendance are some of the biggest industry-leaders from the Associate Director (CRM) of Ticketmaster, the Head of Digital Marketing at Pizza Hut, Global Ecommerce Strategist at Vodafone, among 23+ other business leaders offering insight within this one-day exhibition.
1 Feb + 25 April | London, UK
This one-day PPC-centric event includes an impressive line-up of speakers including the Head of Paid Media at Anicca, Head of Paid Social at Impression, and the Co-Founder of We-Discover.
The best part about the event is that it’s specific and therefore valuable to those in attendance, and it’s extremely affordable for those interested in attending, with tickets starting at around £15 (should you be lucky enough to grab an early bird).
Anu Adegbola, the founder and CMO of the event aims to make it a safe and diverse space for those in attendance, allowing you the opportunity to network with a variety of industry-leaders at PPC Live.
8 March | London, UK
This one-day Tech SEO conference is aimed precisely towards what it’s name suggests–bringing together female industry-leaders within the Tech SEO and digital marketing spaces to network, learn and support one another in the ever-growing space.
It also serves as a fuel for inspiration for those in attendance, to sit-in on talks delivered by female speakers who are making waves within the industry.
You can expect talks from SEOs such as Grace Frohlich, Stevy Liakopoulou, Emma Russell, Joyann Boyce, Sophie Gibson and much more.
15 March | London
Re:Signal offers its attendees the opportunity to join open discussions with some of the brightest minds in eCommerce SEO.
With this year’s Keynote speakers being the Founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet, Holly Tucker, this one-day event is a quick, impactful and valuable one to consider adding to the list–especially considering its location is in central London.
25 – 26 April + 3 – 4 October | Brighton Centre, UK
BrightonSEO is arguably one of the largest SEO networking conferences in the UK, and has grow so incrementally in the past years, that they just launched BrightonSEO in San Diego last year, as well.
If you aren’t in those areas? They even host some of the best online events for you to join-in on the talks.
With that being on the cards for celebration, we expect BrightonSEO to be even bigger and better this year.
If you haven’t heard of BrightonSEO, it consists of a two-day event (happening twice a year–so if you miss the first one, you can catch up on the second event). The conference brings in a diverse and impressive range of industry-leading speakers, inclusive of Fringe conferences which hone in on more specialist speakers covering PPC, paid social, data and analytics, and PR. Additionally, you can even join-in on the workshops to receive hands-on training from industry veterans.
With +6k attendees in each BrightonSEO UK edition, and people from +100 countries joining in on the online events, BrightonSEO has become one of the most unmissable, and almost industry-standard networking events to attend.
1 – 2 May | Belfast, UK
eComm Live is another huge conference based in the UK that gathers 350+ attendees over the course of 2 days, and includes 50+ speakers and 8 training courses.
eCommerce professionals across the UK and Ireland primarily gather at the event to network, and interact through various training courses. Aside from the informative part of the event, eComm Live also promotes networking by providing networking lounges and opening and closing parties.
Speakers for this year’s event include CEO and Founder of Sculpted by Aimee, Owner of Vinny & Co Consulting, Founder of Little Rock Digital and Entrepreneur and Podcaster from the Entrepreneur Experiment.
Programmatic Pioneers Summit
22 – 23 May | London, UK
Programmatic Pioneers Summit aims to bring together industry leaders across Europe to network and work towards tackling the biggest issues in the industry by combining everyone’s shared knowledge, at its event.
At this 2-day event you will be able to meet agency leaders from industry leading brands to help gain practical insights on market behaviour, digital innovations, how to adapt to the market, exploring new dimensions in advertising with DOOH, CTV, audio and mobile video, and much more.
You can expect to learn from the Global Director IT&D at Reckitt, Digital and Programmatic Lead at Nestlé, the Managing Director at News UK among the list of attendees and speakers.
25 – 26 June | London, UK
With over 2,500 attendees, and 56% of those in attendance at a director level or higher, the DMWF conference boasts an impressive opportunity to network with those in attendance. Aside from the opportunities to network, there are also 120+ speakers, 130+ exhibitors and 10 conference tracks.
Talk topics range from AI and Marketing automation to Digital Brand & Communication Strategy, Data, CRM & Insights, Digital Transformation and Leadership, and much, much more. Speakers are still to be announced, but with a vast array of conference tracks, it’s definitely one to consider attending as there will be something for everyone.
TBC | London, UK
If you are in the area and looking for a more local and regular meet-up with your network of SEOs, PPCs and Social Media Marketers, then Search London offers just that.
Events are organised on rotation every 8-12 weeks, and include members from a mix of agencies, clients, side and start-ups. It’s an incredible opportunity for you to get to know more of the local professionals in your area, on a more regular, intimate and effective level. In addition to that, Search London brings on speakers that offer tips on various topics ranging from SEO confidence to Tech SEO tips, TikTok SEO, content marketing, emerging strategies, Google Lighthouse and much more.
SEO Events in AUS:
(in chronological order)
1 March | Sydney
Limited to only 400 people, this one-day only seo conference includes 10+ SEO speakers, inclusive of SEO Futurist, Jes Scholz, and Searchlab USA Chief Operating Officer, Greg Gifford among the impressive list, with each talk ranging around the 30-minute mark, offering valuable and actionable tips for the listeners. Talk topics include: SEO automation, local SEO, enterprise SEO, digital PR, topic clusters, SGE and more.
In attendance, there will be a diverse list inclusive of SEOs of all levels, Digital Marketing Managers, PPC Managers, Business Owners, Affiliate Marketers and eCommerce Managers.
You will also have the opportunity to join the networking drinks after the event, offering you the opportunity to further meet and network further, after the event.
Digital Marketers (AUS)
9 – 10 May | Melbourne
Described as an all-encompassing conference revolving around anything and everything digital marketing-related, there will be a little something for everyone in attendance, whether you’re a freelancer, a junior or an experienced agency lead.
The two-day event includes opportunities to learn more about agency growth, content marketing, lead generation, eCommerce digital strategies, growth hacking, international SEO, b2b marketing, leveraging AI and much more.
Expect to network with a plethora of attendees ranging from founders & CEOs, to in-house marketing teams, influencers, agencies, consultants and more.
SEO Events in Germany:
(in chronological order)
12 – 13 March | Munich, Germany
Described as one of Europe’s largest Search Marketing Conferences for Professionals, the SMX München event is a two-day event that specifically targets SEO and PPC professionals. It aims its focus towards figuring out how search fits into the ever-evolving marketing industry by exploring conversations around the latest news, trends, strategies and opportunities.
With 6+ tracks, 60+ sessions, 1,200+ attendees and 80+ speakers including Anu Adegbola (Founder of PPC Live UK), Cindy Krum (CEO Mobile Moxie), Jana Lavrov (Head of Editorial SEO) and many more, SMX München is looking to be one of the biggest SEO and PPC networking conferences Germany has to offer.
19 June | Frankfurt, Germany
“100% applicable knowledge for your growth” defines Growth Marketing Summit’s primary aim of their conference, adding that they’re less focused on Conversion Uplifts and more focused on a data-driven, customer-orientated and agile approach to scale sustainably.
With all talks offered in English, there are 12 Ted-Style talks in total for the one-day event. Speakers include Director of Experimentation, Lukas Vermeer, offering a talk on “How to Run Many Tests at Once: Interaction Avoidance and Detection”, Founder of GrowthHackers, Sean Ellis will also be talking on “Hacking Growth: How Today’s Fastest Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success”, Experimentation Lead User Growth, Luke Frake will be discussing “Optimising Optimisation for more ROI” among nine other talented keynote speakers.
Aside from the incredible talks, there will also be an incredible opportunity to network with a diverse group of professionals from relating industries–such as those in CRM, Data and Tech, CROs, E-Commerce, Marketing, Online Marketing, UX and Top Management.
13 – 14 Sept | Berlin, Germany
SMX Advanced is along the same lines as SMX München, however, is a more in-depth, intimate summit for search marketers. SMX Advanced offers you the opportunity to speak to and dine with the keynote speakers, allowing you to dive into deeper conversations with SEO veterans in the industry.
Some of the speakers lined-up for this year’s list include Founder and Digital Marketing consultant, Mike King, and Senior Director, SEO & Head of Organic Research, Lily Ray are among the list to speak at this year’s advanced summit.
In addition to the two-days packed with talks and discussion sessions, there will also be an opportunity to attend workshops and networking events the day prior (12 Sept) to allow attendees to truly reap the benefits of the event.
SEO Events in Denmark:
(in chronological order)
1 Feb | Kolding, Denmark
SEOday is considered the leading Nordic one-day SEO conference, with 350+ annual attendees, there’s plentiful room for networking opportunities along with some impressive talks lined up from industry leaders.
With previous talks such as Rise at Seven’s Carrie Rose will be in attendance, covering the topic of “How SEO can be More Short Term Using Reactive Marketing”, and Moz’s Tom Capper will be exploring “Core Updates & Google’s Direction in 2023”, we are expectant of an all-encompassing, valuable event filled with core insights from industry professionals.
SEO Events in France:
(in chronological order)
14 – 15 March | Paris, France
SMX France falls under the umbrella of the SMX series, notably a popular conference aimed at Search Marketers.
This 2-day event will bring on 50+ speakers along 20 sessions on SEO and social media marketing.
SEO Events in World Series:
DigiMarCon is the world’s largest digital marketing conference, search marketing, media and advertising conference & exhibition series in the world. It boasts an impressive expansion to up to 40 cities worldwide, across 18 countries, PLUS an international cruise, with some events throughout the year taking place online for those who can’t make it–further strengthening their position as a global leader in the digital marketing events space.
Get inspired with Keynote speakers from industry agency leaders, bold talks and big ideas from digital marketing experts around the world. Considering DigiMarCon’s worldwide impact, you can expect to receive diverse and valuable talks and networking opportunities with all their upcoming events next year.
The International Association of Digital Marketing Professionals (IADMP) are the umbrella for DigiMarCon and others–hosting international conferences and series worldwide, inclusive of the Annual Networking Cruise and the IADMP Excellence Awards Gala, among various other industry events.
If you have attended one of their events from them in the past, or would like to attend, you can join their membership and benefit from different levels of features, such as accessing worldwide communities to advance your career.