Going to conferences is a very good way to experience growth and progress in the ever-dynamic digital market. When you gain additional knowledge from leaders who have built successful businesses, learn about recently developed tools, and connect with your colleagues, as well as network with new people, your business cannot be the same again.
You should consider two things before attending a conference or summit. One, how relevant is it to your area of expertise? Check the proposed topics for the event, is it something you need? Are you sure you don’t already have knowledge of the topic? Secondly, if you aren’t attending only for the knowledge, what valuable network can you make at the event?
These are important questions you ask yourself in order to be sure the endeavour is worth your time and money (if money is involved). Many people have started holding valuable webinars and you should lookout for these webinars if your intention is to gain knowledge. There are many FREE trainings and workshops for newbies. Find details here – https://www.eventbrite.sg/d/singapore/digital-marketing/
What Digital Marketing Conferences Should You Attend?
Growth occurs every day, so also does change. Technology doesn’t rest, neither do developers. Why should you as a marketer stop learning? What you want for your brand will determine the type of events you will prefer to attend.
The stage you are at in your business will determine if you want to grab as much knowledge as you can or you want to focus on in-depth learning of a specific part. Will too much information be overwhelming for you of you’d rather take in knowledge in bits.
You may also want to think about the kind of conference it will be. What method will the speaker or facilitator adopt to reach his audience?
Another thing is the location. Do you need to travel to attend? How will that affect your business? If you work for an organization, is your organization willing to allow you to attend if it is during work hours?
What about the cost? Can you cover the fee for a paid conference? Will your company do? For paid events, there is usually an early bird offer that slashes or reduces the original price. Grab early bird discounts, if you can.
Once you can answer these questions yourself, you can handpick the one that suits your needs.
Our list is a combination of marketing conferences, marketing tech summits that focus on a broad spectrum of topics based on SEO, social media use and marketing, brand and content marketing.
1. Digital Marketing World Forum
Date: 18-19, February 2020
Venue – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The Digital Marketing World Forum has over 11 years of history of bringing together people in the digital marketing community from all over the world. The goal is to tackle the challenges that the digital future presents. During the two days summit, experts will deliver top-notch content strategies and unusual insights into digital marketing. You will make new connections and discuss with leaders of top international brands. Topics will centre on Digital Marketing and Technologies, VR, Ai, UI/UX, CX Influencer Marketing, eCommerce, mobile marketing, Content Marketing, and Data analytics. It is the conference of the year for all digital marketers in Singapore.
Link for details – https://www.digitalmarketing-conference.com/asia/
2. The MarTech Summit – Converging Marketing & Technology for a Winning Future
Date: 20-21, February 2020
Venue – Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
This yearly meeting of over 300 knowledgeable marketers and professionals from technology, innovation, strategy and digital fields Is a convergence to discuss marketing and technology. The aim of the summit is to introduce new ideas, reform old ones, develop new networks, share minds and review case studies and conduct several meetings.
The focal points will be on topics like Adtech innovation, content marketing strategy, customer experience and engagement and data-driven. Top officials from renowned agencies like Coca-Cola, Allianz, Orica, Lazada, Pridentia, Chubb and more.
Link for Details – https://www.themartechsummit.com/singapore
3. eTail Asia
Date: 3-5, March 2020
Venue: Equarius Hotel – Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Online/digital marketers should attend this major online event that is organized in various parts of the world. What the organisers, eTail hope to achieve with participants is helping them boost the earnings from your online business. Attendees will be under the expertise of motivating speeches, more than 24 hours of confidential discussion groups, and disruptive strategies, it is most definitely a conference you don’t want to miss. You’ll also get real-life experiences that are practical enough. Over six hundred eTail leaders will be solely in one place at the same time to help you shape your business for now and the future.
Link for details – https://etailasia.wbresearch.com/
4. The Brand Safety Summit, Singapore
Date: 19 March 2020
Venue: The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2
The sixth Brand Safety Summit is all about ‘Big ideas and best practices in one day on brand safety.’
What to Expect – exposition on brand suitability, context-based advertising, safety procedures for brands, data security, online advertising, etc.
There will be an opportunity to network with over 200 media leaders who will share their success journey with participants, with the view to help them do exceedingly well in 2020.
Facilitators include David Murnick, Rob Rasko, Saqib Mausoof, Caspar Schlickum, and so many other top executives.
Link for details – https://trustyourmedia.tv/
5. Digital Travel Summit APAC 2020
Date: 20-22, April 2020
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Singapore is not only one of Asia’s hottest travel destination, it’s also a hub for travel leaders and is home to many leading global and Asian travel companies. 3 days into the digital travel capital of APAC, with all major market participants descending to Singapore to shape the future of travel.
Link for details – https://digitaltravelapac.wbresearch.com/
6. The Digital Entrepreneur Conference
Date: 25 – 26, April 2020
Venue – Not specified at the time of publishing the article
At this event, titans of the digital world share their best kept secrets and definitive ways to start, grow and scale online business – to upsize business and enjoy life like it is meant to.
Link for details – https://digitalentrepreneurconference.com/
7. Forward Marketing Summit Singapore 2020
Date: 18-19, June 2020
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
The Forward Marketing Summit is one of South East Asia’s top summits where marketing experts, data analysts and scientists, brand managers and developers congregate to discuss marketing, branding, technological advancements and data collection.
The summit is a collaboration of the Brand Marketing Leaders Summit and Digital Marketing Leaders Summit series that were to be held separately but has now been merged to become one of the biggest Singapore digital marketing events in 2020. The summit will host over twenty speakers who will interact with over 500 digital professionals and product leaders.
There will be exchange of knowledge of effective practices of how to influence data to positive effects in the marketing industry, develop flexible data instruments, improve marketing tech packages and so in.
The summit is fully packed with notable speakers like Nikki Taylor, the Marketing Growth Strategy Director of Asia Pacific, Nicola Eliot, the Director of BBC StoryWorks, APAC, Scott Tan, Head of CRM, Veriyanta Kusuma, Head of Community and Social Marketing, Shilpa S Nath, AVP, Communications & Community Lead (DataFirst), Marcus Yong, Head of Marketing, SEA, Jude Davidson, Regional Director for Asia and a host of other professionals.
Link for details – https://digitalagencynetwork.com/forward-marketing-summit-singapore-2020/
8. Content Marketing Summit Asia
Date: 19 August 2020
Venue: 10 Bayfront Ave, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
Content Marketing Summit Asia is a premier event where some of the greatest minds, savvy brands, renowned publishers, innovative technology enablers and leading practitioners from across the world come together to explore the exciting world of content marketing.
Content marketing has been there for a while, but exponential expansion of digital media and growth of social media has paved the way for evolution of content marketing. This transition has been very exciting for all stakeholders like publishers, brands, agencies, martech providers etc. as it presents humongous opportunities to influence consumers. This forum is the one of the finest forums on Content Marketing in the region.
Link for details – https://www.contentmarketingsummit.org/ASEAN/
9. DigiMarCon 2020
Date: 23-24, September 2020
Venue: 10 Bayfront Ave, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
The Premier Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition in Asia Pacific
Link for details – https://digimarconsingapore.sg/singapore-digital-marketing-conference/
10. Ecommerce Expo Asia
Date: 14- 15, October 2020
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Link for details – https://www.ecommerceexpoasia.com/
Let us know if you think we have missed out on any important Digital Marketing Event in Singapore.
Which event are you looking forward to attend.