10 Digital Marketing Events Not to Miss in 2019

2019 has already been and will continue to inevitably be digital. From Nantes to Las Vegas, here is a selection of digital marketing events and the reasons why you shouldn’t have missed and the ones you can still attend!

Future events

May 2019

Viva Technology

Viva Technology is a new technologies trade fair dedicated to innovations and start-ups. It’s a gathering of tech leaders and decision-makers from the largest companies. Viva Technology’s goal is to help companies with their international expansion by combining technologies with digital innovations.

Where? Paris, France

When? 16th – 18th May 2019

Prices: start at €245 for businesses

Find out more on the Viva Technology event website.


Global Digital Marketing World Forum

The annual event will be held over two days and dedicated to digital marketing, its latest trends and innovations. More than 1,200 participants, including professionals from world-renowned companies, will gather in London to share their digital marketing knowledge and best practices for the 11th consecutive year.

2019 speakers include:

  • Simon Miles, Global Customer Director, Coca-Cola
    Eoin Kenneally, Head of CX – Digital and Insight, Hermes
  • Kelley Brogan, Head of Customer Experience for Store of the Future, Farfetch
  • Alessandra Alari, Head of Search and Mobile UX, UK and Ireland, Google

What’s the programme? 

  • Telling Better Stories Across the Open Web
  • Centralising your Digital Strategy to Stay Ahead
  • Dive into B2B e-commerce of consumer goods, Challenges and Opportunities
  • How Should Brands Implement a SEO and Voice Strategy

Where? Business Design Centre, London, United-Kingdom

When? 23th – 24th May 2019

Prices: start at £599

To find out more about the Global Digital Marketing World Forum, visit the event website.


Conversation® 2019 – Where Marketing Becomes Conversational

Conversation® is the international event highlighting the place conversation holds in the digital era. Hear businesses and experts talk about how taking conversations into account disrupts the global customer experience and the impact and value conversations have in today’s digital space.

2019 speakers include:

  • Ken Hughes, Speaker, Author & CX Strategist, Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist
  • Riccardo Scotti di Uccio, EMEA Marketing Lead, Messenger for Business
  • Elodie Benoist, Responsible for the Digital Vision, OUI.sncf
  • Loïc Davrinche, Digital Director, TUI
  • Nam Tran, Head of Customer Experience, The Kooples
  • Vincent Perrin, Watson AI Technical Leader, IBM
  • Marc Verschueren, Online Marketing and Sales Director, Happy Socks

What’s the programme?

  • What the FUCX? Why your customer experience is everything?
  • Voice interface: state of the art and production examples
  • Building lasting connections and grow your business with messaging
  • Conversation and Inclusion: how to improve inclusion when working on AI-based tools?
  • Conversations: The Human Power
  • The future of marketing in a moving society
  • When messaging enables positive social actions

Where? Cité des congrès, Nantes, France

When? 24th May 2019

Prices: start at €500

To find out more about the Conversation event and register for the 2020 edition, visit the event website.


June 2019

Emerce Digital Marketing Live!

Digital marketing, advertising and interactive media will be at the heart of the 8th edition of Digital Marketing Live! 180 speakers will give inspiring lectures, demonstrations of marketing techniques, workshops and other roundtables to more than 2,000 marketing, advertising and media professionals.

Last year’s speakers included:

  • Martine Van Der Lee, Director of Social Media, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Nina Balvert, Country Digital Manager, IKEA
  • Hossein Houssaini, Global Head of Programmatic, Havas Group

Where? Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

When? 27th June 2019  

Prices: from €0 to €229 

Visit the Emerce Digital Marketing Live! website to learn more about the event and register.


July 2019

Affiliate World Europe

About 3,000 digital marketing and eCommerce professionals will gather for two days of talks, panels and networking sessions with internationally recognised marketing specialists.

Past speakers included:

  • Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg & KISSmetrics
  • Oli Gardner, founder of Unbounce
  • Bonnie D’Amico, Senior Affiliate Manager, Shopify

Where? Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

When? 8th – 9th July 2019

Prices: start at €399

Find all the information about Affiliate World Europe on the event website.


September 2019

Inbound 2019

Organised by Hubspot, Inbound is one of the world’s most popular Inbound Marketing events that brings together more than 24,000 marketing professionals. Its conferences and workshops cover both technological innovations and sociological topics to share the vision of an increasingly humane and participatory, customer-centric marketing.

Last year’s speakers included:

  • Brian Halligan et Dharmesh Shah, co-founders of Hubspot
  • Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo
  • Julie Rice, co-founder, soulcycle & Chief Brand Officer, WeWork

Where? Boston, United-States

When? 3rd – 6th September 2019

Prices: start at $299

Find out more about Inbound 2019 and register on the event website.


With 40,000 visitors, 1,100 exhibitors and 500 speakers, Dmexco has become the leading European digital marketing event. The event presents the latest digital marketing trends and strategies and the latest business models from the digital economy.

Past speakers included:

  • Alberto Campora, Content Strategist, Expedia
  • Lars Bendix Düysen, VP Brands / Live / Licensing, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Purna Virji, Senior Manager of Global Engagement, Microsoft

Where? Cologne, Germany

When? 11th – 12th September 2019

Prices: communicated on the 2th July 2019

Would you like to attend Dmexco in 2019 or learn more about the event? Go to the event website.


October 2019

Digital First

With more than 13 years of experience, Digital First is recognised as the leading digital event in Belgium. International leaders from the digital world meet there for more than 150 conferences and debates about digital marketing but also artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, eCommerce, data storage, etc.

Past speakers included:

  • Thierry Geerts, Country Director Belgium, Google
  • Luc Schamhart, Regional VP for Marketing Cloud, Salesforce
  • Adrien Boyer, Country Manager France, Pinterest

Where? Bruxelles, Belgium

When? 16th – 17th October 2019

Prices: start at €10


Past events

January 2019

Inbound Marketing France

The first French-speaking Inbound Marketing event is a day of expert talks and conferences about Inbound Marketing with the new generation of marketers promoting the Inbound approach.

2019 speakers included

  • Cecile Van Steenberge, marketing director of Google solutions
  • Rand Fishkin, founder of Spark Toro.

Conferences included:

  • “2019: Best Practices for an Optimal SEO Strategy”
  • “Data-Driven Marketing: Place Data at the Centre of Your Marketing Strategy”.

Where? Le Couvent Des Jacobins, Centre des congrès de Rennes Métropole, Rennes, France.

When? 29th January 2019

Price: €125

Visit the event website to learn more about Inbound Marketing France.


March 2019

Adobe Summit – The Digital Experience Conference

Adobe organises an annual two-day event dedicated to experience marketing. Large companies such as Coca-Cola, Twitter and Tourism Australia share ideas, tools and techniques to convert the customer experience into a source of competitive differentiation that boosts revenue and improves the customer retention rate and customer lifetime value.

2019 speakers included:

  • Amal Clooney, International Human Rights Attorney
  • Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA, Twitter
  • Sarah Kennedy, Vice President of Global Marketing, Marketo

Where? Las Vegas, United-States

When? 26th – 28th March 2019

Prices: start at $1,495

To learn more about Adobe Summit 2019 and register, visit the event website.


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