Tons of events take place around the world every year, attended by business & industry leaders and also those who want to guarantee their spot in the corporate life and stay ahead of the competition.
Attending B2B marketing events is for no doubt full of benefits, such as building meaningful relationships, staying current with trends by learning from powerful speakers, getting fresh ideas and solutions for your business, connecting with influencers and in turn your target audience.
In this blog, I will go through the top 10 events that are MUST-ATTEND for every B2B marketer in 2018.
SaaStr Annual 2018:
“SaaStr is definitely the largest collection of people who like enterprise software — on the planet” – Aaron Levie, CEO Box
The Annual is the largest non-vendor confab in the world, uniting the global SaaS community both online and off. For the objective to help everyone do better, more quickly and with less stress. The SaaStr Annual is your opportunity to join your peers in SaaS – 10K SaaS founders,
SaaStr is hosting SaaStr Annual 2018, where 10,000 attendees will come together over three action-packed days of high-quality networking, learning from those who’ve done it, and of course, great food, generously-poured drinks, and plenty of fun.
Date: February 6-8, 2018
Place: HILTON UNION SQUARE, San Francisco, CA
Number of speakers: +250
B2B Marketing exchange Arizona:
B2B Marketing Exchange brings together the top thought leaders and practitioners in both content, demand generation, and sales.
The combined agenda provides real-world case study examples, as well as actionable takeaways on how marketers can better target, engage and convert prospects into customers.
Taking place early in the calendar year, #B2BMX provides you with a playbook to optimize your 2018 marketing plans for events, empowering you to:
- Test drive the latest tools and apps to create interactive content
- Plan your content calendar
- Optimize your database to reach more prospects within your target audience
- Measure the effectiveness of your campaigns
- Get an inside look at award-winning B2B marketing content programs from current and past Killer Content Award winners
- Blueprints for impacting revenue in later stages of the sales funnel with lead acceleration and sales enablement programs that increase conversion and close rates
Date: February 19-21, 2018
Place: FAIRMONT PRINCESS, SCOTTSDALE
Number of speakers: +69
SiriusDecisions 2018 Summit:
SiriusDecisions 2018 is a premier B2B marketing conference in 2018, attracting the best in B2B sales, marketing and product from Fortune 500 companies and major small to medium-sized enterprises.
Join more than 3,200 of your peers for three full days of data-driven best practices research, unveiling of new innovations across the b-to-b space and networking with an elite community of sales, marketing and product leaders. SiriusDecisions 2018 Summit is the best opportunity to get the most from your SiriusDecisions investment. We already talked about SiriusDecisions 2017 – read more about that!
The conference itself is composed of general sessions to unveil the latest b-to-b research and insights, intimate breakout sessions with SiriusDecisions analysts on niche topics, and customer case study presentations, all focused on operationalizing your company’s growth strategy.
Date: May 08-10, 2018
Place: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Number of speakers: +80
If finding, nurturing and converting quality leads are essential to your business’s growth and success, then LeadsCon is perfect for you. Nearly 5,000 people rely each year on LeadsCon (Las Vegas and Boston) for unparalleled insights and access to marketing leaders. With a content agenda personally programmed by the award-winning editorial team of LeadsCon— featuring the biggest names, the most emerging experts, and the most candid industry experts—it’s no surprise that we’re the most-attended conference on performance marketing and lead-gen. The opportunities to do business at LeadsCon are going to be greater than ever before—so don’t miss out on the connections and knowledge that will give you an advantage on the competition.
Those who desire accountability in their marketing spend and have results-driven marketing objectives – from per click to per inquiry. Attend to understand the ever-evolving landscape of performance marketing and lead gen. LeadsCon is the event to get more business…
Date: March 5-7, 2018
Place: The Paris Las Vegas
Number of speakers: +90
The only event where the world’s best sales and marketing leaders share exactly what they do to achieve scalable revenue growth.
TOPO Summit 2018 will bring together over 1500 sales and marketing leaders responsible for over $50B in revenue to share the specific best practices, patterns, and plays that drive revenue growth, higher conversion rates, faster sales cycles, and larger average deal sizes.
You’ll learn how big companies designing, building, and managing highly scalable sales and marketing organizations.
The TOPO Summit 2018 features over 50 sessions and workshops in 6 distinct tracks:
- Account- Based
- Sales Effectiveness
- Sales Development
- Sales Ops and Technology
- Marketing Ops and Technology
- Executive Leadership
Date: March 20-21, 2018
Place: Pier 27, San Francisco
Number of speakers: +35
B2B Marketing Forum 2018:
MarketingProfs’ B2B Marketing Forum is more than just a quirky (not-so-little) conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success. (Plus belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans, and marketers-off-the-clock antics.)
The workshops will be around these topics:
- Digital Analytics
- Content Strategy
- Demand Generation
- Email Marketing
- Marketing Strategy & Planning
- Sales & Marketing Alignment
Date: November 13 – 16, 2018
Place: Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
Number of speakers: +30
B2B Marketing Expo:
The UK’s most exciting platform for the tools, solutions and groundbreaking insights transforming B2B marketing events.
With an unparalleled lineup of 200 diverse and cutting-edge suppliers, 35 interactive masterclasses and 95 expert-led educational seminars – B2B Marketing Expo 2018 will attract 7,500 highly targeted visitors and transform London into the hub of the industry over two unmissable days.
Having scoured the globe to bring the sector’s most forward-thinking minds together under one roof, this show will provide any B2B marketing company with essential advice, innovative ideas and latest technological resources needed to win more business than ever before.
The B2B Marketing Expo has already acquired some top speakers working for world-leading business organizations and enterprises. They are ready to share with you their experiences, knowledge, and solutions you need to kick-start your next business venture.
Date: March 21 – 22, 2018
Place: ExCel, London
Number of speakers: +95
Ignite B2B Marketing summit:
“A fantastic opportunity to interact with hundreds of the smartest marketers in B2B – meet, discuss new ideas, tech tools. It’s been fantastic” -Áine Dundas, senior marketing manager, Marketo
What happens when you combine 1000 fired-up B2B marketers with a melting pot of engaging speakers and content streams? An explosion of ideas and conversations is what.
In one trailblazing day, Ignite 2018 will champion marketing innovation, hold up a torch for the best in our business and inspire every B2B marketer who attends.
- Over 1000 fired-up marketers under one roof.
- An unmatched B2B industry networking experience.
- 6 content streams, to challenge, enlighten and inspire.
- A customisable agenda with over 50 sessions.
- 7 keynotes – the leading lights in the B2B marketing space and beyond.
- The Ignite 2018 party – drinks, bites and entertainment.
Date: March 10, 2018
Place: Business Design Center, London
Number of speakers: +50
MarTech® – The Marketing Technology Conference:
At MarTech, the go-to conference series for senior-level, hybrid professionals who are both marketing and tech-savvy. Marketing technologists, creative technologists, growth hackers, data scientists, and digital strategists are all welcome, integral parts to this thriving community.
You’ll explore a broad range of important marketing technology issues and ideas while going deep in the content of each presentation. No fluff. No hidden agendas. No sales pitches.
MarTech deliver a vendor-agnostic forum for understanding the breadth of marketing technologies and how organizations can effectively integrate them into their marketing strategy and operations.
MarTech is the environment that is considered an inspiring, cross-pollinating experience that transcends the traditional boundaries between marketing and technology, and encourages creative collaboration across the organization.
Date: April 23 – 25, 2018
Place: SAN JOSE CONVENTION CENTER | SAN JOSE, CA
Number of speakers: +45
Adobe Summit 2018:
Whether you’re new to digital marketing or an experienced veteran, at Summit you’ll gain valuable insights, tools, and techniques for keeping customers engaged and driving brand loyalty and growth.
Summit sessions and labs will give you the latest strategies for building campaigns, managing your advertising, and gaining data insights, so you can deliver amazing customer experiences. Choose from more than 250 sessions and hands-on labs across seven tracks. Mix and match to create a personalized schedule.
Date: April 23 – 25, 2018
Place: SAN JOSE CONVENTION CENTER | SAN JOSE, CA
Number of speakers: +49
I frequently hear distributors say that they can not justify the cost of attending national conference. There are LOTS of reasons to attend a conference both regionally or nationally. The answer is simple: Engaging better in the global environment to Make MORE Money!