Virtual events are trending at the moment due to social restrictions. While they are nothing new, the outbreak of covid has forced event organizers to pivot from in-person to virtual meetings or a hybrid of both.
As a result, many of the marketing events scheduled to hold this year were either postponed indefinitely, moved online, or canceled entirely. However, many of these summits are scheduled to hold as planned, even when it means going entirely virtual.
Virtual conferences provide event organizers with a new opportunity to comply with social distancing measures. Speakers and participants can attend the events from the safety of their homes or wherever they may be.
With the proliferation of virtual events, it can become overwhelming and challenging to know which virtual marketing event to attend and one that is not worth your time.
We have rounded up top virtual marketing events so your marketing team can find the best virtual marketing events to help them plan for the rest of the year.
Ascend B2B 2020 is a virtual conference by Episerver that brings together B2B professionals, high-tech experts, financial gurus, and key players in the B2B space to share insights, discuss emerging trends and help B2B companies strengthen their digital strategies.
Participants can expect to learn actionable insights, practical solutions that will help them adapt their companies to the new normal and network with leading industry professionals.
Date: 25-26 August
Area of focus: B2B Marketing
Automation Meets Content Day (AXCD) is a leading event for content, content marketing, and content automation. Join other content marketing professionals and industry experts in this immersive virtual summit to learn about emerging trends in content marketing.
Experience insightful lectures delivered by top speakers, including Jonathan Low, CEO, and Co-Founder at JumpStory, Pia Frey, Co-Founder at Opinary, Tom Vollmer, CEO and Co-Founder at Cofenster amongst others.
This year’s summit will provide answers to what the editorial processes and successful content of the future will look like. Emerging trends and opportunities. And what others are doing to make their content work.
If you want to learn more about how to use technologies to streamline your content creation process and scale your efforts. Or, you want to stay up-to-date on emerging trends, make plans to attend AXCD 2020.
Date: O6 October 2020
Area of focus: Content, content marketing, and content automation.
Chatbot Summit is one of the leading international event series centered around conversational A.I., voice assistants, and chatbots.
This year’s edition scheduled to hold in Las Vegas but now moved online, has a lineup of prominent experts at the forefront of the A.I. powered conversational digital experience as speakers.
Leaders from Vodafone, Microsoft, Heroic Venture, IBM, American Red Cross, and Salesforce are expected to share their insights with participants.
Join in on interactive virtual workshops where experts answer your pressing questions and share practical tools. Or invite anyone you want to have a meaningful connection to one-to-one video meetings. There’s also the option to request curated meetings where the Chatbot Summit team makes personal introductions to connect you with other professionals.
Chatbot Summit is the right virtual event for everyone interested in networking with leading professionals in the field, learning behind-the-scene stories of the best bots in the market, or preschedule 1:1 B2B meetings.
Date: Ongoing virtual Series
Area of focus: Conversational A.I., Chat, and Voice experiences
Digital Innovators’ Summit is one of Europe’s premium conferences focused on digital media. The summit regularly attracts more than 600 senior executives from over 35 countries across the globe.
Top C-suite executives from across industries, including media houses, tech innovators, and social platforms, come together to share ideas, discuss emerging trends in digital media, and exhibit future products on the DIS platform.
If you are interested in staying on the cutting-edge of digital media, you need to attend DIS2020.
Date: 2 – 30 September
Area of focus: Digital Media
DMEXCO has since its launch in 2009 evolved into an important platform for discovering and discussing new trends in digital marketing.
The summit regularly attracts over 700 speakers, 977 exhibitions from major brands across 40 different countries. 40,000 visitors get inspired by new ideas making it a true meeting place and community for people in the digital business space.
This year’s DMEXCO @Home is a fusion of both virtual and onsite sessions. Speakers are live onsite while participants stream live sessions from their locations. This means travel restrictions are not an excuse not to attend DMEXCO2020.
Date: 23-24 September
Area of focus: Digital Marketing
Date: 13th October
Area of focus: E-Commerce
Engage. Connect. Digitize. (ECD) brings together key players in the e-commerce space – marketplaces, retailers, and brands – in an immersive 24-hours of engagement, discussions, and networking.
With more than 530 visitors, 400 scheduled meetings, and 30 lectures, you have ample opportunity to meet the who-is-who in the e-commerce industry, get on exclusive one-to-one meetings with target brands, and learn emerging industry trends.
Infoshare is the biggest tech conference in Central and Eastern Europe. With 200 speakers scheduled to take center stage across 7 stages, 176 speeches from industry insiders, 350+ startups competing for a chance to get funded, 6 days of value-packed content, and over 6000 attendees expected, Infoshare can certainly boast of reach and influence unrivaled in the CEE region.
Interested in learning about emerging tech trends? Discovering exciting startups taking on some of the difficult challenges facing our world? Or networking with investors, innovators, and forward-thinking, like-minded professionals? Make plans to attend Infoshare2020.
Date: September 23-25 and 28-30
Area of focus: Technology
TNW conference provides a premium platform where 25,000 of the world’s brightest minds come together to explore the role of tech in our collective future.
From exploring the impact of technology on businesses and our daily lives, discussing cutting-edge marketing trends, and shining the spotlight on the latest technologies driving retail revolution. To examine the role of A.I. in our collective future and how work as we know it is changing.
No matter your interest, the TNW conference 2020 has something for you.
Date: October 1 & 2
Area of focus: Technology, Marketing, Retail, Sustainability, A.I., Future of Work
WUC Connect 2020 is a leading international conference centered around user experience design.
This year’s virtual event promises to deliver practical skills, new insights from case studies, inspirations for your next project, and to stretch your knowledge.
Participants can look forward to 5 days of immersive content on psychology buy-in research, skills, and strategy, and a chance to network with up to 200 experts.
Date: 19-23 October
Area of focus: User & Customer Experience
Despite current restrictions, the world of (digital) marketing is evolving. Companies will continue to face new trends, technologies and challenges in 2020.
Well-known events in the field of digital marketing will therefore still take place this year - virtually - and make it possible to discuss, analyse and exchange relevant trends and topics together with experts.
No matter your interest and what you are looking to achieve, we hope our list of top virtual marketing events will help make the discovery of the perfect digital conference for your unique situation seamless.