Are you a seasoned marketer who invests in your professional growth each year? I hope this list of the best B2B marketing conferences helps you identify those that fit your business and career needs.
A large part of your career trajectory should be achieved through ongoing education. And attending conferences is one of the key components you should add to your annual marketing activities and events.
One of the primary reasons people attend conferences is to meet like-minded people and industry peers. After all, for both marketing speakers and attendees, marketing conferences bring together people from all over the world who share a common focus around the marketing field and its discipline.
While it’s easier and more convenient to increase your knowledge in marketing through personal reading, pursuing advanced degrees, industry books or taking online courses, they don’t always provide the same one-on-one professional experience.
Therefore, attending marketing conferences can put you directly in front of established marketing thought leaders, cutting edge data, tools and techniques. These components are important to become a successful senior marketing professional as you climb the corporate ladder within your organization, get hired onto a new marketing team or run your own consultancy.
The best B2B Marketing Conferences to kick off your Roaring Twenties of learning:
B2B Marketing Exchange
Feb 24-26, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ | Website
The B2B Marketing Exchange is a great conference to attend if you want to better understand how intelligent marketing, sales, and content can come together to create unforgettable content for your company. SAVE 25% with Discount Code B2BMXDIDNER
Engage Marketing Conference
Mar 12-13, 2020 | Portland, OR | Website
Engage Marketing Conference is a two-day digital marketing conference featuring informative learning tracks and panel sessions designed to provide you expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO, paid media, and more
Oracle Modern Business Experience
March 23–26, 2020 | Chicago, IL | Website
Learn how to embrace data and emerging technologies to better understand and engage customers across the new buying journey at Oracle Modern Business Experience. Join marketing experts and practitioners who are embracing innovative technologies to engage customers in real-time.
April 7-9, 2020 | San Diego, CA | Website
At Unleash 2020 you will experience one of a kind coaching, workshops and career investment you can’t get anywhere else. Hear from Outreach co-founder Manny Medina & team on the evolution of becoming a $1B Unicorn by transforming the age-old profession of sales.
Adobe Summit Influencer
Mar 29 to April 2, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV | Website
When you attend Adobe Summit Influencer you will walk away with platform-agnostic insights in marketing, advertising, IT, and client services, diving deep into concepts such as marketing automation, innovation, digital transformation. The marketing conference includes over 300 sessions and a dozen content tracks.
Portland Tech Leadership Conference
April 14, 2020 | Portland, OR | Website
The Portland Technology Leadership Summit, hosted by SIM Portland, offers a professional network will connect you with senior-level IT leaders and peers in the communities—providing valuable opportunities for knowledge-sharing, professional development, collaboration, and career advancement.
April 20-22, 2020 | Chicago, IL | Website
B2B Online is the only event where the top minds in manufacturing and distribution meet and learn. You’ll receive the most disruptive digital, eCommerce and omnichannel content, and walk away with actionable insights to grow your profits, faster.
With 900+ B2B leaders exclusively in one place at one time, this is the only meeting place to shape the future of the industry.
May 3-6, 2020 | Austin, TX | Website
SiriusDecisions Summit is the must-attend event sales, marketing and product innovators and trendsetters that drive growth in the most well-respected high-performing companies in the market today. Time and time again, the event is praised for its content and community making it one of the most enriching B2B experiences in the industry.
ANA Masters of B2B Marketing Conference
May 12-14, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ | Website
The ANA Masters of B2B Marketing Conference is programmed to inform, empower and connect you with top industry brands leaders who will share insights and advice on the latest B2B developments. Get smarter about the hottest topics including ABM, customer experience, B2H, emotional drivers, and channel marketing, to help you deliver positive results for your organization.
Gartner Marketing Symposium
June 1-3, 2020 | San Diego | Website
Join over 1,600 marketing executive peers for an unparalleled program designed for Chief Marketing Officers and their leadership teams. You’ll gain insights into a range of topics, from customer experience to market insights and the marketing technologies that fuel your marketing strategy.
June 9-10, 2020 | Toronto, Canada | Website
The Sales 3.0 Conference, Toronto will provide executives in sales and sales operations with key insight and strategies to drive improved sales performance and revenue growth. You’ll learn from sales VPs from industry-leading companies, technology influencers, analysts, and management and leadership experts.
Digital Summit Oregon
June 11-12, 2020 | Portland, OR | Website
Digital Summit attendees are the movers and shakers influencing the growth and success of their company’s digital marketing — and the future landscape of the digital economy.
They come from a wide variety of companies and organizations — including national brands, CPG, agencies, service providers, technology pioneers, B2B providers, associations & nonprofits, startups, and much more.
Marketing Impact 2025
July 13-15, 2020 | TBD | Website
Marketing Impact 2025 is the one event where strategic and tactical marketing leaders gather to be inspired and inspire others in the pursuit of a complete reinvention of marketing.
Attend the 21st Annual event, and gain unmatched opportunities to interact with marketing professionals across multiple industries. You’ll experience that Eureka! Moment, along with real-world lessons learned and best practices, all while having a tremendous amount of fun.
July 14-16, 2020 | Cleveland, OH | Website
Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON) is an event for practitioners and leaders seeking to drive the next frontier of digital marketing transformation within their organizations. Above all, MAICON is built to help marketers understand, experience and improve their AI knowledge.
July 28-29, 2020 | New York City, NY | Website
Helping the e-commerce industry navigate and succeed in this fast-paced, high stakes world is what CommerceNext is all about. Join your peers on July 28-29, 2020, for two days of insights, best practices, peer-to-peer interaction and digital marketing leaders sharing their knowledge – all with an eye towards helping you acquire new customers and grow your retail and e-commerce businesses.
B2B Sales and Marketing Exchange
Aug 10-12, 2020 | Boston, MS | Website
Experience 50 sessions from leading executives in B2B — sharing perspectives from sales, marketing and operations. Hear from thought leaders in ABM (Account-Based Marketing), Revenue Marketing and Demand Generation.
Aug 18-20, 2020 | Boston, MA | Website
INBOUND is an annual experience uniting super curious, question-asking professionals with big-name and break-out industry thinkers, high-octane events, and boundless education sessions.
Our 250+ speakers are reshaping the future and will help you pump change-fueled adrenaline into everything you touch. The comedy shows and happy hours whisk away the always-on, daily grind of regular work life. Interactive forums build community.
B2B Marketing Leaders Forum Asia
Aug 19-20, 2020 | Singapore | Website
APAC’s largest marketing conference for B2B CMOs and marketing leaders – sharing their strategies, technologies and leadership techniques for turning marketing departments into revenue-generating machines, securing larger budgets and a stronger voice in the C-suite.
Connect to Convert
Sept. 16-18, 2020 | Boston, MA | Website
Technology has transformed the way we develop relationships, build leads, engage customers and convert our marketing into revenue.
Connect to Convert compasses the ever-changing marketing landscape and reframes the definition of modern marketing with dedicated B2C and B2B content designed around each section of the sales cycle. Arm yourself with top knowledge from the industry and stay ahead of the curve for 2019 and beyond.
MarTech Conference East
Oct 6-8. 2020 | Boston, MA | Website
At the MarTech Conference experience you’ll unlock expert-led presentations that deliver actionable tactics to solve marketing challenges. You’ll meet senior-level marketers like you who are redefining how their organizations deploy martech to achieve business results. And you’ll discover time-saving solutions that deliver ROI.
Content Marketing World
Oct 13-20, 2020 | Cleveland, OH | Website
Entering its tenth year, at Content Marketing World you will experience over 125 sessions and workshops presented by the leading brand marketers and experts from around the world are customized to you, our attendees. We have tracks covering every aspect of content marketing so your agenda can be built for you.
Nov 9 to 12, 2020 | San Francisco, CA | Website
Dreamforce is one of the largest cloud- and SaaS-centric conferences in the world, with a heavy emphasis on customer and partner case studies. In addition to CRM, topics typically include marketing, sales, automation, artificial intelligence and more.
B2B Marketing Forum
Nov 4-6, 2020 | San Francisco, CA | Website
MarketingProfs B2B 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.
With approximately 1,000 attendees, it’s intimate enough you’ll see some of your favorite marketing pals, but big enough that you’ll find more than enough smarts to help you go the distance.
Sales Enablement Summit World 2020
Various Dates | Various Cities | Website
In 2020, Sales Enablement Summit will assemble the largest gathering of Sales Enablement leaders from the world’s largest companies and most exciting startups to share Sales Enablement success stories, experiences and challenges of those who drive consistent and predictable interactions across the customer journey.
Where to See Pam Didner in 2020
Pam Didner is a passionate B2B marketer and speaks around the world each year. She has more than 20 years of experience in sales enablement and product, partner and content marketing for clients such as Cisco, Intel, 3M, and Microsoft.
Pam works together with sales and marketing to distill complex challenges into actionable tasks and provide easy-to-follow templates and solutions. She helps marketers think strategically, act tactically, and connect the dots and a special place to see this in action is when she’s live on stage.
Here’s where you can see Pam speak this year, check back as we continue to add new dates:
B2B Marketing Exchange 2020 – Feb 24-26, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ | Website
Content Tech Summit – Apr 20-22, 2020 | San Diego, CA | Website
Content Marketing World 2020 – Oct 13-20, 2020 | Cleveland, OH | Website
B2B Marketing Forum 2020 – Nov 4-6, 2020 | San Francisco, CA | Website