The benefits of attending a conference are well worth the expenses needed to get there. Go to the right conference with the right technique, you’ll walk out with hundreds of prospects in your pipeline. In addition to retail conferences, CPG conferences are a great way to find leads, and if you are an early stage company like us, finding leads to build your brand is crucial. We, at PipeCandy, have put together a list of marketing, branding, and advertising CPG conferences around the globe that you can attend in 2020. The conferences are arranged in a chronological order.
NRF convenes the largest gathering of Industry Shakers, Movers, and visionaries who think outside the box. NRF 2020 is where visionary talent meets visionary tech and the latest and greatest becomes the here and now!
Price: Members – $50, Non-Members – $3,275
The event is about bringing together the decision-makers of the retail and manufacturing industries to discuss the future trends and the impact of the latest technologies in the business growth. This event would focus on the ERP software and its implications in the operations of the businesses. The aim of the conference is to have a roadmap about optimizing the business operations to the maximum with the help of ERP tools. It also deals with the latest offerings in the market and its use cases.
MailCon is a unique one-day experience uniting email marketing professionals and industry-leading brands with the latest and most advanced technology, solutions, and strategies. The attendees represent a global audience of those who are reimagining the future of email marketing, SMS, marketing automation, and lead generation in an age of data privacy. A variety of industries like Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare, Travel, Consumer Goods, Legal Services, Automotive, and more are represented by—Email Marketers, Email Service Providers, Business Development and Lead Gen Experts, Affiliates, Deliverability Engineers and much more. MailCon is specifically engineered to enable you to connect and establish relationships with the people you’re looking to meet.
Price: General Admission – $499, Group Pass – $448.75
Affiliate Summit runs the biggest performance marketing events in the world. Attendees can expect to network and learn from top companies and key decision makers from the affiliate marketing industry.
Price: Networking – $480, Networking Plus -$600, VIP – $900, Affiliate – $600
AM Days is the must-attend event for everyone who is serious about performance-based affiliate marketing. AM Days represents a series of workshops on affiliate marketing, happening within the framework of Affiliate Summits throughout the world. Whether you are already active in affiliate marketing, or you’re just investigating ways to leverage this powerful type of marketing, AM Days will equip, educate, and empower you. Don’t miss the upcoming one!
Savant eCommerce Berlin is a prestigious event where top level speakers and industry leading executives discuss the latest trends, network and build meaningful relationships. They will also look at exciting new ways that companies handle the challenge of the omnichannel experience and what role physical stores will play in retail in 2020.
Content Marketing Summit, as the name suggests, 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.
Price: ¥ 40,000
Hear the leaders of the advertising and marketing technology ecosystem reveal new visions for 2020 and beyond. Get unparalleled insight into the latest ideas, trends and technologies that are shaping the marketing and advertising world. Connect with the biggest players in the industry from top brands, agencies, publishers, media companies & technology providers. Come away with the essential knowledge, inspiration and connections you need for the year ahead.
SUPERWEEK conference is a unique, annual gathering of digital marketing professionals, analysts and thought leaders of the measurement industry.
Price: € 1350
CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, will be holding its Annual Conference this winter. This three-day event is geared towards marketing and branding professionals with mid-level responsibility in their respective education-based firms. The CASE VII Annual Conference 2020 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington.
NamesCon strives to bring you rich and actionable insights into the complex domain market, so you can find and act upon new opportunities. NamesCon Global is our flagship event, bringing together the people who build and grow the domain-name industry. This is the place to build the strong relationships and strategic partnerships that drive this person-to-person business.
This national event has been a standard for more than a decade, bringing together industry professionals from around the country. Look for leadership from the entire CPG lifecycle, from resin suppliers and equipment manufacturers to marketers and product designers.
Attend Search Marketing Expo – SMX West – for an all-new agenda featuring three search marketing lanes loaded with 85+ tactic-rich sessions. You’ll get all the SEO and SEM training SMX is famous for, plus two days of sessions on the hottest topic in search – digital commerce marketing – all programmed by the experts at Search Engine Land, the industry publication of record.
Price: Starting at: $895 One-Day Pass, $1,295 Standard Pass, $1,495 All-Access Pass
At B2B Marketing Exchange, expect a great lineup of workshops and case studies, with more than 100 speakers and 70 sessions spanning six tracks. The conference also includes an awards ceremony: “The Killer Content Awards” (aka, The Finnys) for outstanding business-to-business marketers and campaigns. Previous speakers have included leaders from Google, Siemens, DemandGen, 3M, Oracle, et al. #B2BMX
Digital Summit’s winter conference will be taking place in February in Arizona’s capital. There, attendees will get the chance to learn from a long list of influential speakers and presenters, including managers and executives from Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Adidas, Cisco, The Onion, and many more. This conference promises to provide the digital theories and tools that all branding professionals need to succeed in today’s fast-paced business world.
Social Media Marketing World, a conference that aims to connect the most cutting-edge thinkers working in the social media marketing, branding, and influencer spheres, will be held over three days at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s sessions include topics like growth acceleration, engagement, and more. For a more tailored experience, consider the Community Track, a schedule that features live video, video creation, and blogging sessions.
SXSW is the place to be for film and music lovers, but its Interactive Track is also a must for branding professionals, too. This year’s program features some of the most influential companies, start-ups, and influencers currently shaping the brands and marketing space. To browse the sessions and learn more about the festival’s signature mentorship opportunities, check out the SXSW 2020 schedule.
FUSE’s theme for its spring conference is “Brand, Design, and the Business: A New Unity.” This event features nearly 40 speakers representing some of the biggest firms in the world, including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, GE, and Capital One. For more information on the keynote speakers and topics, check out the FUSE agenda. This conference will be held at Encore Boston Harbor.
The bitter Chicago winter should start to break right in time for a CPG packaging show focused on something important to an increasing number of consumers. Packaging sustainability goes to the heart of a green movement focused on lowering our carbon footprint. Not only were heads of commerce interested in attending this year, but the speaker line-up was outstanding, with representation from the American Chemistry Council, the Fibre Box Association, Starbucks, Lush Cosmetics, P&G, Conagra, McDonalds Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, PepsiCo, and more. With every global brand interested in sustainability in CPG packaging, this conference is projected to become even more popular in the coming years.
The world’s largest retail changemakers community will gather at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas in the Shoptalk 2020 event. This will kick off the next generation of retail innovation. This year’s event is focused on women in the retail industry and will feature all female speakers.
PubCon unites SEO nerds from around the globe in this three-day conference. The conference features deep dives in search and social media marketing education, including the best practices of mobile SEO, AdWords, marketing automation, content marketing and more. Beyond the breakouts, attendees can enjoy keynote speakers each morning of the conference, which is different from other conferences.
The 2020 ANA Media Conference will lead attendees through three days of informative breakout sessions and cutting-edge keynotes. Some of the stand-out topics on the agenda include data-driven marketing tips, in-house media structuring, and the future of television. The 2020 ANA Media Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Florida
Adobe Summit 2020, otherwise known as the “Digital Experience Conference,” is a 3-day conference that attracts some of the biggest brand leaders around; 2018’s speakers’ list included the likes of Sir Richard Branson, David Godsman of Coca-Cola, and Melissa Selcher of LinkedIn. 2020’s edition features hundreds of sessions over nearly a dozen content tracks: Advertising, Analytics and Data Management, Content and Experience Management, Design-led Customer Experience, Email and Omnichannel Marketing, Experience-driven Commerce, Marketing Innovations, Personalization, and Platform, Machine Learning, and Ecosystem.
At the 2020 IRI Growth Summit, hear new ideas from industry icons, see what has worked well for your peers and test-drive the latest technology solutions, so that you can drive innovation and growth.
The AIGA Design Conference gives those working in the branding field a unique look into what it takes to carefully cultivate a brand’s image. Attendees have the choice of selecting from a range of symposia that fits their needs and interests, including in-house, digital craft, customer experience, business, and design education.
Secure your spot at the premier gathering of performance marketers and lead gen professionals from around the world and take advantage of a unique curriculum designed to address and solve all of your acquisition and conversion challenges delivered by some of the biggest brands in the industry. 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.
Price: $1,095 – $1,345
MarTech West is part of an international conference series for senior-level and hybrid professionals, where they cross-pollinate ideas and innovation across marketing, technology and management. The conference promises attendees a greater understanding in the breadth of marketing technologies and how businesses can successfully integrate them into their marketing strategy and operations. Who can you expect to see there? Brands in previous attendance have included 3M, Hallmark, Best Buy, Clorox, Dun & Bradstreet, HP and more. More than 100 exhibitors are expected.
The Experiential Marketing Summit 2020 describes itself as the “ultimate training conference on the ultimate marketing discipline: experiential marketing.” The conference features a range of interactive events including exclusive general sessions, innovation labs, and meet and screens led by brand-side instructors. This summit will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago in the spring.
ANA’s 2020 Masters of B2B Conference is set to take place this coming spring at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. There, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from B2B thought leaders as well as rising stars working to evolve the speciality. To learn more details about this conference as they become available, visit the ANA website.
Confab, otherwise known as the ‘Content Strategy Conference’, is a must-attend event for all of those working in the branding and content spheres, including planners, designers, content managers, marketers, and, of course, branding experts. This upcoming conference brings together several important areas of content strategy, including analytics and performance, user experience design, content design for AI and bots, editorial calendars, and hiring best practices. Confab will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.
The Academy of Marketing Science will be hosting its AMS Annual Conference at the Biltmore at Coral Gables this coming spring. The theme of this event is From Micro to Macro: Dealing with Uncertainties in the Global Marketplace, a topic that is designed to help branding and marketing professionals bridge the gap between grassroots/local and global marketing strategies.
MAC Conference 2020 will take place during the last week of May in Denver. There, attendees will have the chance to partake in a range of different networking opportunities, general sessions led by world-class marketers, workshop-style breakout sessions, interactive events, including a booth crawl, and even an awards dinner. To learn more about MAC’s events, visit the MAC Network’s website.
The Global Summit 2020 is a must-attend event for CEOs and CGF flagship event exclusively reserved for the member companies. The conference provides an understanding of the latest trends in the CPG space, share the local and global success stories and it is possible to network of more than 1000 C level executives.
It is a known fact that Amazon is a synonym for E-commerce and its huge network of its stakeholders are looking out for ways to attain maximum benefit from it. This event addresses the needs of those stakeholders. The best practices and strategies to win in the largest E-commerce platform will be delivered by industry leaders and experts. These are essential requirements as there is a clear disruption in the retailing field and one has to be relevant to survive this tide.
Walmart is a mammoth in the retail space and has a tremendous influence in the market space. Its E-commerce platform is showing tremendous growth year on year. This conference is to gather fellow pioneers in order to network and gain knowledge on how to succeed in Walmart.com. The people who attend the event will be equipped with deep insights from the CPG professionals to advance their business.