Far be it from us to complain about having too many choices, but the growing list of options in B2B marketing events can certainly make it difficult to prioritize your conference and continuing education budgets. We feel your pain, and we’ve done our best to help by carefully selecting this list of the top 10 B2B marketing events for 2019.
Check out the events (listed chronologically) and let us know if you think we missed anything!
Dates: February 6-April 11
Location: Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, Austin and Boston
Conex: The Content Experience Tour is coming to a city near you—a movement to mobilize the most influential minds in B2B marketing from all across North America. Marketers from digital marketing, demand generation, content marketing, and more will gather for tactical workshops, actionable learning and conversation on how they’re creating—and owning—the content experience. It will be an exciting opportunity to connect with impactful players in digital, demand generation, inbound and account-based marketing to focus on advancing the way we experience content.
Dates: February 25-27
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
A must-attend for performance marketers managing the complex sales cycles and group buying realities common in B2B industries. Addressing the topics that matter most to B2B marketers — Content Marketing, Demand Generation, Digital Strategy, Account-Based Marketing, Channel Marketing and Sales Enablement — attendees walk away with actionable insights they can apply to their business to drive engagement and revenue.
Dates: March 11-13
Location: San Francisco, CA
This three-day event will feature information-packed sessions from marketing leaders, top brands and ON24’s own digital marketing experts. ON24 Webinar World attendees will leave with a wealth of practical knowledge that they can immediately apply to improve their content and the performance of their marketing programs.
Dates: March 19-21
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience moves from Chicago to Las Vegas. Join top marketers from across the country for three days of networking, learning and focus on the marketing experience you deliver to your buyers. Immerse yourself in Marketing, Service, Sales or Commerce tracks.
Dates: March 24-28
Location: Las Vegas, NV
The Marketing Nation Summit (now at Adobe Summit) brings together the best and brightest in digital transformation, touting titles focused on marketing, advertising, IT, services, and more. Past attendees heard from amazing speakers like Hillary Clinton, Will Smith and Arianna Huffington, so you’ll be sure to have a star-studded experience! While this is definitely a must-attend event for Marketo users and evangelists, it’s valuable for all B2B marketers.
Dates: April 29-May 1
Location: Chicago, IL
This is a bit of a niche event but is definitely a must-attend for B2B marketers in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. B2B Online is the interactive event for e-commerce, digital and marketing executives from America’s leading manufacturers and distributors. An event laser-focused on getting you the tools you need to power an innovative, future-looking omni-channel experience for your customers.
Dates: May 5-8
Location: Austin, TX
Join more than 3,200 of your peers for three full days of data-driven best practices research from the experts at SiriusDecisions to dig into this year’s “Together” theme, bringing together a community of sales, marketing and product innovators and trendsetters. The conference is composed of general sessions that spotlight the firm’s latest proprietary B2B research and insights, intimate breakout sessions with SiriusDecisions analysts on niche topics, and customer case study presentations. While you’re not networking with an elite community of sales, marketing and product leaders, get the information you need to operationalize your company’s growth strategy.
Dates: September 3-6
Location: Cleveland, OH
An event designed to inspire you to create your own epic content marketing and network with some of the brightest in the business! Over 120 sessions and workshops presented by leading brand marketers from around the world covering strategy, integration, measurement, and more new ideas than you can shake an orange stick at.
Dates: September 3-6
Location: Boston, MA
INBOUND is an event that celebrates the human, helpful side of business. INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education and connections you need to grow and transform your business—attracting more than 24,000 attendees in 2018. Through inspiring keynotes, innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on lessons, and tons of networking, you will learn why the INBOUND experience is truly remarkable.
Dates: October 16-18
Location: National Harbor, MD
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. (Plus belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans, and marketers-off-the-clock antics.) This year it’s jumping coasts again from California to National Harbor, MD, just 11 miles from Washington, DC.
These are the shows we’re putting at the top of our list to enhance your B2B marketing skills and expertise this year. Is there an important event you think we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments section below.
And of course if you’re heading to any of these events, we’d love to see you there. Send a message to Holly Celeste Fisk, our Content Operations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll schedule some time to talk shop and get to know each other!
Holly Celeste Fisk is an accomplished marketing pro with 20+ years of experience in B2B and B2C. She’s responsible for Content4Demand’s internal marketing efforts, managing everything from content creation and email marketing to events and sponsorships, blog publishing, website management and social media presence. When she’s not working, you’ll find her sliding into third at softball, buried in a book or practicing her Italian.