10 Best* Marketing Conferences To Attend in 2019

Aug 30, 2018 1:06:00 PM

Kim Estep



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Whatever the size of your business, keeping up-to-date with the latest marketing strategy and tools is absolutely crucial for growth and success (both for you AND your clients) - and the most savvy marketers know that marketing conferences are the ideal places to learn and grow. If you have the desire to meet tons of new people and expand your knowledge base of cutting-edge search marketing tools, then these conferences are for you.


Not only are conferences essential in terms of increasing industry knowledge and maintaining a brand presence in an ever-crowded marketplace, they're also perfect for networking with other marketers and businesses. In fact, they can often play a fundamental role in helping businesses and agencies to develop successful strategies and create profitable business deals.


So if you're looking for a valuable conference to attend in 2019, here are some suggestions for events that are high-quality and worth the registration fee. We’ve intentionally left out some very well-known conferences that already receive a ton of exposure, and concentrated on some others instead.




Affiliate Summit West 2019, Jan 6-8, 2019

Affiliate Summit was founded in 2003 with the goal of providing educational seminars concerning the latest industry issues, as well as showcasing a prolific networking environment for affiliate marketing. Founded by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward, the conference was also designed to help teach people how to attend conferences. How to attend? Yes that’s right. Shawn wrote a book about how to get the most out of your conference investment.

Running from January 6th - 8th, 2019, at the glorious Paris Las Vegas Hotel, Nevada, Affiliate Summit West 2019 will see more than 6,000 digital marketers descend on the entertainment capital of the world.

The premier global marketing event offers attendees area packed with affiliates, vendors merchants, digital agencies, and a wealth of educational sessions hosted by top marketing speakers and experts in the industry, and finally, online tools that help attendees connect with others before, during, and after the conference.




Traffic and Conversion Summit 2019, Feb 25-27, 2019

Hailed by Inc.com as the "largest, and best, marketing event you've never heard of", the Traffic and Conversion Summit is the largest annual conversion conference in the whole of North America.


Located at the Marriott Marquis near the sunny San Diego Marina, the 2019 Traffic and Conversion Summit offers attendees actionable content. All sessions held at the summit adhere to a "no theory" policy, meaning attendees benefit from the most meaningful strategies out there today--strategies that can immediately be implemented.


The 2018 conference had a series of prizes for attendees, with one person even winning a car. People booking their spaces at the 2019 conference can benefit from huge savings if they act fast, as tickets can be purchased at $895, a huge savings of $1,100.




Social Media Marketing World 2019, March 20-22, 2019

Social media has rapidly became one of the most important aspects of digital marketing, which in some instances provides incredible benefits that help businesses reach millions of customers worldwide.


Hosted by Social Media Examiner and located in San Diego, CA, Social Media Marketing World helps empower digital marketers around the country into taking positive steps to expand their business' reach and growth.


Past attendees have attested that this conference presents excellent value for money and presented them with a range of opportunities to network and learn, in ways that they hadn't experienced before. Many return year after year and consider this conference a staple in their annual conference budget.




Digimarcon Cruise 2019, April 22-29, 2019

As far as desirable locations go, few would turn down an opportunity to conference while cruising the Caribbean. The captive cruise ship atmosphere certainly helps add to this conference's reputation as one of the best marketing conferences. The 5th annual Digital Marketing Conference connects digital marketing professionals with new customers, ideas, technologies, and business opportunities, providing content that past attendees rave about.


We’re told attendees can learn how to attract and satisfy customers by developing digital and social media marketing strategies, search engine marketing, mobile integration, and other industry best practices.


From building customer loyalty, increasing sales, improving lead generation, or driving greater consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Cruise 2019 has been tailored to help attendees develop their audience and build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service, and create more productive business outcomes by using appropriate digital marketing tools.




Next10X 2019, Date Not Confirmed

With the mobile content marketing industry ever changing, it's vital to master the art of content creation to present your customers with valuable information. On the other hand, the science of it must be perfected to give you various channels to help you get customers orbiting at fast speeds.


The 2019 conference will showcase the latest strategies, technology, and methodology to amp up your content marketing, with high-profile marketing speakers honing in on this niche and ever-growing market.


Attendees in 2018 were pleased to hear from marketing greats such as Ann Handley and Rand Fishkin in this one-day conference that was held in Boston’s Back Bay. Sign up today for information about the 2019 conference and boost your content creation strategy.




SMX Advanced (Search Marketing Expo & Conference Series), June 3-5, 2019

If you're obsessed with SEO, then the SMX Advanced (Search Marketing Expo & Conference Series) 2019 is the perfect marketing conference for you. The expo started way back 2007 and is often considered to be the best marketing conferences for professionals in the SEO and SEM industry.


Located in Seattle, Washington on June 3-5, 2019, the expo enables thousands of marketing professionals from across the globe to descend on the Emerald City and come up with smart and effective marketing strategies.


Bing and Google are major sponsors in 2019 and the event looks set to continue the trend of beneficial and informative seminars and content. But if you’re still unsure whether the conference is valuable, check out the presentation slides from this year’s event.




FinCon 2019, Sept 4-7, 2019

People who attend FinCon are usually attendees for life, such is the importance and relevance of the topics covered. The event brings “money mediapreneurs” together, many of whom are authors of books aimed at personal finance and investing.


FinCon focuses on marketing advice that is uniquely structured for those working in finance or with web properties. This is delivered through industry experts leading a variety of talks and sessions related to video creation, blogging, podcasting, publishing on social media, and how to work with advertisers.


Although past attendees have stated that as the material covered can often be quite entry-level, most participants say this conference is more about networking, and that the opportunities that it presents in terms of meeting new people is unparalleled - especially if you are a freelancer with specific expertise in financial content.




SearchLove 2019, March 4-5, 2019

Taking place on the sublime Kona Kai resort, San Diego, SearchLove 2019 offers the pinnacle of SEO and digital marketing information and techniques. Attendees choose this conference as it helps them to power up their skills and knowledge through cutting-edge digital marketing presentations.


Founded by Will Critchlow, SearchLove is the stepping stone that helps many digital marketers from around the globe to jumpstart their careers in the online marketing industry. If search marketing is your passion, this is the event for you.


Past attendees suggest that anyone who works in the SEM industry should attend the event to share strategies and take advantage of face-to-face interactions with search experts from around the country.




PubConProAnnual, October 7-10, 2019

Founded by Brett Tabke, Pubcon shares unicorn strategies in social media, SEO, PPC, social media advertising, local search, content development, and a whole lot more.

PubCon is famous for running contests for attendees as well, as this it also offers networking opportunities, a full exhibition hall, and nightly events for relaxation and fun. In fact, this exciting conference may well be the best marketing conference on the list in terms of extracurricular activity!




MozCon, July 15-17, 2019

MozCon is a three-day conference that consists of forward and innovative thinking, brand development, actionable sessions, mobile landscape, customer experience, analytics, CRO, social and content marketing.


Attendees will get an opportunity to connect with MozCon's unicorn community of digital marketing industry leaders, something which past attendees have found incredibly beneficial to their growth within the industry.


So, if you're looking to advance your industry knowledge in 2019, whether for personal growth or to boost your business, we hope this top 10 list helps you decide exactly which is the right one (or ones!) for you. And if you still need MORE options for marketing conferences, check out our list of 2018 conferences. Many haven't announced their 2019 dates yet, but if you become a member of Convention Nation, we'll add these events to your CN Profile page for easy access.



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