- B2B Summit North America (May 3-6)
- Social Media Week (May 4-7)
- Confab Central (May 5-7)
- Marketing Analytics Summit (May 5-7 & 10-12)
- Brand ManageCamp (May 18-20)
- Mirren Live New York (May 19-20)
- A Digital Marketing Event Exclusively for B2B Businesses (May 25-27)
- B2B Marketing Ignite USA 2021 (June 2-3)
- CX North America (June 7-9)
- ContentTECH Summit (June 8-10)
- Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit (June 8-11)
- The Digital Marketing Community Lives Here (June 22-24)
- MozCon (July 12-14)
- Affiliate Summit East (July 19-20)
- 2021 ANA Masters of B2B Marketing Conference (July 21-23)
- B2B Online (July 26-27)
- Gartner Marketing Symposium (August 31— September 2)
- MAICON (September 15-16)
- FinCon 2021 (September 22-25)
- Content Marketing World (September 28 — October 1)
- Digital Sales & Marketing World (October 5-7)
- Strategic Marketing USA (October 12-13)
- Inbound 2021 (October 12-14)
- MarketingProfs B2B Forum (October 13-14)
- LavaCon Content Strategy Conference (October 24-27)
- SMX (several options throughout the year)
- Summing Up
Top Digital B2B Marketing Conferences in 2021 That You Shouldn’t Miss
April 26, 2021 23 min. read
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With the ongoing pandemic, people have been forced to cut back on professional training and knowledge sharing. Just offline, Thank God! 🙂
As for digital marketing events, one doesn’t know where to look first.
We’ve built a list of top virtual conferences on B2B marketing you should attend in 2021 to improve business performance, grow your network, and boost revenue.
Charge your batteries! 😉
B2B Summit North America (May 3-6)
“Accelerating Growth: Bolder. Better. Brighter.”
B2B Summit is the perfect place to get acquainted with innovative B2B influencers and learn about marketing technologies, revenue operations, pipeline conversions and more. You’ll talk about building an efficient strategy, implementing the latest innovations, and creating a productive organizational structure that’ll incite a double-digit boost for your business.
B2B Summit engages top-notch performers like Jennifer Hudson, Trevor Noah and Kara Swisher.
You can either buy a single ticket at a standard price ($2,895 for clients & $2,995 for non-clients) or purchase a team ticket which will get you 5 tickets for the price of 4 ($11,580 for clients & $11,980 for non-clients).
Social Media Week (May 4-7)
Social Media Week is the central meeting point for all social media marketing specialists to get together and share their expertise. It brings together global leaders, digital marketers and social media experts.
Speakers are internationally known professionals working for Facebook, Lego, Snapchat, Google and even Tiktok. Over 150 sessions, these pros will educate attendees about the impact of social media on B2B.
There are several pricing options for the event: standard ($269), premium ($449), and all-inclusive ($809).
Confab Central (May 5-7)
Confab Central is all about content-making. A 3-day live broadcast, small-group conversations, an exclusive video library — these are just a few of the conference’s components. The speaker lineup consists of over 500 world-renowned professionals working for giants like LinkedIn, Netflix, Dropbox and The New Yorker.
They’ll discuss performance and analytics, UX writing, research and design, data analysis, storytelling, and content creation. This is a place where you can learn to make content engaging and exciting. Not too bad for a B2B business, huh?
Tickets cost $1,095 each.
Marketing Analytics Summit (May 5-7 & 10-12)
After 18 years of experience, the Livestream Marketing Analytics Summit hosts know a little something about marketing and B2B.
Held in two 3-day sessions, this conference focuses specifically on marketing data, Google Analytics, data proficiency in general and the perks of artificial intelligence.
There are 2 ticket options: livestream+recordings ($599) or livestream only ($499). But hurry to purchase your ticket before May 7th because after that, prices go up!
Brand ManageCamp (May 18-20)
Forbes named this one of “the conferences to attend in marketing,” and when Forbes makes a statement like that, you trust it.
100% virtual, the Brand ManageCamp program brings up topics like branding, marketing, content creation, innovation, advertising, and customer behavior, and the list doesn’t end there. The speaker lineup consists of world-famous brand experts and best-selling authors on business and marketing.
There are multiple 30-minute sessions (1 session per speaker), and each of them is pre-recorded. Thanks to this, speakers can attend the sessions in real time and carry out live Q&A meetings to develop further discussions and dig deeper into the relevant topics.
If you want a 1-year access to the sessions, go for a Brand ManageCamp University pass ($695), but if 2 months post-event is enough for you, it’s wiser to choose the Full Pass option ($495).
Mirren Live New York (May 19-20)
Mirren Live New York is all about agency growth & innovation.
The conference has a specific goal — driving B2B businesses to better conversions. Over 2 days of intensive training and over 30 sessions, attendees will learn about streamlining operations, organic growth, common challenges in the industry and many other life hacks. Mirren Live New York is thoroughly designed for senior account leads, human resources folks, management teams and CEOs.
The speaker lineup consists of experts from Forbes and Adweek.
You can choose between entry-level ($645), standard ($845), or inner circle ($1,145) passes.
Okay, this one is a Must-Attend! The course of this program is specifically tailored for B2B startups, taking into account all peculiarities of the industry and eliminating any non-relevant info. Over 3 days of interactive training, the agenda will cover topics like SEO, content, automation, influencer marketing, social media, eCommerce and a pretty much endless list of useful education.
The speaker lineup is made of experts like Ty Heath (LinkedIn), Ben Tamblyn (Microsoft), Nidhi Gupta (eBay), Cliff Seal (Salesforce) and many others.
There are 3 pricing options for this event: base ($175), all-access ($275) and group (50% off per pass).
B2B Marketing Ignite USA 2021 (June 2-3)
“The world’s biggest and most-loved B2B marketers’ event.”
Only B2B-oriented, actionable and vetted content. The speakers’ drive and inspiration are contagious and spread to the attendees. Over 2 days of intense education, you’ll enjoy top-level strategic content, gain a new, fresh perspective on your own business and explore valuable networking opportunities.
Tickets are free (not for agencies, though) or premium ($299).
CX North America (June 7-9)
“Inform. Integrate. Grow.”
Customer experience is what defines the success of your business. Good thing platforms like CX North America can help you out. The event focuses on data-driven analytics that help B2B companies improve their customer experience.
Over the course of 3 days and a schedule packed with information, 1500 industry experts will discuss various topics, including modernization, case study investigations and artificial intelligence tools.
You can register either as an individual ($2,650 tops) or with a team ($9,000 for 5 people).
P.S. Early birds registered by May 3rd get a decent discount!
ContentTECH Summit (June 8-10)
At ContentTECH Summit, people know that you always have to be prepared for what the world has in store for you (thanks, COVID-19!).
Here, attendees can learn about the impact and benefits of technology on company growth, the union of content and innovative processes within the marketing world, and all about the use of technology for scaling their businesses.
As for tickets, it depends on the time of registration and your workshop preference, but the prices range from $599 to $999.
Influencer Marketing Strategies Summit (June 8-11)
An all-virtual event that brings together experts from the influencer marketing industry.
You’ll learn how to ensure brand safety in the COVID-affected world and integrate your overall business approach with an influencer marketing strategy.
The speaker lineup includes experts from AT&T, Intel, and Google, so save the date!
And if you also want to save some money, be sure to sign up ASAP because timing here directly affects the price ($599 until May 20th, $699 until June 7th & $799 at the door).
The Digital Marketing Community Lives Here (June 22-24)
Over 35 informative sessions in just 3 days.
Through enlightening workshops and sessions, speakers will bring up topics such as data-driven social media content, the psychology of a website, behavioral science secrets for better engagement rates, attracting high-quality leads, Instagram marketing, etc. The program is jammed with helpful information for your B2B startup.
It’s only $145 for a base pass, $225 for all-access, and $50 off per person with a group ticket.
MozCon (July 12-14)
As stated on MozCon’s website, this is “not your typical marketing conference.” Indeed, the amount of efforts put into this conference does strike a chord.
The brightest minds of today’s marketing world get together to talk about SEO, B2B & B2C marketing, global trends, link building, customer management, and advertising. The speakers will share practical life hacks on conversion optimization, search (mobile & local), and SEO.
MozCon offers 2 ticket options: $129 & $149.
Affiliate Summit East (July 19-20)
If there’s one marketing event you want to attend for the purpose of mainly networking and building new friendships, it’s this one.
Affiliate Summit East is a globally recognized conference with a speaker lineup consisting of bloggers, international brands, publishers, advertisers, business and media owners. It’s a platform where the most brilliant minds come together to discuss retail, business scaling and tech solutions.
There are 70 sessions with 6000 participants and 100 experts sharing their knowledge. Hosted live in New York City.
You’re also going to like the cost — only $99 by April 30 & free if you’re an affiliate. Full price after April 30th is $249.
2021 ANA Masters of B2B Marketing Conference (July 21-23)
If you have trouble adjusting to the post-corona virus reality, this is the conference to visit.
At ANA Masters of B2B Marketing Conference, attendees will explore the most recent developments in the B2B sector, such as customer experience, data-driven optimization and digital transformation. It presents the new, post-COVID era of B2B marketing.
Held both in-person (Phoenix, AZ) and virtually.
Digital participation is only for corporate packages, though (prices range from $199 to $499).
B2B Online (July 26-27)
Thriving since 2013, B2B Online conference has taken thousands of businesses to the next level. The event’s primary focus is distribution and manufacturing. You’ll learn how to stand out on the market, implement actionable strategies and achieve distribution & manufacturing brilliance.
B2B Online brings together the most experienced folks in B2B: Coca Cola, HP, Bosch, Toyota, Dell, and others.
Entrance is free for B2B executives and $399 for vendors.
Gartner Marketing Symposium (August 31— September 2)
Are you willing to incite digital marketing transformation? Do you strive to create a coherent multi-channel strategy that’ll attract quality leads? We bet you do. In that case, be sure to visit Gartner Marketing Symposium.
Its agenda stands on 3 pillars: marketing leadership, marketing innovation and strategic advice. Everything a marketer loves.
The standard price is $1,450 while public-sector & early-bird options are only $1,250 each.
MAICON (September 15-16)
“Artificial Intelligence Gives You Superpowers.”
Artificial intelligence is more powerful than ever, yet many companies are still doubting its benefits in their B2B business context. Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON) is designed to introduce you to the world of AI, its challenges and valuable tools.
You don’t need to be a tech guru or have any prior experience in programming to fit in at MAICON as it’s targeted at non-technical audiences.
The registration should open any day now, so stay tuned for updates about pricing & discounts.
FinCon 2021 (September 22-25)
This event places particular emphasis on content creation: Youtubers, podcasters, bloggers etc. If we’re talking B2B marketing, there’s a considerable amount of opportunities for entrepreneurs here, including affiliate marketing.
FinCon21 is the place to meet the right people, build solid friendships and promote your products in the content creation community. Human relationships are always the most valuable currency.
The conference is held both virtually and in-person (Austin, TX).
Virtual passes are cheaper than offline ones: $250 for the basic, $350 for pro and only $450 for brand packages.
Content Marketing World (September 28 — October 1)
This conference is hosted in a hybrid format: you can either attend it in Cleveland, OH or through your devices online (which we suggest you do 😉).
The workshop covers “every aspect of content marketing”, so you won’t just be learning the ropes. Through more than 100 sessions, experts will share their in-depth knowledge on creating epic content, building a productive team, and the nuances of networking in the content marketing community.
And if you’re still on the fence, you should know that Content Marketing World has been approved by giants like Microsoft, Nestle, Volvo, Walmart, and an ongoing list of giants. Pretty credible, right? We know, we know 😊
Prices range from $649 to $2,599.
Digital Sales & Marketing World (October 5-7)
Definitely save the date for this one. Digital Sales & Marketing World is “the only hybrid event for sales professionals, marketers and business leaders.” It’s a revenue and traffic-oriented conference where you’re taught to be brave in the business world and make ballsy decisions.
Jam-packed with practical tactics and proven life hacks, the agenda of this event is designed to drive B2B business owners towards a significant boost in revenue and sales. “Break the rules to make the rules!”
Hosted virtually and in Hartford, CT.
Sign up for their mailing list to receive pricing updates.
Strategic Marketing USA (October 12-13)
“Move Beyond Marketing: The Future of Consumer-Brand Relationships.”
It’s no secret that the pandemic has made thousands (if not millions) of B2B companies victims of the circumstances. The agenda of the Strategic Marketing conference, however, lends a helping hand in the context of the current business challenges.
This is a 100% virtual event that educates attendees on innovation and leveraging trends. It gathers the world’s most prominent personas to discuss the effect of brands on society, set new benchmarks and lay out the future of marketing for the upcoming year.
The primary purpose of Strategic Marketing USA is to present innovative tactics for adjusting to the significant changes in the modern business world.
The cost depends on who you’re registering as. For example, if you’re entering as an end-user / brand, it’s $599 for interactive and $1,999 for premium passes; and if you’re a vendor / solution provider — count on $2,499.
Inbound 2021 (October 12-14)
A group of professionals passionate specifically about inbound marketing get together to discuss the most effective tactics of satisfying clients that can also benefit your B2B business.
You can upgrade yourself and meet new friends while staying home. Inbound 2021 isn’t just about reaching KPIs, generating new leads or growing revenue. It’s about building a better, kinder world where every individual feels safe and respected.
Last year’s speakers included John Legend, Cliff Obrecht, Yamini Rangan and others.
Inbound 2021 offers a free (starter) pass with limited access and a powerhouse ticket ($69) — if registered by May 13th.
MarketingProfs B2B Forum (October 13-14)
The name of this event says it all. It’s a get-together of prominent business professionals to share their tips and tricks on revenue-friendly marketing tactics and strategies. Through international Q&A sessions, you’ll be able to ask any questions and get first hand answers.
Another cool thing about MarketingProfs is that with a ticket, you get year-long access to all their resources so that it’s possible to review the training whenever you want.
The price for this one is $595.
LavaCon Content Strategy Conference (October 24-27)
The theme for this year is “Mastering the Content Development Cycle.”
LavaCon might be the finest platform for building professional relationships that last for decades. Initially started in Hawaii to help organizations lower costs through cutting-edge publishing technologies, LavaCon has grown into a community of experts who share their know-how, network with fellow professionals and explore new trends in the content world.
Perfect for specialists who want to stay ahead of the content marketing game.
Register by May 9th and get a $200 discount ($750 total). After that, the price is $950.
SMX (several options throughout the year)
SMX is perfect for marketing analytics experts, SEO and SEM specialists, B2B entrepreneurs, and other folks related to marketing. More than 70,000 international professionals have attended SMX and claimed its efficiency in terms of increased sales, improved conversions and brand awareness.
The sponsor of this event (Search Engine Land) has prepared several dates for 2021. Most are during the summer and a few more are offered in November and December.
Check the desired event for pricing info. A Full calendar is already available.
As you can tell, 2021 is full of digital B2B marketing events to attend. Just find the one that suits your needs and upgrade yourself from the comfort of your own home. Business mixed with pleasure! 😊
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