November 11, 2021
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The Top Events for B2B Marketers and Sales Pros | 2021-2022 Edition
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It’s been a long road since COVID-19 isolated us from one another back in the spring of 2020. And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually miss business travel. Show of hands: who else is feeling pretty socially awkward after months of Zoom meetings? Just me?
I have a lot of questions. Will we go back to shaking hands again right from the beginning? Will we all feel safe in large crowds?
The return to events might be a bit shaky at first, but if we can all push through a pandemic together, we can certainly deal with a little awkwardness.
For those of us in the U.S., it feels like we can finally, cautiously come up for air. Alongside the rollback of some indoor mask mandates in cities such as San Francisco and a tentative return to some sense of normalcy, we’re beginning to see in-person conferences, summits, expos, and field events be announced. (And sometimes recalled due to a surge in cases.) We’ve put together a list of top Marketing and Sales events that have announced in-person and virtual gatherings for the remainder of 2021 and through 2022. Keep an eye on it as this list will change with the reality of this long-lasting pandemic.
At Demandbase, we’re making arrangements to attend events in-person as early as B2BMX in late February, and we’re really excited about what we’re cooking up for this next year.
But in the meantime, we’re looking forward to attending events hosted by our partners and fellow industry minds. If you’re as excited for this return to events as we are, take a look at this list of top B2B Marketing and Sales events that will carry us through the remainder of 2021 and into 2022 (whether in-person, virtually, or a hybrid of both). Demandbase will be represented at many of these events, so if you see one that you’re interested in, be sure to find us and say hi!
B2B World Fest
November 9-10, 2021
B2B World Fest 2021 will cover new trends across the global B2B marketplace, following the success of the inaugural event last year.
CONNECT CMO Leadership Summit
November 15-19, 2021
Hear what industry leaders have to say about today’s new complexities – including: developing technology to facilitate value and growth, cultivating loyalty by prioritizing the customer experience, hitting your profit goals through Marketing and Sales alignment, the future of work, and more.
B2B Marketing Expo – UK
November 16-17, 2021
Europe’s leading Marketing event. Connecting the most proactive Marketing professionals with the tools, techniques and innovations they need to be at the forefront of the ever-evolving world of Marketing.
DMFS New York
The only event series dedicated to Digital Marketing trends and technology relevant to the Financial Services Industry.
DMWF Europe (physical show)
November 23-24, 2021
Exploring the latest trends & strategies within Digital Marketing and covering Digital Marketing Technologies, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Influencer Marketing, UX, CX, eCommerce, Content Marketing, Data, Analytics, and Mobile, this conference is not to be missed.
DMWF Europe (virtual show)
November 30-December 1, 2021
Global Growth Accelerate Conference 2021
December 7-8, 2021
This event features visionary keynotes, actionable, no-nonsense sessions, tactical workshops, and inspiring IPO & growth case studies.
The Virtual MarTech Exchange Summit APAC
December 8-9, 2021
Where industry thought leaders and pioneer service providers will come together to discuss MarTech pain-points and what the future holds for a re-emergence post-COVID strategy.
IAB Annual Leadership Meeting
January 30 – February 1, 2022
Palm Desert, CA & online
Convening leaders from across the entire ecosystem for a mix of virtual and in-person programming and experiences designed to set the agenda for the year to come.
The Virtual MarTech Summit APAC
February 22-23, 2022
Bringing together Marketing and technology for a winning future.
B2B Marketing Exchange
February 28 – March 2, 2022
B2BMX returns to Scottsdale at a new, luxurious venue — The Phoenician Resort — with a rich menu of programming and networking to give your Revenue Team inspiration and fresh ideas for the new year.
March 11-20, 2022
An opportunity for the global community of digital creatives to encounter cutting-edge ideas, discover new interests, and network with other professionals who share a similar appetite for forward-focused experiences.
The Virtual MarTech Summit Europe
March 22-23, 2022
Converging Marketing and technology for a winning future.
B2B Marketing Expo – US
April 6-7, 2022
Los Angeles, CA
Connecting the most proactive Marketing professionals with the tools, techniques, and innovations they need to be at the forefront of the ever-evolving world of Marketing.
MarketingProfs B2B Forum
Featuring all new speakers, sessions, and shenanigans. (More details coming soon.)
The MarTech Summit Singapore
The MarTech Summit series is landing in Singapore!
An enticing agenda filled with case studies, panel discussions presentations, & more awaits. This modern metropolis is the perfect backdrop as over 500 attendees gather to discuss and network with one another on the latest MarTech topics.
April 11-12, 2022
500+ B2B leaders, 60 unique sessions, and 2 action packed days await attendees at the number one B2B eCommerce conference in Chicago. The conference will be talking customer expectations in a post COVID-19 world, the ramping up of digital strategies, and optimizing for future innovation.
Forrester B2B Summit North America
May 1-4, 2022
Austin, TX & online
The premier event to drive business and fuel the revenue engine. Explore ground-breaking research, models, and frameworks, designed with your organization’s priorities in mind. Insightful breakouts, hands-on case studies, lasting peer connections, and inspiring keynotes all contribute to empowering the strategies of Marketing, Sales, and product leaders to foster results that surpass goals.
Gartner CSO and Sales Leader Conference
May 16-18, 2022
San Diego, CA
A comprehensive program designed for Chief Sales Officers and their Sales leadership teams focused on Sales strategy, Sales enablement, and Sales operations. Sales organizations now face unprecedented uncertainty stemming from a pandemic, economic and geopolitical pressures, and shifting customer expectations, buying behaviors, and an evolving technological landscape.
The MarTech Summit Hong Kong
May 18-19, 2022
Enjoy 2 days full of learning and the convenience of dedicated networking meetings during and after the summit. Get set to learn all the latest MarTech trends in a trendy haven.
Gartner Marketing Symposium
May 23-25, 2022
Offering attendees the opportunity to advance their thinking as strategic leaders and bring their Marketing vision to life with the best mix of insight and research-backed sessions that help to cut through the hype and deliver deeper into the areas that drive results.
June 1-2, 2022
If you’re serious about using your Marketing to drive business growth, upskilling yourself and your team, getting inspiration, and unlocking the key to Marketing transformation, B2B Marketing Ignite USA is the only place you need to be.
DMWF Global 2022
June 23-24, 2022
London & online
Delivering 2 days of online top-level strategic content and Digital Marketing insights, networking, and discussion from leading global brands.
This event will explore the latest trends & strategies within Digital Marketing and covering Digital Marketing Technologies, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Influencer Marketing, UX, CX, eCommerce, Content Marketing, Data, Analytics, and Mobile, this conference is not to be missed.
2022 ANA Masters of Marketing Conference
October 25-28, 2022
Orlando, FL & online
Showcasing the creative thinking and inspirational strategies the world’s top CMOs and leading brands have implemented to meet and exceed their customer needs, drive growth, and inspire change.
2022 Masters of B2B Marketing Conference II
December 7-8, 2022
While virtual events have become more and more innovative, in-person networking, deal-making, collaboration, and just plain old fun are difficult, if not impossible, to completely match online. Whether physical or digital, events have always been a great way to level up your skills, stay on top of the latest Marketing trends, hear great speakers and learn about new technologies and tools.
This list is an indicator that we’re (fingers crossed!) turning the corner with COVID. And this is just the beginning. We already know that CES is returning to Las Vegas this upcoming January, but I wouldn’t be surprised if many more in-person events, like Adobe Summit, announce their 2022 plans in the near future.
We expect this list to grow as we continue on towards 2022, so keep this blog pinned to your favorites. And if there are any other B2B Marketing or Sales events that we should add, let us know! You can drop us a line at email@example.com.
With any luck, I’ll meet you at an event soon. (Whether on my screen or in a room. I’ll take it!)
Director, Enterprise Marketing & ABM , Demandbase
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