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The Top Events for B2B Marketers and Sales Pros | 2021-2022 Edition

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November 11, 2021

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The Top Events for B2B Marketers and Sales Pros | 2021-2022 Edition

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.

How soon should you pack your bags? 

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!

Events List

B2B World Fest

November 9-10, 2021

Online

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

Online

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

London

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

November 16-17, 2021

Online

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

Amsterdam

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

Online

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.

Global Growth Accelerate Conference 2021

December 7-8, 2021

Online

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

Online

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

Online

Bringing together Marketing and technology for a winning future.

B2B Marketing Exchange

February 28 – March 2, 2022

Scottsdale, AZ

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.

SXSW Interactive

March 11-20, 2022

Austin, TX

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

Online

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

April 6-7, 2022

Online

Featuring all new speakers, sessions, and shenanigans. (More details coming soon.)

The MarTech Summit Singapore

April 6-7, 2022

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.

B2B Online

April 11-12, 2022

Chicago, IL

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

Hong Kong

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

Aurora, CO

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.

Ignite USA

June 1-2, 2022

Chicago, IL

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

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.

We’re turning a corner. But where are we headed?

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.

Got something to add? We’ll take it!

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 content@demandbase.com.

With any luck, I’ll meet you at an event soon. (Whether on my screen or in a room. I’ll take it!)

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Tenessa Lochner

Director, Enterprise Marketing & ABM , Demandbase

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