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The best digital marketing events in Asia [updated for 2020]

The best digital marketing events in Asia [updated for 2020]

It goes without saying that as a marketer, keeping up with the digital trends is part of the trade. Whether you’re new in the digital marketing scene or looking to take your campaigns to the next level, attending digital marketing events in Asia is a great way to stay ahead of your industry.

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At these digital marketing events, you get the opportunity to learn directly from top brand and marketing executives sharing best practices across different topics from search engine optimization, to content, to influencer marketing. On top of that, attending these events could be a good way to connect with fellow marketers and even meet potential customers.

If you’re wondering which events you should add to your list, look no further. Some of them could even be happening in your city. In this article, I’ve listed some of the biggest digital marketing conferences and summits to help you plan ahead.

Intrigue Summit

Intrigue Summits are both conferences and exhibitions designed for the whole digital marketing and advertising ecosystem. The event brings together brand marketers, technology providers, digital agencies, and online publishers.

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When: February 5, 2020

Price: A$399

Intrigue 2020 Melbourne agenda

Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

When: September 20, 2020

Price: $199

Note that the Intrigue 2020 Ho Chi Minh City page has been removed so there is a chance that the event's cancelled as well.

Last year, the Intrigue Summit also took place in Manila (on March 28, 2019) so make sure to check again later for updates.

Digital Marketers Australia

The conference covers everything about digital marketing for all levels. Great way to learn and network regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a pro in the digital marketing area.

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When: February 12-14, 2020

Digital Marketers Australia agenda

Branding 360

Must-attend event for brand leaders and marketers to keep up with latest trends and learn about new opportunities for successful brand building in 2020. Previous speakers include executives from AlipayHK, Lalamove, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong.

Where: Hong Kong

When: February 14, 2020

Price: US$920

Branding 360 Hong Kong agenda

Digital Marketing World Forum (#DMWF) Asia

DMWF serves as a venue for the digital marketing community to explore the future of digital marketing technologies and the challenges it presents. Trends to be discussed in 2020 include virtual reality, AI, UX, CX, content marketing, data and analytics

Where: Singapore

When: February 18-19, 2020 Dec 2-3, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: S$1115

DMWF Asia agenda

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Martech Summit

Focusing on Asian markets, the summit aims to tackle the complexities brought about by digital transformation and how marketers can leverage marketing technologies to drive a seamless customer experience.

Where: Singapore

When: February 20-21, 2020 June 16-17, 2020(have gone virtual) + Dec 8-9, 2020 for the live event (new dates announced)

Price: US$995.00 for a Diamond pass

Martech Summit agenda in Singapore

Where: Hong Kong

When: April 22-23, 2020 August 19-20, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: US$995.00 for a Diamond pass

Martech Summit agenda in Hong Kong

Where: Bangkok, Thailand

When: May 27-28, 2020 October 29-30, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: US$795.00 for a Diamond pass

Martech Summit agenda in Bangkok

Where: Jakarta, Indonesia

When: September 16-17, 2020

Price: US$795.00 for a Diamond pass

Martech Summit agenda in Jakarta

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: November 25-26, 2020

Price: $995.00 for a Diamond pass

Martech Summit agenda in Sydney

Search Marketing Summit

This 4-day event comprises a summit and advanced workshops on PPC & SEO aimed at online marketers looking to sharpen their skills.

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: March 17-20, 2020 October 27-30, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: $1,620 for 2-day conference pass

Search Marketing Summit agenda

CMO & CDO Innovation Summit

Find out how you can leverage big data and artificial intelligence technology in enabling digital transformation at a CMO / CDO Innovation Summit in one of the following locations.

Where: Singapore

When: March 19, 2020 August 20, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: US$1,095

CDO Innovation Summit SG agenda

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When: March 26, 2020 October 7, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: US$1,095

CMO Innovation Summit KL agenda

Last year, the CMO Innovation Summits also took place in Hong Kong (June 13, 2019) and Singapore (June 20, 2019) so make sure to check again later for updates.

Retail Marketing

This conference is specifically for retail businesses in the age of digitalization and eCommerce. In this conference, expect to hear more about how brands are becoming ‘consumer-first’ and tackling personalisation.

Where: Hong Kong

When: April 01, 2020 June 18, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: US$920

Retail Marketing Hong Kong 2020 agenda

eTail Asia

For retail businesses looking to venture into the eCommerce space, join this event and learn directly from some of the biggest international brands like Alibaba, Zalora, Shopee, and Walmart.

Where: Singapore

When: March 3-5, 2020 August 4-6, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: USD$1,499

eTail Asia agenda

eTail Asia

Source: Campaign Asia

Campaign360

This event is by Campaign Asia and is set to bring Asia Pacfic’s media and marketing professionals in one place for ‘unparalleled content and networking’.

Where: Singapore

When: March 04, 2020 May 27, 2020 (new dates to be announced - most likely September 2020)

Price: By invitation only, apply your interest here

Campaign360 2020 agenda in Singapore

Digital Travel APAC

Travel is a fast-growing industry and if this is your space, then Digital Travel APAC is a must. Discover how you can tap into the different eCommerce, digital marketing, customer experience strategies to drive business growth in 2020.

Where: Singapore

When: April 20-22, 2020 August 17-19, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: USD$1,199

Digital Travel APAC agenda


Content 360

Content marketing is unarguably becoming a crucial aspect of every marketer’s strategy today. Learn about the trends, challenges and future of content marketing from 20+ expert speakers at Marketing Interactive’s Content 360 conference.

Where: Singapore/Online

When: May 11-13, 2020 June 8-11, 2020 (new dates announced & have gone virtual)

Price: S$999

Content 360 agenda

Content 360

Source: Content 360

Content Tokyo

More about content at this event – everything from creation to distribution as well as marketing, rights trading and technology. Best part is you can request an invitation for free!

Where: Tokyo, Japan

When: April 1-3, 2020 October 28-30, 2020 (new dates announced)

Content Tokyo

Content Marketing Summit (CMS) Asia

Dive deep into the latest digital and social media technologies and how these are impacting the evolution of content marketing. This summit is taking place in at least three locations, final dates to be confirmed by the organizers.

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: May 14, 2020 (new dates to be announced - most likely August/September 2020)

Price: AU$499

CMS ANZ agenda

Where: Tokyo, Japan

When: TBA

Price: JPY60,000

CMS Japan agenda

Where: Singapore

When: August 26, 2020

Price: $349

CMS APAC agenda

Content Marketing Summit Asia

Source: CMS Asia

B2B Marketing Leaders Forum Asia Pacific

This conference is specifically designed for B2B CMOs and marketing leaders to discuss and share leadership strategies for optimizing and increasing the value of marketing departments.

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: May 20-21, 2020 October 26-27, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: AU$2,395

Where: Singapore

When: Aug 19-20, 2020 October 7-8, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: S$1,895

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When: November 19, 2020

Price: AU$1,295

B2B Marketing Leaders Forum Asia Pacific agenda

Mumbrella360

Dubbed to be Australia’s ‘biggest media and marketing conference’ where senior leaders from Australia and overseas join together to tackle the latest industry trends. The event is organized by Mumbrella, an online marketing and media industry news publication in Australia.

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: June 2-4, 2020 (new dates to be announced)

Price: $2599

Mumbrella360 2020 agenda

State of Social

Social media remains to be an important part of digital marketing and State of Social tackles current and future trends in this area. Digital and social media are changing relentlessly, and your SMM strategy should too.

Where: Perth, Australia

When: June 23-24, 2020 November 24-25, 2020 (new dates announced)

Price: $935

State of Social agenda

ContentAsia Summit

Content comes in many forms, through different channels. Learn about what’s working and how you can best drive your content marketing initiatives from from brand executives across the region.

Where: Bangkok, Thailand

When: August 24-25, 2020

Price: TBA

ContentAsia Summit agenda

Digital Marketing Conference

This conference is targeted to digital marketers who are looking to achieve success in marketing strategies and tactics across the funnel from building traffic, to generating leads, to driving customer engagement and increasing sales.

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: June 24-25, 2020 (no new dates found for 2020)

Price: AU$897

DigiMarCon Australia agenda

Where: Singapore/Online

When: September 16-17, 2020 September 15-17, 2020 (have gone virtual)

Price: TBA

DigiMarCon Singapore agenda

Technology for Marketing Asia

An event that promotes technology specifically for marketing, and is co-located with seven other events/expos including Cloud Expo Asia, Smart IoT, and eCommerce Expo Asia.

Where: Singapore

When: October 14-15, 2020

Price: TBA

Technology for Marketing Asia 2020 agenda

Click Engage Convert

A conference that seeks to teach small businesses on how to amplify their ROI by adapting proven digital marketing strategies directly from world-class leaders.

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When: October 15-16, 2020

Price: TBA

More info about Click Engage Convert here

FUTR Asia - Retail Marketing Conference

Find out ‘what’s next’ in the retail marketing world in this conference – a must-attend gathering for brands and retailers to discover cutting-edge insights, technologies and solutions in the industry.

Where: Singapore

When: October 20-21, 2020

Price: TBA

FUTR Asia agenda

Impact Vietnam by MMA

An event focused on discussing how marketers can leverage mobile better as a marketing channel and identify opportunities to connect with consumers in the right place and time.

Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

When: October 23, 2020

Price: TBA

More info about Impact Vietnam here

The Marketing Leaders Summit

This summit attracts over 30 C-level marketing leaders from all over the world. Speakers for 2020 include executives from Coles, Telstra, ANZ, Lululemon, WPP Group and GE.

Where: Melbourne, Australia

When: October 27-28, 2020

Price: $1,995

The Marketing Leaders Summit

ad:tech

Popular for being the industry authority when it comes to marketing and media technology, ad:tech Sydney features top executives from Google, IBM, Salesforce, and LinkedIn while speakers are yet to be announced for ad:tech Tokyo later this year.

Where: Tokyo, Japan

When: October 29-30, 2020

Price: TBA

ad:tech Tokyo agenda

adtech Tokyo

Source: adtech Tokyo

MarTechFest APAC

A festival dedicated to marketing technology. The event prides itself on running a more casual conference - something they call ‘anti-conference’ - where speakers are encouraged to speak their minds freely, and attendees dress up as comfortably as possible.

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: November 5, 2020

Price: TBA

#MarTechFest APAC agenda

Social Media Week (SMW)

Social Media Week happens in over 20 cities globally all throughout the year to celebrate the impact of social media in this digitally connected world. In Asia, SMW is set to take place in Jakarta and Manila later this year. Event details are yet to be announced by the organizers.

Where: Jakarta, Indonesia

When: November 9-13, 2020

Price: TBA

SMW Jakarta

Last year, Social Media Week also took place in Manila, Philippines (on November 11-15, 2019) so make sure to check again later for updates.

Digital Marketing Asia

DMA events are slated to run in Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. Exact dates & agenda for 2020 are yet to be released.

Digital Marketing Asia 2019 agenda

Youth Marketing Australia

A single-stream conference designed specifically to bring expert opinions on how brands and marketers can ‘keep up with the fast-paced nature of GenZ.’ The conference is set to take place in Sydney and Melbourne. Exact dates and agenda for 2020 are yet to be released.

Youth Marketing Australia 2019 agenda

Plus, find more events in the Digital Marketing Asia events calendar that are yet to be announced. Download the calendar

Online digital marketing events and webinars that you can attend

Digital Trends Summit

An annual summit by Smart insights tackling the latest marketing trends.

When: January 29, 2020

Watch the Digital Trends Summit sessions

Elevate Online Summit

An online marketing conference for small businesses.

When: March 10-11, 2020

More info about Elevate Online Summit

Digital Transformation Festival

A 1.5 month long online festival by The Drum.

Where: March 16-April 24, 2020

Watch DTFest videos on demand

Campaign Connect

A two-day virtual conference covering everything from Asia to Europe and North America.

When: June 2-3, 2020

Campaign Connect agenda

#LoveBrandWeek 2020

A global webinar series by Talkwalker featuring industry experts and insights on what it takes to be a loved brand today

When: June 30-July 3, 2020

Learn more about Love Brand Week


Global Marketing Day

A 24-hour online marketing conference by SEMRush.

When: October 30-31, 2020

Learn more about Global Marketing Day

Webinars

From companies like Adweek, Marketo, Talkwalker, and more

When: Ongoing

Did I miss any digital marketing events in Asia? Leave a comment below!

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