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Middle East Marketing, Tech & Business events to attend in 2020

Middle East Marketing, Tech & Business events to attend in 2020

The best Middle East marketing, technology and business virtual events are right at your fingertips with this frequently updated list & 2021 calendar with over 60 listings. Must attend? I think so! 

Download a free calendar of 60+ Middle East events

Why attend marketing & business events?

Whether you’re the new kid on the block or a veteran on the lookout for new tips and tricks to up your game, attending events is a surefire way to keep up.

  • Get inspired by the latest industry trends, insights and campaigns

  • Meet like-minded individuals and exchange best practices (and contacts!)

  • Showcase your company’s unique offering through sponsorship/exhibiting

  • Share niche expertise through a keynote or panel discussion

  • Discover new tools and solutions that can help you optimise your company's performance

  • Expand your industry knowledge by learning from experts about skills that don’t sit in your wheelhouse

  • Spend face-to-face time with clients or prospects for lead generation

  • Build your own brand name by giving a talk or networking

  • Assess whether the industry is for you. Does it excite you? These are the crucial moments that can help you make a judgement.

Your ultimate guide to marketing, tech & business events in the Middle East

Now about these events...let’s get down to business!

Campaign Industry Night

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

When: 11 November, 2021

The exclusive meet-and-mingle invites a select group of agency, client and industry leaders to gather to celebrate and discuss the year that was 2021.

Vibe Martech Fest Saudi Arabia

Where: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

When: 23-24 November 2021

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has all the components for CMOs to adopt marketing technology solutions - market size of over 35 million, smartphone penetration of over 90%, and a young, affluent consumer base. Powered by Martechvibe, Vibe Martech Fest is the region’s oldest and largest event focused on CX, Marketing and Advertising Technology, now coming to Saudi Arabia. The two-day event will gather 250+ marketing experts and lead the discussion on Martech and set the agenda for its future. Talkwalker is sponsoring this year's edition of Vibe Martech Fest Saudi Arabia.

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World Social Media Forum

Where: Amman, Jordan

When: 24 November 2021

World Social Media Forum will be taking place at the ST Regis Hotel Amman, Jordan on 24 November 2021, bringing together leading minds in marketing, PR & communication and influencers to discuss new Social media trends, challenges and opportunities for businesses and brands which has emerged in recent times.

MENA Impact 2021

Where: Virtual

When: 11 November 2021

A leading marketing event bringing industry thought leaders to discuss the latest trends in impact marketing.

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STEP Conference

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

When: February 2022

Step started out as a series of workshops and small gatherings, and over 10 years has grown to become the largest tech festival in Dubai. With 4 main tracks, more than 400 global startups showcasing, hundreds of global investors, and 8000+ global attendees over two days, Step brings the world to Dubai. Step is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the Step Conference 2022 edition back in-person!

Marketing Mania

Where: Dubai, UAE

When: October 2022

Part of GITEX Global, Marketing Mania is the MENA region's biggest and most anticipated marketing event of the year. Its latest edition attracted over 10,000 practitioners from around the globe.

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Vibe Martech Fest Dubai

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

When: TBD

Since 2018, Vibe MarTech Fest (VMF) has advanced the adoption of Martech by educating, enlightening and inspiring the CMOs of the region. It is the Middle East’s first, largest and most credible marketing technology summit for senior marketing and IT professionals. Powered by Martechvibe, the Middle East region’s only and the world’s fastest-growing media platform dedicated to MarTech & AdTech.

Dubai Lynx

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

When: 16 March 2022

Dubai Lynx is MENA's premier festival of creativity, bringing MENA’s creative communications industry together to learn, network and celebrate the power of creativity.

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Digital Marketing World Forum - Middle East

Where: TBD

When: TBD

Did I miss any great marketing & business events in the Middle East? Leave a comment below!

Middle East Events Calendar