The Kickoff to Marketing Conference & Event Season

The Pace team just returned from Content Marketing World 2019. For me this marketing conference is synonymous with all things fall: kickoff for football season, back-to-school and the return of all things pumpkin-flavored. I always look forward to catching up with friends from previous years’ attendance, learning about the latest trends affecting our industry and opportunities to make new connections.

As we roll into fall, I thought I’d share what other industry conferences and events are catching our attention (and attendance)—where the Pace team goes to share and learn from the brightest across the industry.

Fall Marketing Conference Circuit

SEPTEMBER (Grab these tickets fast!)


Brand ManageCamp
Sept. 17–18
Las Vegas
Why attend: A collection of the biggest and brightest minds in the industry coming together to share content to inspire, educate and energize. This year Jay Baer will share why same is lame and how you can compel customer conversations.


marketing-conference-3 ANA 1-Day Conferences
Why attend: Looking for a local and intimate setting to learn from? Look no further than ANA’s 1-Day Conference series, where you’ll join peers from your community to learn from senior-level marketers sharing recent case studies on how they are moving their businesses forward. Great networking opportunities to develop connections with fellow marketers in your backyard.

marketing-conference-4MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum
Oct. 16–18
Washington, DCWhy attend: If you love Ann Handley, then you’ll love this B2B Marketing conference! This year Neen James is speaking on the attention revolution—distracted shouldn’t be the norm; how can we evolve the way we pay attention and leverage our devices? Human interaction is really the most important part of business and makes things happen—learn helpful strategies to be more intentional with your attention.

marketing-conference-2 ANA Masters of Marketing
Oct. 2–5
Why attend: Join the who’s who in marketing and hear from best-in-class speakers to learn what’s new, what’s next and what matters from CMOs at Pinterest, Target, Disney, Chipotle, L’Oreal, Dunkin’ and Ally, to name a few. You won’t be disappointed.


 marketing-conference-8ProcureCon Marketing
Nov. 18–20
Why attend: Learn how marketing and procurement (or agency management) can work together to build better collaboration and partnerships to find the very best solutions across marketing technology, vendors and agencies. Topics include financial management, agency sourcing, maximizing agency relationships, building a culture on trust and transparency, in-house agency management, addressing supplier diversity and becoming an effective change agent for your organization.

Nov. 19–20
San Francisco
Why attend: With over 2,700 sessions, it’s an opportunity to join a community and learn from peers, get inspired and bring back tactics and tools to drive change in your business. Need help convincing your boss? Complete the ROI calculator to see how your learnings can positively impact your business’ success.



B2B Marketing Exchange
Feb. 24–26

 marketing-conference-9Social Media Marketing World
March 1–3
San Diego

July 6–8

Written by Kelley Mickler

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