Upcoming Virtual Events for Media Buyers and AdTech Professionals

Upcoming Virtual Events for Media Buyers and AdTech Professionals

With physical trade shows on pause for the foreseeable future, we’re witnessing trade show alternatives and virtual events gain traction throughout the world. For media buyers and AdTech professionals looking to learn and connect with others to grow their network, we put together a list of upcoming virtual events in media industry.

Here are the upcoming top 11 virtual events around the world for media buyers:

1. Adsider LIVE Online Programmatic Conference

When: May 21
Price: From €59 to €129

Programmatic’s top industry leaders are coming together to bring you the latest industry strategies at Adsider LIVE. The theme of the conference: adapting to a post-cookie world, and strategies for the mobile app boom caused by the crisis. Join to hear keynotes by senior leaders and specialists from organizations like IAB, CocaCola, Google, and others.

2. One-Day Conferences — Association of National Advertisers

When: Ongoing throughout the entire year
Price: From $0 to $249, depending on membership status

Looking to connect with industry professionals, but can’t quite commit to a multi-day virtual summit? The Association of National Advertisers has you covered with their 1-Day-Conferences. Check out the entire year’s schedule above for bite-sized conference opportunities: CMOs and other leaders discuss topics ranging from agency crisis response to brand building.

3. Virtual Brand Marketing Summit — Reuters Events

When: June 2
Price: FREE

This year’s Brand Marketing Summit is going virtual, and its unifying theme is bound to entice many media buyers: how to truly engage customers with data-driven interactions in a post-Covid world. The roster of speakers brings together marketing leaders from some of the most recognizable global brands: Mastercard, Aston Martin, HSBC, Logitech, Nesle, and many others.

4. Social Media Strategies Summit

When: June 9 to June 12
Price: $395 (until May 21st)

The Social Media Strategies Summit brings together 50 speakers for a 4-day virtual event. Ideal for media buyers who want to upgrade their social media skills and get a holistic picture of social strategy, the summit will offer virtual sessions to chat live with attendees and speakers. Speakers from Twitter, LinkedIn, Nickelodeon, Edleman, and many others bring you the latest social strategy insights.

5. Programmatic Marketing Summit — Digiday

When: June 10 to June 12
Price: From $199 to $1,199

This June, Digiday brings you 3 days of candid discussions focused around one broad theme: where top brand and agency leaders are investing across platforms, and what tools help them invest more efficiently. In addition to the presentations, attendees will also get to participate in interactive town halls, get access to videos of any missed sessions, as well as a limited number of one-on-one meetings with programmatic marketing executives.

6. 99//Club Digital Festival — MAD // Fest & New Digital Age

When: June 15 to June 20
Price: From £162 to £216

As 99//Club Digital Festival puts it themselves: “this ain’t your average digital event.” The digital festival brings together dozens of brands, who then “share their big ideas with a worldwide audience of marketers in just 99 seconds.” Attendees are promised a ‘Cribbs’ session with Rory Sutherland, one-on-one networking, and everything from bedroom DJ sets to live art illustrations.

7. Virtual Brand Safety Summit — 614 Group Events

When: June 16
Price: $61

The 614 Group brings advertising and media professionals collaborative and interactive virtual events to help businesses rethink how they connect with customers and prospects. Attendees will enjoy keynotes from agency leaders, panel discussions, as well as virtual fireside chats. Media buyers looking to tackle brand safety concerns will find the latest strategies to address the most pressing issues at this virtual summit.

8. Forward Marketing Summit Singapore 2020

When: June 18 to June 19
Price: From $129 to $300

This brand-heavy summit will connect attendees with 35+ industry speakers, and 250+ branding and marketing leaders. Google, Xerox, Johnson & Johnson, and UPS are just a few of the global brands in attendance. Going beyond media buying, the virtual event is ideal for those interested in multiple areas of marketing. Topics of note include Marketing technology; Data science in marketing; and Omnichannel, e-Commerce & Mobile marketing.

9. 2020 NewFronts — IAB

When: June 22 to June 26
Price: N/A

IAB’s NewFronts is going virtual this year. The event is invite-only for buy-side brand marketers and agency executives — those looking to attend can request an invite on the site. Bringing together a truly impressive and expansive roster of brands and speakers as always, the 2020 NewFronts is the ideal event for groundbreaking digital content.

10. Collision from Home

When: June 23 to June 25
Price: $99 to $297

Dubbed “The Olympics of tech,” Collision will be streamed from home this year and will connect over 400 speakers and 30,000 attendees. Covering a broad set of topics and themes, Collision is the perfect place for AdTech professionals to connect with like-minded technologists and leading media professionals across different industries.

11. Activate Live — Iterable

When: June 24
Price: FREE

Brought to you by Iterable, Activate Live lets you choose between two (virtual) session tracks: customer-first and tech-forward. Activate Live’s speakers come from a broad range of backgrounds: from user acquisition and retention, to CRM and loyalty. The day will include 15+ sessions and virtual networking: perfect for connecting with other marketing professionals across different specializations.

Don’t see the ideal virtual event for you?

We get it — virtual summits and virtual networking may not be for everyone. But if you’re a media buyer looking for new connections and opportunities to leverage for your organization, check out our digital media discovery tool. BriefBid matches you with pre-vetted media vendors and automates the RFP process — at no cost to you — so you can focus on building meaningful relationships and launching campaigns faster.

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