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Middle East events that every marketer should know about

Where you’re the new kid on the marketing 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.

Talkwalker compiled a comprehensive calendar of digital marketing events happening in the region in 2019 and 2020 There are many reasons to attend a digital marketing event, where you'll often stumble on new business opportunities From building traffic, to expanding brand awareness and to improving customer service, these events hold invaluable lessons

Where you’re the new kid on the marketing 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.

Talkwalker compiled a comprehensive calendar of digital marketing events happening in the region in 2019 and 2020. 

Why attend digital marketing events?

  • Get inspired by the latest digital marketing industry trends  and campaigns

  • Meet like-minded individuals and exchange digital marketing best practices 

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

  • Share niche digital marketing expertise through a keynote or panel discussion

  • Discover new tools and solutions that can help you optimise your marketing performance

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

  • Spend face-to-face time with business prospects 

  • Build your own brand name by giving a talk or simply putting yourself out there during networking or break-out sessions

Ready to give it a go? Here are some of my top picks of upcoming marketing events.

October 2019

DigiMarCon (Dubai)

Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Dubai 2019 promises to help you get there. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service, and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.

November 2019 

Vibe Marketers Fest (Dubai)

The second edition of Vibe Marketers Fest (VMF) promises to be full of insights and knowledge sessions to help you select and implement MarTech solutions which fit seamlessly with your plans.

Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum (Riyadh)

This forum promises attendees the chance to understand global tech trends and how they will power smart cities as well as expertise on deployment of IOT and cross-sector implementation of automation systems. It will be the largest R&D technology event in the region, gathering 3000+ government officials, C-suite executives from the private sector as well as top tech industry players.

Social Media for Governance Summit (Dubai)

This summit will bring together policy-makers, government bodies, public services, social media platforms, and technology providers to brainstorm and learn best global practices for the effective use of social media for government bodies and service providers.

Marketing & Sales Show Middle East (Dubai)

The Marketing & Sales Show is the platform for the entire marketing and sales ecosystem to debate, discuss and develop ideas. The event entails 6 co-located shows covering: Marketing Tech, B2B Marketing, B2C Marketing, Sales Innovation & Strategy, SME University & a CMO Summit.

December 2019

Rise Up Summit (Cairo)

RiseUp Summit is an annual entrepreneurship and innovation event that takes place in Downtown Cairo, Egypt. It is currently one of the region’s most highly regarded gatherings for entrepeneurs. The aim of the 3-day summit is bring the MENA region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem together.

Arabnet (Riyadh)

In its 9th edition, Arabnet Riyadh is bringing two conferences under one roof for the second year in a row: Arabnet Riyadh for 2,000+ corporate executives and senior government leaders, and Inspire Saudi for 4,000+ entrepreneurs, youth and students, including initiatives and dedicated activities to inspire and educate.

Download the full calendar here – complete with 2020 events too!