5 Must-Attend B2B Marketing Conferences for 2021

Why attend a B2B marketing conference this year?

Engage with experts on a personal level, attend workshops and sessions that you’re actually interested in, get a different point of view, and network with like-minded individuals in the industry, are just some of the opportunities on offer at B2B marketing conferences. 

Some conferences are planning to take place in person, but there are still a whole host of virtual conferences you can attend. Perks? No travel, no awkward small talk, and no one can tell if you’re not wearing trousers. 

With so many events on offer, how do you know which ones are right for you? Fear not, we’ve done all the research so you can quickly decide where you’re going to get the best value from. Here are the top 5 B2B marketing conferences for this year:


#1 DigiConf21

DigiConf launch announced

When? 21st April 2021

Where? Online

What? Bringing together over 1000 senior B2B marketers for one day of pure insight, all of the speakers at DigiConf21 are hand-picked for their expertise. 

Consisting of two live streams, 1:1 video consultations, networking, breakout rooms, and downloadable resources, you have the ability to dip in and out of any session that takes your interest. View the entire schedule. 

The conference is entirely interactive and collaborative. Can’t make it? All of the sessions will be available on-demand for 6 months after the big day. 

#2 B2B World Fest

When? 18th – 19th November

Where? Online

What? The Drum’s first annual B2B conference, developed in partnership with Stein IAS celebrates the thinkers and doers of the industry with two days of macro-thinking from B2B professionals all over the world. Exploring the convergence of strategy and culture and creativity and technology, the event explores the transformations that could shape the future. 

#3 B2B Ignite

When? 30th June – 1st July 2021

Where? Online

What? Featuring a lineup of carefully selected keynote speakers with over 70 virtual sessions, B2B Ignite provides opportunities for learning and development whilst networking with industry experts. 

The two-day event aims to inspire B2B marketers to future-proof strategies post-pandemic and to take marketing to a new level. From marketing operations and processes to customer experience and content strategy, the conference is a source of knowledge and inspiration for your team. 

#4 Festival of Marketing 

When? Numerous dates

Where? Online

What? The Festival of Marketing covers both B2C and B2B marketing, with specific sessions to inspire marketers to discover, learn and celebrate the future of the industry. 

There are three separate festivals taking place across 2021, ‘The Bottom Line’, ‘Fast Forward’, and ‘The Year Ahead’. 

Speakers confirmed include the CMO’s of KFC and Nationwide, the Founder of Marketing Week, and many more. 

#5 DigiMarCon London 2021

When? 2nd – 3rd September

Where? Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel or online

What? Whether you join in person or virtually, the event consists of keynotes, sessions, and case studies around digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy, and networking. Discover how to not only succeed but thrive as a marketer in the ever-changing world we live in. 

Whichever events you choose to attend, B2B marketing conferences are a great way to meet new people, get a fresh point of view on topics that interest you, and access experts at your disposal. They are the perfect place for inspiration and guidance, and to create new partnerships to put you on track for success. 

Jeremy Taylor
Date: 17th March 2021
Category: B2B Marketing Blog

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