B2B events play a key role in helping people meet like-minded industry peers, creating networking and partnership opportunities, and growing brand reach and experiences. And B2B events will continue to be impactful for all industries whether conferences or trade shows are held virtually or live. Here’s our list of 15 B2B virtual and live events to attend in 2021.
1. MarTech Conference (Free, virtual experience)
March 16–17 and September 14–15
Join senior marketers for expert-led training and presentations that will help you deliver actionable tactics to achieve time-saving solutions that deliver ROI and seamless business results, all through cutting-edge marketing technologies.
2. Tech Leadership Series 2021 (Free, virtual experience)
Learn about new tech strategies and insights from industry experts, executives, and technologists to help you develop and build new businesses, revenues, and relationships. Join this online event to get a front-row seat to how industries are transforming at a pivotal point in innovative technology.
3. MarketingProfs B2B Forum (Registration fee, virtual experience)
Get ready to virtually mingle with industry leaders, innovators, and like-minded people who want to make a difference in the B2B world. Learn the secrets to success for tactics and strategies that stand the test of time. P.S. — Your registration fee also gets you a MarketingProf one-year membership if you don’t already have one!
4. Adobe Summit (Free, virtual event)
Grab a comfy seat at home and immerse yourself in a digital experience conference with other customer experience makers and learn exactly how to drive more business growth and customer loyalty. What else could you want from a free digital conference that gets you industry trends and insights, focused sessions and training workshops, a front-row seat to Adobe’s strategy and technology vision, and more?
5. Forrester’s B2B Summit North America (Registration fee, virtual conference)
This online event will show you how to select the right marketing technology for your company, create successful, audience-centric marketing campaigns, align your revenue operations to fit your business needs and organizational structure, and transform your pipeline conversion and growth using data.
6. B2B Marketing Digital Summit (Registration fee, interactive and virtual experience)
Attend this fully interactive online event that’s tailored for B2B marketers working in content marketing, SEO, account-based marketing, automation, and more. Live presentations, Q&A sessions, masterclasses, and networking virtual spaces will give you direct expert advice and actionable recommendations. Also, look out for in-person events for Digital Summit, returning in August through December.
7. Sales Enablement Summit (Registration fee, in-person events)
If you’ve been searching high and low for live events to attend, look no further — Sales Enablement Summit has released their full year’s calendar of in-person events. From the world’s largest companies to the most exciting startups, attend this live event to join sales enablement leaders who continue to drive consistent, successful, and predictable interactions across the customer journey. Visit their main event page to find a venue near you, or check out the U.S. dates and locations below:
- July 28-29, New York
- September 15-16, San Francisco
- October 20-21, Boston
- November 17-18, Chicago
- January 26-27, 2022, Las Vegas
- February 9-10, 2022, Austin
8. Engage Virtual Marketing Conference (Registration fee, virtual experience)
This digital conference is brought to you by SEMpdx which is a non-profit community of digital marketers based out of Portland, Oregon. Grab your ticket to enjoy informative learning tracks and panel sessions focused on technological strategies and advancements in digital marketing and advertising, social media, content, UX and design, SEO, and much more.
9. Gartner Marketing Symposium, Americas (Registration fee, virtual experience)
Join other marketing executives and peers for a virtual conference designed for Chief Marketing Officers and leadership teams, providing market insights into customer experience, marketing technologies, and innovative solutions that help power marketing teams to deliver growth.
10. Chief Revenue Officer Summit (Registration fee, in-person event)
September 16, San Francisco, California
The only dedicated Chief Revenue Officer Summit that’s focused on helping you discover actionable, real-world strategies and tactics that drive rapid, cost-effective, and sustainable enterprise growth.
11. Content Marketing World 2021 (Registration fee, in-person event)
Sep 28 – Oct 1, Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio
During the 10th annual Content Marketing World conference, you’ll be part of thousands of marketers that will experience over 100 sessions and custom workshops presented by leading brand marketers and experts from around the globe. You won’t want to miss the epic content marketing community that will help you learn how to build your team, systems and processes, and innovations in the industry.
12. 2021 ANA Masters of Marketing Conference (Registration fee, hybrid event)
Oct 5-8, Virtual and in-person: Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida
A hybrid event that’s programmed to inform, empower, and connect marketing professionals with top industry brands and thought leaders to share insights and actionable advice on the latest B2B developments. Join this event to learn about account-based marketing, customer experience, business-to-human, emotional drivers, channel marketing, and more.
13. ATD Sell (Registration fee, in-person event)
Oct 11-13, Las Vegas, Nevada
The success of any organization can greatly depend on sales enablement. This live conference will deep dive into the integral role of sales, providing attendees with opportunities to network and collaborate with industry leaders and learn how to apply strategic changes to an organization’s sales alignment, manager enablement and selling systems, and more.
14. Inbound 2021 (Free starter pass or digital pass fee, virtual experience)
Hosted by HubSpot, this digital event will unite curious, question-asking professionals with break-out industry thinkers and innovators. With over 250 speakers, attendees will interactively learn how to reshape the future and build more communities. Not to mention the education sessions will be accompanied by comedy shows and virtual happy hours.
15. LeadsCon (Registration fee, in-person event)
Oct 21-22, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Looking to learn how to generate more leads? This live event is a blend of B2B marketing and B2B sales. You’ll learn from executive-level speakers about actionable insights and strategies that help fuel business growth, starting with nurturing and converting more quality leads.
Event list leaving you wanting more? Be on the lookout for updates for the following upcoming in-person events:
- ABM Innovation Summit presented by Demandbase (dates not yet released)
- Dreamforce (dates not yet released)
- B2B Online (dates not yet released)
- Oracle Modern Business Experience (dates not yet released)
- Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON) (dates not yet released)
- Highspot Spark Conference (dates not yet released)
- Connect to Convert 2021 Insights Series (dates not yet released)
Finding B2B conferences that fit your business and career needs and adding events to your annual marketing activities and budget can put you in a better position to network with and learn from industry experts, thought leaders, cutting-edge companies, and more. Not to mention getting a chance to immerse yourself in a virtual or one-on-one experience will give your brain a break from any work-from-home woes. Contact us if you’re interested in learning more about B2B events, and let us know if we missed any upcoming virtual or live events. And, be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook so you don’t miss out on additional strategies and insights.