Top 8 Best Digital Events in the UK in 20194 min read

We have compiled our choice for the best digital events in the UKfor 2019. This list represents a selection of the most established large scale events in this space. All of them take place over one or two days and represent great potential business opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors not only based in the UK but especially for foreign companies looking to try and make their mark in Europe’s largest most mature and rewarding digital market.

ETAIL Europe

Date: 18th – 19nd  June, 2019

Location: London

Edition: 18


Organiser: WBR


Since 1999 ETAIL has been helping the retail industry to grow. ETAIL is focused on connecting as many people as possible. Fun and interactive networking is the name of the game for every part of the industry helping people to expand their community and go further in their careers. 6 months of research goes into developing the event to ensure the hottest trends and relevant topics are being explored during the event. The event is over 2 days and takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. A tried and trusted event with the history to back it up.

Internet Retailing Expo

Date: 3rd -4th  April, 2019

Location: Birmingham

Edition: 6


Organiser: Clarion Events Ltd


IRX takes place over two days and will welcome over 5,000+ visitors to meet, greet and find out what’s trending in multichannel retail. A great opportunity to meet with upwards of 300 industry-leading exhibitors showing new technology and offering solutions to improve the multichannel experience. There’s 8 free conferences; one-to-one clinics run by experts, workshops and interactive learning in our Digital Payments Theatre, Omnichannel Theatre, Jiangsu Pavilion and much more. IRX is the UK’s biggest multichannel event and an unmissable event.

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Festival of Marketing

Date: 10th – 11th October 2019

Location: London

Edition: n/a


Organiser: Centaur Media PLC


The Festival of Marketing takes place over two days at Tobacco Dock in London. It styles itself as an event for ‘ambitious marketers to discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together’. There are 12 stages, over 200 speakers and 150 hours upwards of content. This event brings you the people and brands that pioneer marketing, digital, tech and business. The Festival of Marketing is the largest global event dedicated to brand marketers. Every year you can expect an unrivalled array of industry thought leaders, disruptors, motivators and activists at the top of their game, all coming together to share insights into their success with you.

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Digital Marketing World Forum

Date: 23rd – 24th May 2019

Location: London

Edition: n/a


Organiser: Six Degrees Events


The main themes of DMWF Expo Global 2019 will centre around the latest Digital Marketing Technologies and Strategy, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, Influencer Marketing, Content Marketing, Data, Analytics and Mobile Marketing using three dedicated conference streams. Over the two days’ attendees can enjoy world-class case-study led content, interactive debates and networking opportunities. With over 1,000 attendees and more than 50 exhibitors It really promises to be a unique event and is highly recommended for start-ups and as well as more established companies.

Retail Business Technology Expo

Date: 1st – 2nd May 2019

Location: London

Edition: n/a


Organiser: Legend Exhibitions Ltd


This is a very strong up and coming event. Last year saw 15,452 visitors, with 2,156 international visitors in attendance. Growth of 28% uplift compared to the year before. Expect 2019 to be even bigger and better promising increased new exhibitors. Strong pre-registration is backing this up. The emphasis is on improving customer engagement and experience. For suppliers you can expect direct face to face contact with key representatives and decision makers for the IT and marketing spend for the retail, travel, hospitality and leisure sectors in the UK, Europe and abroad. A truly world class event.

NG Retail Summit Europe

Date: 8-10 May 2019

Location: Ayrshire, Scotland

Edition: 15th


Organiser: GDS Group


The Bi-Annual NG Retail Summit Europe is a very strong and established event.. The idea is to gather 65 international senior retail decision makers and leaders. A mixture of round table meetings, workshops, one to one meetings and intensive networking the idea is to encourage useful business conversation between relevant people. The aim is understanding key business challenges around omni-channel, in-store trends and supply chain optimisation. You will have insightful takeaways around a broad range of topics such as: ‘Always on Consumer’ ‘Analytics & Attribution, ‘Digital Innovation, Is Data the Key to Omni Success’ and ‘Building Connected Relationships – Bridging the Gap’.

The Marketing Forum UK

Date: 20th – 21st November 2019

Location: Southampton

Edition: 25th


Organiser: Richmond Events


A quick overview: case-studies, seminars, interactive workshops and peer-led discussion groups, the forum will help marketers share views and experiences on how to keep up to date with latest innovation and align thinking to move their brand forward. The event will help to create impact strategies which for your customers and business as well Additional speakers and sessions to come over the coming weeks.