Finding out the latest and greatest can be difficult sometimes when it comes to technology and marketing. Luckily there are conferences and expos all over the world to help educate marketing and technology companies everywhere. These expos are a fantastic way to learn new trends and new ways to market. They are also a great way to network and develop lead generations. I have picked five of the biggest conferences and expos that would be beneficial for businesses involed in the field of marketing and technology.


A conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology, and media communities come together and share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.

They hold several events annually all around the world that focus top-notch education through keynote speakers, topic-driven panels, and workshops. They also showcase the latest products and services to help deepen the understanding and create new ideas that will drive business forward.

One of their next biggest expo is held in New York City, November 4th and 5th. The centerpiece of ad:tech is the Expo Floor made up of 200+ solution providers and technology start-ups, educational forums providing thought leadership, networking areas to meet new people and NEXT – the future of modern marketing, media and technology.

Affiliate Summit

Affiliate Summit is a premier affiliate marketing conference that was founded by Missy Ward and Shawn Collins in 2003. Founded for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.

The Affiliate Summit East 2015 conference is in New York City, August 2-4. This three-day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliates, merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts. There is already hundreds signed up for this conference.

Search Marketing Expo

The Search Marketing Expo (SMX) conferences educate internet marketers about search and connect the dots to other digital marketing specialties.

The SMX programming team is made up of the key editorial and reporting staff for and This team has its collective fingers directly on the pulse of the industry on a daily basis.

Combining first-hand knowledge of industry news, trends and developments, they shape each program to address the cutting edge knowledge and tactics attendees need to stay sharp and keep their marketing campaigns running at full performance.

These conferences are all over the world. Located in North America, Europe and the Middle East you can find a conference near you in one of these select cities, Las Vegas, New York City, San Jose, Seattle, London, Milan, Munich, Paris and Jerusalem.


LeadsCon was founded in 2007 and showcases the best people and companies in vertical media and direct response marketing. Over 5000 people are involved each year with LeadsCon for unparalleled insights and access to marketing leaders.

LeadsCon has over 3000 attendees, 100+ speakers and 25+ sessions, tons of official networking opportunities and unlimited opportunities to connect with thought leaders, peers and prospects. This makes LeadsCon another fantastic conference to attend if you are involved with results-driven marketing objectives.


Pubcon is the premier social media and optimization conference. Supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors involved in social media, internet marketing, search engines and digital advertising. They offer an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers in provocative cutting-edge sessions.

“Pubcon has established itself as a rich forum for web professionals of all shapes and sizes to come together to network, learn, and share the latest on SEM topics and more,” said Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO.

Since establishing in 2000, Pubcon has been bringing the very best in online marketing and SEO to countless attendees from over 130 countries. One of their biggest expos is located in Las Vegas and if you are involved in SEM this is defiantly a great conference to attend.

All of these conferences and expos are to help educate businesses on the new and trending topics in the marketing and technology world. They have some of the most educated people in these fields. Conferences and expos are a great place to learn, generate leads and network your business. Any conferences or expos that I missed feel free to comment below.

(Sources: Ad-Tech, Affiliate Summit, Search Marketing Expo, LeadsCon, Pubcon)

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