Marketing & branding conferences and events are a great way to get your brand out there while making sure you stay up-to-date on marketing trends, predictions, best practices and creative inspiration. To help you in your quest for the best, we made a chronological overview of the best marketing conferences of 2017 across North America and Europe.. We’ve included when it is, where it is, a short summary, and number of attendees. We hope it helps you to get a grip on your marketing event calendar and make the most out of your event budget. In the event we missed a good one, please feel free to comment!

SaaStr Annual '17

When:7-9 February 2017
Where: San Francisco, USA
Number of attendees: 10,000

Summary: “Where the world’s Saas experts come to learn, share and play” SaaStr Annual is the largest non-vendor confab in the world. The event is all about networking and learning form the best, presenting SaaS companies in their early stage and giving insights and how-tos to prepare other companies for the world of SaaS.

Marketing Week Live '17

When: 8-9 March 2017
Where: London, UK
Number of attendees: 5000

Summary: MWL is the leading UK marketing event, attracting more than 5000 Marketing professionals for two days of learning and networking, made for those seeking new solutions to the latest industry challenges. Associated with Marketing Week and Econsultancy, the event attracts senior decision makers from the largest and most prominent brands in the world. Each year an exciting content program with insightful speaking sessions and a line up of expert exhibitors is provided.

CMO Inspired Conference ‘17

When: March 21st
Where: London, UK
Number of attendees: 100+

Summary: The CMO Inspired Conference will inspire over 80 industry leading executives looking to learn new ideas, share knowledge and meet solution providers who can help them solve their key business challenges. The event includes talks of industry leading experts sharing thought leadership in a series of panel discussions and keynote presentations. These workshops are amongst networking breaks where business meetings are arranged between buyer and provider.

Intelligent Content Conference

When: 28-30 March
Where: Las Vegas USA
Number of attendees: 400

Summary: ICC 2017 Las Vegas is the one content strategy event specifically designed for marketing practitioners. Itsgoal is the movement away from the copy/paste mentality of most marketers, toward a format-free, modular and single-source approach to content creation and distribution.

The Marketing Nation Summit

When: 23-26 april
Where: San Francisco
Number of attendees: 6,000

Summary: The Marketing Nation Summit is the premier industry event for anyone involved in digital marketing and engaging customers. Hosted by Marketo, the conference brings together the best and brightest minds in the digital transformation of marketing, advertising, IT, services, and beyond.

Henry Stewart NY '17

When: 11-12 May
Where: New York, USA
Number of attendees: 500+

Summary: DAM New York is the world's largest conference dedicated to Digital Asset Management, and its related technologies. With keynote presentations, panel discussions, case studies, workshops, roundtables and tutorials, it presents the latest thinking and developments from the user’s perspective. The conference also seeks to address how companies can better adapt to growing and evolving consumer needs, as well as offering insights on how to demonstrate the efficacy of a DAM solution.

Arctic15 ‘17

When: 3-4 May
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Number of attendees: 2000

Summary: Arctic15 is a two-days conference that focuses on real business value, providing the tools, knowledge and the push needed to get ROI.

MarTech USA ‘17

When: 9-11 May
Where: San Francisco, USA
Number of attendees:2500

Summary: The MarTech forum transcends once distinct boundaries between IT and marketing fields and encourages fluid collaboration within your organization. The event promises to provide transferable insights that decode the breadth of marketing technologies and their integration into an organization’s marketing strategy and operations

The Next Web ‘17

When:18-19 May
Where: Amsterdam
Number of attendees: 15000

Summary: TNW is Europe’s leading tech event, bringing together a week of side events and a 2-day conference consisting of 7 Stages of content, 400 game-changing exhibitors and 5000m2 of business floor – all built around their open-air food courts

Digital Marketing World Forum ‘17

When: 19-20 June
Where: London
Number of attendees: 1000

Summary: DMWF is a digital and social marketing conference which brings together the worldwide marketing community to tackle the challenges that the digital future presents.

HS Europe ‘17

When: 20-21 June
Where: London
Number of attendees: 150+

Summary: The Henry Stewart event focuses more intensely on how DAM impacts business and how organizations can improve their DAM solutions. It offers workshops intended to maximize DAM capabilities and provide insights on how to more efficiently integrate with other technologies. The conference also seeks to address how companies can better adapt to growing and evolving consumer needs, as well as offering insights on how to demonstrate the efficacy of a DAM solution.

Content Marketing World Conference ‘17

When: 5-8 september
Where: Cleveland, USA
Number of attendees: 4000

Summary: Content Marketing World is the largest gathering of content marketing professionals in the world. Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry.

HS Chicago ‘17

When: September 12th
Where: Chicago, USA
Number of attendees: 400

Summary: The Henry Stewart event focuses more intensely on how DAM impacts business and how organizations can improve their DAM solutions. It offers workshops intended to maximize DAM capabilities and provide insights on how to more efficiently integrate with other technologies. The conference also seeks to address how companies can better adapt to growing and evolving consumer needs, as well as offering insights on how to demonstrate the efficacy of a DAM solution.

Dmexco ‘17 29

When: 13-14 September
Where: Cologne, Germany
Number of attendees: 50.000

Summary: Dmexco connects the real world of business with the visionary trends of the new digital world, presenting why digitization is so important and defining the rapidly progressing digital development we all must work with.

SaaStock ‘17

When: 18-20 September
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Number of attendees: 1500

Summary: SaaStock offers one of the best opportunities for SaaS businesses in Europe to network and learn from each other. Focusing on SaaS, the event is helpful for any company new in the field as well as the ones who want to improve their business.

Brand ManageCamp ‘17

When: 26-27 September
Where: Las Vegas, USA
Number of attendees: 400+

Summary: BMC focuses on giving their attendees the tools, insights and inspiration organizations need to take their brand to the next level.

TFM ‘17

When: 27-28 September
Where: London, UK
Number of attendees: 8000

Summary: The UK’s leading event for marketers to source, understand and maximize the use of technology-powered marketing.

MarTech Boston ‘17

When: 2-4 October
Where: Boston, USA
Number of attendees: 1000+

Summary: The MarTech forum transcends once distinct boundaries between IT and marketing fields and encourages fluid collaboration within your organization. The event promises to provide transferable insights that decode the breadth of marketing technologies and their integration into an organization’s marketing strategy and operations.

B2B Marketing Forum ‘17

When: 3-6 October
Where: Boston, USA
Number of attendees: 1000+

Summary: MarketingProfs' B2B Marketing Forum is more than just a quirky (not-so-little) conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success. (Plus belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans, and marketers-after-dark antics.)

Festival of Marketing ‘17

When: 4-5 October
Where: London, UK
Number of attendees: 3300

Summary: The Festival of Marketing is a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together. As the largest global event dedicated to brand marketers, the Festival reflects the very nature of marketing – seamlessly blending inspiration and practical application.

OnBrand ‘17

When: 12 October
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Number of attendees: 1000+

Summary: Advertisers and brands are looking for more innovative and engaging ways to attract the right consumer, while some brands are changing their entire approach to win over the Millennial generation.

Technology has forced brands to create more engaging and relevant content, while VR has emerged as a new tool for creating memorable branded experiences. What’s more, brands have a number of different technologies at their disposal for automation, data collecting, and distribution.

OnBrand 2017 prepares CMOs, Brand Managers, Art/Design Directors, UI/UX Evangelists, for a new era of branding with insightful keynotes and panel discussions from leaders in branding and marketing.

Web Summit ‘17

When: 6-9 November
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Number of attendees: 50000+

Summary: Web Summit has become “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace”. An unrivalled global meeting place for the world’s most disruptive technology companies and those interested in how that disruption can transform their businesses and their lives.

Slush ‘17

When: 30 November - 1 December
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Number of attendees: 15000

Summary: Slush is the focal point for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. Slush connects startups and tech talent with top-tier international investors, executives, and media.

The Next Web NYC ‘17

When: November 2017
Where: New York, USA
Number of attendees: 5000

Summary: TNW NYC combines carefully curated content with unrivalled opportunities to make connections. Attendees are looking to stay on top of the latest trends, meet their next client or partner, and connect with other people interested in the future of technology, innovation, marketing and imagination.

CMSWire DX Summit ‘17

When: November
Where: Chicago, USA
Number of attendees: 400

Summary: The Digital Experience (DX) Summit is a three-day event produced by CMSWire to help marketers and technologists accomplish best-in-class digital customer experiences

Henry Stewart LA ‘17

When: November 2017
Where: Los Angeles, USA
Number of attendees: 300

Summary: The Henry Stewart event focuses more intensely on how DAM impacts business and how organizations can improve their DAM solutions. It offers workshops intended to maximize DAM capabilities and provide insights on how to more efficiently integrate with other technologies. The conference also seeks to address how companies can better adapt to growing and evolving consumer needs, as well as offering insights on how to demonstrate the efficacy of a DAM solution.

Dreamforce ‘17 by Salesforce

When: 6-9 November
Where: San Francisco, USA
Number of attendees: 170000

Summary: Dreamforce brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and thousands of your peers for four high-energy days of fun, inspiration, networking, and giving back. With over 2,000 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailored content specific to your industry, role, and company size. Dreamforce brings together the world's largest ecosystem of cloud partners under one roof.