Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Make connections you'll value

The Festival of Marketing offers a fantastic opportunity to meet 4000+ inquisitive marketers. The vast variety of experiences and opportunities available ensures you’ll walk away with countless new connections.

Connect with contacts that you won't meet anywhere else - last year 58% of our delegates didn’t attend any other marketing event. Plus, as 86% of delegates are managers or above, the Festival is THE place to network with like-minded individuals. To top it off, you'll be meeting marketers from well-known brands, with 62% of delegates being brand marketers. Attending brands include HSBC, Nando's, Zurich, Macmillan Cancer Support, Worldpay, and many more.

Watch our recap video to discover what a Festival visit looks like:

 


 

The Festival City 

Experience Rooms

Create, collaborate and connect within Experience Rooms. Previous years have seen experts from Facebook, RedEye and IBM bring their brand to life, entertain visitors, and provide solutions to marketing issues. Each room also hosts intimate Festival Jams, enabling you to connect with a group of less than 15 within the fringe agenda of the Festival content options.

See 2019's partners

The Engagement Pods

Gain an array of ideas and inspiration to tackle your next big projects. The latest marketing activations and innovations will be on show across numerous pods, making this an area of the Festival waiting to be discovered. Not only will you be able to explore this area with other delegates, this is a key place to meet experts and companies that can support you.

See 2019's partners

Networking Lounge

Visit the dedicated Networking Lounge to meet fellow Festival attendees, as well as Festival sponsors. Open to all Festival delegates, the Networking Lounge gives you an area to catch up on some work emails or calls, enjoy refreshments and take some time to gather your thoughts from the event and share with other delegates.

Who attends

VIP & Speaker Lounge

This exclusive networking opportunity is only available to Platinum Pass holders. Step far away from the maddening crowd and take part in high profile conversations with your peers and our speakers in the VIP Lounge area. The Platinum Pass also gives you the chance to Meet and Greet a Headliner. Shake hands with one of our influential and inspiring Headline Speakers.

See the Platinum Pass

Other opportunities

Festival After Dark

Socialise and unwind with your newest connections. As always, day one will end with the Festival After Dark Networking Party. The name says it all, you’ll be surrounded by other marketers keen to have a chat. And with marketers attending the Festival from across the variety of sectors, you’ll be able to connect with a diverse bunch of marketers, both brand and agency side! 

Festival: the app

“How about pre-event networking?” we hear you ask. No worries there, our app has an entire Interact feed. Launching a few weeks before the Festival, it’s a space for you to share your thoughts, questions and FoM excitement with other delegates. Plus, use the inbox feature to privately message others. The inbox makes it even easier to arrange face-to-face meetings whilst at Tobacco Dock.

The Insight Hub

The Insight Hub offers Festival-goers that chance to engage with some of the best insight, data and research professionals the industry has to offer. Make sure you pop over and check it out and you could be leaving Festival with plenty of solutions to your everyday insight challenges.

2019's Partner Activations

Grab a treat with Celerity 

Grab a treat with Celerity 

Visit the 'sugar kings and queens' of Festival, grab a doughnut or some pick and mix...  or both!

 

Where: Pod 6

Say Fromage's Tiny World      

Say Fromage's Tiny World      

Visit Say Fromage's Balloon installation. Get your picture taken using a 360 degree camera, and view it using the latest VR technology. 

Where: Refer to Photobooth on floorplan 

Step inside YouGov's Cube

Step inside YouGov's Cube

Play against the clock - guess the profile of a typical customer of the five shortlisted brands up for the Marketing Week Masters'  Brand of the Year award.

Where: Pod 3 & 4

Sitecore's Art of Personalisation

Sitecore's Art of Personalisation

Immerse yourself in a visual journey network with partners Codehouse, Coveo and Mirum. 

Where: Sitecore Experience Room 

YouScan

YouScan

Take a glimpse of YouScan's visual content analysis and uncover social media insights. 

Where: Pod 12 

Brand Health Check

Brand Health Check

Curious about your social and digital consumer maturity? Come and get your health checked!

Where: Brandwatch & Hootsuite Room

Workfront Oasis

Workfront Oasis

Think rooftop garden vibes... Come and enjoy our juice bar, mindfulness sessions and even treat yourself to a massage. 

Where: Workfront Experience Room

RedEye Coffee Bar

RedEye Coffee Bar

Grab a coffee, kick back and network with other Festival-goers at the RedEye Coffee Bar.

Where: RedEye Experience Room   

Thunderhead's Boost Bar

Thunderhead's Boost Bar

Learn more about customer-led journeys, how to transform your CX and grab a CBD-infused smoothie or IV infusion tailored to you.

Where: Thunderhead's Experience Room 

Loopme Smoothies 

Loopme Smoothies 

Come grab a smoothie at Loopme's activation within Festival City near the food court!

Where: Refer to floorplan

The Human Understandings Lab

The Human Understandings Lab

The Unlimited Group will be showcasing the latest tech, research and insights.

Where: Unlimited Group Experience Room

Fashion Arena by SAP

Fashion Arena by SAP

Love all things fashion? See how our state of the art technology understands what users want. Visit the SAP Experience Room to find out. 

Where: SAP Experience Room

Festival of Marketing

7 - 8 October 2020 

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