Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Make connections you'll value

The Festival of Marketing offers a fantastic opportunity to meet 5000 inquisitive marketers.

The vast variety of experiences and opportunities available ensures you’ll walk away with countless new connections.

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It's all about experience, relationships and networking...

Take a journey through Festival City and start building the connections that will drive your business.

Meet solution providers who can help you tackle your everyday challenges and provide you with unique experiences that you simply won't find elsewhere. 

As 82% 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 top global brands, with 72% of delegates being brand-side marketers.


 

Festivals are more fun with friends and the Festival of Marketing is no different...

Attend the Festival as a group to ensure your entire team benefits from the learnings and experiences available.

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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 Festival Jams, enabling you to connect with a group of less than 15 marketing peers in intimate sessions.

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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. Not only will you be able to discuss ideas with other delegates, you'll also gain excellent insights from experts and companies that can support your business.

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Networking Lounge

Visit the dedicated Networking Lounge to meet fellow Festival attendees, as well as Festival sponsors. This is your chance to share ideas and inspirations with other marketing professionals. Open to all delegates, this area also provides space to catch up on some work emails or calls 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 & Speaker 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.

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Other opportunities

Festival After Dark

The name says it all… Socialise and unwind with your newest connections at the Festival After Dark Networking Party, at the end of day one. 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. Launching a few weeks before the Festival, the Festival app is a space for you to share your thoughts, questions and FoM excitement with fellow delegates as well as sponsors and partners. Plus, the messaging feature makes it even easier to arrange face-to-face meetings whilst at Tobacco Dock. 

2019's Partner Activations

Grab a treat with Celerity 

Grab a treat with Celerity 

Grab a treat with Celerity 

Attendees could visit the 'sugar kings and queens' of Festival, they grabbed a doughnut or some pick and mix...  or both!
Say Fromage's Tiny World      

Say Fromage's Tiny World      

Say Fromage's Tiny World      

The Say Fromage Balloon installation was a FoM must-see. Visitors had their picture taken using a 360 degree camera, and viewed it using the latest VR technology. 
Sitecore's Art of Personalisation

Sitecore's Art of Personalisation

Sitecore's Art of Personalisation

Visitors immersed themselves in a visual journey network with partners Codehouse, Coveo and Mirum. 
Workfront Oasis

Workfront Oasis

Workfront Oasis

Think rooftop garden vibes... Visitors enjoyed the juice bar, mindfulness sessions and even treated themselves to a massage. 
RedEye Coffee Bar

RedEye Coffee Bar

RedEye Coffee Bar

Delegates grabbed a coffee, kicked back and networked with other Festival-goers at the RedEye Coffee Bar.
Thunderhead's Boost Bar

Thunderhead's Boost Bar

Thunderhead's Boost Bar

Here was the chance to learn more about customer-led journeys, how to transform your CX and grab a CBD-infused smoothie or IV infusion tailored to you.
Loopme Smoothies 

Loopme Smoothies 

Loopme Smoothies 

Visitors could grab a smoothie at Loopme's activation within Festival City near the food court!
The Human Understandings Lab

The Human Understandings Lab

The Human Understandings Lab

The Unlimited Group showcased the latest tech, research and insights.
Fashion Arena by SAP

Fashion Arena by SAP

Fashion Arena by SAP

Love all things fashion? Delegates could see how our state of the art technology understands what users want. 

Festival of Marketing

7 - 8 October 2020 

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