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.

Download our Delegate Pack to find out more about networking opportunities at the Festival of Marketing and what other brands you can expect to meet this year. The pack also contains a Convince the Boss letter, and guidance for countering common objections – ensuring there will be nothing standing in the way of you joining your peers this October.


What networking opportunities are available?

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 2018's Experiences

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 companies

Networking Lounge

New for 2019 is a dedicated Networking Lounge where you will be able meet fellow Festival attendees, as well as Festival sponsors. Open to all Festival delegates, the Networking Lounge will also give you an area to catch up on some work emails or calls, enjoy refreshments and take some time to gather you thoughts from the event and share with other delegates.

See the Delegate Pack

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.

Discover more...

Last year the delegates had a fantastic time networking, learning and getting inspired.

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


Festival of Marketing

10 - 11 October 2019 


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