After a year of slowly getting back into the swing of attending in-person events, we’re ready to go full-steam ahead in 2023. It’s an exciting time for the content marketing industry, with plenty of new developments, trends, tactics and winning strategies to dive into. And the best way to learn about them is to attend content marketing events and conferences.

Here’s our round-up of content marketing events to attend in 2023. Many events are still online or follow the hybrid model, allowing you to choose to attend on site or virtually.

Image of one of our in-person networking events for content marketers in 2020
Image of one of our in-person networking events for content marketers in 2020

Here’s why you should attend content marketing events, plus 23 events to add to your calendar in 2023.

Why should you attend content marketing events?

There are so many benefits of attending content marketing events—from keeping up with industry trends and developments to making invaluable professional connections. You never know where a conversation may lead you.

If you need proof, here’s a little story: 

The three co-founders of VeraContent

Back in 2012, the three co-founders of VeraContent—Shaheen Samavati, James Leahu and Daphne Binioris—met at an event. Little did they know that drinks at the bar would lead them to start a marketing localization agency a few years later.

It was at the Madrid launch party of Spotahome, a global real estate platform that Shaheen, a former journalist from the US, had helped launch from the ground up. 

James and Daphne were invited as founders of the lifestyle blog Naked Madrid—and said yes to the invite on a whim. When the three of them started mingling, they found out they had a lot in common. 

More than a year later, Shaheen hired James and Daphne’s translation firm for a project, and they began collaborating regularly. That collaboration led them to launch VeraContent together in 2015—and we’ve been growing ever since!

If there’s one event to attend, it’s Content Marketing World

Best content marketing events to attend in 2022, both in person and online

Content Marketing World is one of the Content Marketing Institute events and it’s the largest gathering of content marketers globally. Attendees get the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry with over 100 sessions, workshops and industry forums. Since content marketers from around the world gather at this event, it’s an excellent opportunity to broaden your network and mingle with experts. 

This year, the conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from September 26-29th. Find out more details about the event here.

23 content and digital marketing events 2023

Best content marketing conferences and events to attend in 2022, both in person and online

Here are 23 of the best content marketing conferences and events to attend in 2023. We’ve focused mainly on Europe and the UK but have included a few global events worth attending—whether in-person or virtually.

1. Jan 17-18 — Amplify Summit (online)

Amplify Summit is a live virtual event providing plenty of opportunities to learn about the latest trends and insights about performance, partner, and affiliate marketing. There’s going to be more than 20 hours of content, both on-demand and live. 

2. Jan 30-Feb 4 — Superweek: Five days of analytics (Hungary)

The Superweek conference in Hungary is an annual gathering of digital marketing professionals, analysts and thought leaders of the measurement industry.

3. Feb 22 — The MarTech Summit (online)

This years MarTech Summit series covers both EMEA and APAC regions, with 25+ thought leaders and experts discussing topics such as recent advancements in AI & ML technology, full funnel marketing, talent acquisition and developments.

4. Feb 21-24 Social Media Strategies Summit (online)

Social Media Strategies Summit is one of the leading events aimed at senior-level social media marketers that will help them to craft winning social media strategies. This years lineup includes social media specialists from Red Bull,, Peloton and Zendesk.

5. Feb 27-Mar 1 — ITA 2023 Conference (Tel Aviv and online)

ITA is for translating professionals looking to broaden their professional network and improve their skills. This year, the focus is on “Weathering the Changes,” including how AI and NMT have entered the world of CAT and MT tools.

6. Feb 27-March 2 — Mobile World Capital (Barcelona)

Mobile World Capital is a leading event for the connectivity industry. It’s also an excellent place for networking opportunities with mobile and tech industry influencers. This years theme is “Velocity.”

7. March 1-2 — Affiliate World Dubai (Dubai)

Join the largest gathering of the world’s top affiliate marketers and ecommerce entrepreneurs. This two-day conference includes insights on Facebook Ad tracking, lead generation tracking and ecommerce tracking, plus many networking events.

8. March 13-15 — Social Media Marketing World (San Diego, US)

2023 will be the 10th Social Media Marketing World event. Thousands of marketers and influencers will get together to share business-building ideas at this three-day event focused on social media marketing, paid social, social strategy and content marketing.

9. March 30-31 — CIOL Online Conference (online)

This year’s CIOL Conference is online only and includes an exciting line-up of speakers to deliver presentations on translation, interpreting, education, business and much more.

10. March 28-29 — Digital Marketing Europe (online)

The Digital Marketing Europe 2023 Conference is an online two-day experience including sessions and keynotes, networking opportunities and workshops.

11. March 29-30 — AdWorld (online)

AdWorld is among the largest online advertising events globally. The virtual event features over six digital advertising tracks, consisting of hyper-focused speeches, panels and live Q&A sessions to help take your business to the next level.

12. May 9-10 — Lead Generation World (London)

Aimed at lead generators and performance marketers, the main goal of Lead Generation World London is to help advertisers and lead buyers use highly targeted and insightful content. 

13. May 10-11 — CX EMEA (London and online)

CX EMEA by Forrester Analytics focuses on customer experience in EMEA. Expect research and frameworks, hands-on guidance featuring insightful breakouts, industry best practices with case studies and meaningful peer connections.

14. June 21-22 — Digital Marketing World Forum Global (London)

Digital Marketing World Forum is a two-day leading digital marketing conference with over 100 speakers. The 2023 in-person event will explore the future of digital marketing technologies, while addressing the challenges that the industry’s future brings.

15. June 22 — Growth Marketing Summit (Frankfurt, Germany)

Growth Marketing Summit is a conference about digital growth and optimization. Speakers include professionals from big-name brands like Netflix, Instagram, Vodafone and Coop.

16. Aug 7-9 — MozCon (Seattle, US and online)

MozCon features three days of insights and presentations from industry leaders in SEO, search marketing, mobile, optimization, local search and more. If you can’t join this content marketing conference live, then you can buy the Livestream pass to view a live video stream directly from the MozCon Seattle stage.

17. Aug 30-31 — DigiMarCon (London and online)

Are you looking for more content marketing events in London? DigiMarCon UK is a two-day digital marketing event with exhibitions, speakers, industry panels, masterclasses and networking. Gain insight into emerging content strategies, the latest innovative technologies and best practices to improve your content strategy.

18. Sept 26-29 — Content Marketing World Conference and Expo (Washington, D.C., US)

Content Marketing World features content marketers from around the world as keynote speakers and attendees.  The event features over 100 sessions, workshops and industry forums presented by the leading brand marketers and experts from around the world.

19. Sept 20-21 — Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference (Cologne, Germany and online) 

DMEXCO is the meeting place for key players in digital business, marketing and innovation. The digital marketing conference features over 600 speakers with over 150 hours of programs over 11 streams.

20. October TBC — B2B Forum by MarketingProfs (online)

The B2B Forum by MarketingProfs covers all things B2B marketing, from content marketing and customer experience to metrics and measurement and demand generation.

21. Nov 2 — SEODay (Cologne)

SEODay is one of the biggest SEO conferences in the German-speaking market. The aim of the SEODAY is to provide the participants with practical knowledge in the field of search engine optimization.

22. November 9 — CMO Conference by Inspired (London)

Among the content marketing events UK includes the CMO Conference by Inspired. This full-day event features thought-leadership workshops, strategic meetings and networking sessions for high-level executives in the marketing industry.

23. Nov 13-16 — Web Summit (Lisbon)

Web Summit is one of the world’s largest tech conferences, but it’s not just for techies—it’s also a great conference for content marketing professionals to attend. Expect over 700 speakers and countless networking opportunities with startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers and other professionals.

See also: Is Web Summit worth it for content creators and marketing professionals?

Are you looking for speakers at your next event or podcast episode? Get in touch with us at, and we’ll introduce you to our podcast hosts, Shaheen Samavati and Kyler Canastra, who have unique perspectives on managing remote international teams and Europe’s diverse content marketing industry.

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