Advertising and Marketing Events in May 2023

May 2023 is a busy time for creative, advertising and marketing industry events. We’ve compiled some of the best in our monthly round up – there’s something for everyone! Some events may be virtual, others in-person, and some may be a hybrid of participation formats. Please contact event organisers to register your interest or make enquiries.

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The EB meet-up sponsored by LEAP Listens Podcast

The EB Meet-up

25 May 2023

Calling all employer branding, internal comms, employee experience and recruitment marketing specialists. LEAP Create has started a regular meet-up to share learnings, challenges and create a community for our industry.

Register your interest with LEAP Create on LinkedIn.


Other Events

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The Marketing Society Events

2 May 2023

The Marketing Society hosts several events in May 2023 including a member welcome event, ‘Digital Day 2023’  ‘Accelerate Learning Lab: The art and science of marketing reinvention’ as well as ‘Audience with Greg Hoffman: Emotion by design.’

Find out more and register on the Marketing Society Website.



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IPA Events

From 3 May 2023

In May 2023, the IPA hosts two Continuous Personal Development webinars, ‘Best practice’ and ‘Gold accreditation.’ ‘Signals in the noise’ is a morning of presentations and TED-style talks discussing media accountability in an era of data abundance. Several sessions of ‘SXSW 2023: Back with a bang’ are also taking place in various UK cities.

Find out more and register on the IPA website.



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FS Forum Events

From 4 May 2023

The Financial Services Forum hosts several events in May 2023 including ‘Turbo charging customer engagement through the power of loyalty marketing,’ ‘The future of guidance and advice,’ ‘Next generation of marketing leaders summit,’ ‘The rise of female wealth: future opportunities in the wealth management industry,’ and ‘Is ESG still fit for purpose?’

Find out more and register on the FS Forum website.



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CIM Events

From 4 May 2023

The Chartered Institute of Marketing hosts two webinars in May 2023, ‘Presenting virtually: communicate and connect with online audiences’ and ‘Mindfulness – healing through the present moment.’

Find out more and register on the CIM website.


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The Drum Events

From 8 May 2023

In May 2023, The Drum presents a week-long deep dive exploring ‘Opportunities, tools and threats – the new rules of data.’

Find out more and register via The Drum website.



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WACL Events

From 9 May 2023

In May 2023, WACL hosts its 100-year anniversary patron dinner with Oti Mabuse as well as a WACL NED Talk about networking with a NED purpose.

Find out more via the WACL website and speak to Joanne Merecido to register.



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APA Events

From 9 May 2023

The Advertising Producers Association hosts two ‘Get set for growth’ courses in May, ‘Principles of negotiation’ and ‘How to increase your margin through strategic pricing.’

Find out more and register on the APA website.



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AdAge Events

From 9 May 2023

AdAge hosts the Web3 Marketing Summit and the ‘State of TV advertising’ as virtual events in May 2023.

Find out more and register on the AdAge website.



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D&AD Festival

9-10 May 2023, Truman Brewery, 24-25 May 2023, BFI Southbank

Four days of events across two venues featuring 300+ international judges, leading brands, progressive speakers, pressing topics, provocative debates, hands-on workshops, an exhibition of the D&AD Awards shortlist, and the awarding of this year’s D&AD Pencil winners.

Find out more and buy passes via the D&AD website.




ISBA Events

From 10 May 2023

As well as taking part in Advertising Week Europe and the All In Summit, the ISBA hosts two 101 sessions, ‘Guide to radio and voice search’ and ‘Guide to public relations and sponsorship’ plus an online case study style presentation entitled ‘Turning D&I into an accountable media metric.’

Find out more and register on the ISBA website.




CIPD Reward and Benefits Conference

10 May 2023, Millennium Gloucester Hotel and online

CIPD hosts the Reward and Benefits Conference in person and online.

Find out more and register on the CIPD website.



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Media Production and Technology Show

10-11 May 2023, London Olympia

The Media Production and Technology Show is the UK’s largest event for the broadcast media, production and technology industry. MPTS connects experts across all aspects of content creation, including the latest technological advancements in audio, remote production, lighting, post, sports broadcasting, training, production, virtual production and much more. Discover new products and gain insights from leading industry experts.

Connect with LEAP’s Aidan Taub, Tony Chamberlain and Marcus Millgate at MPTS.

Find out more and register on the MPTS website.



All In Summit Building and Inclusive Workforce

All In Summit 2023

11 May 2023, QEII Centre and Online

The second All In Summit will reveal the results of the 2023 All In Census – the next critical part of the Advertising Association, the IPA and ISBA’s ongoing work to build a more inclusive workplace and better support the industry’s talent.

Book tickets via the Eventbrite link to the All In Summit.


Walpole British Luxury Summit

Walpole British Luxury Summit

15 May 2023, The Londoner

The Walpole British Luxury Summit brings together over 300 luxury professionals and expert speakers for keynote talks, panels and workshops. Themes include the new world of identity-driven luxury, the intersection of culture and business, new strategies for investment and much more. Gain access to cutting-edge research, unique insights and game-changing analysis as well as incredible networking opportunities with the industry’s most notable players.

Connect with LEAP’s Natalie Lennon and MJ Evely at the Walpole British Luxury Summit.

Find out more and register on the Walpole British Luxury Summit website.



Advertising Week Europe

16-18 May 2023, Picturehouse Central, London

2023 is shaping up to be a challenging year. We’ve emerged from the pandemic years into a recession, political upheaval, cost of living crisis and ongoing conflict in continental Europe. All whilst navigating the critical areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, flexible and hybrid working and the climate.

Now, more than ever, it’s time for us all to STEP FORWARD, to discover new opportunities, take responsibility, get practical and focus on delivering transformative change in our businesses, our workplaces, personal lives and the wider society.

Join 7,000+ industry peers for 500+ speakers, 200+ sessions across 15 tracks for Advertising Week Europe.

Find out more and register via the Advertising Week Europe website.

Connect with Joanne Merecido if you plan to attend.


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Contagious Live: Cannes Contenders

17 May 2023

Join as Contagious experts as they predict what’s going to win big at this year’s international festival of creativity.

Find out more and register via the Contagious website.



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Campaign Media 360

17-18 May, Brighton

Media360 has been at the forefront of cutting edge thought leadership from leading brands, agencies and media owners for 20 years. This year’s event will cover topics that include the cost of living crisis, the future of media and marketing, along with upcoming trends. Network with other senior industry leaders to discuss creative strategies and collaborate to create better partnerships.

Find out more and register via the Media 360 website.



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The Podcast Show Live

22-28 May 2023

The Podcast Show and TEG Live Europe present a week-long programme of live podcast stage shows, celebrating world-class talent and bring your favourite voices to life in major venues across Islington, London.

Book tickets via the Podcast Show Live website.



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The Podcast Show

24-25 May 2023, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

The Podcast show is the international festival for the business of podcasting, featuring 350+ world-class speakers, 150+ panels and sessions, global industry brands and networking.

IAB members are eligible for discounted tickets.

Find out more and register on The Podcast Show website.



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25 May 2023, Magazine, London

AntiConLX Global Week includes in-person and online sessions covering trends in martech, ad tech, next tech and sales tech.

Find out more and register via the LXA website.



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Clerkenwell Design Week

23-25 May 2023

Clerkenwell Design Week returns to EC1 to showcase thousands of cutting-edge products for your upcoming interior design projects. The UK’s leading design festival celebrates London’s creative hub with more than 130 resident showrooms, over 200 exhibitors and 10 design destinations. Explore the world’s leading design brands, undiscovered talent, specially commissioned installations and brand activations. There’s also hundreds of design-led events, workshops, talks, parties, showroom presentations and fringe events from creative sector businesses in the Clerkenwell area.

Find out more and register on the Clerkenwell Design Week Website.



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FESPA Global Print Expo

23-26 May 2023, Munich

FESPA is Europe’s leading printing and signage exhibition for industry professionals. Discover new perspectives with face-to-face businesses, access the latest innovations and trends within the print sector and enjoy networking and business building opportunities.

Find out more and register via the FESPA website.



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IRX and eDX

24-25 May 2023, NEC, Birmingham

There has been an eCommerce explosion which has led to consumers demanding more, faster, cheaper and more sustainability. The pandemic accelerated the adoption of eCommerce, placing large demands on the fulfilment network. Retailers, 3PLs, warehouse operators, fulfilment houses and delivery networks have had to scale up to peak levels of activity, whilst also developing safe ways of working. The industry needs to find profitable models and ways of working that can sustain activities in the short-, near- and long-term.

Find out more and register on the IRX website.



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Engage 2023

From 25 May 2023, The Londoner

IAB hosts their flagship event, Engage in May 2023, to celebrate digital innovation in all its forms. This year’s theme is AI, exploring its impact, the opportunities it creates and what we in digital advertising need to know about artificial intelligence.

Find out more and register on the IAB website.



Programmatic Pioneers Summit

Programmatic Pioneers Summit

25-26 May 2023, Etc Venues, Bishopsgate, London

The Programmatic Pioneers Summit is the largest gathering of programmatic and digital media leaders from Europe’s top brands. Topics include rising media inflation, the death of third-party cookies as well as the rise in DOOH, CTV, audio, mobile video ad opportunities.

Advertising Association members are eligible for discounted tickets.

Find out more and register via the Programmatic Pioneers Summit website.

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