Advertising and Marketing Events in October 2023

We’ve rounded up the top creative, advertising and marketing industry events taking place in October 2023. 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.


LEAP Sponsored Events:

UK MVA UK Music Video Awards


26 October 2023, Magazine London

LEAP’s Film and Post team have been the post-production partner of the UK Music Video Awards since their inception fifteen years ago.

The UKMVAs are the premier awards show dedicated to innovation and creativity in music video around the world. Every year, it celebrates the best of British and international music videos across a wide range of genres and budgets as well as creative and technical disciplines.

Find out more and purchase tickets on the ukmva website.


Other Events:

FS Forum Events

From 2 October 2023

In October 2023, the Financial Services Forum hosts the ‘European Mortgages Summit’ as well as sessions on AI in wealth management, diversity and inclusion in brand communications, marketing and compliance, ‘The Pensions Debate’ plus a meeting of the ‘Women in Financial Services Breakfast Club’.

Find out more and register on the FS Forum website.




4-5 October 2023, ExCeL London

IRX @ DTX + UCX will explore the digital tools and innovation changing the face of modern commerce. It will bring together decision-makers from across a variety of industries: retail, travel, insurance, hospitality and gaming, all looking to improve their customers’ experiences and streamline operations.

Find out more and register on the IRX website.



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The Marketing Society Events

From 3 October 2023

In October 2023, The Marketing Society hosts a CEO Conversation in partnership with MediaLink as well as an Accelerate Learning Lab session focusing on ‘Nimble Thinking’.

Find out more and register on the Marketing Society website.



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IPA Events

From 3 October 2023

In October 2023, the IPA hosts the CPD Best Practice and Gold Webinars, EffWorks Global (in-person and virtual) and the ‘IPA Speaker’s Cup’ competition.

Find out more and register on the IPA website.



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ISBA Events

From 3 October 2023

The ISBA hosts three 101 events in October on the topics of influencer marketing and social media, public relations, and magazines and news brands. Other events include: ‘running a brilliant media agency review process’ and ‘understanding agency programmatic buying capabilities’.

Find out more and register on the ISBA website.




CIPD Events

From 3 October 2023

CIPD hosts the ‘Employee Experience Conference’  and the ‘People Analytics Conference’ in London and online.

Find out more and register on the CIPD website.



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CIM Events

From 4 October 2023

The Chartered Institute for Marketing hosts regional events about ED&I and ‘the new marketing mix’ as well as webinars about brand and performance, social media insights and trends in digital marketing.

Find out more and register on the CIM website.



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IAB Events

From 4 October 2023

The IAB continues its ‘Upfronts’ series in October 2023 including ‘Digital Upfronts’ with speakers from BBC Studios and LADbible Group along with other sessions sharing insights from key players in gaming, connected TV, retail media and podcasting.

Find out more and register on the IAB website.



Festival of Marketing

Festival of Marketing

5 October 2023, The Brewery, London

The Festival of Marketing provides useful, hyper-relevant and thought-provoking content for ambitious brand marketers, addressing concerns to enable actionable change and tackle the biggest issues marketers face today.

Find out more and register on the Festival of Marketing website.



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Social Media Week Europe

10-11 October 2023, 22 Bishopsgate, London

Adweek Events presents ‘Navigating the Creatorverse’ Make valuable connections within a global community of marketing and social media leaders. Gain insights, tactics and best practices on how marketers and ad agencies can collaborate effectively with creators to drive engagement. Learn how to use innovative digital content to create communities that marketers can engage, grow and monetise.

Find out more and register on the AdWeek website.



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The Drum Events

From 10 October 2023

In October 2023, The Drum events list includes ‘Pride at the Drum’ and ‘Advertising Week’.

Find out more and register on The Drum website.



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Institute of Directors Events

From 11 October 2023, London

In October 2023, the Institute of Directors hosts ‘London Coffee and Connect’, an informal meet up for members in London.

Find out more on the Institute of Directors website.



The Future of Media Disruption, Innovation, Courage, Excelence Register Now Convene, London 11-12 October 2023

The Future of Media

11-12 October 2023, Convene 22 Bishopsgate, London

The Future of Media is an incredible opportunity to join 600+ industry leaders, visionaries and trailblazers during a two-day conference, featuring more than twenty hours of content, alongside over ten hours of networking opportunities.

Held by Adwanted Events, The Future of Media will look for answers and solutions on how to thrive in the transition to the Media 3.0 era. Media owners, media agencies, advertisers and technology providers will converge to shape the destiny of commercial media and define the next groundbreaking stage.

Advertising Association members are eligible for discounted tickets.

Find out more and register via the Advertising Association website.



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18-19 October 2023, Magazine London

AntiCon is the ultimate event to help you plan your martech, salestech, ad tech & AI transformation for the year ahead.

Find out more and apply to attend on the AntiCon website.



Recruitment Marketing Awards

Recruitment Marketing Awards

26 October 2023, The Brewery, London

Since 1980, The Recruitment Marketing Awards have provided reward and recognition for excellence and professionalism in recruitment marketing and talent management.

LEAP Create Creative Director, Roger Cayless is one of the judges.

Find out more on the RMA website.


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