Planning your diary for 2019 or looking for an excuse to visit friends in another city? Here’s a list of what’s coming up next year for marketing, communications, content marketing and writing professionals in Australia, Singapore and the US.
Singapore: 19–20 April
Working from the premise that content marketing has reached saturation point, Content 360 promises to help attendees find the ‘content tilt’ that sets them apart from the competition. Speakers include Daniel Yong, Director of Global Media at Marina Bay Sands; and Grace Tan, Head of Corporate Communication for Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines at Visa.
Boston: 16–19 April
Held over four days, this extensive program covers topics including how to create engaging content for ‘boring products’, making over your video marketing and the horrible SEO mistakes you’re ‘definitely making’. Plus, it presents a great opportunity to extend your trip over Easter.
Sydney: 29 April – 5 May
Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s largest celebration of books and writing, featuring more than 300 events over the week-long program. Details of the program will be announced in March.
Sydney: 21–22 May
Learn by example at this Sydney event, which promises a case study–driven program with input from more than 35 top corporate affairs professionals. Speakers include Rod Sims, Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; Belinda Dennett, Director of Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Australia; and Peter Metcalfe, General Manager, Government and External Affairs at Woodside Energy.
Sydney: 21–24 May
The Asia-Pacific’s largest B2B marketing conference will share strategies and techniques that marketing departments can implement to increase revenue and enable growth.
Sydney: 4–6 June
Billed as ‘Australia’s biggest media and marketing event’, Mumbrella360 returns in 2019. Organisers are accepting submissions for content, if you’d rather be on stage than in the audience.
Boston: 10–12 June; Berlin: 25–27 June
Content Connections is editing software platform Acrolinx’s annual conference. Workshop sessions are designed to help users gain hands-on, practical expertise across a variety of areas.
Singapore: 28–29 August
Video content creation alone is a US$10 billion industry across India, Korea and South-East Asia. This event focuses on the video market, looking at the numbers, opportunities and roadblocks for organisations operating across the region.
Cleveland: 3–6 September
The program is a work in progress but attendees can expect 120-plus sessions and workshops covering topics including strategy, storytelling, return on investment and artificial intelligence. Confirmed keynote speakers include award-winning producer, writer and actor Tina Fey.
Others to keep in mind
Australian and Asian summits – dates to be announced. Keep an eye on Icon for details.