Need to brush up on your skills or perhaps justify your next overseas trip to your boss? Here are our picks of coming events in Australia, Singapore and the US that could help if you’re a content marketing, communications or writing professional.
Sydney: 31 March – 1 April
Hear from today’s top leaders and thinkers as they explore hot topics at the Association for Data-Driven Marketing & Advertising’s Global Forum. These include global, economic and societal shifts and their impact on brands and marketers. You’ll also discover what skills you and your team will need to succeed in the future.
Singapore: 21–22 April
Content 360 is designed for content creators, senior management, and marketing and communications leaders from across Southeast Asia. The 2020 event brings together industry leaders to discuss challenges and share insights on future content marketing trends, as well as successful strategies for tackling the increasingly complex marketing landscape.
Boston: 21–23 April
Creating an emotional connection with customers is harder than ever. This event promises to reveal how your brand can tap into “mystery, humour, intimacy and authenticity to humanise your content and boost content marketing performance”.
Sydney: 27 April – 3 May
Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival presents more than 300 events, attracting audiences of up to 100,000 for a week-long conversation about books, words and ideas. The festival’s 2020 program will be announced in March.
Sydney: 20–21 May
The Corporate Affairs Summit returns in 2020 with a refreshed format. The summit is set to look at the forces affecting the corporate affairs and communication landscape – from the hardening of ideologies on the world stage, to the role artificial intelligence will play in communication in the future.
Scottsdale: 18–20 May; Berlin: 23–24 June
Content Connections is editing software platform Acrolinx’s annual conference. Learn cutting edge ideas and methods for producing and delivering content that is aligned to your goals and strategy, true to your brand and speaks in a clear voice.
Sydney: 20 – 21 May
Asia-Pacific’s largest business-to-business marketing conference focused on revenue, growth, brand, leadership and personal career advancement. This event promises to reveal the “strategies, technologies and leadership techniques for turning marketing departments into revenue generating machines”.
Sydney: 2 – 4 June
Australia’s largest media and marketing conference, Mumbrella360 brings together leading marketers and agency leaders from across media, creative, digital, social and more, as well as some of the leading media brands from Australia and around the world. With six streams of content, there is something for everyone.
Bangkok: 26–27 August
The ContentAsia Summit examines the video content creation ecosystem, and the innovation and strategies driving entertainment companies in an increasingly connected universe.
Cleveland: 13–16 October
This event promises over 120 sessions and workshops presented by leading brand marketers and experts from around the world. Topics include strategy, storytelling, demand generation, artificial intelligence and more new ideas than you can shake a stick at.
Others to keep in mind
Entries are now open for the 2020 Australasian Reporting Awards. Submit your most recent annual report to receive constructive advice about how it can be improved. Entries close Friday 6 December. Entries for reports for the financial year ending 31 December 2019 close on 31 January 2020, and reports must be available by early March 2020.