The Top PPC Conferences in 2019

A list of the top PPC conferences in 2019 in the United States and around the world.

Sometimes success in PPC marketing does not mean sitting behind a computer all day running campaigns.

Sometimes it means going out and attending conferences, networking with professionals and learning from the best in the industry.

But where to find these PPC experts?

To make things easier for you, we've put together a list of the best PPC Conferences to attend in 2019.

The majority of the list is for conferences in the United States, but we've added conferences around the world too.

And although we've tried to stick to paid search, we've included conferences with a broader digital marketing theme too if they devote a significant amount of their agenda to digital ads.

So without further ado, here are the top adtech and martech conferences this year broken down by month.

February

Traffic & Conversion Summit 2019

Where? San Diego, California

When? February 25-27, 2019

How Much? $2,595-$3,295

It's a fact. Digital marketing changes FAST. And that's why every year, for the last 10 years, thousands of the world's smartest marketers have descended upon San Diego, California to learn what's new, what's hot, and what's actually working RIGHT NOW in digital marketing. Now, it's your turn. If you're a marketing professional, agency owner, consultant, or entrepreneur, Traffic & Conversion Summit is YOUR event. Welcome home.

B2B Marketing Exchange

Where? Scottsdale, Arizona

When? February 25-27, 2019

How Much? $1,095-$1,995

Since our inception, the B2B Marketing Exchange has had one mission: to empower our community by spotlighting all that’s new in B2B. Held right after the New Year, the event is designed to get you and your team not only inspired but prepared to tackle the latest trends, market conditions and buyer realities with gusto.

Digital Summit: Seattle

Where? Seattle, Washington

When? February 26-27, 2019

How Much? $295-$995

Digital Summit attendees are the movers and shakers influencing the growth and success of their company’s digital marketing — and the future landscape of the digital economy. They come from a wide variety of companies and organizations — including national brands, CPG, agencies, service providers, technology pioneers, B2B providers, associations & nonprofits, startups, and much more.

March

SearchLove 2019

Where? San Diego, California

When? March 4-5, 2019

How much? $1,299-$1,599

Power up your skills over two days, with cutting edge digital marketing presentations. From analytics and optimization, to content and paid promotions, all the crucial topics are covered. You’ll join the rest of the search community at the amazing Kona Kai resort.

LeadsCon 2019

Where? Las Vegas, Nevada

When? March 4-6, 2019

How Much? $1,225-$1,845

The world's largest performance marketing conference and exposition with thousands of lead-gen experts.

Digital Summit: Salt Lake City

Where? Salt Lake City, Utah

When? March 5-6, 2019

How Much? $295-$995

Digital Summit attendees are the movers and shakers influencing the growth and success of their company’s digital marketing — and the future landscape of the digital economy. They come from a wide variety of companies and organizations — including national brands, CPG, agencies, service providers, technology pioneers, B2B providers, associations & nonprofits, startups, and much more.

PubCon Florida 2019

Where? Fort Lauderdale, Florida

When? March 5-7, 2019

How much? $499-$1,119

PubCon gathers marketers and businesses of every size each year to learn the latest insights and techniques in SEO, PPC, social media, content marketing, paid social, local search, Google Analytics and more that will help them revamp and improve their online marketing strategies.

Engage Conference 2019

Where? Portland, Oregon

When? March 7-8, 2019

How much? $899

Engage Conference is a two-day digital marketing conference, presenting multiple informative learning tracks and panel sessions designed to provide expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, including social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO and paid media.

ad:tech Sydney 2019

Where? Sydney, Australia

When? March 12-13, 2019

ad:tech Sydney is a two-day conference & exhibition that has been constantly evolving since arriving in Australia in 2007, and now proudly ranks as Australia’s premier event for helping marketers market smarter in a digital world. Part of what makes ad:tech so valuable is our 3 core pillars of LEARN, NETWORK, PLAY.

ad:tech New Delhi 2019

Where? New Delhi, India

When? March 14-15, 2019

How Much? Not Available

The next decade will see more change than the last 50 years. We are experiencing the highest rate of change in history, disruption, innovation, and opportunity. Are we prepared to translate this level of change into our companies, products and marketing strategies? So, what great marketing ideas are so close within your grasp? What can we do in the next 3-5 years to help us grow and thrive in the next decade?

Social Media Strategies Summit

Where? Chicago, Illinois

When? March 19-21, 2019

How Much? $1,799

Join 400 of Your Peers at the #1 Social Media Event for Senior-Level Marketing Professionals.

Social Media Marketing World 2019

Where? San Diego, California

When? March 20-22, 2019

How much? $1,597

Join thousands of fellow marketers and influencers at the mega-conference designed to empower you with business-building ideas. Imagine gaining actionable tips from more than 100 of the world’s top pros who specialize in marketing with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger bots, live video, social strategy, content marketing, analytics, video creation, YouTube for business, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and more.

April

SMX Munich 2019

Where? Munich, Germany

When? April 2-3, 2019

How Much? €895-€2359

Germany’s largest conference for search marketing. SMX is the only conference series entirely devoted to search marketing and how search fits into the marketing mix. The producers of SMX are not an agency or tool provider but a neutral editorial team. You will find no generic marketing blah but cutting edge tactics and strategies from top experts from all over the world. Attend SMX Munich for a deep dive into SEO and SEM tactics that tackle the search marketing challenges you’re confronting and inspire you with new ideas.

Martech West 2019

Where? San Jose, California

When? April 3-5, 2019

How Much? $639-$1,745

MarTech is designed to help you discover, learn, and connect with others passionate about the challenges of modern marketing. Join us to navigate the complexities, technologies, and organizational challenges you face every day.

Ad World Experience

Where? Bologna, Italy

When? April 4-5, 2019

How Much? $249-$449

ADworld Experience is the largest Pay Per Click & Conversion Rate Optimization combined event in Europe and the largest in the World based on PPC-Cases-Only.

Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

Where? St. Louis, Missouri

When? April 16-18, 2019

How Much? $149-$349

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest. Last year MDMC18 set attendance records with nearly 2,000 marketers and friends. There were over 130 speakers including BuzzFeed, Pandora, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Refinery29, Pinterest, GoDaddy, Under Armour, LinkedIn, HubSpot, Google, Yahoo, Nielsen and more. MDMC18 featured over 100 sessions across nine tracks: Data, Digital, Social Media, Creative, E-commerce, Innovation, academic/student, Tech and entrepreneurial. MDMC19 will be held at St. Louis Union Station April 16, 17 & 18, 2019.

Hero Conference 2019

Where? Philadelphia, USA

When? April 23-25, 2019

How Much? $1,250-$2,425

Hero Conf launches our 8th annual US event, April 23-25 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown. We are a gathering of digital nerds looking for a training event that covers PPC alongside the most pressing developments in the world of digital marketing. Expect a deep-dive into the content you need to manage your accounts better, stay up-to-date on industry trends and generally have fun learning about the latest in paid search.

Programmatic I/O 2019

Where? San Francisco, California

When? April 29-30, 2019

How Much? $1,995

Held annually in San Francisco (spring) and New York (autumn), these industry summits attract 1,000 – 1,500 marketing executives from top brands, advertising agencies, publishers, media and technology providers. With two days of impactful programming, 70+ industry speakers and a variety of networking activities, AdExchanger’s PROGRAMMATIC I/O conferences are must-attend for the programmatic industry.

May

AdSummit 2019

Where? Kiev, Ukraine

When? May 16, 2019

How Much? $89-$224

The third annual conference on mobile & video advertising features keynote speeches and intensive networking. Join top practitioners to drive your company forward and influence the industry.

Brand Summit Europe

Where? Dublin, Ireland

When? May 20-22, 2019

How Much? $2,195

Brands have typically been one step behind the industry, often outsourcing most of their marketing capabilities to agency partners. With fragmentation of online media making it harder to reach people, advertisers are forced to become more sophisticated in the way they spend their budgets to promote their brands across a plethora of channels.

The Digiday Brand Summit Europe will bring together the industry’s most progressive marketers. We'll discuss how brands are measuring the effectiveness of campaigns, their views on platforms and brand safety, supply chains, new opportunities for commerce and structural changes to marketing teams.

SMX London 2019

Where? London, UK

When? May 21-22, 2019

How Much? Full two-day conference pass on site ÂŁ1.095. Early-bird deals available.

Search marketing is by far the biggest area of digital marketing. You can’t afford to waste time or money getting it wrong. Attend SMX, and you’ll get it right. Immerse yourself in three days of SEO, SEM and Online Marketing sessions and you’re guaranteed to leave with practical tips and techniques to immediately improve your search marketing efforts. SMX also has strategic sessions to help you with what’s coming over the horizon.

Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit

Where? Austin, Texas

When? May 29-31, 2019

How Much? $2,195

The programmatic supply chain has been a black box to more or less everyone. But that’s changing, especially for advertisers. Enough ad buyers have developed a deep understanding of programmatic advertising that they are increasingly plumbing its depths to see where exactly their money is going. This scrutiny has triggered changes, like ad tech vendors lowering or eliminating some of their fees, but it has also raised new challenges as ad tech intermediaries’ unknown methods to come to light. With transparency tools like ads.txt and the upcoming release of OpenRTB 3.0, advertisers stand to get an even better look.

At the Digiday Programmatic Marketing Summit, we'll bring together hundreds of senior leaders from top agencies and brands for a candid discussion on where they're investing across platforms and the tools they're using to do it more efficiently. Join us at this unique event for three days of new connections and smart, honest insight.

June

SMX Advanced 2019

Where? Seattle, Washington

When? June 3-5, 2019

How Much? Super early bird as low as $149 while All-Access & Workshop goes for $2,595

Search marketing continues to be the biggest and most powerful form of digital marketing. SMX Advanced is the only conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, always informative… and don’t stop to cover the basics. This once-a-year event is your place to learn advanced SEO and SEM tactics. For over 10 years, SMX® has helped thousands of marketing practitioners from across the world succeed in their search marketing endeavors.Fluent in search engine marketing? SMX Advanced is where you’ll engage with others who speak your native language.

SearchLove Conference 2019

Where? Boston, USA

When? June 10-11, 2019

How Much? $999-$1,299

Join some of the world’s leading thinkers in online marketing for two days of ideas and inspiration. This conference will discuss the latest in search, analytics, content creation, optimising your website, paid promotions and more.

July

MozCon 2019

Where? Seattle, Washington

When? July 15-17, 2019

How Much? $999-$1,499

Join us for a three-day, one-track conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions in SEO, growth marketing, the mobile landscape, analytics, content marketing, and more. At MozCon you'll connect with our amazing community of industry leaders, chat with the speakers and Moz staff, pick up some cool swag, and even get a hug from our friendly robot, Roger.

September

INBOUND 2019

Where? Boston, USA

When? September 3-6, 2019

How Much? $99-$1,599

INBOUND is a community of people who are passionate about marketing, selling, and delighting customers in an inbound way. Our annual event and year-round media platform inspire and educate hundreds of thousands of people so that they—and their businesses—can grow better.

MarTech East 2019

Where? Boston, USA

When? September 16-18, 2019

How Much? Not available.

The MarTech Conference is designed for hybrid marketing professionals charged with breaking down organizational silos designed for a pre-digital world. We created this conference to help you discover, learn, and connect with others passionate about the challenges facing modern marketers.

Ad:tech London 2019

Where? London, UK

When? September 25-28, 2019

How Much? Not available

Meet the best brand marketers, agencies, media owners and tech innovators through a scheduled 121 meetings, structured networking and social events.

SMX Advanced Europe 2019

Where? Berlin, Germany

When? September 30 - October 1 2019

How Much? Early bird €995; On site €1595

SMX Advanced is coming to Europe, designed exclusively for experienced search marketers. We don’t spend time on the basics! All sessions are fast-paced, Q&A-packed, always informative…This once-a-year event is your place to learn advanced SEO and SEM tactics.

October

SearchLove 2019

Where? London, UK

When? October 14-15, 2019

How Much? ÂŁ579-ÂŁ879

Power up your skills and thinking over two days. Industry leaders will reveal exactly how to stay at the cutting edge of online marketing. From analytics and optimization, to content and paid promotions, all the crucial topics are covered. You’ll be joining search marketers from across the world at this London event, where the most ambitious minds of the community meet amongst the buzz of the tech capital.

Programmatic I/O 2019

Where? New York, USA

When? October 15-16, 2019

How Much? $1,495

Held annually in San Francisco (spring) and New York (autumn), these industry summits attract 1,000 – 1,500 marketing executives from top brands, advertising agencies, publishers, media and technology providers. With two days of impactful programming, 70+ industry speakers and a variety of networking activities, AdExchanger’s PROGRAMMATIC I/O conferences are must-attend for the programmatic industry.

Social Media Strategies Summit

Where? New York, USA

When? October 15-17, 2019

How Much? $1,199-$1,399

Join 400 of Your Peers at the #1 Social Media Event for Senior-Level Marketing Professionals

Marketing Profs B2B Forum

Where? Washington DC, USA

When? October 16-18, 2019

How Much? $1,095-$2,195

MarketingProfs B2B Forum is more than just a quirky (not-so-little) conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success. (Plus belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans, and marketers-off-the-clock antics.)

Hero Conference

Where? London, UK

When? October 2019

How Much? ÂŁ1500-ÂŁ2250

Hero Conf is produced by Hanapin Marketing, creators of PPC Hero, and centered around you; the Paid Search Specialist, the SEM Analyst, the PPC Strategist, Digital Advertising Director, CEO, Social Lead and more. With 40+ sessions offered per event, we have learning opportunities for roles and experience-levels across the board.

November

Native Advertising Days 2019

Where? Berlin, Germany

When? November 11-13, 2019

How Much? €535-€735

The biggest international conference on content distribution and content promotion.

ad:tech Mumbai 2019

Where? Mumbai, India

When? November 13-14, 2019

How Much? Not available

The 10th edition of ad:tech in India at Mumbai. We have a spectacular show where we continue to explore the future of marketing and discuss the ever-evolving and complex landscape, focusing this year more on how technology, data and content are helping brands win through superior Customer Experiences, regardless of the touchpoint.

SMX East 2019

Where? New York City, New York

When? November 13-14, 2019

How Much? Not yet available

Want to succeed in search marketing? Join us in New York City for the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, expo, and workshops! Attend SMX® East for a deep dive into SEO and SEM tactics that tackle the search marketing challenges you’re confronting and inspire you with new ideas. SMX is the only conference series entirely devoted to search marketing and how search fits into the marketing mix. It provides a welcoming environment for digital marketers and a “home” for dedicated search marketers, a place where everyone “gets it.”

ad:tech Tokyo 2019

Where? Tokyo, Japan

When? November 27-28, 2019

How Much? Not available

ad: tech is a global marketing conference, which has been held in major cities around the world. It is where Brands, Agency, Media and Solution Providers come together to get-to-grips with the latest trends, innovations and technologies. ad:tech tokyo has grown into the largest international marketing conference in Asia. Last year, the number of Brand Advertisers at the conference marked a record high, with over 15,000 attendees.

To Be Announced

PPC Masters 2019

Where? Berlin, Germany

When? TBA

How Much? TBA

The conference for everyone who deals with clicks! The PPC Masters is the ideal venue for online marketers who work at an advanced and expert level and deal with the purchase of high click volume on platforms such as Google and Facebook on a daily basis. Topics like Search Engine Advertising, AdWords and PPC traffic will be explored in depth as well as new tools and approaches. Less experienced online marketers will also get their money’s worth at the PPC Masters in picking up helpful insights and tips for their everyday work.

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