Annual Marketing Conferences and Seminars in Brighton

Brighton is quickly emerging as a digital media hub. Companies throughout the city are leading the way in developing new marketing strategies and approaches. From trade shows and conferences to workshops and presentations, a number of events in Brighton help bring together marketing professionals. Professional development involves keeping up with the latest trends in marketing. Special events such as conferences and seminars provide excellent opportunities to develop skills, network with industry leaders, and promote a business.

BrightonSEO

BrightonSEO is one of the UK's most popular natural search conferences. The free marketing conference and networking event helps to highlight Brighton as a hub for search engine optimisation (SEO) talent. Attracting over 2,000 of the UK's best search marketers, the event is staged at Brighton Dome. The iconic venue is one of the largest in Brighton. Additional venues include the Corn Exchange and the Studio Theatre, which are part of the Brighton Dome complex.

The conference attracts participants from agencies, in-house marketing teams and businesses. Delegates come from throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. BrightonSEO also delivers a range of workshops and training programmes for a fee, including SEO and pay per click (PPC) training. For more information or to register for tickets, visit www.brightonseo.com.

Brighton Digital Marketing Festival

The Brighton Digital Marketing Festival (BDMF) is put on by Pure360, a marketing and SMS company based in Brighton. Held annually in September, the event is organised in venues across Brighton. Past venues have included historic and iconic sites such as the Old Court House, a Victorian building that hosts keynote speakers. Other venues include the stunning Brighton Pavillion, the Brighton Dome and the Unitarian Church.

A relative newcomer to the UK's marketing conference scene, the event features workshops and advice on emerging trends and digital marketing topics. First held in 2012, the BDMF is an opportunity for new and established marketing professionals to develop digital marketing know-how and gain insight into new marketing ideas. Visit www.brightondigitalmarketing.com for more information or to book conference tickets.

Brighton Business School Seminars

The University of Brighton's Brighton Business School offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and part-time courses for professionals, including tailored programmes for businesses. Part-time courses in marketing includes a certificate programmes in social marketing. Short courses and bespoke programmes offered by the university also help develop marketing professionals' skills. The Brighton Business School is also involved in organising and hosting several events throughout the year, including conferences on every aspect of business. For more information about courses and upcoming events, visit www.brighton.ac.uk/bbs.

ThoughtShift Workshops

ThoughtShift delivers its signature Wifi Workshops to digital marketing professionals. Based in Brighton, ThoughtShift provides digital marketing strategy, SEO, PPC and social media services. Free and interactive workshops are an opportunity to develop business skills, including marketing competencies. Workshops examine different digital media and digital marketing topics, from social media to SEO to PPC. Information is provided on the digital space in a welcoming space at ThoughtShift's offices at Montpelier House. Participants are required to bring their own tablet or laptops to workshops. To learn more about ThoughtShift's workshops, visit www.thoughshift.co.uk.

Brighton Chamber of Commerce Workshops

The Brighton Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of businesses and business owners in Brighton. As part of their mandate, the organisation provides educational opportunities for their members. The Chamber of Commerce delivers an full events programme throughout the year. Events range from large conferences to informative topic-specific workshops to friendly networking opportunities. All events are open to member businesses. Non-members of the Chamber of Commerce can attend up to two events, which are held in venues throughout Brighton. Past events have included marketing workshops for social enterprises and including social media in marketing strategies. Free training is also provides through the Ride the Wave programme, which offers practical advice and support for businesses. For a listing of upcoming events, visit www.businessinbrighton.org.uk.