5 Upcoming Conferences Retail Marketers Shouldn't Miss

By Tinuiti Team

As digital marketers working with many retail clients, it’s important for us to stay on top of key industry events and conferences. While compiling a list of events for our 2016 conference calendar, we thought we’d share a few top-notch Retail and Marketing-related events happening over the next few months:

*Not a retailer? A few of these are still great for you. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a larger list of shows on our radar for the first half of 2016!

Upcoming Marketing-Related Events

SEW ClickZ Connect

Miami, FL | Feb 4-5, 2016

Why you should attend:

Join experts in the field of Paid Search and Digital Marketing to provide you with industry leading tips, findings, and advice. Our own Chris Chang, Director of Client Services for Elite SEM, will be there, speaking on advanced techniques for personalization & audience segmentation.

Who should attend:

CMOs, Marketing Managers, and anyone in the field of Digital Marketing whether you are an SEO specialist, digital marketer, webmaster, business leader, or developer.

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eTail West

Palm Springs, CA |  Feb 22-25, 2016

Why you should attend:

Since its conception in 1999, this conference has been dedicated in supporting the growth of the retail industry through staying up to date with the latest innovations, trends, and technologies. eTail is focused on helping provide plenty of opportunities to make new connections, as well as listen to industry-leading experts.

Who should attend:

Online retail and e-commerce professionals: from Marketing Managers and CMOs to E-commerce Directors to CEOs.

SMX West

San Jose, CA | March 1-3, 2016

Why you should attend:

Network with others who are passionate about SEO and SEM, listen to case studies and best practices from Google & Twitter, learn what’s next for search and how to grow your organic search rankings – these are just a few of the reasons you should attend this mega conference.

Who should attend:

Search marketers or digital marketers interested in learning more about search marketing, both organic and paid.

SXSW Interactive

Austin, TX | March 11 – 15, 2016

Why you should attend:

This conference is a hub for cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. Get exposed to the brightest minds in emerging technology in highly entertaining and insightful presentations. This conference showcases the best new websites, video games, and startup ideas with everything from hands-on training to high-level analysis of what’s in store for the future at your fingertips. And – it’s a great time!

Who should attend:

Entrepreneurs, tech-enthusiasts, and companies that rely heavily on technology to run their business.


Chicago, IL  | June 7-10, 2016

Why you should attend:

Stay ahead of the curb with the latest trends & solutions for your E-commerce needs. The agenda is curated by the editorial staff of Internet Retailer magazine and is sure to have e-commerce focused content such as retail strategies, online trends, new SEO techniques, as well as interviews by top industry leaders to name a few of the benefits of attending this conference.

Who should attend:

Online retailers, retailers with an online presence, CMOs, Digital Marketing Managers, digital marketers, SEO & SEM specialists.

Other Shows to Keep on Your Radar

Mobile World Congress

February 22-25, 2016
Barcelona, Spain

Housewares Show

March 5-8, 2016
Chicago, IL


March 10, 2016
Portland, OR
• Aaron Levy of Elite SEM will be speaking!

Intersect Retail

March 18, 2016
London, ENG


March 21-22, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Next Generation Customer Experience

March 21-23, 2016
Carlsbad, CA

WWD Men’s Wear Summit

March 23, 2016
New York, NY

E-Commerce Show USA

March 30-31, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Digital Marketing and Brand Activation Summit – AMA

April 8, 2016
New York, NY
• Jesse Eisenberg of Elite SEM will be speaking!

SES Conference/ ClickZ Live NY

April 11-13, 2016
New York, NY

OMMA Boston

April 12, 2016
Boston, MA

Hero Conference

April 25-27, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
• Aaron Levy of Elite SEM will be speaking!

SPS Commerce Influence

April 26-28, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Digital Travel Summit

May 2-4, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

M2W Conference (Marketing to Women)

May 3-4, 2016
New York, NY

Hardware Show

May 4-6, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Apps-World North America

May 11-12, 2016
Santa Clara, CA

B2B Online [WBR]

May 9-11, 2016
Chicago, IL

eTail Canada

May 16-19, 2016
Toronto, CAN

MediaPost Search Insider Summit

June 8-11, 2016
Kiawah Island, SC

SMX Advanced

June 21-22, 2016
Seattle, WA

Want to talk about which 2016 shows would be best for you to attend? Email us at [email protected] and we can help guide you through the best shows to help you meet your goals this year.

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