Online Marketing Conferences, Expos & Summits in New Zealand & Australia 2017

NEW: Check out my 2018 guide here.

conferences-expos-2016Online marketing events in New Zealand and Australia are continually improving with speakers, topics and training getting better and better every year as well as the sheer number of events rapidly rising. 2017 is set to be no different with a huge lineup covering everything from SEO to B2B Marketing for you to attend, learn from and network at.

Below is a list of my favourite conferences, expos, forums and events that are on in 2017. This list is by no mean exhaustive so if I have missed any that you are attending, you’ve spotted one on or if you are hosting one yourself please let me know in the comments.

Customer 360 Symposium

Location: Sydney

Date: 4th – 6th Apr 2017

Australia’s #1 enterprise Customer Experience Conference for CX and marketing leaders.

Modern Marketing Summit

Location: Auckland

Date: 6th Apr 2017

Mobile is not a channel!

Smarter Data 2017

Location: Auckland

Date: 11th Apr 2017

Showcasing thought leadership, innovation and success in data-driven marketing.

Search Marketing Summit

Location: Sydney

Date: 1st – 4th May 2017

Australia’a #1 search marketing conference.

Big Digital Adelaide

Location: Adelaide

Date: 8th – 9th May 2017

World class speakers, world class venue.

CX Sydney 2017

Location: Sydney

Date: 9th May 2017

Delivering exceptional digital customer experiences.

Web World Forum

Location: Sydney

Date: 10th – 11th May 2017

Creating a platform at which leading digital executives and successful startup founders provide tactical advice on building unstoppable online & mobile strategies, leading to real growth!

Seamless 2017

Location: Melbourne

Date: 10th – 11th May 2017

Payments, e-Commerce and Retail

Media + Marketing Summit

Location: Sydney & Melbourne

Date: 12th May & 2nd Aug 2017

Tackles the big picture issues affecting clients and their agency partners.

B2B Marketing Leaders Forum

Location: Sydney

Date: 16th – 18th May 2017

Where B2B marketers turn their departments into revenue generating machines.


Location: Sydney

Date: 23rd May 2017

Focus on customer reach, marketing performance and customer experience.

CeBIT Australia 2017

Location: Sydney

Date: 23rd – 25th May 2017

Largest & longest running B2B technology exhibition & conference.

Adobe Symposium 2017

Location: Sydney

Date: 23rd – 24th May 2017

Where digital marketing meets extraordinary experiences.

Customer 3.1 Summit

Location: Auckland

Date: 24th – 25th May 2017

Aligning strategy, technology, and analytics for everyday customer success

Retail Global Conference

Location: Gold Coast

Date: 24th – 26th May 2017

The conference & exhibition helping retailers sell more online.

Millennials Marketing Conference

Location: Melbourne

Date: 25th – 26th May 2017

The only platform in Australia for mastering engagement with the largest and most influential generation of consumers ever.

World Business Forum

Location: Sydney

Date: 31st May – 1st Jun 2017

Long term competitive advantage is dead! Are you ready to live in a state of permanent BETA?


Location: Sydney

Date: 6th – 8th Jun 2017

Winner: Australia’s Best Conference 2016

CMO Disrupt 2017

Location: Sydney

Date: 13th Jun 2017

Australia’s largest tech and innovation event for CMOs.

Digital Day Out

Location: Auckland

Date: 21st Jun 2017

Showcasing campaigns, initiatives, innovative approaches, technologies and perspectives which are driving digital marketing success.

Interactive Minds Digital Summit

Location: Melbourne & Brisbane

Date: 19th & 21st July 2017

Gain strategic insights, hear practical advice and benefit from networking and connecting with industry peers.

Online Retailer

Location: Sydney

Date: 26th – 27th Jul 2017

Where the future meets retail.


Location: Brisbane & Melbourne

Date: 29th – 30th Jul & 5th – 6th Aug 2017

Innovative Content, Engagement, Traffic and Conversion strategies and the monetisation models powering profitable blogs.

2017 NZ Social Media Forum

Location: Auckland

Date: 31st Jul – 1st Aug 2017

Likes, tweets, snaps, emojis, filters and more! #lightbulb

CXO Leaders Summit 2017

Location: Sydney

Date: 9th – 10th Aug 2017

Australia’a most esteemed gathering for CMO’s, CDO’s and Heads of Customer Experience.

CMO Summit 2017

Location: Benowa, Queensland

Date: 14th – 16th Aug 2017

Uniting leading marketers with renowned creative agencies and marketing service providers.

ADMA Global Forum

Location: Sydney

Date: 24th – 25th Aug 2017

The region’s only conference that brings together so many global influencers in data-driven marketing, media, advertising, and technology.

Click Digital Expo

Location: Brisbane

Date: 1st – 2nd Sep 2017

Seminars, Q & A sessions, exclusive exhibits, and “how to” workshops.

NZ Marketing Summit 2017

Location: Auckland

Date: 21st Sep 2017

Digital, Brand, Data, Experiential

Social Media Conference 2017

Location: Auckland

Date: 15th – 16th Sep 2017

The evolution of social media.

2017 Sponsorship Summit

Location: Auckland

Date: 30th – 31st Oct 2017

Driving best practice partnerships


Location: Sydney

Date: November 2017

Australia’s ultimate startup & growth conference.

Email Marketing Summit

Location: Brisbane

Date: 1st Nov 2017

Australia’s leading dedicated email marketing summit.

ad:tech New Zealand

Location: Auckland

Date: 14th Nov 2017

Marketing innovation conference & exhibition bringing together brand marketers, agencies, publishers and digital technology professionals.

Chief Marketing Officer Summit

Location: Sydney

Date: 15th – 16th Nov 2017

Develop your Marketing Leadership through Creative Digital and Data Strategies.

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Duncan Jones

About The Author - Duncan Jones

I am a data-driven digital marketing specialist from New Zealand and im passionate about helping businesses and marketing professionals improve their digital marketing results. I have a focus on performance marketing, insist on tracking everything and love optimising & improving campaigns for clients across a huge range of industries. You can find me on LinkedIn here or you can contact me here.

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