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Social Media Events in London: 5 of the Best in 2015

This year London will host a number of notable social media events and forums and we’ve compiled a list of some of the best on show. So, if you’re looking for a world class social media or marketing event to attend then these five should help you make the most of your skills in 2015

Social Media Shake-up

Social Media Today is one of the top brands in social media in the world, running one of the thought leading sites on the web. Their Social Media Shakeup comes to London later in the year and will be held at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

The website is editorially independent and the show will reflect that over its day and a half tenure. Expect focus to be on collaboration, conversation and creativity and plenty of great talks on ways social media and business can help each other.

#SM London Tweet Up

Local to the capital social media company #SMLondon are hosting a number of events throughout the year. The closets of which is set to take place on May 19th and is completely free. The Tweetup takes place at the Dover Castle, in central London between 7-11pm.

Social Media World Forum

Taking place at London Vinapolis on the 8-9th of June, Social Media World Forum is one to add to your social media calendar. The event has a top quality guest speaker list and will look at a lot of the latest trends and occurrences in social and digital media as a whole. It will offer insight, strategic advice and help on how to manage brand perceptions as well as looking at the future and changing landscape of social media. It’s one of the best in London and well worth considering if you want to hone your businesses social media abilities.

Social Media Week

Social Media Week is a global event held across over 20 cities in the world and draws tends of thousands of people to it. The show has a whole array of featured speakers, with everyone from the VP of Buzzfeed to the head of global companies talking at the showcase. Social Media week will have 30 talks and sessions and 15 master classes as well as a range of interactive demos and other great happenings and is potentially one of the big social media events in London in 2015. It takes place September 14th – 18th and will be held at Victoria House, London.  

B2B Summit 2015

Even though it’s not purse social media orientated, B2B Summit 2015 is expected to be one of the big London events. With 500 B2B marketers attending and 40 guest speakers, this event will showcase best practices across a variety of marketing areas and takes place at The Brewery, London on the 17th June.

Ensuring your business is organised for a short or medium term London stay is the key to making the most of these conferences. Here are some tips:

  • If coming from the Eurozone – remember the UK uses Sterling
  • Organise accommodation in advance in a hotel or serviced apartment like those offered by portlandbrown.com
  • Download a Tube App – TFL’s offering is quite good and will help you get from A-B
  • Ensure you have comfortable clothing and all you need to make the most of the summit. Remember, London’s weather can include four seasons in one day
  • Finally, if you have time see some sights when you’re there.