Digital Conference and Expo

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The Chamber's annual D2N2 Digital Conference and Expo is taking place on 16 May 2019 – and bookings are now open.

From getting the most from your social media channels to making sure your business stands out from the crowd in online searches, this action-packed event will help businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire get the best from the latest digital technologies. 

Places are limited - don't miss out. Book your free place today!

The day will bring together like-minded businesses who are keen to embrace the digital world. It will highlight what companies need to be doing to keep ahead of the game, as well as providing a glimpse of what's to come, across all things digital.  

Business support providers will also be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice on what help is available to SMEs across the region.  In addition, the day will showcase some digital technology success stories - we will hear from SMEs who have reaped the rewards of support from the programme. 

Conference agenda 
08:30 | Registration and networking
09:30 | Welcome - (details coming soon)
09:40 | Keynote speaker (details coming soon)
10:20 | Effective SEO in 2019 - Ian Lockwood
11:00 | Break 
11:30 | Paid Digital Advertising, Challenges and Successes - Ann Stanley
12:10 | How AI will transform marketing in the next five years - Rob Gregory
12:50 | Celebrating Success - Future of Digital Support in D2N2 Growth Hub 2.0 - Jon Egley
13:00 | Lunch and networking 
14:10 | Content Marketing in a non-text world - Paul Ince
14:50 | Leveraging Social Media Groups – Liam Lally
15:30 | Health and Wellbeing in the Digital Age 
16:00 | Close

Need some more inspiration to sign up? Take a look at the highlights from our last conference. 

Introducing Conference speakers:
Ian Lockwood  

The world of search is fast-paced and ever-changing. Our always-popular session on all that’s new in the world of Google and Bing returns. Our expert consultant, Ian Lockwood, will walk you through the latest updates to Google’s algorithm, how changes to the presentation of search results could affect you and the latest industry data and test results demonstrating what really works in the worlds of search engine optimisation (SEO).

 Ann Stanley

From as little as £10 per day, you can advertise online through search, social, display and shopping platforms; to increase visitors and conversions. Ann will guide you through the maze of ad formats and targeting options; as well as trends towards video or image-based ads, automation, and advertising to your own audience through remarketing.

 Rob Gregory

Discover how the growth of Artificial Intelligence in the marketing world will allow small and medium sized business to create truly data-driven marketing campaigns. AI will enable us to create increasingly smarter campaigns that self-learn using huge amounts of data. Rob will present practical examples and ideas for the future of AI in marketing. 

Paul Ince 

We live in a noisy time, where the amount of information is vast and varied. Audiences need to quickly select that which is most relevant to them. Text no longer wins in the race to grab attention, so how do you adapt your content to be visually stimulating and demonstrate that what they are seeing is relevant and valuable?"

Liam Lally

Details coming soon




Event eligibility:

In order to attend this fully-funded event, your organisation must have registered and have been verified as eligible to receive support through the Digital Growth Programme. The process of registration is quick and easy and you only need to go through this process once. If you have not registered yet, you can do so here. Once verified you can book your place. 

Please note - delegates from organisations registered to the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme are only able to book places on events located within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We can only accommodate three delegates per organisation at the conference.


When & Where

Events and Engagement Officer

Name: Rubina Blackwell Email: Phone: 0333 320 0333