About #SMWLDN

In 2018, we will explore our global theme “Closer”, which touches on the intensifying conflict between community and individualism.

At SMW London we will explore the theme through more than 50 sessions, including: mainstage talks, interviews, panel sessions and workshops.

With its new home at the QEII Conference Centre, the event will feature two stages, co-working lounges, speaker AMA lounge, VR showcase, technology vendors, complimentary coffee, snacks and lunch options.

 

How Do I Register?

To attend the official sessions, you will need to purchase an HQ pass via our pass options page. The Early Bird sale kicks off soon.

 

Why Attend?

Content

ACCESS LATEST TRENDS IN:

  • Data & analytics
  • Paid media
  • Future of video
  • Visual storytelling
  • Mobile messaging
  • Virtual reality
  • AI & chatbots
  • Influencer marketing

Content

MEET INSPIRING BRANDS:

  • Instagram
  • BuzzFeed
  • National Geographic
  • Pinterest
  • Edelman
  • Ogilvy
  • Hootsuite
  • Facebook

Venue

ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL VENUE:

  • Two state of the art stages
  • Seating for 700+ attendees
  • Co-working lounges
  • Talks, panels & workshops
  • Fireside interviews
  • VR showcase
  • Installations & tech vendors

 

Who Attends #SMWLDN?

audience

The SMW audience is made up professionals at the intersection of media, marketing, entertainment and technology.

Attendee stats:

  • 1.5k registered attendees
  • 58% aged 25-35
  • 88% are mid-level seniority and above
  • 67% female
  • 55% work in marketing, media and communications
  • 40% work for a company with 500+ employees

 

PARTICIPATING BRANDS

 

How Can My Company Participate?

  • Apply to speak
    (currently closed – opens April 4, 2018)
  • Apply to submit an event (now closed – opens April 4, 2018)
  • Inquire about sponsorship
  • Event Submissions Open: April 4, 2018
  • Event & Speaker Submission Deadline: June 26, 2018
  • Initial Schedule to be Published: July 25, 2018

 

Where Does #SMWLDN Take Place?

venue

QEII Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary
Westminster
London SW1P 3EE

The venue will have 2 stages, where Stage 1 has a seating capacity of 500+ and Stage 2 seating capacity of 350+.

In addition, we’ll have co-working lounges where you can meet with colleagues or clients, connect to WiFi to get your normal work done, and space to relax as you enjoy the incredible sessions throughout the week. The aim this year is to provide attendees, speakers and partners with more space and amenities to enjoy the entire week.

 

 

Travel & Accommodations

If you’re traveling from outside of London, we will have preferred hotel partners listed on our website in early May.

We also recommend Airbnb as one of the most affordable ways to spend a week in London during peak season.

HOTEL PARTNERS COMING SOON