• The Social Media Conference 2017

    Combining Social Media Marketing with Business Growth

    Registration Open

The International Social Media Conference return’s to thestudio Manchester on the 4th and 5th of December 2017

We will be returning to Manchester, one the worlds hub’s of Social and Digital Innovation for a packed two days of Keynotes, Workshops and Social Events to help ensure you stay at the forefront of Social and Digital Marketing Strategies.

If you are responsible for the Social Media Strategy for your organisation, this is one Conference you cannot miss!
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The Social Media Conference Schedule
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th December 2017

We are delighted with the lineup we have at the Social Media Conference this year, with internationally renowned speakers and experts sharing their knowledge on how to create the perfect Social Media Strategy. The Conference is designed for small business owners, marketing professionals and individuals which are responsible for the Social Media Marketing of their organisation.

Don’t forget you can choose which workshop you want to attend, and all Keynote sessions and Workshops are included in your registration.

Monday 4th December 2017

  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm Registrations Opens

    Get registered early for the Conference and enjoy a cup of coffee with your fellow delegates, before the opening welcome and first keynote of the day.

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm Keynote - Owen Williams

    Owen Williams is Social Media Lead at BBC Wales – heading up the corporation’s social media portfolio and initiatives in Wales.

    He has over 15 years experience in content production and programming, having joined BBC Wales in January 2013 after many years in the independent sector.

    His proudest moment is being accused by one member of BBC senior management of “going through my department like a dose of salts”. Three years later, Owen still asserts that it was a positive accusation!

  • 2:45pm to 3:30pm Keynote - Alex McCann

    Alex McCann is owner of Altrincham HQ – a social media management and training company based in Altrincham, Cheshire that has worked with 100s of local business developing their social media strategy

    Each month Altrincham HQ spend 200+ hours per month running Social Media campaigns for businesses so witness the Social Media changes in real time and actions them A former journalist, whose blogs have been read by over half a million readers, he has also successfully ran an events company and ran 15,000 capacity arts & music festivals in Manchester.

  • 3.30pm to 3.45pm Break

    Grab a drink and network with fellow delegates, recharge your mind and get set for more the final Keynote of the day

  • 3.45pm to 4.45pm Keynote Speaker

    Keynote Speaker to be confirmed

  • 7.30pm to Late Social Event - Pie and Ale Manchester

    Join us at the Social Networking Event at the Social Media Conference (at a very social venue) – The Pie and Ale Manchester.

    You can add the Social Event to your registration at an additional cost of £40.00 regardless of how many days you are attending Conference and it includes Food, Drink and awesome company.

Tuesday 5th December 2017

  • 9.00am to 9.30am Registration Opens

    Registration Opens at 9.00am, with Tea and Coffee on tap at thestudio Manchester

  • 9.30am to 10.15am Keynote - Sebastian Rendez

    Paid Social is one of the fastest growing disciplines in terms of media billings and Facebook, Twitter et al. continuously release new advertising products applicable for clients. However, taking control of the new possibilities and deploying them across a set of various Paid Social networks is a complex challenge. To help approach this in the right way, IPG Mediabrands has developed the Encore Paid Social methodology which serves as a tech agnostic approach to Paid Social. Case Study: UM’s media campaign for The Economist, which has Paid Social at its core and which netted 18 media awards alone in 2015.

  • 10.15am to 11.00am Workshops

    Choose between two workshops when you register for the Conference, making sure you maximise your attendance.

  • 11.00am to 11.15am Break

    A  chance to converse with your delegates with Tea and Coffee on flow

  • 11.15am to 12.00noon Workshops

    Choose between two workshops when you register for the Conference, making sure you maximise your attendance.

  • 12.00noon to 12.45pm Workshops

    Choose between two workshops when you register for the Conference, making sure you maximise your attendance.

  • 12.45pm to 1.30pm Lunch

    Join your fellow delegates to discuss what you learnt in todays events so far and enjoy a Hot Fork buffet.

  • 15:30 - 16:15 Keynote - Nicola Byrne

    Nicola is the founder of Cloud90, 11890 Directory enquiries and several other businesses which still operate today. Passionate about innovation and working to stay in business. Nicola is currently the in coming president of the Irish Exporters association and will be the first ever female to hold the role in the 65 years history of the association. Also a board member of the New Childrens’ Hospital for Ireland which has just successfully achieved planning permission and is about to commence building with a build cost estimated to be 1bn plus. Other board roles include Ireland US Council, former British Irish Chamber of commerce board member one of two women on the inaugural board. Member of Fingal Enterprise Evaluation Committee now known as LEO (local enterprise offices) for the past ten years where start ups are funded at local level. Ambassador in Europe for Female Entrepreneurship. Member of DCU Ryan Academy For Entrepreneurship Advisory Board 2012-2014, Chairperson of the RBS Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2011/12.

  • 2.15pm to 3.00pm Keynote - Speaker

    Keynote Speaker to be confirmed

  • 3.00pm to 3.30pm Conference Close

    A final wrap up from our organisers before a chance to chat to colleagues and delegates, with a last drink before heading to home. Your head should now be full with new ideas and strategies on how to grow your organisation using Social Media Marketing.

Contact Us

Email: info@innov8-conferences.co.uk
Number: 0161 300 6396

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Travel Information


Studio Manchester

51 Lever Street,
M1 1FN

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Travelling to Manchester find the quickest and cheapest route to Manchester via Visit Manchester.


Staying in Manchester? We have discounted rooms available at the Ibis Portland Street Hotel for Delegates. You can add this to your registration when you book online.

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