Marketing Conference

Marketing Conference

Friday 7 February 2020
Hilton London Tower Bridge

The Marketing Conference is aimed at all professionals promoting, marketing and selling English language courses to study abroad agents and international students.

Time out magazine editor Tim Arthur's will open the conference with his experience of building a declining magazine into an international go-to source for global activities. Then we will have  afull day of ELT-focused marketing sessions to help you promote your centre, before closing on an inpsirational note with Olympian Anna Hemmings tale of bouncing from rock bottom to triumph.

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One of the best parts of a conference is the conversations you have with other delegates. There will be plenty time to catch up with colleagues and make new industry friends over great coffee, lunch and an evening drinks reception sponsored by Disquiet Dog.



09:00 - 09:45    Registration 
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction and welcome from English UK
10:15 - 11:00 Opening plenary: Finding the purple cow and learning how to milk it with Tim Arthur
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:20 Where is the UK ELT market headed? 
with Patrik Pavlacic, Jodie Gray, Margie Barker and Tregarran Percival 
  Customer experience mapping with Nicola Lutz

Putting the social in social media - leveraging your online community
with James O'Donnell and Chris Bruno

12:30 - 13:20 Marketing behind the digital firewall with Fraser Deas
  What is a 'customer service chatbot' and do I need one? with Luke Simmons
  How SEO will make Salesforce redundant with Richard Bradford
13:20 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 14:50 TBC
  Social media clinic with Richard Bradford
15:00 - 15:40 TBC
  Grow your business with content marketing with George Chilton
  Facebook ads with Abby Coften
15:40 - 16:00 Break
16:30 - 17:30 Closing plenary: High performance under pressure with Anna Hemmings
17:30 - 19:00 Drinks reception sponsored by Disquiet Dog

Prices and booking

Early bird
(first 70 tickets)

Full price




£220 £260 £330



Exhibition and advertising

Marketing consultancies, graphic designers, printers and other suppliers of related products and services are invited to sponsor or exhibit. All prices subject to VAT. 


Corporate member 


Exhibition space + one representative  £780 £975

Additional representative

£160 £200

Event programme advert

£196 £245

What do delegates think?

"Insightful and extremely relevant to the industry. This year I was lucky enough to bring my entire marketing team the conference - they all found it useful too." - Eva Uddin, IH London

"Great programme and an annual opportunity to re-focus and be re-motivated for our roles." - Emelyne Burkhard, Celtic English Academy

"It's one of the few marketing events that are based specifically on ELT and the pains and barriers marketers face within this field... both relevant and current, I came out of it feeling inspired and informed." – Caroline Karakatsani, IH London

"Excellent talks, good range to choose from... useful for all kinds of school, including very small ones such as ours. All in all a produvtive, well designed and executed event." - Alex Moore, Echo Language School