The Best Business & Marketing Conferences and Events in the UK 2022–2023

Okay, yes, we’re putting ATOMICON – an EPIC event for small and mighty business owners who want to learn exactly how to get more sales.

So we get that it’s strange of us to promote other conferences, but we want to make sure you know about all the amazing business events happening across the UK.

Why?

Because attending (the right) conferences and events is an absolute game-changer for your business.

You get to take time out of your business and learn from others in your industry. You get to make connections and open up new sales opportunities. You get to stop for one second and think strategically about your business – and come up with brand-new ideas that could change your life forever!

And we know that sounds dramatic, but for us (and many others too), attending events is where those brilliant-beyond-brilliant ideas or strategies are formed.

Without events, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’ve learnt from some incredible people and made some long-lasting connections. There’s nothing quite like attending events to grow your business.

In fact, the very first big conference we attended ignited a spark! We realised what other successful people were doing, and we left so excited and focused that in the next 12 months, we made more money than in the previous four years combined.

The problem is, there are a lot of pants events 🤷🏻‍♀️

Hold your horses! Before you go and attend every single business event there is in the UK, you need to make sure you pick the right ones.

As much as we rave about conferences and events and what they’ve done for our business, we’ve also been to some right … how shall we put it … pants ones!

This includes some with speakers that could cure insomnia. Some that were a bit basic and didn’t really give actionable advice. But by far the worst are those sales-pitches-disguised as-business-events events!

Ugh.

The kind where you’re encouraged (note, highly pressured) to sign up to whatever seven-step-super-secret formula the event organiser is pushing onto the audience, for just, ya know, £10,000.

As events organisers ourselves, we are SUPER selective about our speakers, topics and overall feel of the event because we want to make sure every attendee goes home buzzing with an action plan to grow their business.

That’s why, in this blog post, we’re only recommending events that:

  • Have interesting speakers
  • Give actionable advice you can apply to your business
  • Don’t include sleazy sales tactics

So are you ready to learn about the best events and conferences in the UK? Let’s go! (We’ll be updating this list throughout 2023, as more events are added.)

The UK Black Business Show – 22 October 2022

The UK Black Business Show will inspire and connect Black business owners through deep-dive workshops, seminars and interactive panels. With an amazing list of expert guest speakers such as Levi Roots and Lorraine Wright MBE, this is not one to be missed!

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Confident Live Workshop – 31 October 2022

Ian Anderson Gray will teach you exactly how to increase your confidence on camera. He’ll take you through the tech, how to record a video in one take and the easy way to repurpose your video content.

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ATOMIC’s Killer Mastermind – 31 October 2022

Join Ian Anderson Gray, Janine Coombes, Melissa Love and us as we walk you through how to conquer your business fears, package up your services, create sales funnels and have a killer mastermind!

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Courageous Content Live – 1 & 2 November 2022

If you want to understand more about how to use content to grow your business, then Courageous Content Live (the UK’s biggest content marketing event) is for you!

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Female Founders Summit – 4 November 2022

This is an exclusive business event for just 50 female founders. Taking place from 5pm to 10pm, you’ll learn about personal branding, how to grow and how to make connections.

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Agency Transformation Live – 10 November 2022

Aimed at website design agencies, this conference will help you learn how to productise your services, attract new leads on LinkedIn, communicate your identity and win business!

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The Lifestyle Business Summit – 23 November 2022

Hosted by ATOMICON speaker and 4x best-selling author Daniel Priestley, The Lifestyle Business Summit will teach you how to attract better clients, grow your team and build a business where you can take time off without distraction or guilt.

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ATOMICON – 13 June 2023

Eeeeek! It’s the one and only ATOMICON! Join us at ATOMICON to learn all about strategies for sales, digital marketing and growth for your business. Each session will be action-packed (no fluff allowed here), and you’ll leave with a clear plan on how to grow your business.

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Ideas Fest – 2 & 3 August 2023

Forget stuffy old business conferences! IdeasFest is a festival aimed at ‘disruptors, leaders, change-makers and founders’. You’ll be entertained, inspired and re-energised with exceptional speakers, workshops and musicians. No hotels needed – you can camp onsite!

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What’s next for you?

As we said earlier, we’ll keep adding to this fantastic list. But as long as you choose the right conferences, that money you spend on a ticket and travel will be nothing compared to the amount you’ll get back in new connections, opportunities and strategies!

Why did we create ATOMICON?

Attendees at the business event, ATOMICON 2022

The kinds of conferences that have made the biggest difference in our lives have been EPIC conferences with world-class speakers and thousands of like-minded business owners in attendance.

The problem was we always had to fly out to a different country to get our big-conference fix.

We always wished the UK had something as EPIC as those conferences (in fact, we moaned about it quite a lot). Then it hit us: hang on a second, why don’t we put on that very conference?

So we did!

To find out more about the UK’s biggest business event, just click here.