Following the event’s sell-out success in 2018, which saw a 72% increase in exhibitors, over 2,500 delegates through the door and over 60 countries represented, PI LIVE is back with an improved outlook and even more advanced experience for 2019 with new features and unique networking opportunities.
In addition, the co-located Influencer Marketing Show (IMS) returns over the course of two days following last year’s sell-out success.
Following a record-breaking year and increased demand, PI LIVE will again inhabit all three floors of the Old Billingsgate venue, with IMS hosting its own dedicated 250-capacity theatre in addition to interactive deep-dive workshops, providing more space and unique networking opportunities for an estimated 3,000+ attendees.
“PI LIVE allows you to ‘take the pulse’ of the performance marketing industry – through a blend of engaging content and great networking. PI LIVE gets bigger every year, as a bellwether for the growth and relentless pace of the industry,” Ian Charlesworth, UK country manager, Awin.
We’ve listened to your feedback and are pleased to announce that PI LIVE will have a brand-new networking event at Old Billingsgate that will replace the official evening party this year.
Making use of the wonderful terrace overlooking the Thames and the various bars and networking areas across the venue delegates will be able to continue networking into the evening with food, drinks and entertainment so that you can see off a busy first day of insightful sessions, networking and clients wins.
Also for 2019, the brand new VIP pass makes its debut with new onsite benefits including VIP meeting space, tuck room and reserved seating whilst the PI LIVE Pathable App will be used to aid meeting requests.
Speaker submissions now open
Once again, industry experts have the opportunity to speak in front of over 3,000 performance marketers, with speaker submissions for PI LIVE and IMS for 2019 now open.
The venue’s Main Stage alongside the popular Dome Stage will be used exclusively for PI LIVE ensuring the most important subjects are covered whilst the popular Performance Punch will make a comeback with quick-fire debate and discussion.
To support the content programme this year, a newly formed Advisory Board of leading performance marketing experts will work in conjunction to shape the agenda for the show, breaking down the silos of various topics with up to 10 pitches going to the delegate vote, allowing the industry to have their direct say on who will take those precious speaker slots.
“Insightful talks across a broad range of subjects and incredible opportunity to network. PI LIVE keeps gets better and better. It’s a must-attend event for anyone in performance marketing!” Chris Russell-Smith, country manager UK, Tradedoubler.
Make sure you read the instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your pitch so you are in with a good chance to be selected by the agenda curation team.
If you would like to be considered as a speaker for either show, please complete the online form. Submissions are open until May 1.
International Performance Marketing Awards
Once again, PI LIVE will be co-located with the International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs) which returns for its third instalment in 2019.
After feedback that delegates and exhibitors want to spend both PI LIVE days fully focused on networking and learning at the event, we’ve moved the annual international awards show to the evening before PI LIVE on Monday, October 21.
With a brand new venue to be confirmed, the inaugural awards ceremony returns to celebrate the global achievements within the performance marketing industry, recognising the hard work and growth being established across a number of international regions and markets, including USA, MENA, APAC, LATAM, Western and Eastern Europe.
Stands and sponsorships
Stands and sponsorships for PI LIVE go on sale at 10am (GMT) on January 22, so get in touch with a member of the sales team to reserve your stand and the best sponsorship opportunities. Register a rate card and floor plan by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’ve taken all of the feedback and learnings from our last two years at Old Billingsgate to remodel the expo floor and features. In addition to our blue-chip advertisers, we’ll be placing a focus on increasing representation from Publishers, eCommerce professionals and SME’s. The event promises to be our best to date and will firmly cement the show as the must-attend Performance Marketing Conference to discover the latest challenges, trends and opportunities our industry faces,” Matthew Wood, director of PerformanceIN.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details to come soon and follow the #PILIVE19 hashtag.