tech leaders unite in wrexham for first ‘digital futures’ conference

Digital marketing

Technology and marketing leaders will headline the first ever Digital Futures conference at Wrexham Glyndwr University this month.

The event takes place on Tuesday, October 11, with keynote speakers from Google, The Rockart Agency, Superfast Business Wales and Click-Convert.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar will open proceedings, reflecting on how the university is helping to bring research and technology to the forefront of industry.

Organisers Judith Alexander, Laura Gough and Christine Law hope the conference will be the first of many, and are looking forward to welcoming up to 400 people.

“Digital Futures will really help boost digital knowledge in our local area and support people with their career or business,” said Judith.

“It’s very exciting to deliver a collaborative conference with our partners – the Federation of Small Businesses, NatWest and Businessline - around the importance and impact of online opportunities.”

Christine added: “We are thrilled to be hosting the conference at Wrexham Glyndwr. The response has already been hugely positive as there is a real desire to explore the digital market in our region.”

tactics, pitfalls and traps

Among the topics to be discussed are content marketing, e-mail, mobile, social media and SEO.

Delegates will learn more about the tactics needed to succeed, as well as receiving hints, tips and vital lessons from the experienced presenters.

John Langley, managing director and founder of Click Convert, launched the company as a way to educate and help business owners and marketing professionals.

He said: “I’m really honoured and looking forward to speaking at the inaugural Digital Futures conference.

“It’s an opportunity for us to talk directly to students and businesses about digital marketing, online retailing and the pitfalls and traps they could face, as well as how they can capitalise on opportunities that will help make them a success.”

John added: “I’ve learnt that a key issue with online retailing is isolation. You operate in a vacuum, you have no way of knowing how others are performing. Are they busy or quiet? How much should conversions cost? You cannot beat having an expert on hand to guide you.

“Digital Futures is going to be a great event. We’ll see you there!”

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