SAScon Launches Biggest Conference Yet with International Keynote Speaker Larry Kim

The UK’s largest search, analytics and social media conference, SAScon, is back for its sixth consecutive year and has announced its first keynote speaker, Larry Kim, founder of leading search marketing software and services provider, Wordstream.

The two day conference, held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMU) on 11th and 12th June, will feature a brilliant line up of keynote and panel speakers, unmissable solo presentations, networking opportunities as well as over 30 of the UK and Europe’s leading SEO and PPC professionals.

Larry Kim, recently named “Most Influential PPC Expert” for 2013 and 2014, is the first keynote speaker of four to be announced for this year’s conference and will be talking about PPC marketing including adwords, Google display network and new social ads on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Speaking about the event Larry said: “I’m really honoured to have been asked to speak at this year’s SAScon event and be one of the four keynote speakers. It’s great to come to the UK and see what’s going on in the industry. During the last ten years my work has focused on PPC, SEO and social media marketing so I’m thrilled to have been invited to share my insight into a sector that I have been working in for the last decade.”

This year also sees the introduction of SASschool, a new MMU led initiative to find the brightest and best young talent who want to work in the digital industry. This one day taster event will take place on 10th June and tickets are only available to students.

Richard Gregory, managing director of Latitude and a founder of SAScon, said: “Now in its sixth year, SAScon is looking to return and be bigger and better than before. We’re delighted to be holding the conference at MMU Business School again, following on from the success of last year’s event and are delighted to welcome Larry Kim as our first keynote speaker.

“At this year’s event we’re excited to introduce a few new elements including SASschool, a brand new initiative led by MMU.  It’s really important for the digital sector to focus its efforts on those students who are passionate about perusing a career in the digital sector. We’re really looking forward to seeing some bright new talent come through the door at the taster event on 10th June.

“People will be glad to hear we’re bringing back some old favourites too. The legendary post-event social will be the biggest social yet so we’re expecting a big turn-out in celebration of everything digital.”

SAScon, which is organised by the digital community in the North West, is delivered in association with partners MMU and the Centre for Enterprise.

Early bird delegate tickets are priced at £125 + VAT for a one day ticket or £195 + VAT for a two day ticket (if booked before April 3). Standard rate tickets are £150 + VAT for a one day ticket or £250 + VAT for a two day ticket (if booked after April 3).

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About SAScon

SAScon is organised by the digital community for the digital community, it is a not-for-profit event, which is organised in association with trade bodies Manchester Digital and SEMPO.

SAScon is renowned for attracting high-profile keynote speakers.  The event offers a jam-packed two-day programme of seminars and workshops and discussion panels.

Along with industry-leading thought leadership covering just about every aspect of search and social media, SAScon offers an ‘energetic’ social programme, which is perfect for networking or just socialising with other industry professionals.

SAScon Mini is a one-day annual event from the organisers of SAScon.