Google, Salesforce, Microsoft and Twitter head to Cardiff for OI15 event

Paul Shepherd of Coup Media, who own and organise the event.

Salesforce’s head of digital Jeremy Waite and Adobe Marketing Cloud’s EMEA marketing director John Watton have been announced as among the speakers at this year’s Online Influence Conference - Oi15 – to be held during May in Cardiff.

Other brands represented on the one-day event’s speaker list include technology giants Google, YouTube, Twitter, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM and Hootsuite, plus heads of digital and social from companies including Just Eat, RAC, and Coral.

Paul Shepherd, founder and chief executive of Coup Media, the conference owners and organisers, said: “The Online Influence Conference started life as a small local event in 2012. Coup Media bought the rights to it in 2013 and used our contacts in the social tech sector to secure speakers from Twitter, Google, Hootsuite and other technology giants as we set about turning it into a national event.

“Buoyed by the amazing response, and inspired by the incredible growth of Dublin’s Web Summit, we are now committed to building one of the UK’s biggest and most important marketing technology events right in the heart of Cardiff. There is a space between Dublin and London which we plan to fill! We've grown from 200 to 600 delegates this year and plan to attract 1500 delegates for 2016!”

Adobe’s John Watton said: "I was born in Cardiff and it’s awesome to have a digital marketing conference in the City. I don’t get back as much as I’d like, so it’s great to have another reason to make a visit.”

Early bird tickets for the Oi15 conference are available now.

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