A Global Network

With various global and regional events
and an active online presence, ESOMAR ensures
you stay connected to fellow market researchers
and the latest developments within the industry.


We run 52 global and local research events a year, bringing researchers together to share the latest industry trends, methods & developments, to encourage debate, and to network with researchers from around the world. From Asia Pacific, to Latin America and everything in-between, our events span the world – bringing you the latest innovations from the research community. (TIP: Young ESOMAR Society Pro’s have preferential rates for the events  – save up to EUR 1400 on your Congress registration or other events by becoming a YES member!)

Our main event of the year, ESOMAR Congress, is one of the biggest in the industry – with 1,000+ data, insights and research professionals attending from all over the world – this year in Amsterdam and bigger than ever, celebrating our 70th anniversary with a whole new format, parties, unplugged stages and YES activities! (TIP: all Young ESOMAR Society members have on-demand access to all our event videos!).

And, our local events bring the best of our global content to the local research community, for free (TIP: if you’re a YES member, find out how to help out at a local event). We’re a non-profit organisation, so any revenue we make from our events goes straight back into the research industry, allowing us to continue our work.

Check out our main events coming up this year:


Congress 2017

Amsterdam / 10-13 September Visionary
70th Anniversary
This year will be our biggest Congress to date, with three stages of content, a huge party and special activities for our YES community! This is not JUST a Congress, it is a festival and an innovation hotspot for data, research and insights & WE WANT YOU THERE!


ESOMAR Summer Academy & Sensory

Amsterdam / 6 - 8 June
The Academy provides a week of learning on the subjects that are keeping research clients and agencies awake at night. This year we start with 2 days of parallel workshops looking at 'Turning Insights into Action', 'Measuring a New World' and 'Understanding NextGen'. We end the week with a Seminar on Sensory.


Client Forum

Amsterdam / 9 June
This one-day event is for clients only, bringing together global research buyers and insight leaders to share. Under this year's theme The Good. The Bad. The Cheap. we explore the impact between different levels of research spend, the methods used and the quality of insights they deliver. Can cheap mean quality too?


Research Rally

London / 31 March
Paris / June
Amsterdam / September
What if market researchers could think like a start-up, or what if start-ups could think like a market researcher? ESOMAR organizes the Research Rally to combine the skills of market researchers and solve an urgent challenge for start-ups.



Shanghai / 17 - 19 May
Join us in Shanghai, at ESOMAR's leading Asia Pacific data and insights event, designed to give you the business intelligence and inspiration to better understand consumers and society.


LATAM 2017

Mexico City / 5 - 7 April #IN: INsights, INtelligence, INnovation
Latin America's largest regional event ESOMAR LATAM, heads to Mexico City for 2 days of insights, intelligence and innovations. Join 250+ insights professionals to take home valuable insights, in-depth industry intelligence and plenty of innovation. An eclectic mixture of Senior Executives from Latin America and beyond represent company profiles, such as research agencies, client-side researchers, marketing, advertising, business consultancies, marketing intelligence, digital start ups.



Category What? Date/Deadline
YES YES Competition open all year long, check deadlines per event
Events MENAP 21-22 March
Events Latin America 5-7 April
Events Asia Pacific 17-19 May
Events Summer Academy 6-8 June
Events Client Forum 9 June
Events Congress 10-13 September
Start-ups Research Rally 3 events across Europe, check webpage
Webinar YES Pitches & Update  2 March
Publications Global Market Research Report – members launch  Available online


We celebrate those within the industry that have shown excellence through a number of awards each year (ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award, for example) . At each one of our events, we also give out a ‘Best Presentation Award’ and nominate the ‘ESOMAR Excellence Award for the Best Paper’ which gets entered to win Best Paper of the year.


And, if you’re 35 or younger and a YES member (or willing to become one 😉 ) , then we two awards especially for you!

The YES Pitches Competition.

YES Corporate Award

YES Pitches YES Corporate Award

Keep in the know!

Each month we send out a monthly newsletter update with the latest news from the industry, including: must attend events, free webinars, legislative changes that could affect your work, plus much more!

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Join the Network!

By becoming a Young ESOMAR Society member,
you can truly enjoy the benefits of the global network
that ESOMAR represents.