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International Search Summit Munich

Global Digital Marketing

13th March 2017

We'll be bringing an international flair to SMX Munich on 13th March 2017, where we'll have a full day dedicated to the techniques, challenges and opportunities of international SEO. 

The International Search Summit Munich will focus specifically on the linguistic, cultural and technical challenges of managing websites in multiple languages and across multiple markets and provide actionable advice and tactics for buillding an effective web presence anywhere in the world.

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Agenda 2017


International Opportunities And The Global Landscape

We all know the opportunities for businesses expanding into international markets are big – but just how big? Here we’ll investigate some of the biggest and fastest growing global markets and identify the key opportunities for savvy organisations. 


Gemma Houghton - Webcertain


International Customer Journey: Bridging The Gap Between Online And Offline

Russia is Europe's largest internet market, and its homegrown search engine Yandex is the market leader, making it an essential channel for any organisation wishing to reach a Russian audience. This session will cover key topics about the Russian market, as well as how international businesses can optimise both organic and paid campaigns in Yandex to reach a wide and relevant audience.



Daniil Kolesnikov - Yandex


Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Managing Multinational Paid Search Campaigns

How do you manage country campaigns, when there are multiple languages at play in that market? What about scaling efforts across more search engines than just Google? And where do you start with international keyword research and ad creation? Mihai Popescu will share examples and insights from his experience working for two leading global travel websites and provide tips for improving efficiency and performance.


Mihai Irinel Popescu - Hotels Combined 


5 Top Tips For Running International PPC Campaigns

From testing a new market or product to expanding at scale, paid search remains a vital channel for international digital marketers. It is quick to implement and see results, and can help with everything from branding to conversions. Robin Heintze will share his top tips for how to effectively use paid search campaigns when expanding internationally and/or growing existing markets. He’ll share examples from real-life campaigns and actionable advice for getting the most out of your efforts.


Robin Heintze - Morefiremedia


Cultural Considerations For Driving International Campaigns

Understanding culture is fundamental when operating internationally. From the products users want and need to the way they consume information, from the calls-to-action used to payment methods available; these factors all impact the global online strategy of any business targeting multiple markets. Guido Jansen will highlight some of the most important cultural differences when it comes to online behaviour and share learnings from Euroflorist’s own global experience of operating in 12 countries and 8 languages.


Guido Jansen - Euroflorist




Geo-Targeting And Hreflang

This topic is at the heart of international SEO, as geo-targeting has a huge impact on the success and performance of global websites. Google’s John Muller will dive into the different geo-targeting options available and provide guidance on how to select the best option for your website, as well as how to ensure correct implementation.


John Müller - Google


International Site Speed: A Complete Guide To Super-Speed Around The World

Site speed is an important factor for search engines and users alike: a slow site most likely means slow sales and low rankings. Bastian Grimm will share his top strategies for ensuring your site loads as fast as possible, wherever in the world it’s been accessed. He’ll dig into mobile optimisation, CDNs, AMP, as well as sharing insights into which tools can help when optimising site speed on an international scale.  


Bastian Grimm - Peak Ace AG


25 Tips For Effective Multilingual Website Optimisation

One of the biggest challenges in international SEO is getting the technical implementation correct, ensuring that both users and search engines will have a seamless experience on your site and find the information they seek. Jesse James Woods will share his 25 top tips and tactics for getting your international SEO right, including hreflang and canonical tags, internal linking across domains, effectively utilising search console and useful tools for monitoring organic performance in different global markets.


Jesse James Woods - Kayak


Afternoon coffee break

Coffee Break

How To Achieve Digital Success in China: WeChat

For many businesses, targeting China is high on the priority list. However, such a unique market requires a unique strategy and a good understanding of the culture and audience. Growing increasingly in importance in China is WeChat and it’s a platform that any business wishing to truly reach a Chinese audience needs to utilise. Christina will share insights and tips for getting the most out of any WeChat activity.


Christina Xu - Webcertain


Final Q&A

Share your experiences, hear from your peers and discuss the topics, questions and challenges that matter to you! This session aims to ensure you leave ISS with all the answers and insights you came to find!


** Sessions/Speakers may be subject to change

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Who should come to the International Search Summit?

Marketing Directors

looking to roll out their website internationally

Marketing Managers

who have their English search marketing under control but don't know how to tackle other language sites

Online Marketing Managers

who want to expand their search marketing campaign to new markets but don't know which ones to target


who want to increase their knowledge and have their questions answered


who are missing important business opportunities in other countries and need to know how to capitalise on them