The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA)

Formed in 2002 to unite web industry professionals across Australia, AWIA's purpose is to keep members up to date with news, events, resources and best practice, and to build trust and understanding of the Australian web industry.

AWIA has become one of the largest dedicated web industry associations of its kind in Australia. Our monthly networking meetings regularly attract 40-60 individuals from varying cross-sections of the web industry, our occasional speaking events have attracted 150-200 attendees each, and our online communities (Facebook, Twitter, Slack, LinkedIn and Meetups) have over 7,000 active participants and a total of over 40,000 posts.

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Do you have a product or service you'd like to expose to Australia's largest online community of web professionals? Be an AWIA sponsor. Simply email us to discuss your sponsorship ideas, and the opportunities we can provide.

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Join now, or come along to one of our Port80 meetups where members can tell you about the benefits of joining AWIA. Port80 meetings are held in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with associated events in Brisbane and Hobart.

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Upcoming Web Industry Events
Web Directions Product 2019 @ The Pavilion
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm

Product ’19

Australia’s conference for Product professionals.


Why Product?

Web Directions Product is Australia’s only two day conference focussed on latest thinking and practice in delivering successful digital products. From discovery to onboarding, A/B Testing to growth strategies, customer success and more, Product covers everything the modern product professional and team needs to succeed.

Who’s it for?

Product managers and owners, heads of product, and other professionals responsible for delivering digital products. If you’re involved in product, Product is for you.

Real World Knowledge

As with all our conferences, Product features real world experts, all chosen for their expertise and independence.  


  • Strategies for re-shaping your design organization to better deliver on end-to-end customer experiences.
  • A maturity model for assessing just how effective and sophisticated your design organization is.
  • The roles your design org will need as it grows, and a clear levels framework that supports designer professional development and plugs into operations across your design organization.
  • New approaches for managing designers and creating an environment that gets the most out of them.
WP Engine Summit ANZ @ Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Aug 8 @ 8:45 am – 7:00 pm

Inspire your next move.

Attend WP Engine Summit/2019 to discover how to leverage WordPress and WP Engine to drive your business forward faster. Learn from leading brands, agencies, and industry thought-leaders who are driving innovation, delivering growth, and inventing the future of how brands will connect with consumers online.

Bring your vision, imagination, and ideas to Summit/2019, and learn how to transform them into your next breakthrough.

One technology has consumed over 33% of the web and is expected to grow to over 40% by 2021. WordPress, the open-source framework, is the fastest growing and most adopted CMS in the world, increasingly used to build breakthrough digital experiences.

WP Engine, a leader in WordPress, powers more of the top 200,000 websites by traffic than any other digital experience platform. From mid-market, high-growth businesses to enterprise brands, WP Engine’s WordPress Digital Experience Platform is the tool that developers, agencies, and brands are adopting to boost their marketing agility, create new revenue opportunities, and imagine new possibilities for their businesses.

Attend WP Engine Summit/2019 to discover how to leverage WordPress and WP Engine to drive your business forward faster. Learn from leading brands, agencies, and industry thought-leaders who are driving innovation, delivering growth, and inventing the future of how brands will connect with consumers online.

Bring your vision, imagination, and ideas to Summit/2019, and learn how to transform them into your next breakthrough.

Press ahead.

UX Australia 2019 @ Hilton Sydney
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm
UX Australian logo UX Australia is Australia’s premier User Experience Design conference, now in its 11th year, with workshops and presentations to suit everyone from graduate to experienced practitioners. Two days of hands-on workshops focus on practical skills and techniques that can help you get started, learn new methods and tools or explore new ideas in detail. Program schedule – here Two full days of local and international conference presentations covering a huge range of topics and ideas relevant to experienced practitioners, newbies and everyone in between. Be inspired for your next project, discover knowledge that stretches your thinking in a new direction or learn from someone who has tackled a problem just like yours. Full speaker list – here
DigiMarCon Australia 2019 @ ANZ Stadium
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Premier Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition in Australia


Do you want to be successful in digital marketing? Then you shouldn’t miss DigiMarCon Australia 2019

DigiMarCon Australia 2019 is your chance to …
  • Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
  • Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
  • Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.
DigiMarCon Australia 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will take place August 28th to 29th, 2019 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Australia 2019’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.
This year’s edition will feature topics such as:
  • Digital Strategy
  • Web Experience Management
  • Usability / Design
  • Mobile Marketing & Retargeting
  • Customer Engagement
  • User Acquisition
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Targeting & Optimization
  • Video Marketing
  • Data Science & Big Data
  • Web Analytics & A/B Testing
  • Email Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Paid Search Marketing
  • Geo-Targeting
  • Predictive Analysis & Attribution
  • Growth Hacking
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Growth Marketing Tools
  • Marketing & Sales Automation
  • Sustainable Growth Strategies
iMedia Brand Summit @ Sheraton Mirage Resort
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm

iMedia Brand Summit


iMedia Brand Summit provides an intimate environment for senior brand marketers to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build relationships and meet potential partners.

If you are a media agency, creative agency, digital agency, publisher or a technology platform / solution provider, you NEED to be at iMedia Brand Summit.

iMedia is the most influential community of senior marketers in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Something Digital 2019 @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Something Digital

Something Digital 2019.


Something Digital will run at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 24, 2019.


The day is designed to celebrate our digital ecosystem and help organisations in Brisbane and SE QLD to strengthen their digital capabilities across various business areas including marketing, business analytics, technology, leadership, customer design and operations.

Built as a collaborative initiative, the content is curated to challenge and support the entire digital ecosystem from startups and small businesses to government & enterprise.

Key features of Something Digital include:

>> Four international keynote speakers

>> Two stages of mind blowing sessions

>> A digital showcase and demo lounge

>> Plenty of opportunities to play and collaborate

>> A digital hangover to remember

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