About SAScon

SAScon is one of the UK's finest Search, Analytics and Social Conferences and takes place each June in Manchester.

Now in its seventh year, this not for profit event organised by the digital community for the digital community, features some of Europe’s leading search and social speakers and attracts an audience of over 350 digital marketing professionals. The event is delivered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and The Centre for Enterprise.


SAScon is a collaborative effort organised by some of the North’s leading digital professionals:

Richard Gregory, Non-Exec & Advisor

Pete Young, Board Director, MediaCom

Simon Wharton, Managing Director, PushOn

Kristal Ireland, Head of Social, twentysix

Peter Cobley, Managing Director, FoundUs

Rob Weatherhead, Group Operations Director, Amplifi Manchester

Ben McKay, Joint MD, MEC Wavemaker

Dan Bell, Head of Search, Big Brand Ideas

Nicky Wake, Managing Director, Don’t Panic Events


Richard Hudson - Founder

Richard Hudson sadly passed away in January 2015, he was one of SAScon’s founders and was instrumental in making SAScon the event it is, he is sadly missed.


SAScon 2016 is delivered by SAScon Ventures, company details below:

SAScon Ventures Ltd, company reg no: 08245822, registered office address 5th Floor, The Margolis Building, 37 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DW

SAScon is event managed by Don’t Panic Events www.dontpanicprojects.com

PR is managed by PR Agency One www.pragencyone.co.uk