Top Tech Conferences: The Ultimate B2B tech events and show guide 2017


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Love it or loathe it, events and conferences are often where wheelers and dealers in the world of technology meet to decide on the future of the industry.

Ironically, technology itself has accelerate the demise of some massive tech events (like Comdex) but the remaining ones are more focused, alive and bustling than ever before.

Techradar Pro and ITProPortal have joined forces with the tech B2B PR industry to curate a list of national and international technology events, conferences and happenings, focusing on B2B.

MVNO Enable

October 5th, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London

This October 5th , Future Plc are hosting MVNO Enable 2017 in partnership with our knowledge partner MVNO Evolutions and Red Dawn Consulting.

Why attend?  Collaborate with innovators and customers to find out “what’s next” our series of intimate roundtable seminars to bring together important leaders and influencers.

Session passes (£750+VAT) and Delegate Passes (£1100+VAT) are available, contact or call 07951 091 063 to find out more. 

Black Hat USA 2017

July 22nd-27th, Las Vegas, USA

Black Hat is the most technical and relevant global information security event series in the world. For more than 18 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. 

Why attend? From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas to the most respected information security event series internationally.

IFA 2017

September 1st-6th, Berlin, Germany

IFA in Berlin presents the latest products and innovations in the heart of Europe‘s most important regional market. Only IFA offers such a comprehensive overview of the international market and attracts the attention of trade visitors each year from more than 100 countries. IFA is the main meeting place for key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry and the media.

Why attend? 1800 exhibitors showing the latest product innovations

ARM Research Summit

September 11-13th, Cambridge

The second annual ARM Research Summit is an academic summit to discuss future trends and disruptive technologies across all sectors of computing. 

Why attend? The Summit includes talks from the leaders in their research fields, demonstrations, networking opportunities and the chance to interact and discuss projects with members of ARM Research. 

Digital 2017

September 18th-19th, Cardiff

An all-new digital festival, bringing together some of the brightest thinkers from all areas of the technology space.

Why Attend? Keynote speakers from some of the technology industry’s biggest names, along with a wide selection of breakout sessions to help you learn more.

IP EXPO Nordic

September 20th-21st 2017, Stockholmsmassän, Stockholm, Sweden

IP EXPO Nordic is part of Europe’s leading IT event series, specifically designed for those seeking information and inspiration regarding how the latest IT innovations drive growth and competitiveness. IP EXPO Nordic offers exclusive content in the form of expert insights across the industry as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT – everything you need to run a successful business or organization.

Why attend? Europe’s number one Enterprise IT event

ChatbotConf 2017

October 2nd-3rd, Vienna, Austria

Europe’s first international chatbot & messaging conference sees speakers and attendees from some of the world’s biggest companies come together to discuss this fast-growing area.

Why Attend? 20+ speakers from the likes of Facebook and Slack, speaking to hundreds and attendees, providing a unique networking opportunity.

World Summit AI

October 11th-12th, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bringing together the 3 pillars of AI System: Enterprise, Startups & Investors and Deep Tech for an exclusive 2 days of knowledge-sharing and valuable networking opportunities, World Summit AI will help guarantee fast-paced innovation and safe progress in machine and deep learning while sparking new partnerships, investment projects and tech collaborations. The summit is the result of a unique collaboration between the global City.Ai Network and 100+ international AI events. Through presentations, innovation showcases, workshops and focus groups, the 2000+ attendees will debate, discuss and collaborate to positively influence AI, not only of tomorrow, but of the next decade and beyond. 

Why attend? It is the world’s only industry-organised tech summit for the entire applied AI ecosystem bringing together 2000+ attendees 

IT Arena 2017

September 29th-October 1st, Lviv, Ukraine

IT Arena – is the biggest three-day tech event in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The conference, conducted exclusively in English, brings together 2000+ of entrepreneurs, investors, developers, business analysts, UI/UX designers and start-uppers from more than 12 countries. Some of the previous speakers of IT Arena include representatives of Twitter, Uber, Facebook, Philips, Samsung, IBM, Google, Microsoft etc. With fun after parties, the conference promises to create just the right atmosphere for informal networking, while the closing mega party – Futureland Festival is expected to unite more than 5000 of techno music lovers.

Why attend? Proven high profile speakers and attendees- with a party atmosphere

IoT Solutions World Congress

October 3rd-5th, Fira Grand Via, Barcelona

Get inspired at the world’s leading Industry IoT congress, where over 250 of the most innovative and influential Industry IoT thinkers will gather together to share knowledge, present visions and explain how IoT is affecting many industries such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Connected Transport, Buildings & Infrastructure, Retail, Agriculture, Mining, Hospitality and more.

Why attend? IoTSWC 2017 will feature eight individual tracks focused on blockchain, buildings and infrastructure, connected transport, healthcare, manufacturing, open industry, quantum computing, and energy & utilities. 

IP Expo Europe 2017

October 4th-5th, London, UK

It’s the enterprise IT event that brings everything together under one roof. All the key players. All the information across the entire technology stack. All the key product launches, demos, solutions and educational seminars.

Why attend? More than 300 free educational seminars

Xerocon 2017

October 4th-5th, London

Xerocon London brings together innovative cloud accounting experts, aspirational entrepreneurs and leaders who empower the small businesses that are the backbone of the UK economy. 

Why attend?  The UK’s biggest cloud accounting conference for accountants, bookkeepers, ecosystem partners and industry leaders. 

Cyber Security Chicago 

18-19 October 2017, McCormich Place, Chicago

Cyber Security Chicago offers invaluable security insight for both IT managers & security specialists. Hear from cyber securities finest on how you can build stronger defenses against cyber-attacks & how to recover if your systems are breached. Learn from industry experts at thought-provoking seminars and discover solutions on all facets of cyber security and risk mitigation, from perimeter firewalls to the latest threat intelligence solutions. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with IT security visionaries and practitioners that are changing the face of cyber-security. Don’t miss your chance to attend this industry leading event series.

Why attend? Learn from industry leaders

Open Source Summit Europe

October 23rd – 26th, Prague, Czech Republic

LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and the new Open Community Conference combine under one umbrella name in 2017 – the Open Source Summit.

Why Attend? A chance to collaborate, share information and learn across a wide variety of topics, with 2,000 technologists and community members. 

HR Tech World 2017

October 24th – 25th, Amsterdam

HR Tech World returns for its largest ever European show to date to highlight the impact that new technologies will have on jobs and industries, and how to manage the disruption they are bound to create. 

Why Attend?  HR Tech World will deliver its unique content via 150 sessions and keynotes across 12 stages, including its popular Future of Work, HR Tech and iRecruit main stages. 

Smart City Expo World Congress

November 14th – 16th, Barcelona

Smart City Expo World Congress aims to be the place to collectivise urban power, to increase the strength of cities, to identify business opportunities, to establish partnerships and contribute to enacting common policies. A place to share research, best practices and potential common solutions, achieved through effective collaboration. 

Why Attend? More than 17.000 professional visitors are expected, with over 600 exhibitors, along with high level representatives from more than 650 citiesand over 400 experts and thought leaders. 

Big Data London

November 15-16th, Olympia, London

Big Data LDN (London) is a free to attend two-day conference and exhibition focusing on how to build dynamic, data-driven enterprises. Delegates will learn from pioneers, experts and real-world case studies, discovering new tools and techniques, enabling them to deliver business value from successful data projects. 

Why attend? Big Data LDN is about providing answers by focusing on the practical steps that organisations should take. 

The Business Show 2017

November 16th-17th, London Olympia

The Business Show is where businesses like yours find the next gear. It’s a free business exhibition to attend and offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy.

The event welcomes businesses from a cross-section of industries, and remains more committed than ever in providing you with everything needed to improve, evolve and expand your business.

Why attend? The two day event attracts more than 25,000 businesses who attend with the primary agenda of improving and expanding their business.

LTE Voice Summit 2017

November 2017, London, UK

The 2016’s edition of the event focused on the challenges and opportunities for the European market. It attracted the full spectrum of MVNOs in Europe with over 50% of the audience made up from first time attendees.

Key topics included the regulatory landscape in Europe, the challenges and opportunities from network consolidation, winning in saturated markets, monetizing emerging technologies as well as many more.

Why attend? At 2016’s event 70% of attendees were C-level.

Smart Home Summit 2017

November 2017, Silicon Valley, USA

Smart Home Summit brings together leading decision makers looking to take the smart home from a niche prospect for the tech savvy consumer into a mass market reality through collaboration and partnerships. Download the brochure to find out more about who will attend, topics being covered, speakers and other features taking place.

Why attend? 80% of attendees are Director level or above

Web Summit 2017

November 6th-9th, Lisbon, Portugal

Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”.

Why attend?  60,000 attendees and 650 speakers, including some of the world’s most innovative technology minds

 Machina Summit. AI 

8-9 November 2017, MOC Munich, Germany

On the 8-9 November 2017 at the MOC Munich, a brand-new event MACHINA Summit.AI will delve into how all Artificial Intelligence technologies (A.I), such as machine & deep learning, cognitive computing and analytics are currently affecting how the enterprise operates. The free-to-attend event will host four theatres –so you can hear from the industry’s most-influential speakers over two days. The future belongs to those who evolve.

Why attend? Designed for CIO’s, CTO’s and technology leaders

Citrix Summit

January 8-10 2018, Anaheim, USA

Citrix Summit is the essential business development conference for partners. Partners who attend gain firsthand insight into Citrix strategy for digital business transformation through intensive technical, sales and business training that delivers the tools to strengthen relationships, take advantage of market opportunities and pave the way for new deals.

Why attend? Microsoft’ Cloud supremo, Scott Guthrie, will be speaking there.

Consumer Electronics Show 2018

January 9th- 12th 2018, Las Vegas, USA

For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas every year, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Why attend? More than 3800 of the biggest tech firms exhibiting.

CeBIT 2018

March 20th-24th, Hannover, Germany

CeBIT is THE platform for experts and top decision-makers from all areas of digital business along the B2B value chain. The global market is present here – make sure you are, too! CeBIT is one of the world’s most important investment platforms for digital business processes. No other place can boast as many IT decision-makers and managers at the same time – or with such a strong focus on SMEs.

Why attend? The largest event for IT Decision Makers


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