Top Tech Conferences: The Ultimate B2B Tech Events 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.

Featured Events

Mobile Industry Awards 2017

June 1st, The Brewery, London

The Mobile Industry Awards is a distinguished, highly regarded event in the mobile calendar and category award wins are coveted by top international companies and UK firms. The attendees represent the best and brightest the UK and European mobile industry has to offer. Approaching its 15th year it brings together the elite from Manufacturers, Retailers, Networks, Distributors and Dealers providing a unique environment to entertain and reward your staff, your customers and your business partners.

Why attend? Highlights include Power 50 and Shop Idol which celebrate both the most influential people in the industry and the best mobile sales person

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 VR World 2017 

May 16th-17th, Olympia, London

Now in its 2nd year, VR World 2017 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming. With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 150 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail. Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

Why attend? 150 industry leading speakers


17 -18 May 2017, ExCeL London, UK

UC EXPO is the largest Unified Communications and Collaboration event in Europe. The two-day event encompasses the technologies that enable smarter working and a truly connected business. Discover the solutions designed to provide flexible ways of delivering, managing, and supporting communication that include major UC&C technologies: Cloud, Mobile, Customer, Video, Networks, Collaboration.

Why attend? More than 100 free to enter seminars

The Next Web Conference

18th-19th May, Amsterdam, Netherlands

TNW Conference is a 2-day technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business, knowledge sharing and the best time you’ve ever had. Over the past 11 editions TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 15,000 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world.

Why attend? Amazing speakers, including C-suite representatives from Adobe and Nike

Digital Business World Congress 2017

May 23rd-25th, Madrid, Spain

DES is the world’s leading event on Digital Transformation that will guide any business leaders to understand how to become more competitive into the digital era thanks to technology. The Digital Enterprise Show is aimed at CEOs, CIOs, CMOs and HR departments, and together with the most innovative cutting-edge technology companies, they are invited to meet the most innovative products and solutions as well as the skills required to help European SMEs and large corporations join the digital transformation.

Why attend? Some of the World’s largest technoogy companies are in attendance

White Bull Pathways 2017

June 5th-7th, Meridien RA, Barcelona

White Bull Pathways is an annual event in Barcelona for the tech and innovation community. The organisers describe it as the anti-mega event – rather than thousands and stands, meetings you're not sure are worth it and noise, noise noise: think small, sociable and facilitating long-term relationships. Pathways has about 200+ entrepreneurs from all stages of business, investors, and big brands to a 2.5 day conference filled with workshops, keynotes and social events all designed to facilitate knowledge share and create connections across the ecosystem.

Why attend? The event is much more intimate than other events of its kind, meaning it is an exceptionally valuable.opportunity to network

Identity Management 2017

June 21st, Victoria Park Plaza, London, UK

The UK’s leading event for risk driven business-centric IAM luminaries, practitioners and end-users from across government and large enterprise organisations. Join hundreds of thought-leaders and innovators at Whitehall Media’s leading 15th biannual identity management conference to identify new frontiers and opportunities, discuss ways to transform your IAM infrastructure into an actionable critical business resource and review the latest trends and technologies shaping the IAM sector to help you stay ahead of the curve.

Why attend? C-suite level attendee’s and insightful seminars.

Ignite 2017 (formerly the B2B Summit)

June 22nd, London, UK

On 22 June 2017, the B2B Summit will become B2B Marketing Ignite: the biggest, boldest and most inspiring event ever staged in B2B. In one trailblazing day, Ignite 2017 will champion marketing innovation, hold up a torch for the best in our business and inspire every B2B marketer who attends

Why attend? Headline keynote speakers, 50 sessions to choose from, great networking opportunities

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

MVNOs Networking Congress 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

LTE Voice Summit 2017

October 2017, London, UK 

Virtualization is the biggest industry game-changer of the past 20+ years, and operators are debating and best-practice sharing in order to ascertain the benefits it will bring their networks and services.Voice virtualization poses numerous complex decisions and there is no clear route as yet…top experts spoke at the Voice Virtualization Summit, allowing attendees to ascertain how their business will proceed in this brave new virtualized era for the industry.

Why attend? Attract high level speakers, including Bryn Jones- CTO of Three UK

IP Expo Europe 2017

October 4th-5th, London, UK

It’s the ONLY 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

IP EXPO Nordic

20-21 September 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

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

Infosecurity 2017

 June 6th-8th, London, UK

Infosecurity Europe is the region's number one information security event featuring Europe's largest and most comprehensive conference program and over 360 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to 13,500 visitors.

Why attend? 270 expert speakers and 360 leading security exhibitors 

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

 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

 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.

Source: TechRadar


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