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.

AI Europe

November 20th-21st, London

Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic for the last few years and the enthusiasm is far from fading. In order to go further and transform the myth of AI into concrete business opportunities, AI EUROPE 2017 proposes you to focus on the three most actionable topics in AI for your company through two days of extensive learning and networking.

Why attend?  Learn from the best and the brightest in AI, including AI visionaries, leading experts, industry innovators and disruptive startups. 

Open Source Monitoring Conference

November 21st-24th, Nuremberg, Germany

The Open Source Monitoring Conference is the world's leading event in the field of open source monitoring solutions.

Why Attend? As the world's leading conference on OS Monitoring, the OSMC has become a valuable event for the open source community. Annually, the OSMC counts more than 300 visitors and has been completely sold out in recent years.


November 26th - 28th, Birmingham, UK

Independently run by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group, UKISUG CONNECT will bring together more than 900 SAP professionals and business users, including 500 SAP customers, 65 exhibiting companies and in excess of 200 SAP experts from across the UK & Ireland, to share their past experiences and gain valuable insight from other SAP professionals, software experts and customers.

Why attend? The conference features guest speakers from SAP experts, customers, executives and a wide range of training activities and a wealth of opportunities for SAP users on both the line of business and the IT side to collaborate, learn and network.

Blockchain Summit London

November 28th, London

The Blockchain for business event - Blockchain Summit is a leading one day conference and exhibition dedicated to the impact of Blockchain on industry. 

Why attend?  Blockchain Summit London offers exceptional networking opportunities for attendees to connect with industry leaders and innovators. 

ibtm World

November 28th-30th, Barcelona

ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry, taking place in Barcelona. The event gathers meetings industry professionals for three days of focused business opportunities, thought provoking professional education and networking to drive your business into the future. 

Why attend? ibtm world delivers three inspirational days of business, networking and education to a community of international suppliers and buyers. Join over 15,500 industry professionals and enter a world of business opportunities.

AI Tech World

November 29th, Olympia London

AI is set to transform entire verticals, and at this event you can learn from the innovators who will present their vision for the future of finance, healthcare, retail, insurance, utilities and much more.

Why attend? Hear from visionary leaders from major corporations including HSBC, AIG, Ocado, Lloyds Bank, BT, Virgin and many more. Case study presentations cover all aspects of AI across machine learning, voice and image recognition and NLP.

Black Hat Europe 2017

December 4th-7th, London ExCel

Black Hat provides attendees with the very latest in research, development, and trends in Information Security. Here the brightest professionals and researchers in the industry will come together for a total of four days--two days of deeply technical hands-on Trainings, followed by two days of the latest research and vulnerability disclosures in the Briefings.

Why attend? Network with more than 1,600 InfoSec professionals and evaluate a range of security products and solutions offered by Black Hat sponsors.


December 5th, Hong Kong

Worktech17 Hong Kong is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. Worktech17 Hong Kong will attract some of the biggest and brightest names to debate, discuss, and divulge the latest thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace.

Why attend? Join senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisers to listen to global thought leaders, further their knowledge and share best practise and expertise.

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.

Vibrant Digital Future Summit

January 31st, Business Design Centre, London

The conference for business leaders, innovators and governments developing a brighter digital future in our rapidly changing world -  this event aims to provide deep insights into today’s cutting edge tech trends (particularly AI, IoT and cyber security) impacting business and society over the next few years through a series of expert keynotes and interactive panel discussions. 

Why attend? Hear from experts on how tech such as AI, IoT, TVWS and much more will transform lives sooner than you think.

Open Source Leadership Summit

March 6th-8th, Sonoma Valley, California

Open Source Leadership Summit is coming to Sonoma Valley, March 6-8, 2018. Where open source leaders convene to drive digital transformation and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time. 

Why attend? The Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit is the premier forum where these leaders convene to drive digital transformation with open source technologies and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time. 

ELC + OpenIoT Summit

March 12th-14th, Portland

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. For the past 13 years, ELC has had the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.

Why attend?  OpenIoT Summit delivers the technical knowledge you need to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions. 

IFGS 2018

March 18th-20th, London Guildhall

FinTech is taking over London in 2018 as the Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) convenes for two days on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th of March, at the Guildhall and across the City’s Square Mile.

Why attend? Taking inspiration from the expansion of FinTech globally, the summit will welcome the world's leading lights, from innovators, institutions and investors to policy makers, regulators and international trade bodies.

CSW Arctic/Europe 2018

March 20th-24th, Sweden

This conference will bring the latest developments in crowdsourcing to centre stage, focusing around trending topics such as Finance, ICO’s & Green Bonds, Energy & Sustainability, Innovation & CrowdGaming, and Agriculture & Farming in the Sharing Economy.

Why attend? European and other international business leaders and changemakers will gather in Luleå & Vuollerim during the 5-day conference to share how crowdsourcing is shaping their industries and is transforming organisations today

Women of Silicon Valley

March 21st-22nd, San Francisco

Join 800+ tech leaders and professionals from the biggest names and hottest startups to learn from industry pioneers and boost your skills! Speakers include Arianna Huffington, Estée Lauder, Amazon, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Google, Sony Playstation, Facebook & many more! 

 Why attend? Be inspired by industry leaders, join a vibrant and talented community, grow your professional and personal skills.

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

Open Networking Summit

March 26th-29th, Los Angeles

ONS brings together business and technical leaders across enterprise, cloud and service providers to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open networking and orchestration. 

Why attend?  ONS is the best forum for companies to strengthen their brand, establish thought leadership, connect with both end customers and partners, showcase innovative products and drive the transformation in the emerging open source networking industry. 


May 22nd-23rd, Gdansk, Poland

infoShare is where you can share your story and make your ideas happen. Here you will find knowledge and inspiration, form meaningful relations and create a truly innovative technological society.

Why attend? The biggest technology conference in central eastern Europe brings together thought leaders in the IT industry with a packed programme of speakers and sessions.

Diversity in Technology 2018

May 24th, London

Join the UK’s very first conference to have a holistic discussion about how we can increase diversity and equal opportunity in the fastest growing sector of our economy. Take a deep dive into the fundamentals of attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent. 

Why attend? Be part of the global movement committed to changing the diversity landscape in tech and make sure that you are reaping the rewards of advancing inclusion and driving workforce evolution.

Open Source Summit Japan & Automotive Linux Summit 

June 20th-22nd, Tokyo

Automotive Linux Summit connects the developer community driving the innovation in automotive Linux together with the vendors and users providing and using the code in order to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.  

Why attend? The leading conference for technologists and open source industry leaders to collaborate and share information, learn about the latest in open source technologies and find out how to gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

Women of Silicon Roundabout 2018

June 26th-27th, London

Join 3000 tech leaders and professionals at the UK’s vibrant centrepiece for women in tech. Speakers include Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho CBE, Baroness Joanna Shields, Microsoft, Monzo Bank, Facebook,, eBay & many more!

Why attend? Hear from the best speakers in the industry, enhance your entire skills portfolio and celebrate gender diversity in the world’s fastest growing industry.