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.

B2B Marketing Ignite 2017

June 22nd,  The Business Design Centre, London

Ignite 2017 is the single biggest and most influential event of its kind in the world. Focused exclusively on your needs, goals and challenges as a 
B2B marketer, if you work in B2B or want to connect with those who do, no other learning and networking event even comes close.

Why attend? The event promises to be an unmatched B2B industry networking experience,  and the ideal opportunity to meet some of the best and brightest minds in the industry today.

eTail Europe 

June 20th-22nd, London, UK

Born in 1999, eTail is where the top minds at Europe's most successful retailers meet and learn.  From the top of the IRUK list to the world's most exciting startups - eTail is for companies who want world-class eCommerce. 

Why attend?  eTail is focused on providing you with as many new connections as possible. Through fun and interactive networking with every part of the industry you will expand your community with the right people that will help your company and develop your career. 

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.

Money 20/20

June 26th-28th, Copenhagen, Denmark

Money20/20 Europe is engineered to bring together all the stakeholders with a part to play in the commerce revolution: payments and financial services providers, banks and non-banks, the mobile ecosystem, the retail industry (offline and online), marketing services and data companies, investors, advisory firms and government bodies. 

Why attend?  As the biggest scale, best audience and most engaging industry event in Europe, Money20/20 Europe delivers the most productive days of the entire year. 

Digital Travel Summit

June 27th-28th, London

The Digital Travel Summit is the only event bringing together Digital and eCommerce Directors from Europe’s leading hotels, airlines, cruise lines, car rentals and intermediaries. Engage over a multitude of highly interactive formats to discover how to take your digital, eCommerce and customer experience strategy to the next level. 

Why attend?  80+ speakers representing the best digital travel disruptors and decision makers from the world’s largest travel companies. 

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

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

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

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

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

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