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Top Tech Conferences: The ultimate B2B tech events and show guide for 2020

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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.

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.

MVNOs World Congress

September 1st-4th, Virtual

MVNOs World Congress claims to be the only event dedicated to MVNO. It brings together more than 800 professionals from around the globe, and features 130 expert speakers.

Why attend? Learn from and network with the MVNO industry's most influential players.

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London Tech Week 2020

September 2nd-10th, London

London Tech Week brings together the best of the global tech community to explore how technology can be used to help tackle some of the world’s toughest business, social and environmental challenges.

Why attend? Since its inception in 2012, the festival has grown rapidly year-on-year, shining a light on London and the UK as Europe’s biggest tech hub.

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IFA Berlin

September 3rd-10th, Berlin

IFA Berlin is still set to take place as planned this year, despite the pandemic, but not as we know it. This trade show for consumer electronics and appliances is usually among the world's largest, but this year will be closed to the public as per coronavirus guidelines.

Why attend? In normal circumstances, big brands use IFA as the platform to launch their latest European ranges - so it's not one to be missed.

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Big Data LDN

September 23rd-24th, Virtual

Big Data LDN (London) is a free to attend conference and exhibition, hosting leading data and analytics experts, ready to arm you with the tools to deliver your most effective data-driven strategy.

Why attend? Discuss your business requirements with 130 leading technology vendors and consultants. Hear from 150 expert speakers in 9 technical and business-led conference theatres, with real-world use-cases and panel debates.

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UC Expo

September 30th - October 1st, Virtual

UC Expo brings together all top unified communications solutions providers under one roof. The event is designed to inform attendees on their journey to more efficient ways of working.

Why attend? It's the largest dedicated unified communications and collaboration event in Europe.

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VOICE Summit

October 5th - 8th, Virtual

This annual conference brings together voice technology experts from across the globe. It's the meeting place for anyone passionate about developing, designing and marketing intelligent voice agents. 

Why attend? 400+ speakers will deliver a masterclass in developing and implementing voice technology.

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October 5th - 8th, Virtual

SIBOS is billed as the premier business forum for the global financial community to debate and collaborate. This year's theme: driving the evolution of smart finance.

Why attend? SIBOS will be free to attend this year, so there's no reason not to attend the various expert sessions on the topics of payments, securities, cash management and trade.

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Digital Transformation Expo

October 6th - 7th, London

Coming into its 15th year, Digital Transformation Expo brings together IT leaders to discuss the challenges associated with navigating digital transformation.

Why attend? This free-to-attend show features a range of seminars, tech demos and workshops focused on how tech can augment your business in years to come.

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DevOps Enterprise Summit

October 13th - 15th, Virtual

Conference for the technology leaders of large, complex organisations implementing DevOps principles and practices.

Why attend? Three days of learning, plenty of interaction with other attendees and sponsors, expert insight.

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Broadband World Forum

October 13th - 15th, Virtual

Conference bringing together leaders from telcos and solutions providers to discuss upgrading to and monetising next generation networks. With

Why attend? It's where industry leaders gather to ensure they are keeping pace with tech trends and find solutions to their business challenges.

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Dell Technologies World

October 21st-22nd, Virtual

Dell Technologies World brings together the Dell community, IT buyers and digital transformation experts for four days of enticing keynotes and seminars.

Why attend? Share ideas and plan for the future with 15,000+ of the brightest minds in technology. Also, Mumford & Sons is headlining...

Note: Dell Technologies World has gone virtual-only as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Africa Tech Summit

October 22nd, London

Africa Tech Summit focuses on the African technology industry and investment across the continent, bringing together entrepreneurs, start-ups, governments and trade bodies.

Why attend? Unrivalled insight into the African technology landscape, which is set to reach new heights in the coming years.

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CES 2021

January 6th-9th 2021, Virtual

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the world's largest technology show will be an all-digital experience in 2021, with no physical event taking place in Las Vegas.

Why attend? Beyond the fact CES ranks among the most high-profile tech events in the world, the shift to a virtual format will be a spectacle in itself. The organizers claim the show will be a "new immersive experience, where attendees will have a front row seat to discover and see the latest technology".

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Datacloud Global Congress

June 1st-3rd 2021, Monaco

Datacloud Global Congress attracts circa 2,000 executives from the data centre and cloud industries, and not just because of the location.

Why attend? Keynotes, panels and roundtables covering a wide number of brand new topics reflecting current trends and market outlook.

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