Several tech conferences are held every year and these events fall mainly in the B2B or B2C category. These events are designed to not only promote fellowship and create networking opportunities among like-minded peers, by providing a platform to share the latest ideas and concepts. Attending one of these events is an excellent opportunity for both your personal and professional growth, but it can also put a strain on your time, money and energy. Whether you’re looking to stay up-to-date with emerging trends, wanting to stay on top of the newest technologies, or are just looking to network for customers or vendors, there is an event just for you.
Here are top 7 tech conferences we have picked out for 2019.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Date: 7-10 January 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
CES is the gathering place for all those who thrive on consumer technologies. It has served as the platform for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 50 years. It is the global stage for innovation where next-generation technologies are introduced to the marketplace.
CES brings together the biggest players in the consumer tech space, showcasing more than 4,400 exhibiting companies with a conference program with more than 250 conference sessions and more than 182,000 attendees from over 160 countries.
CES 2020 will be available in September.
Date: 12-13 March 2019
Location: The Hilton, Sydney
ad:tech is the event for marketing and media technology, where marketing, technology and media professionals gather to share new ideas, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to compete in an ever-changing landscape. It is a two-day conference & exhibition that has been constantly evolving since 2007, and now proudly ranks as Australia’s premier event for helping marketers market smarter in a digital world.
Date: 26-28 March 2019
Location: Las Vegas
Adobe Summit is the premier event for digital marketers. The summit has the latest insights from the world’s leading digital marketing experts with more than 300 sessions and labs across eleven content tracks which includes Advertising, Analytics & Data Management, B2B Marketing Automation, Content & Experience Management, Design-Led Customer Experiences, and more. It is also an opportunity to meet your peers from the world’s top brands and share the best ideas for putting customer experiences first.
Date: 15-19 April 2019
Location: Vancouver, Canada
TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity. Ted 2019 aims to search for deeper meaning, exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalize with science that will drive the future, the design of cities and other powerful human systems that shape our lives.
AI & Big Data Expo Global 2019
Date: 25-26 April 2019
Location: Olympia, London
AI & Big Data Expo Global is the leading Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Conference & Exhibition event that showcases the next generation technologies and strategies from the world of AI & Big Data. It is an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data to drive forward your business in 2019 and beyond.
The event will bring together over 4,000 visitors over the period of two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, chief data officers, chief data scientists, heads of innovation, brand managers, data analysts, start-ups and innovators, tech providers, c-level executives and venture capitalists.
Date: 8-11 July 2019
Location: Hong Kong
RISE is organized by the team behind Web Summit. Within 8 years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference, attracting 70,000 attendees from 170+ countries around the world last year. On July 2019, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups will gather in Hong Kong to share their stories and interesting experiences. The event will also be attended by major global media, investors and thousands of attendees from around the world for the three days of legendary networking.
Date: 4-7 November 2019
Web Summit is an annual tech conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, and it is considered the largest tech event in the world. It claims to be the best technology conference on the planet and where the future goes to be born. It is an event attended by over 70,000 people around the world, joined by the CEOs and founders of the world’s biggest companies, the most promising new startups, influential investors and leading journalists.
The conference’s topics center around internet technology, emerging technologies, and venture capitalism. Invited speakers have included a mix of CEOs of large organizations, subject-matter experts, celebrities, and even politicians, such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Al Gore, and U.N Secretary-General António Guterres, among many others.