A study into tech events last year found that 91% of participants agreed that attending generates tangible business benefits. Just some of these benefits include; networking with your peers, meeting potential clients, showcasing your business’ innovative tech, meeting new talent, learning from featured speakers and testing out the hottest new technology.

In Europe alone, there are over 62,000 tech meetups every year. With this number only set to grow. Here’s our top 10 tech events: 

Cloud Expo Europe

March 12th – 13th, London

Looking to supercharge your cloud? The UK’s biggest and best-attended technology event returns to London this year, connecting technologists, business leaders and senior business managers with expert services to accelerate any and every digital transformation plan. You don’t have to be a cloud pro to attend, as this event offers you the perfect opportunity to network with your business peers and get the best advice on emerging trends and market forecasts.

Game Developers Conference

March 18th – 22nd, San Francisco

In the UK, gaming now accounts for half of the entertainment industry, and it isn’t difficult to see why. The constantly evolving sector utilises and drives some of the greatest technology breakthroughs, and, as one of the world’s largest professional game industry events, it doesn’t get better than this for gaming tech. The 28,000 attendees include programmers, producers, designers, and business decision-makers, all excited to see the latest game development tools from the likes of Amazon, Google, Sony and Intel. 

London Tech Week

June 10th -14th, London

Want to take part in an innovative, ground-breaking tech event without tying yourself down to a specific type of tech? London Tech Week offers attendees the chance to mingle with business royalty – last year’s headliners included the co-founder of lastminue.com, the UK CTO of Microsoft and the Mayor of London – and connect with international tech communities.

Blockchain Expo Global

April 25th – 26th, London

As one of the world’s largest Blockchain Conferences and Exhibitions, all crypto enthusiasts and blockchain businesses should make sure they’re considering adding the Blockchain Expo to the top of their lists. The event focuses on the future of enterprise technology, showcasing two days of top-level content from leading brands – think Consensys, Santander Technology and BP – embracing and developing cutting-edge blockchain technologies.

IPEXPO Europe

October 9th – 10th, London

Data security: it’s an issue that continues to become more prevalent in our tech societies, as more companies fall victim to damaging data security breaches. To help you and your colleagues stay safe this year, IPEXPO offers tech demos, cast studies, vendors and training courses. This event offers you the unique chance to defend your business from cyber threat.

Consensus

May 13th – 15th, New York

Set in the city that never sleeps, this blockchain and crypto event attracts thousands of attendees every year. Professionals at all stages of development, from innovative new industry startups, to financial services giants will be there to meet you and discuss real-world applications for blockchain technology. Consensus features three days of demos, networking and expert debates – and invites you to be part of those building the foundations of the blockchain and digital assets ecosystem.

E3 Expo

June 11th – 15th, Los Angeles

At E3, the video game industry’s top talent descend on LA, and connect some of the best, brightest and most innovative in the interactive games industry. At the height of summer, cutting edge companies, technologies, and products will be showcased, to bring you both the latest and greatest that the industry has to offer.

Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference

June 25th – 26th, London

It’s here: more women than ever are working in and speaking about tech, and taking ownership of the fourth industrial revolution. For two days, join 6,000 tech leaders to be inspired, be empowered, and learn from the world’s most successful women. Disrupt or be disrupted! Which tech change agent will you become?

CES: Consumer Technology Association

January 7th – 10th 2020, Las Vegas

Okay, so this one doesn’t technically fall into 2018, but it’s undeniably one of the best tech events of the year, and there’s no better time to start planning and preparing for this event. As the largest gathering ground for the best in tech, it has become the place for innovators and breakthrough technologies to showcase to the world. 

AWS re:Invent

December 2nd – 6th, Las Vegas

As one of the biggest and best cloud providers in the world, AWS re:Invent offers attendees the hands-on learning opportunities, technical content and AWS experts to master the cloud. With late night sessions, chalk talks and workshops, you are given everything you need to transform your business.