Year after year, we witness an increasing number of IT and tech events vying for our time and attention. Big, small, or even niche, they all promise knowledge enhancement, networking, B2B meetings, sharing of insight, and being at the center of new opportunities as an integral part of developing your business.
With all these choices, how can you find the one event that is right for you?
We present some of the world’s premier ICT events this year. Each event is unique in its own way, is a great place to network and connect with industry. In short, it is a great way to boost your professional career and get inspired by meeting like-minded people. Let us guide you through each top global tech event.
World Congress on Information Technologies – WCIT India 2018
February 19 to 21, 2018, Hyderabad
World Congress on International Technologies is the leading annual ICT event for IT visionaries to discuss where technology will be heading in the coming years. This year marks the 22nd Congress gathering since it was first held in 1978. It will take place in Hyderabad, India, from February 19 to 21.
Titled “Amplify Digital: Disrupt the Core”, WCIT 2018 the event will showcase the latest industry trends, and technologies, and hold strategic discussions about the shaping of the digital future.
This year, Volo will be among the 2,500+ industry leaders, visionaries, government leaders, and academics attending WCIT.
Too late to join in this year’s event? Plan ahead for next year, rethink your center, and be a part of WCIT Yerevan 2019, which will take place in Armenia.
Mobile World Congress 2018
February 26 to March 1 2018, Barcelona
If networking, rubbing shoulders with the leaders in the telecommunications industry, and showcasing your groundbreaking apps are your thing, then you won’t want to miss Mobile World Congress 2018.
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association). Mobile World Congress is annual event that will be held in Barcelona – the Mobile World Capital for 2018 – this year from February 26 to March 1, 2018.
Under the slogan “Creating a Better Future”, the Mobile World Congress is expected to gather over 400 operator companies and over 100,000 attendees from around the world to showcase the technologies of tomorrow and the most innovative products available on market today.
CEBIT | Europe's Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization
June 11 to 15, 2018, Hannover
Yes, it’s huge. Yes, it lacks focus. But that’s exactly why CEBIT is worth attending. Dubbed “Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization,” CEBIT promises fun B2B in a creative atmosphere. CEBIT is an annual event, and this year it will be a triple-punch event featuring exhibits, conferences, and networking.
The events will be divided into four sections – d!conomy, d!tec, d!talk, and d!campus – and will cover the digitization of business, government, and society from all angles. But above all, CEBIT will do what it’s most famous for – generating leads, business, and partnerships! If you’re looking for the broadest look into the future, CEBIT is the place to be!
September 5 to 7 2018, San Francisco
If you’re eager to find out where the world of startups is going right now, then you need to get to TechCrunch Disrupt. Hosted by TechCrunch, an online source of technology news and analysis, TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual event designed specifically for startuppers – founders, investors, hackers, or tech leaders. This year it will be organized from September 5 to 7, in San Francisco.
TechCrunch Disrupt is much more than a regular mega IT event. Along with good old panel discussions and workshops, you’ll also find:
- The renowned Startup Battlefield competition – a competition for new startups to launch their products in front of sector investors and the media.
- Virtual Hackathon – the Disrupt Hackathon, where the best providers of the world use technology and their own ingenuity to craft creative solutions to problems.
- Startup Ally, grouping hundreds of startups to use multiple sets of tools to connect with the right people.
- The famous after parties, which are perfect for some world-class networking.
Web Summit | Lisbon 2018
November 5 to 8, 2018, Lisbon
Looking for an awesome tech event outside of the US? Then Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal is your place. As the largest tech conference in the world, Web Summit connects the technology community with all the industries and brings together the world’s IT thought leaders in a gorgeous city with an exquisite cuisine and quality wines for true wine lovers.
With the likes of Elon Musk, Al Gore, Bono, Jack Dorsey, Stephan Hawking, and Travis Kalanick – and a many more A-listers from the tech world – speaking at the summit in 2017, there is no doubt this year’s event will be of superior quality.
So, be an early bird and grab your tickets at Web Summit. Between unlimited access to potential clients and networking with both Series A startups and enterprise-level suppliers, it will definitely be an incredible week.