There’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of an in-person technology conference to really get your professional motor running! For all of you out there getting ready to plan your year and figure out which events to attend to catch up on the latest technologies in your sector but can’t figure out where to go, fear not! TravelPerk’s list of the top best tech conferences to attend in Europe is here. Check it out!
27th February – 2nd March 2023
We might be slightly biased, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to see MWC make a return to Barcelona! Covering everything from blockchain to robotics, MWC is the place to be if you’re interested in learning about the future of connectivity. You’ll learn from trailblazers, decision-makers, and industry experts about the connectivity ecosystem, and how it unleashes the convergence of technology, community, and commerce. This year’s exhibitors and keynote speakers will include the CEO of Orange Group, the Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, the Chairman and CEO of Telefónica, and the President and CEO of the Ericsson Group, to name a few.
21st – 23rd March 2023
Set on the grounds of a theme park, there are plenty of opportunities to work and play hard at this unmissable tech conference! The event connects the global cloud computing industry and this year’s theme will focus on “The Resilient Cloud”, looking at how to future-proof business continuity in a disruptive world. What’s more, each day follows its own theme, including topics like the digital supply chain and the protectors of the internet. This 3-day event is full of learning experiences and networking opportunities where you can mix and mingle with industry leaders in a truly unique environment! Past speakers have included Edward Snowden, Prof. Yuval Noah Harari, and Dr. Buzz Aldrin among other such impressive names.
7th-9th June 2023
Could there be anything better than combining a trip to sunny Spain with attending an inspirational gathering of the tech industry’s biggest disruptors? South Summit is a hub for innovators who come together to shape a different business world based on more sustainable practices. This year’s theme, Today 2030, looks at how the year 2030 will be a critical milestone and a turning point on our road to a net-zero economy. It asks poignant questions about how we will navigate this future together and deep dives into the technology that will have gotten us there. Whether you’re keen to learn and network, or are a startup looking for funding from global VCs, this is the place for you to be.
12th-16th June 2023
London Tech Week is back for its 10th anniversary! This week-long festival is a celebration of technology and a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to immerse themselves in how technology is transforming business and society. This year’s event will look at shaping the future, showcasing the IoT and how tech is transforming business and society through provoking conversations about innovation, diversity, and transformation. The event is supported by some of the industries leading companies, including Channel 4, Snap Inc, Microsoft UK, Amazon, Calm, Metam, and many more. What are you waiting for? Book your ticket today!
14th-17th June 2023
Billed as Europe’s biggest tech conference, Viva Technology saw a staggering reach of over 400 million people last year! With 91,000 people attending in person and over 300,000 joining the virtual event, Viva Technology is undoubtedly one of the continent’s most significant events. With tech leaders from companies like Ethereum, Snap INC, Binance, LinkedIn, and more coming together, this promises to be a melting pot of co-founders, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts alike! If you think you might be the next big thing on the startup scene, this is an ideal opportunity for those looking to boost their profile. The conference is home to several exciting challenges and the chance to pitch to investors and business leaders in a high-stakes accelerator contest.
15th-16th June 2023
With over 8000 attendees and 200 speakers, Dublin Tech Summit is fast emerging as one of Europe’s largest B2B tech events. A two-day conference in Ireland’s booming tech hub, DTS attracts C-suite executives from the world’s leading brands. With carefully curated sessions designed to connect delegates with investors and key decision-makers, there are plenty of opportunities to build entrepreneurship partnerships and take your business to the next level. If a day of learning how the latest tech updates can increase efficiency topped off with a tall pint of Guinness sounds like a match made in heaven, reserve your spot today to avoid disappointment.
15th-16th June 2023
Located in the heart of historic Zaandam, it’s claimed The Next Web Conference (TNW) is the biggest breeding ground for tech superstars outside of San Francisco. Attracting the heads of big-name brands like Meta, Google X, and HSBC. the conference uses a sprinkle of AI magic to pair delegates and make suggestions for more meaningful meetings. Boasting a jam-packed schedule of workshops, keynote speeches, and seminars, this year’s conference will look at “the next in tech, now” and will give you the opportunity to learn from some of the most game-changing tech companies out there. Head over to the Dutch capital in June for a truly memorable experience!
1st – 5th September 2023
The largest tech conference for consumer and home electronics companies, IFA is returning to the German capital for another bumper-filled edition in 2023! Part trade show and part conference, this event attracts over 5000 media outlets from around the world looking for the 411 on the latest tech trends in communications, audio, global markets, home & entertainment systems, and much more. Hosted in Berlin’s leafy Witzleben district, visitors can step out for some fresh air in the nearby Forst Grunewald national park or take a short walk to Charlottenburg Palace to wander among the stately grounds.
26th – 27th September 2023
The preeminent exhibition of artificial intelligence and data science returns to Amsterdam next autumn. This year’s AI & Big Data Expo will bring together CTO’s, Heads of Innovation and Technology, IT Directors, telecom providers, developers, governments, VCs, and many more. An unparalleled chance to gain real-life insights, some of the top AI & Big Data experts will share their case studies while exploring recent advances in the field. This expo is an unmissable opportunity to discover how automation and machine learning can drive progress for your business with a jam-packed two-day agenda.
Dates TBD for 2023
Lauded by the New York Times as “a grand conclave of the tech industry’s high priests”, Web Summit is, without doubt, one of Europe’s most prominent tech conferences. It draws in visionary speakers and tech influencers from around the world, including big names from the likes of companies such as Apple, Mars, Facebook, Spotify, and Microsoft among others. With more than 70,000 people and companies attending to refine the tech industry, you’ll find what you’re looking for no matter if you’re a SaaS company, the next thing in fintech, health-tech, ed-tech, or whatever you can come up with. Head over to the Portuguese capital to find out more about what digital transformations are coming our way.