Whether you’re a tech start-up or a well-known name in the tech Bizz, tech conferences can be a great way to network, learn what’s new and gains some serious insight into the trends emerging in certain markets. As tech aficionados already know, it can be hard to stay on track of what’s happening where once tech conference season is underway, so we have created a roundup of some of the must-attend gatherings you shouldn’t miss. Get hold of an EHIC card before you explore these incredible European gatherings. Meeting some like-minded individuals in person will help boost your productivity and help you get the most out of your business. Each year the tech industry grows in size which makes tech conferences not only crucial to attend, but also means it’s the best way to see which fields of are making the most progress.
The Next Web (Amsterdam)
The Next Web was founded in 2006 and now plays an important role in tech and web publishing. You can expect to be one of 20,000 techie attendees who make their way to Amsterdam annually from across the world. The two day conference provides side events and was once hailed at ‘The most intimate technology festival on the planet’.
Spark.me is undoubtedly one of the biggest tech/businesses conferences in Europe and has a strong focus on networking. Spark.Me hosts speakers from massive player in the tech industry, including Microsoft, WordPress, TechCrunch and Drobox. The conference has been around since 2013 and offers early bird prices. Why not give it a look in?
Re:Publica is one of the largest conferences in Europe and focuses primarily on Internet and society. It has hosted speakers like David Hasselhoff and Bianca Jagger and is a great place for start-ups. It provides the ultimate platform for mingling with experts from around the world in areas of activism, science, NGOs, social media and marketing.
Tech Open Air (Berlin)
Tech Open Air will offer attendees a more interdisciplinary approach to technology. TOA brings together thousands of top entrepreneurs, artists and scientists for three days of pitches, live music and keynotes. It’s definitely going to be one to attend for those looking for a less business focuses event.
Digital Life Design Conference (Munich)
The DLD conference brings together 150 speakers thousands to Munich each year to discuss everything from innovation to culture, science and digitisation. Unlike other conferences of its type, its invitation only but start-ups can apply for tickets to connect and exchange ideas with key players from the tech realm. You can expect speakers like Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and former European Commissioner of Digital Agenda, NeelieKroes.
CeBit Global Conferences (Hannover)
CeBit is one of the largest computer trade expos and is currently in the process of trying to transfer to focus on digitisation of the economy and of society. It’s a five day event and hosts more than 3000 exhibitors. Attend workshops and listen to panellists discuss topics including start-ups, research and innovation.