16 Tech Conferences and Events You Can’t Miss in 2023January 30th, 2023
[Editor's Note: This article was originally published in 2022 and has been revised to improve its understanding and relevance].
You know that technology is always changing and evolving and you don’t want to be left behind! Attending events and conferences is a good way to keep up with new trends.
Whether online or in person, the demand is high, so you should prepare your agenda to ensure you have a ticket to the event - and the flight to the city where it will take place! Here are 16 tech conferences and events you can’t miss in 2023.
Cybertech Global TLV
Tel Aviv, January 30 - February 1
This is "the place" for conducting B2B networking for the cyber industry worldwide. There are Cybertech events in several cities, but Cybertech Global in Tel Aviv is the largest and most international.
Ahead you will have an agenda filled with conferences, seminars, and round tables, which will address everything new and what is still to be done in the area of cybernetics. Among the various themes of the main program, we highlight: "Cloud Security"; "Solutions for 2023 Cyber Pandemics"; "Automotive Cybersecurity", or "Intelligence in the Cyber Space". There will also be side events - the most difficult is to choose which ones to participate!
Tip: Tickets are cheaper if purchased online than on site.
Amsterdam & Online, February 6-10
The go-to destination for all Cisco users and partners, where they can get knowledge and build contacts. Cisco Live will give you know-how and encourage your creativity.
With a diverse offer, you can choose the type of experience you want, or need. Looking to improve your CV? Then follow the top technical training program available. Are you focused on the business aspect and looking for contacts with partners in the tech industry to gain knowledge and establish a greater foundation for your future in the digital area? Then choose the IT Leadership program. Want to discover the latest Cisco news? Then “The Explorer” program is fit for you.
If you can’t travel, you can watch everything through live streaming! Details about the broadcast program will be revealed shortly on the CISCO Live website.
Lisbon, February 27 - March 3
This is the largest completely free technology event in Portugal and this one is the 30th edition. It is held at the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon and the event program includes 5 speakers of international prestige, more than 55 renowned IT companies, more than 70 sessions, and more than 85 giveaways and awards!
SINFO is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to offer the opportunity to network with influential talents in the areas of IT and computer science. That’s why relevant companies will also be there so that visitors can interact!
Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, February 27 - March 2
They describe themselves as “The event where everyone who is someone is present” - as long as they are part of the telecommunications industry! If you are connected to the areas of technology supply, device manufacturing, mobile operators, or simply interested in the future of this technology, then this is one of those events that you cannot miss.
You’ll have the opportunity to be the first to see the "next big thing"; be there when a great idea becomes a real project; watch the big debates of the year through the conference program and, last but not least, dive into the future through demos.
The themes of this edition of the Mobile World Congress are:
- “5G Acceleration”;
- “Digital Everything”;
- And “FinTech”.
San Francisco, April 19-20
This event takes place since 2011! It is an opportunity for networking and partnerships, with the presence of about 400 partners from the business areas, platforms, API services, distributors, resellers, app Stores and, of course, investors - all in one place.
The program is still being developed and if you have something to say about it and you want to be one of the speakers, they are accepting submissions.
Tip: If you need to convince your boss to attend this event, you can find an example letter in the SAAS Connect Website😃
Game Developers Conference
San Francisco & online, March 20-24
This is where programmers, artists, producers, designers, audio professionals, and business leaders all come together with one common goal: to exchange ideas and design the future of the gaming industry.
The conference agenda covers lectures, panels and roundtables, and the GDC Expo will showcase the latest developments in the video game industry from companies such as Amazon, Epic, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, and Sony, among others. There will also be two award ceremonies: the Game Developers Choice Awards and the Independent Games Festival. The event also has space for training through the GDC Masterclass.
At the GDC Expo there will be an area dedicated to independent and more innovative projects: GDC Play. There, you’ll be able to meet the people behind the new video games and, best of all, you’ll be able to play them!
Tip: GDC Vault - GDC’s official video platform - makes it possible to purchase a Digital Pass, which provides access to recorded content from GDC 2023.
Las Vegas & Online, March 21-23
Expand your range of skills, bring your inspiration to life and create an incredible network of contacts.
These are the 11 topics that will be addressed in conferences and presentations:
- Analytics for Customer Journeys;
- B2B Marketing;
- Collaborative Work Management;
- Commerce Made Personal;
- Content Supply Chain;
- Content that Drives Performance;
- Customer Data Management and Activation;
- Developer Ecosystem;
- Personalized Omnichannel Engagement;
- Powering your Digital Business with Adobe Experience Cloud;
- Trends and Inspiration.
For those who can’t be in the Las Vegas event in person you have the possibility to participate virtually from anywhere in the world – and it’s free!
Tip: You have a discount in your ticket if you register before February 10th.
Europa-Park, March 21 - 23
A tech event in one of the most incredible amusement park in Europe, in the Black Forest? This is what will happen at Cloud Fest - an event that brings together the protagonists of the global computer industry in the cloud.
This year the overall theme is "The Resilient Cloud", but each day will have a specific theme, including topics such as: "Retention is the New Acquisition"; "Protectors of the Internet"; and "The Digital Supply Chain".
The panel of speakers at the conferences is always full of inspiring people, where Edward Snowden, Yuval Noah Harari or Buzz Aldrin have already been present. The speakers of this edition are not yet announced, but the expectations are high!
Tip: If you subscribe to the newsletter, they offer you can have a ticket for free!
Web Summit Rio
Rio de Janeiro, May 1-4
"South American technology is on fire and Brazil is probably the sexiest startup country at the moment."
This is how Web Summit describes the choice for its first event outside Europe. And adds:
"It’s time for South America to have its own global event that brings together the tech community."
The "Cidade Maravilhosa" will be hosting the event, which is expected to be visited by 15 thousand people in its 1st edition. While registration for partnerships and startups is still open, there are already some tickets sold out! Tickets are distributed by different types and are for sale here!
Tip: There are discounts for groups!
WOMEN IN TECH GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Several locations & online, May 9 - 12
An event dedicated to the professional growth of women in the tech industry, organised by the Women to Tech Global Community and the Coding Girls Foundation - a non-profit organization aimed at empowering women in technology.
It will be 4 intense days of lectures, workshops, and discussion panels spread over 4 main themes - one for each day:
- “Chief in Tech Summit – Woman Leading The Way Forward”;
- “Key Tech Summit – Unlock the Technology of Tomorrow””;
- “Career and Growth Summit – Take Your Career To The Next Level”;
- And “Global Impact Summit – Meet Locally, Connect Globally”.
The first 3 will be totally virtual, but on the last day there will be a live session in Barcelona, Berlin, New York, and Toronto.
Tip: Early birds get discounts, as usual!
London Tech Week
London, June 12 – 16
5 days of a worldwide celebration of the tech world, which will bring together some of the industry’s greatest talents of today and tomorrow. London Tech Week marks 10 years of showing the world how technology is transforming business and society.
The topics to be addressed are:
- “Web3 And The Next Tech Frontiers”;
- “Fueling Entrepeneurship & Scalling Start-Ups”;
- “Corporate Innovation And Transformation”;
- “Climatetech: Inspiring a Sustainable Future”;
- “Creating an Accessible Inclusive Tech Ecosystem”;
- “Work, Life And Play In The Metaverse”.
It will be an exceptional experience, with 7 stages, a brand zone and a company zone, an exciting calendar of social events and networking opportunities, and even a demo area.
Paris & online, June 14 - 17
About 91,000 people attended Viva Tech in the 2022 edition, but more than 300,000 joined the event in a virtual way. It is one of the most significant technology fairs in the world, which manages to create a mix of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors, and start-ups.
If by any chance you think your product or service is the next "Big Thing" in the most innovative tech industry, then this is the opportunity to tell everybody about your work!
Tip: Viva Tech has created an exclusive partnership with Revolugo, as the official accommodation agency, to ensure a wide range of solutions for everyone. If you book through the Viva Tech platform, you access exclusive discounts.
The Next Web Conference
Amsterdam, June 15 - 16
Looking to be different from other tech events, The Next Web Conference blends the benefits of a conference with the atmosphere of a festival. The amazing thing is that The Next Web Conference uses a little bit of AI to gather participants and suggest more meaningful meetings.
This is an event that explores how technology will shape the world of tomorrow, through workshops, lectures, and seminars from industry leaders, pioneering talents, tech industry executives, etc..
The theme for the 2023 edition is: "The next in tech, now", offering the possibility to learn from the most transformative companies of the moment.
Toronto, June 26 - 29
Collision 2023 will bring together experts from the tech industry along with cultural icons and renowned political figures, in prestigious lectures. Also not to be missed are interactive Q&As, master classes and round tables.
Far from the stage, Collision 2023 offers unique networking opportunities by providing specific meeting areas and lounges for participants from all sectors.
Tip: There will be a flash sale for a limited number of discounted tickets. Sign up!
AI & Big Data Expo Europe
Amsterdam & online, September 26 – 27
This event will bring together the entire international community linked to Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies, including industry companies and top-level speakers, to discuss the challenges facing the digital world.
Big Data, Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants, and Chatbots are some of the topics that will be addressed in this edition, in face-to-face and online versions.
What impact will AI & Big Data technologies have on energy, transportation, distribution, manufacturing, safety, health, government services, etc.? This is a question looking for answers in this event that has FREE access! - But, attention, you need to register to ensure your place.
Lisbon, November 13-16
With the 2022 edition breaking records, bringing together 71,000 people and 2,296 startups to participate in this event, the Lisbon Web Summit is proud to be the largest tech event in Europe.
4 intense days hosting hundreds of lectures and people from all over the world gathering with a common interest: sharing insights about the tech industry and how its evolution will influence the daily lives of people and companies.
In FIL - Feira Internacional de Lisboa pavilions, thousands of startups will promote their initiatives, introduce new innovative products, and seek to attract investment.
Tip: Pre-register for 2023 and buy two tickets for the price of one!
16 Tech Conferences and Events You Can’t Miss in 2023: Final Thoughts
We all suffer a bit of FOMO - fear of missing out - and we know how amazing it is to be at the place where news is presented and decisions are made. Analyse which events you’re more curious about, their location and how much money you would spend on each one... and make your choices! Oh and remember that there are many tech events that you can follow virtually.
If you are in Portugal and don’t want to travel abroad to participate in this type of event but do not want to be left out, we wrote an article about the 15 tech events that will take place in Portugal, check them here.
Now, organise your schedule and be sure to take advantage of the discounts and partnerships available. 😁