There are few more exciting items on a traveler’s calendar than a tech event. With networking opportunities, social gatherings and fascinating insights into the future of technology, these events can often represent the highlight of the year for many professionals. As companies start planning which ones they’ll attend or exhibit at, we’ve put together a definitive list of the biggest tech events happening around the world. Look at it.
For a complete list of must-attend conferences in North America, see this article here.
January 5-8, 2023
One of the world’s most influential technology events, CES 2023 will feature keynotes covering 5G, IoT, digital marketing, self-driving cars, space technology, food technology and more. This global expo will bring together the best thought leaders in the tech space, enlightening us on the latest technology and digital transformation trends. Don’t miss it!
March 10 – 19, 2023
SXSW is the best tech summit for creative industry professionals. At this conference, you can immerse yourself in breakthroughs in technology, film, culture, and music from keynote speakers like Barack Obama, Olivia Wilde, and Esther Perel—all of whom have spoken at SXSW in the past. This year, topic tracks include climate change, culture, film, design, and more.
24 – 27 April, 2023
San Francisco, California
The world’s leading security conference will be held in San Francisco from April 24 to 27, 2023. For three days, you’ll dive deep into the latest trends in security with interactive programs like their learning labs and training sessions. You will have the opportunity to participate in activities led by industry leaders and providers in a private setting.
9 – 11 May, 2023
The Open Data Science Conference is a two-day extravaganza for Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Science, Big Data, Open Source Tech and Machine Learning. Business leaders from world-class companies like Microsoft and Salesforce are known to attend and share their insights on the future of technology.
August 5 – 10, 2023
A top event for cybersecurity professionals, Black Hat USA 2023 is the perfect event for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the sector. Choose whether you want to attend face-to-face or virtual events and participate in a range of exciting training sessions, business halls, keynote speeches and activities. It’s one for the books!
For a full list of tech conferences to attend in Europe, see this article here.
27 February – 2 March 2023
From blockchain to robotics, MWC is the ultimate event that focuses on the future of the connectivity ecosystem. Some of the early exhibitors and keynote speakers this year will include the CEO of Orange Group, the Chairman and CEO of Telefonica and the President and CEO of Ericsson Group, among others. What are you waiting for? Get a ticket now!
14-17 June 2023
As Europe’s largest tech conference, Viva Tech reached over 400 million people last year! Company leaders from Ethereum, Snap INC, Binance, LinkedIn and more will attend Viva in 2023, making it a go-to event for entrepreneurs around the world. Anyone trying to make a splash in the startup scene will want to attend, learn and network
15-16 June 2023
The Dublin Tech Summit is fast becoming one of the largest B2B technology events in Europe DTS attracts C-suite executives from the world’s leading brands, creating abundant opportunities to take your business or entrepreneurial venture to the next level. Last year’s speakers included leading company names like Google, Zoom, MIT, AWS and many more.
26 – 27 September 2023
This year’s AI and Big Data Expo will bring together CTOs, heads of innovation, IT directors, developers, government, VCs and more to share case studies and explore advancements in the field. At this expo, you’ll learn how automation and machine learning can drive your business progress over a jam-packed two-day agenda in one of Europe’s most exciting cities.
13-16th November 2023
The New York Times called it “a grand conclave of the high priests of the tech industry.” Tech leaders from Apple, Facebook, Spotify and many more swear by it as one of the best tech conferences in the world. More than 70,000 people and companies flock to it every year. Whether you’re into fintech, SaaS, fashion tech, energy, or what have you, this event is truly unmissable.
Middle East and Africa
16-18 January 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Are you ready to engage in thought-provoking discussions? Join the panel filled with insight? Catching a symposium or two? As we look to the future with a focus on using technology to drive sustainable solutions, this summit is a great place for tech industry experts and budding entrepreneurs from across the region to learn about the future of sustainable development.
6-9 February 2023
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This year’s LEAP event will feature over 500 expert speakers on key topics such as smart cities, energy, creative economy, health technology and more. Some of the exciting speakers lined up for this year will include representatives from West Ham United, Flutterwave, Coinbase and more. Veteran footballer Roberto Carlos is even scheduled to make an appearance!
15-16 February 2023
Whether you’re an entrepreneur trying to make it in the African tech space or an international business person, this is the region’s go-to event for tech. Mobile operators, fintech companies, app developers, crypto ventures and more will converge in Nairobi this year to dig into the region’s tech ecosystem.
16-20 October 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the longest-running conferences on this list, GITEX has been bringing together technology industry experts for over 40 years. It is more than a trade show, it is an organization that fuels digital transformation around the world. Key topics this year will include sustainability, 5G, the future of mobility and more. Visit Dubai for a truly eye-opening experience!
19-20 October 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
Developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers and innovators rejoice! TechSpo is coming to Johannesburg in October 2023 to showcase the next generation of technology and innovation across IoT, adtech, martech and SaaS. This event is part of a larger series of TechSpo events happening around the world.
8-9th March 2023
Blockchain. Crypto. NFT AI Metaverse. The 2nd edition of the Tech Innovation Summit & Awards in Singapore has it all! Organized by Gulf Excellence, last year’s event was a roaring success with speakers like Ronaldinho Gaucho or Kevin Kurani in attendance. But an in-person and a virtual event, there’s no excuse to miss the 2023 edition!
29-30 March 2023
The Hong Kong edition of the WOW Summit follows two highly successful events in Lisbon and Dubai. Hong Kong will now host one of the region’s most significant Web 3 and Blockchain technology gatherings that will bring together industry leaders, government officials, digital artists, entrepreneurs and more. Pencil it in your March agenda, folks!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You’ve no doubt heard of Web Summit, Europe’s superstar tech event. Well, now it’s coming to Rio de Janeiro in May 2023, where more than 15,000 participants, 700 startups and 500 investors are expected to attend. With South America’s tech scene booming, now is the perfect time to get in on the ground floor in one of the world’s most diverse countries.