Top 18 biggest tech conferences in the world for 2024

15 Jan 2024 · 7
There are few more exciting items on a traveler’s calendar than a tech event. Laden with networking opportunities, social gatherings, and fascinating insights into the future of technology, these events are oftenthe 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 technology events happening around the globe. 

North America

9th - 12th January, 2024

Las Vegas, Nevada

One of the most influential tech events in the world, CES 2024 will feature keynotes on making AI more accessible and smart infrastructure for a sustainable future, as well as insights from experts on 5G, digital marketing, IoT, and cybersecurity. Brands like Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will also be there representing purpose-built solutions for the automotive, mobility, transportation, and manufacturing industries. This global expo will bring together some of the greatest thought leaders in the tech space, to enlighten us on the latest technology and digital transformation trends. Don’t miss out!

8th - 15th March, 2024

Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas

SXSW is the best tech summit for creative industry professionals. At this conference, you can immerse yourself in breakthroughs in tech, 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.

6th - 9th May, 2024

San Francisco, California

The world’s leading security conference will take place in San Francisco from the 6th to the 9th of May, 2024. Over three days, you’ll deep dive into the latest trends in security, with interactive programs like their Learning Labs and training sessions. You’ll get the chance to take part in activities conducted by industry leaders and providers in an in-person setting.
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23rd - 25th April, 2024

Boston Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts

The Open Data Science Conference is a three-day extravaganza for artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, big data, open-source tech, and machine learning. Business leaders from world-class companies like Microsoft and Salesforce have been known to attend and share their insights on the future of technology.

3rd - 8th August, 2024

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

A top event for cybersecurity professionals, Black Hat USA 2024 is the perfect event for anyone looking to immerse themselves in this sector. Choose whether you’d like to attend face-to-face or as a virtual event and participate in several exciting training sessions, business halls, keynote speeches, and activities. It’s one for the books!
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Europe

26th - 29th February 2024

Fira, Barcelona, Spain

From blockchain to robotics, MWC is the ultimate event focusing on the future of the connectivity ecosystem. Some of the primary exhibitors and keynote speakers this year will include the CEOs of Accenture, Dell Technologies, and the Vodafone Group, among others. What are you waiting for? Get a ticket now!
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22nd - 25th May, 2024

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France

As Europe's biggest tech conference, Viva Technology content reached over 400 million people last year! Last year’s list of speakers included Elon Musk and Emmanuel Macron, as well as leaders from companies like Ethereum, Snap INC, Binance, and LinkedIn, making this a go-to event for entrepreneurs from around the world. Anyone trying to make a splash on the startup scene will want to attend, learn, and network.
For a full list of exciting tech events taking place in Europe,
check out our selection of the best European tech conferences in 2024
, including CloudFest, and The Next Web Conference.

RDS, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Tech Summit is quickly turning into one of Europe's largest B2B tech events. DTS attracts C-suite executives from the world's leading brands, creating plenty of opportunities to take your business or entrepreneurship venture to the next level. This year’s speakers include names from leading companies like Microsoft, Logitech, Shutterstock, IKEA, and many more. 

1st - 2nd October 2024

RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

This year’s AI & Big Data Expo will see CTOs, Heads of Innovation, IT Directors, developers, governments, venture capitalists, and more come together to share case studies and explore advances in the field. At this expo, you’ll learn how automation and machine learning can drive progress for your business with a jam-packed two-day agenda in one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

11th - 14th November 2024

Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal

The New York Times called it "a grand conclave of the tech industry's high priests". Tech leaders from companies like Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and more swear by it as one of the best tech conferences in the world. Over 70,000 people and companies flock to it every year. Whether you’re in fintech, SaaS, fashion tech, energy, this event is truly unmissable.
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Middle East & Africa

16th - 18th April 2024

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Are you ready to engage in thought-provoking discussions? Attend insight-filled panels? Catch a symposium or two? With a focus on using technology to drive sustainable solutions as we look to the future, 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.

4th - 7th March 2024

Riyadh Exhibition and Conference Center, Malham, Saudi Arabia

This year’s LEAP event will feature over 1,000 expert speakers on a range of key topics such as smart cities, energy, creative economy, health tech, and more. Some exciting speakers lined up for this year will include the CEO of TikTok, a former UN High Representative, and more. Veteran footballer Patrice Evra and two-time heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua are even scheduled to make an appearance!
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14th - 15th February 2024

Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

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 technology. Mobile operators, fintech companies, app developers, crypto ventures, and more will all come together this year in Nairobi to dig into the region’s tech ecosystem.

14th - 18th October 2024

Dubai, UAE

One of the longest-running conferences on this list, GITEX has been bringing together tech industry experts for over 40 years. This is more than a trade show, it’s an institution that fuels digital transformation all around the world. This year’s key topics will include sustainability, AI, telecoms, metaverse, the future of mobility, and much more. Head down to Dubai for a truly eye-opening experience!

17th - 18th October 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa

Developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, and innovators rejoice! TechSpo is coming to Johannesburg in October 2024 to showcase the next generation of technology and innovation through IoT, adtech, martech, and SaaS to name a few. This event is part of a larger series of TechSpo events happening around the world.
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Asia Pacific

TBC

Dubai

Blockchain. Crypto. NFTs. AI. Metaverse. It’s all there at the 2nd edition of the Tech Innovation Summit & Awards in Singapore! Organized by Gulf Xellence, last year’s event was a roaring success with speakers like Ronaldinho Gaucho or Kevin Kuranyi in attendance. But an in-person and a virtual event, there’s no excuse to miss the 2024 edition!
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26th - 27th March 2024

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Edition of the WOW Summit follows two extremely successful events in Lisbon and Dubai. Hong Kong will now host one of the most significant Web3 and blockchain tech gatherings in the region that will bring together industry leaders, government officials, digital artists, entrepreneurs, and more. Pencil it into your March agenda, folks!

Latin America

15th - 18th April 2024

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

You’ve no doubt heard of Europe’s superstar tech event Web Summit. Well, now it’s coming to Rio de Janeiro in April 2024, with over 30,000 attendees, 700 investors, and 1,500 startups expected to make an appearance. With the South American tech scene booming, now is the perfect time to get in on the ground floor in one of the world’s most exotic countries.
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