11 best tech conferences in the UK & Ireland in 2024

29 Jan 2024 · 9
Are you a tech professional looking to make more connections in 2024?  While online networking has its advantages, nothing beats face-to-face interactions for meeting new people. 
Whether you are looking to accelerate your business, seek out a new role, or recharge your skills, there is a wealth of technology conferences coming to the shores of the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2024. From the bustling streets of London to the historic lanes of Edinburgh, the British Isles is home to a host of inspiring backdrops for a few days of career development. 
But with so many upcoming events, it can be challenging to know which ones to prioritise. To make it easier at TravelPerk, we have narrowed down our 2024 list of top 10 tech conferences in the UK and Ireland! So let's dive in! 

England

20th February 2024
Barbican Centre, London
Top 3 London
Want the inside scoop from tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon? ProductCon London is one of 4 international conferences to support product managers looking to level up in 2024. With other in-person editions held in New York and San Francisco in February, the British capital hosts over 2000 European product professionals looking to take advantage of the packed schedule.
The largest product management technology event in the world, this one-day summit is broken down into captivating half-hour seminars. Prepare to learn from some of the most inspirational individuals in the game, including Heads of Product, VPs and CPOs from tech giants like Amazon, Meta, Disney, and many more.  
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4th- 5th June 2024
Manchester Central, Manchester
Top 3 Birmingham
Home to over 10,000 digital and tech businesses, Manchester is the largest and fastest-growing economy outside London, powering the North and building up a booming digital ecosystem. Also held in Dublin (17th -18th September) and Excel London (2nd - 3rd October) Women in Business & Tech Expo is an award-winning event for women thriving in their professional careers and looking to grow their businesses. 
It’s a huge event, with over 5000 attendees, more than 60 world-class speakers and 150+ exhibitors. There’s a vast array of activities, including 1-2-1s, keynote speakers, career advice, franchise opportunities and upskilling programmes. You can expect to see all the latest and greatest names in tech at the event, with reps from Cisco, Google, Microsoft and more. 
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10th - 14th June 2024
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London Tech Week is scaling up! With events previously held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, the 2024 conference will take place at the vast London Olympia location. Attended by some of the biggest names in tech, London Tech Week (LTW) is a five-day tech-filled extravaganza dedicated to celebrating the newest technologies revolutionizing the business world. Expect to rub shoulders with policymakers, entrepreneurs, and professionals from Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM.
Aimed at entrepreneurs, CEOs and enthusiasts alike, LTW boasts over 300 speakers, 6 stages, and several marketplace and expo spaces. With a feast of knowledge on offer, 30,000 attendees and a stellar roster of partners are attracted to the event each year. As if all this wasn't convincing  enough, the entire tech conference is run on renewable energy! 
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18th - 19th September 2024
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The UK's largest free entry tech conference, Big Data LDN, is attended by over 150 exhibitors and 300 expert speakers each year, speaking in 15 technical and business-led conference theatres. Featuring product launches and live demos, this two-day event is a fantastic setting to learn about the newest innovations. Looking for support for your business? Free onsite consultancy sessions will help identify your organization's data challenges.
Bursting with information, the schedule is a carefully curated series of thirty-minute seminars. You can also meet face-to-face with tech providers and consultants to find solutions addressing your data challenges. The best part? You won’t pay a penny. 
30th April - 2nd May 2024
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
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Cybersecurity professionals should take advantage of this action-packed three-day career development opportunity in England's second-largest city. Hosted by leading experts, the National Cyber Security Show provides unparalleled insights into the latest digital threats and techniques to combat them, while sharing best practices and forging strategic collaborations.
With a distinguished board at the helm, the summit combines keynote speeches, webinars, hands-on workshops and an exhibition to demo new technologies in the cybersecurity sector. Drawing over 2000 visitors each year, 79% of attendees are key decision-makers for their companies. With such an illustrious crowd in attendance, the agenda is packed with plenty of opportunities to network and secure growth opportunities. 

Scotland

9th - 10th July 2024
EICC, Edinburgh
Top 3 Edinburgh
Penned the "ultimate learning party for startups," whether you are a CEO, a developer, or a product manager, Turing Fest is one conference you want at the very top of your list.
With three distinct tracks, attendees can choose the path that matches their ambitions. The Build program focuses on product and engineering, with talks designed to cover every stage of the production process. Grow is centered on market-facing professions, with leading digital marketers sharing the practical insights that have grown their audiences globally. Lead is curated to help management and execs shape a company culture to scale their business sustainably.
27th March 2024
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
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Scotland’s largest annual cybersecurity conference, Scot-Secure is holding its tenth conference in 2024. With live keynotes, workshops, and exhibitions, the event is focused on boosting awareness and best practice through shared learning. By highlighting emerging threats, new research and challenging adversarial tactics, this event is all about being clued up enough to recognise any potential risks. 
The must-attend for any cybersecurity fans, this event brings together IT leaders, academics, security researchers and law enforcement: a great forum for knowledge exchange, discussion, and high-level networking. 

DIGIT Expo West 2024

29th May 2024
SEC, Glasgow
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Not one to miss out on, DIGIT Expo West is Scotland’s largest annual tech showcase event. It’s a vast gathering of tech personnel, with over 1500 delegates, discussing themes such as cybersecurity data, AI, ML, Analytics, Cloud Services, and more. 
The Expo floor includes dozens of market-leading tech companies and Scottish tech stakeholders. Companies such as Google, IBM, HSBC and Experian are all represented. It’s a brilliant opportunity to come face-to-face with the most disruptive products and individuals currently shaping the tech world. The event is exclusively live, with keynotes, interactive workshops and a networking area. 
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Wales

20-23 March 2024
ICC Wales, Newport
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Created by Technology Connected, Wales Tech Week offers participants the chance to level up their skills, uncover the latest trends, and network with industry leaders. With over 4500 guests from 57 different countries, Technology Connected has worked for two decades to help businesses scale their profile both in Wales and across the globe.
A fountain of knowledge, previous editions have created over 100 hours of content celebrating the years' most innovative tech developments. It’s a popular event— 90% of attendees have said they would return. With such rave reviews, sign up soon if you want to secure a ticket!  

Northern Ireland

2nd March 2024
Peter Froggatt Centre, Belfast
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Supported by Google's global program for women in technology, this one-day gathering in Belfast is hosted in March to coincide with and celebrate International Women's Day. 
Now in its 6th year, Women Techmakers Belfast brings together tech professionals from across sectors to discuss, share ideas, and learn from each other. From healthcare to retail, the talks on offer aim to highlight the successes of local women working in tech. 
Previous speakers include Claire Hill, a Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast, whose fascinating work uses data-driven diagnosis to improve the outcomes of patients with kidney disease. Best of all, in efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the tech industry, the conference provides free childcare from registered childminders.

Republic of Ireland

29th - 30th May 2024
Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Top 3 Dublin
Join over 8000 tech professionals in the Irish capital for two days of inspiration and discussion! With an agenda of over 200 speakers, tech visionaries and influencers , the event is focused on helping organizations accelerate through the latest technological developments. Previous editions have been sponsored by tech giants Mastercard, Lenovo, and Threatlocker.
While this year's speakers are still to be confirmed, past speakers include thoughtful insights from whistleblower Christopher Wylie and Cassie Kozyrkov, the Chief Decision Scientist for Google.
14th - 16th October 2024
Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Arena, Dublin, Ireland
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Dubbed "the best SaaS conference for founders, execs, and investors in Europe", SaaStock draws over 6000 professionals for four days of networking. With over 150 speakers on the bill and 68% of participants in leadership positions, attendees can make meaningful partnerships with industry greats.
SaaStock's schedule is packed with over 100 hours of behind-the-scenes secrets with last year’s topics including Scaling up: The scaling roadmap that works and How ClickUp Grew to Over 6M Users in 5 Years. While 2024's speakers are still to be revealed, last year's key sessions were given by SaaS leaders Mohannad Ali, CEO of Hotjar, and Barbra Gago, Founder, and CEO of Pando. 
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