tech events in 2019

Top tech events to look out for in 2019

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Make 2019 your year by expanding your network, learning the latest tech trend or meeting prospective clients or investors. How can you do this? One excellent way involves attending a tech event – it’s sure to give your career a boost and you’re likely to become inspired by meeting like-minded people. Let’s have a look at the top tech events in 2019.



  1. Blockchain Expo Global

Where and when? London, April 25 & 26

What is this event about? Attend the world’s largest blockchain conference and exhibition to find out which key industries are set to be disrupted by this new technology, including legal sectors, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.


  1. Viva Technology

Where and when? Paris, May 16-18

What is this event about? This tech event celebrates innovation. Meet up with startups and leaders, while discovering tech trends in VR, AR, robots, drones, and more. VivaTech is an excellent springboard for early-stage startups.


  1. The Next Web Conference

Where and when? Amsterdam, May 9-10

What is this event about? This technology festival brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing. With more than 17,500 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world, you’ll extend yourself discussing topics ranging from artificial intelligence to blockchain, and everything in between.



  1. EMTech Digital


Where and when? San Francisco, 25-26 March

What is this event about? This event covers human-computer interaction and everything AI related. The 2019 event will encompass three main themes: What’s Next for AI?, AI’s Economic Impact, and A Global View. You’ll gain a much deeper understanding of the growing economic impact this field is having on organisations and industries around the world.


  1. Tech Cruise

Where and when? Onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Harmony of the Seas’ cruise, departing Orlando, Florida, 7-14 June

What is this event about? Now this is something different. Who says your tech conferences have to take place on dry land? You’ll cover all aspects of digital marketing sailing via the Bahamas, Costa Maya, Roatan and Cozumel, including content strategy, web experience management, mobile marketing, customer engagement, social media, analytics and data, marketing automation, and much more.


  1. Google Cloud Next

Where and when? San Francisco, 9-11 April

What is this event about? With over 450 sessions and keynote speakers, Google Cloud Next provides opportunities to meet one-on-one with Google experts on a wide range of topics, such as AI, machine learning, security, enterprise friendliness and infrastructure. Learn about the latest all-important Google Cloud innovations.



  1. IoT Forum Africa

Where and when? Johannesburg, 26-27 March

What is this event about? This is the premier IoT event on the continent bringing together the biggest players to showcase many of the latest IoT solutions to the public and private sectors. IT leaders will rub shoulders with senior business executives at presentations, panel discussions, industry-focused break-away sessions and interactive case studies.


2. Women in Tech Africa

Where and when? Cape Town, 18-19 March

What is this event about? Join 300+ tech leaders and professionals at Africa’s vibrant centrepiece for women in tech. The conference includes inspirational keynotes, deep insight into tech trends and business strategy, technical classes, and career development workshops.


  1. AI Expo Africa

Where and when? Cape Town, 4-5 September

What is this event about? This is the largest business focused Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science Community event in Africa. It includes investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, enterprise executives and global brands. The event will cover real enterprise cases studies and the application of AI and data science in business today, available technology and cloud platforms, deployment challenges, as well as ethical considerations.



  1. Techsauce Global Summit

Where and when? Thailand, 19-20 June

What is this event about? Said to be the “best and most diverse tech summit in Asia”, this event brings together entrepreneurs, startups, artists, filmmakers and more to talk about blockchain, VC, healthtech AI, smart cities and other fascinating topics. It’s a diverse “cultural festival” that goes beyond tech into music and fashion.


  1. FinTech Festival

Where and when? Singapore, 11-15 November

What is this event about? This is the world’s largest Fintech festival and global platform for the Fintech community – fintech is an area of technology to aid banking and financial services.


  1. Blockchain Day

Where and when? Singapore, 2-3 April

What is this event about? This 2-day event is dedicated to business innovation within all major industries from the Food Sector to AI. Sixteen industries, including Energy, IoT, Gaming, Aviation, Cyber Security, AI, Fintech, etc., will share one stage.


In conclusion, we’ve listed twelve great top tech events 2019, taking place all over the world. Make this the year for broadening your tech skills and networking. Feel free to add any other tech events in the comments below.