The beginning of the new year is the best time to make a wish list of tech conferences, you would like to visit in 2018. We have decided to help you and chose the most interesting European events of the tech world, which will take place this year. It’s always better to plan your trips in advance!

Mobile World Congress

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Date: 26 of February - 1 of March

Venue: Barcelona (Spain)

Ticket price: €799-4999

Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest event dedicated to mobile technologies. With 100 000+ attendees from 200+ countries, the event is rather impressive in size. The congress will take place very soon in one of the most beautiful Spanish cities. Among the keynotes – experts from Ericsson, HTC, Telenor, World Bank, etc. During the event, the winners of Global Mobile Awards, which is often called the Oscars of the mobile industry, will be chosen.

CSW Arctic/Europe 2018

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Date: 20-24 of March

Venue: Luleå, Vuollerim (Sweden)

Ticket price: €195-595

If you have ever dreamt of seeing the northern lights and you are interested in tech, then CSW Arctic/Europe 2018 is a perfect match for you. The conference will take place in Northern Sweden, in the small town of Luleå, close to the Arctic circle. Crowdsourcing and other trending topics as Finance, ICO’s & Green Bonds, Energy & Sustainability, CrowdGaming, Agriculture, Farming, Travel & Tourism in the Sharing Economy will be discussed during the event.

Wolves Summit

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Date: 10-11 of April

Venue: Warsaw (Poland)

Ticket price: €162-658

Wolves Summit is one of the biggest Polish networking events, which gathers startups, investors, representatives of investment funds, etc. This year, the representatives of international and Polish tech scene will discuss the latest tech trends, innovations, Fintech and Blockchain. However, the main focus of the conference is the startup pitching, which will last most of the first and second day of the Wolves Summit.

Dublin Tech Summit

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Date: 18-19 of April

Venue: Dublin (Іreland)

Ticket price: €349-798

With offices of the most famous tech giants located in the city, Dublin has recently become one of the world’s hottest tech hubs. Dublin Tech Summit will unite more than 10 000 attendees and speakers from Microsoft, Yahoo, Twitter, NASA JPL, The Bitcoin Foundation, Oracle, etc. There will also be startup pitching and a parallel conference Tech+Music, where the influence of new technologies on the music and its creating will be discussed.

Digital Business World Congress

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Date: 22-24 of May

Venue: Madrid (Spain)

Ticket price: TBA

The event will focus on business digitalization as well as how technologies and modern developments and solution can help to bring your business to a new level. Moreover, there will be a big exposition of the latest tech developments at the Digital Business World Congress. It is estimated that 18 000+ CEOs and entrepreneurs, 700+ operation managers, 230+ speakers will visit the event.

The Next Web

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Date: 24-25 of May

Venue: Аmsterdam (Netherlands)

Ticket price: €199-595

This year the conference will gather more than 15 000+ entrepreneurs from all over the world. The speaker lineup includes experts from Slack, Amazon, Kickstarter, Google, Airbnb, Microsoft, who will impress you with the most interesting cases and insights.

Pioneers Festival

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Date: 24 of May

Venue: Vienna (Аustria)

Ticket price: €1,188 – €1,548

This event is a must visit for everyone who is building a startup and wants to find an investor. In 2018, 500 startups will be presenting their ideas at the conference and, in total, the organizers plan to gather 2500 participants. There is a great bonus – you will be able to visit the official residence of the Austrian present - Hofburg Imperial Palace, where the event will take place.

Infosecurity Europe

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Data: 5-7 of June

Venue: London (United Kingdom)

Ticket price: TBA

Infosecurity Europе is the biggest cybersecurity event in Europe visited by more than 19 500 attendees. The conference focuses on the latest trends in the world of information security as well as presents a big expo with the newest developments and solutions.

CеBIT 2018

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Date: 11-15 of June

Venue: Hannover (Germany)

Ticket price: €25- €2,400

CeBIT is a well-known event for decision-makers in the sphere of digital business and innovations. The conference focuses on four main directions: d!conomy, d!tec, d!talk and d!campus, where AI, AR/VR, Future Mobility, IoT, humanoid robots, and drones will be discussed.

London Tech Week

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Date: 11-17 of June

Venue: London (United Kingdom)

Ticket price: TBA

London Tech Week organizers call the event the festival of technology, which gathers innovators and tech enthusiasts, who are shaping our future. Science, startups, creativeness, and business – these are the things that the event is trying to combine. In total, London Tech Week hosts more than 300 sub-events during the conference. In 2017, London Tech Week was visited by 55 000 participants.

TOA

Tech Open Air Berlin 2016

Date: 19-22 of June

Venue: Berlin (Germany)

Ticket price: €279-499

Tech Open Air (TOA) is the interdisciplinary festival of technologies, which unites experts from different spheres for cooperation and sharing experience. Incredible business stories from entrepreneurs, latest tech developments combined with art, science, music and, of course, a very special Berlin atmosphere. 20 000+ participants, 1200+ CEOs, 200+ speakers at the unique location in the east of Berlin – it does sound unforgettable.

IT Arena

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Date: 28-30 of September

Venue: Lviv (Ukraine)

Ticket price: 150-450$

The best tech events take place not only abroad. Ukraine also hosts a tech conference one can be proud of – IT Arena. During the last four years, the speakers from Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Uber, Google, Spotify, etc. took the stage at IT Arena. The conference was covered by the world’s biggest tech media including TechCrunch, TNW, and tech.eu. Apart from the great speaker lineup, the most valuable thing of the event is networking and its cool after parties, one which is known as Futureland Festival.

Web Summit

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Date:  5-8 of November

Venue: Lisbon (Portugal)

Ticket price: €850

It’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t heard about Web Summit because it’s the biggest tech conference in the world. It’s even something bigger than just a conference. It’s the event which for a week takes over Portugal’s capital with its 60 000 attendees united by the love for technologies. Web Summit offers great discounts for women working in tech, and sometimes it’s even possible to get a ticket for free. Influencers of the tech world, coolest parties all night long and a lot of opportunities for your business – it’s all about Web Summit.

Slush

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Date: 4-5 of December

Venue: Helsinki (Finland)

Ticket price: TBA

Slush is well-known as the startup event. In 2017, Slush gathered more than 20 000 participants and 2600 startups, four parallel stages with famous speakers, incredible shows, and parties. Moreover, it certainly united hundreds of interesting success stories from the best tech entrepreneurs from all over the world.

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