It’s that time of the year again—time to mark your calendars for the coolest conferences worth a visit. We have selected the most interesting events for you in the world of technology and innovation taking place in Europe this year. Don’t miss out: plan events in advance!

Wolves Summit

Date: April 10–11
Venue: Warsaw (Poland)
Ticket price: €162–658
Wolves Summit – one of the largest networking events in Poland that invites startups, investors, and investment-fund representatives. This year’s event will also include a discussion of new technological trends and innovations, plus special attention to Fintech and Blockchain from star speakers on the Polish scene. However, the main activity at the conference will be startup pitches. These presentations will last much of the first and second day of the Wolves Summit.
Link: wolvessummit.com

Dublin Technical Summit

Date: April 18–19
Place held: Dublin (Ireland)
Ticket price: €349–798
Dublin has long become a real hub of the global IT industry with official representative offices of the most famous of tech giants. Dublin Technical Summit will host 10,000 visitors and 250+ speakers from global companies including Microsoft, Yahoo, Twitter, NASA JPL, the Bitcoin Foundation, and Oracle. Start-up pitches will also take place at this event. At the same time, Technology + Music will be discussing innovative technologies’ impact on music.
Link: dublintechsummit.com

Digital Business World Congress

Date: May 22–24
Venue: Madrid (Spain)
Ticket price: €60 – €1,500
The event’s focus centers on digital business and how technologies and modern solutions can bring business to a new level. The Digital Business World Congress will also feature a large exhibition of state-of-the-art technological advances. The event will be attended by 18,000+ CEOs, business owners, directors and presidents of companies, 700+ operating-level representatives, and 230 speakers.
Link: des-madrid.com

The Next Web

Date: April 10–11
Venue: Warsaw (Poland)
Ticket price: €162–€658
Wolves Summit – one of the largest networking events in Poland that invites startups, investors, and investment-fund representatives. This year’s event will also include a discussion of new technological trends and innovations, plus special attention to Fintech and Blockchain from star speakers on the Polish scene. However, the main activity at the conference will be startup pitches. These presentations will last much of the first and second day of the Wolves Summit.
Link: thenextweb.com

Pioneers Festival

Date: May 24–25
Place held: Vienna (Austria)
Ticket price: €1,188 – €1,548
This is a must-visit event for every startup seeking an investor. Over 500 startups will present their ideas at this festival. The organizers plan to bring together more than 2500 participants. As a pleasant bonus, participants will have an opportunity to visit the official residence of the President of Austria at the Hofburg Imperial Palace where the conference will be held.
Link: pioneers.io

Infosecurity Europe

Date: June 5–7
Place held: London (United Kingdom)
Ticket price: not yet available
Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest cybersecurity event with 19,500+ visitors. This major conference combines discussion panels for the latest global trends in the world of information security and a large-scale exhibition featuring the latest technological developments and solutions.

CeBIT 2018

Date: June 11–15
Place held: Hanover (Germany)
Ticket price: €25 – €2,400
CeBIT is a cult event for all decision-makers in the field of digital business and innovation. The four main directions of the conference include: d!conomy, d!tec, d!talk and d!campus. Speakers will focus on AI, AR / VR, Future Mobility, IoT, humanoid robots, and drones.
Link: cebit.de

London Tech Week

Date: June 11–17
Place held: London (United Kingdom)
Ticket price: not yet available
Organizers of the London Tech Week consider their event a technology festival bringing together innovators from all over the world and enthusiasts who create our future. Science, startups, creativity and businesses: all these directions come together at the conference. In 2017, there were 300+ events attracting over 55,000 visitors.
Link: londontechweek.com

TOA

Date: June 19–22
Place held: Berlin (Germany)
Ticket price: €279–499
Tech Open Air (TOA) is an interdisciplinary technological festival that brings together experts from a wide range of fields to collaborate and share experiences. Captivating stories from business life and technological developments, in combination with art, science, and music, and enhanced by Berlin’s special atmosphere. 20,000+ visitors, 1,200+ CEOs, 200+ speakers in the extraordinary concert venue in German capital city: unforgettable and informative.
Link: toa.berlin

IT Arena

Date: September 28–30
Place held: Lviv (Ukraine)
Ticket price: $150-450
The best events in the world of technology happen locally, too. Ukraine has its own homegrown, wildly popular Futureland Festival. Its aim is to engage people in technologies through music. Over the past four years, audiences have enjoyed speakers from Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Uber, Google, Spotify, and many other world-famous companies on stage at the IT Arena. Worldwide media—such as TechCrunch, The Next Web, and tech.eu—published reports about the IT Arena in Lviv. In addition to their reports, the greatest enticement is the cool networking and legendary parties that have grown into this genuine and original show.
Link: itarena.ua

Web Summit

Date: November 5–8
Place held: Lisbon (Portugal)
Ticket price: €850
It’s hard to imagine someone who has not heard about the Web Summit, the biggest conference in the world. Web Summit is more than just a conference. This week-long event is an exciting time for the citizens of Portugal’s capital and all its guests—about 60,000 fans of technologies from around the world. What is important—as a tradition—women have ticket discounts, and sometimes they receive a complimentary ticket. Tech world leaders, parties all night long and a seemingly limitless number of business opportunities: this is what Web Summit all about.
Link: websummit.com

Slush

Date: December 4–5
Place held: Helsinki (Finland)
Ticket price: not yet available
In 2017, Slush Conference gathered more than 20,000 visitors and 2,600 startups. Slush Conference has 4 parallel events with the best IT entrepreneurs presenting success stories, incredible shows and parties.
Link: slush.org

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