Face-to-face marketing may be the cornerstone of our industry, but the nature of technology means we all need to stay abreast of digital trends. If you’re not directly selling tech products or services, you invariably have critical partners, suppliers or vendors in the tech sector. With that in mind, we present this partial list of large, North American technology trade shows and events, already scheduled for the first part of 2019:
Consumer Electronics Show 2019
Dates: January 8-11, 2019, Las Vegas, NV
CES showcases more than 3,900 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 conference sessions and more than 170K attendees from 150 countries. Attendee tickets are capped so be sure to get yours as soon as possible.
Developer Week 2019
Dates: Feb 20-24, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Developer Week is the world’s largest developer trade show & conference with 8,000+ attendees from more than 40 countries around the world. Developer Week is more than a conference; it is the convergence of Silicon Valley & West Coast developer innovation at the world’s largest global developer event.
IPC APEX EXPO 2019
Dates: Jan 29-Jan 31, 2019, San Diego, CA
IPC APEX EXPO 2019 is a five-day event like no other in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. Professionals from around the world come together to participate in the Technical Conference, Exhibition, Professional Development, Standards Development and Certification programs. These activities offer seemingly endless education and networking opportunities that impact your career and company, by providing you the knowledge, technical skills and best practices to address any challenge you face.
IT Expo 2019
Dates: Jan 29-Feb 1, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, FL
ITEXPO attracts companies of all sizes and representing all sectors of the IP Communications industry, including Service Providers, Carriers, Enterprises, Government Agencies, Resellers, Manufacturers, Developers, and more. Everyone from engineers and IT/telecom managers to C-Level execs and business owners will gather in Florida for ITEXPO – the only event dedicated to solutions driving communications transformation for the enterprise mid-market, resellers and service providers.
SANS Security East 2019
Experience exceptional cyber security training designed to help you advance your career. SANS’ training is unrivaled in the industry, and our passionate instructors are leading industry experts and practitioners. Their practical expertise adds value to the training material, ensuring you will be able to apply what you learn the day you return to work.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Software 2019 (HIMSS)
Dates: February 11-15, Orlando, FL
HIMSS 2019 brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for education, innovation and collaboration; to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. No other conference brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities to help you solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place.
IBM Think 2019
Dates: February 12-15, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Think 2019 is a one-of-a-kind global business and tech event, with 40,000 of the world’s most inspiring innovators, leaders and thinkers—all in one place. Stay ahead on the latest technologies, from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), to cloud and Blockchain. All at IBM’s Think conference.
SXSW 2019 – South by Southwest Conference & Festival
Dates: March 8-17, 2019, Austin, TX
An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, SXSW has an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games, and startup ideas the community has to offer. Hundreds of exhibitors from around the world present a glimpse of the future with cutting-edge technology from VR demonstrations to robotics at the SXSW Trade Show and numerous SXSW Exhibitions.
Dates: April 6-11, 2019, Las Vegas, NV
While the National Association of Broadcasters is a show entrenched in the broadcast industry, today’s technology plays a major role in all aspects of broadcasting; from server driven programming, to layers of virtual graphics and images, and more. This show promises to entertain and educate all who live behind the scenes in the world of television and alternative broadcasting. With over 1 million net square feet of exhibit space and over 1,700 exhibiting companies, NAB Show is the global event highlighting the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
Dates: April 10-12, 2019, Las Vegas, NV
The International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC West – is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry, covering Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, Biometrics, IP Security, Video Surveillance / CCTV, Networked Security Products and more. At ISC West, you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 1,000 companies in the security industry and network with over 280,000 security professionals.
Offshore Technology Conference 2019
Dates: May 6-9, 2019, Houston, TX
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Celebrating 50 years since 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston.
There are several trade show options available for anyone wanting to learn more about various types of technology, and how it can be used in your industry. Pick a show, make a plan and learn as much as you can.