The technology world is famous for its large, high-energy trade shows and conventions that attract thousands of industry professionals and curious visitors from around the world. Check out this stellar lineup for 2016!
InfoComm – June 4 – 10, Las Vegas
InfoComm attracts more than 40,000 pro-AV professionals to the industry’s largest annual gathering in the U.S. This year, more than 950 exhibitors from 108 countries will display thousands of audiovisual technology products while offering ample networking opportunities for attendees.
The world’s largest professional AV show, InfoComm provides the most comprehensive showcase for getting your products in front of qualified consultants and systems integrators. Attended by the entire pro-AV acquisitions chain, from channel buyers to direct purchasers, the convention attracts more than 39,000 industry professionals, 95% of whom purchase, specify or recommend products for their companies.
ESRI – June 27 – July 1, San Diego
To check out the latest geospatial technology, head on over to the 2016 ESRI User Conference. While there, you can attend special interest groups, learn something new at the map gallery, view demo theater presentations, and catch up on the next big thing in geographic informational systems (GIS).
Exhibition opportunities at ESRI are limited only to companies in the ESRI partner network, putting you in an elite group of exhibitors allowed to present their products and services to geospatial technology professionals. Exhibitors also receive a 10% discount on exhibit spaces at other ESRI conferences.
Cisco Live – July 10 – 14, Las Vegas
Cisco Live delivers education and inspiration for technology innovators from around the globe, with five days of workshops, networking, and an up-close look at the latest solutions from Cisco and more than 250 of its partners.
Exhibiting at Cisco Live puts you front and center to thousands of technology professionals and loyal Cisco users who have an influential voice in their organizations’ technology decisions. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to generate new leads, increase brand awareness, and position your business as a thought leader in sync with Cisco’s future direction.
VM World – August 28 – September 1, Las Vegas
A global conference focusing on virtualization and cloud computing, VM World introduces industry professionals to the technologies, trends, and people that are shaping the future of digital business.
Virtual reality is the next big thing, and VM World is the place to showcase your products and services. Each year, more than 20,000 attendees, representing a diverse mix of IT technical professionals and business decision-makers, gather to research the latest in VR and cloud computing technologies.
CTIA Wireless – September 7 – 9, Las Vegas
CTIA Super Mobility 2016 provides an up-close look at the people, technology, and ideas driving the rapidly evolving wireless landscape. Attendees can hear keynote presentations, browse exhibits, and sample interactive smart experiences that advance connected life at home and work.
The Western Hemisphere’s largest, most influential forum for the wireless marketplace, this convention brings together more than 30,000 mobile technology professionals. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to meet, network and do business with C-level executives and key decision-makers who depend on wireless technology to run their businesses.
Oracle Open World – September 18 – 22, San Francisco
The world’s largest conference for Oracle customers and technologists attracts more than 60,000 business decision-makers, IT managers, and line-of-business users to hear keynote speeches from Oracle executives and participate in a wide variety of technical and non-technical workshops.
Oracle Open World provides a unique opportunity to launch and demo your company’s new products in front of more than 60,000 Oracle users from 141 different countries. Attendees range from C-level executives and decision-makers to consultants, business analysts, IT managers, database administrators, and more – all looking for targeted solutions for their technology challenges.
Microsoft Ignite – September 26 – 30, Atlanta
Software professionals who want to stay up to date with everything Microsoft can enjoy five days of hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts, including more than 700 sessions, digital labs, and access to 300+ Microsoft partners.
Only active Microsoft partners are allowed to exhibit at the show, providing a rare opportunity to promote your products, services, and solutions to a highly targeted audience of more than 20,000 IT professionals, decision-makers, and enterprise developers from around the world.
IT/DevConnections – October 10 – 13, Las Vegas
IT development professionals from around the country will gather with technology vendors, industry experts, and their peers to network, explore solutions for their biggest technology challenges, and develop their technical skills and abilities.
The smaller size of this convention offers several unique opportunities for exhibitors, including the ability to meet and interact with attendees at a deeper, more personal level. Rather than look for the “next big thing,” attendees know what they want and need, which leads to more efficient engagement with prospects and customers.
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CES – January 5 – January 8, Las Vegas (2017)
A global consumer electronics and technology trade show held every January in Las Vegas, CES provides a fascinating look into how new tech products and technologies are changing the world.
An unparalleled marketing opportunity, CES connects exhibitors with representatives of every major vertical in the consumer technology industry. Of the more than 160,000 global attendees, 44% are senior-level executives representing 82% of the world’s Fortune 100 companies.
NAB – April 24 – April 27, Las Vegas (2017)
The National Association of Broadcasting show, held in April, brought together media and entertainment professionals from every sector in the industry, including virtual and augmented reality, for six days of immersive experiences that are shaping the new media reality.
If your business serves companies involved in content creation, management, commerce, distribution and delivery, and consumption, you either exhibit at NAB or get left behind. Attendees representing every sector of the industry – from broadcast, digital media, film, entertainment, and telecom to academia, advertising, security, sports, IT, augmented reality and more – will be looking to you for the latest in broadcast media technologies and solutions.
EMC World – May 2 – May 5, Las Vegas (2017)
The premier technology forum for IT practitioners and business decision-makers, EMC World took place in early May in Las Vegas. Attendees enjoyed four days of data center modernization strategies and technologies ranging from flash, software-defined storage, converged infrastructure, and rack scale architectures to hybrid cloud and modern data lake systems.
Sponsored by Intel, AT&T, Cisco and other industry powerhouses, EMC World attracts thousands of attendees from 100 countries to connect with new data center modernization technologies. If you’re in the flash, software-defined storage, converged infrastructure, rack scale architectures, hybrid cloud or modern data lake systems space, you need to be at EMC World.