Tuesday 3 October 2023
Explore the key tech conferences in 2024. Discover our exhaustive list of the biggest international trade fairs to stay at the cutting edge of innovation, meet opinion leaders and expand your network. Don't miss the chance to take part in the events that will shape the future of tech!
2024 is set to be a year of major technological innovation. Artificial Intelligence (AI), notably via the rise of code-free AI, continues to take root in various sectors. Metavers, boosted by the expansion of VR and AR technologies, is finding practical applications in education and professional collaboration. Web3, supported by blockchain, promises to decentralise the internet, while advances in quantum computing are revolutionising data processing. At the same time, the evolution of 5G and 6G networks is transforming global connectivity, and green technologies continue to move towards a more sustainable future.
Artificial Intelligence continues to revolutionise industries, enabling the automation and optimisation of processes. The emergence of code-free AI makes these technologies accessible without programming expertise, paving the way for wider adoption.
The Metaverse, enhanced by Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, is beginning to find practical applications, particularly in education and collaborative working, offering immersive environments for interaction and learning.
Supported by blockchain, Web3 aims to decentralise the internet, allowing users to regain control of their data and creating a fairer online economy.
Advances in quantum computing promise to revolutionise data processing by solving complex problems faster than ever before, accelerating scientific discovery.
5G networks and the emergence of 6G are transforming global connectivity, offering blazing download speeds and reduced latency, which is crucial for IoT and real-time applications.
Green technologies continue to progress, offering solutions for a more sustainable future. The focus is on renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon reduction, aligning technology with global environmental goals.
CES 2024 (Las Vegas, 6-9 January): Global platform for innovation in consumer electronics.
TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 (San Francisco, 10-12 January): Meeting of start-ups and industry leaders.
MWC 2024 (Barcelona, 26 February - 1 March): Focus on mobiles and connectivity.
SXSW 2024 (Austin, 8-17 March): Fusion of the music, film and technology industries.
GDC 2024 (San Francisco, 18-22 March): Aimed at video game development professionals.
Paris Blockchain Week 2024 (Paris, April 1-5): Focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies.
NAB Show 2024 (Las Vegas, 6-11 April): Dedicated to media, entertainment and technology.
The Next Web 2024 (Amsterdam, 9-10 May): Covers technology trends and start-ups.
VivaTech 2024 (Paris, 15-18 May): A celebration of innovation and start-ups.
Computex 2024 (Taipei, 28 May - 1 June): One of the world's largest B2B ICT trade fairs.
E3 2024 (Los Angeles, 11-13 June): Focused on the video game industry.
Cannes Lions 2024 (Cannes, 17-21 June): Intersection of creativity, media and technology.
Black Hat USA 2024 (Las Vegas, 3-8 August): Focused on IT security.
IFA 2024 (Berlin, 6-11 September): Showcases the latest innovations in consumer electronics.
TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2024 (Berlin, 11-12 September): European platform for start-ups and innovation.
dmexco 2024 (Cologne, 18-19 September): Focusing on digital marketing and innovation.
Web Summit 2024 (Lisbon, 4-7 November): Global gathering of the tech industry.
Slush 2024 (Helsinki, 21-22 November): For entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector.
AWS re:Invent 2024 (Las Vegas, 2-6 December): On the latest trends in cloud computing.
Disrupt Berlin 2024 (Berlin, 9-10 December): Another major event for start-ups in Europe.
We hope this list helps you plan your 2024 tech year. For an earlier perspective, check out our list of 2023 tech fairs.
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