International Meetings Event Planners Need to Know About

By Jorge Lopez | Events

Dec 05

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA

It is increaseingly important to go to places where those in your field hang out like conventions and tradeshows so to make new connections. Not only will this lead to you business opertunites, but parhaps long term friendships. All while learning about new technologies and trends. 

Mobile World Congress is the world's largest gathering for the mobile industry and is organised by the GSMA and held in the mobile world capital Barcelona. In 2016 it had its 30th anniversary.

A 4 day event that takes place in Barcelona, Spain in February. A place where over 100,000 attendees from 204 countries go to learn about cutting edge products and technologies with exhibitions spanning 9 halls and 12 outdoor spaces and where more than 2200 companies will demonstrate - VR, 3D printing, apps, and innovative handsets.

This years conference included 374 speakers including FB’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Buzzfeed’s CEO Johan Peretti.

If you attend you will see how mobile technology is going to be changing the way people function at home and at work.

The event will debut in 2017 on February 27th through March 2nd.

Web Summit

Web Summit Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace

Started in 2010 as a meetup for just a few hundred people from local startup community is now Europe's Largest Technology Marketplace. And while there really is no longer such as thing as the “tech industry” there are a whole lot of industries that have been greatly affected by tech.

This year more than 150 countries will be represented by 50,000 tech CEOs, founders, startups, investors and political leaders driving change across the world will be coming together at Web Summit

Its an event that has become Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace.

A crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.

A place where companies of all sizes and industries learn about what new software can transform their businesses.

Some of the companies that will be there are: Facebook, Microsoft, coca cola, IBM, TESLA, Alibaba, GE, Twitter, Dropbox, Disney and a bunch more.

Since it counties to grow each year they have added - HealthTech Summit, Fashion Summit, Money Summit and even Surf Summit.

Some past presenters Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Tinder CEO Sean Rad.

Organizers even announced an initiative to involve more women in their events by giving women 10,000 free tickets to attend.

The Next event will be in November

of this year 2016 from the 7th through the 10th

Cannes Lions Event

cannes lions international festival of creativity

Founded in 1954 Cannes Lions is an 8 day programme of creative inspiration, celebration, education and networking

And has been a part of inspiring creativity for 60 years. Something I can really get behind.

More than 15,000 executives and entrepreneurs from the world's advertising, communications and digital innovation - rendezvous on the mediterranean coast each June for the festival.

The event will be a mix of: Seminars, Galas, Networking opportunities and awarding of “Lion” Awards which are selected from more than 43,000 entries in dozens of categories such as - Creative effectiveness, film, product design, and entertainment

Cannes Lions is the spot to not only see the best in creative Marketing but to also be seen.

Cannes Lions has also sub-division like - Lions Health, which is dedicated to life changing creativity showcasing - and inspiring ideas that transcends especially challenging boundaries

Lions Innovation which is dedicated to enabled creativity, exploring data and tech as a catalyst for ideas that kick start collaborations between start ups

And Lions Entertainment - which is dedicated to unskippable creativity, crafting culture from content and reframing customers as fans.Bringing together the players in sound and vision.

This year Facebook created Facebook Beach at the waterfront hotel and offered activities like Tai Chi, wine and cheese tastings, discussions on topics like 360 video - of course, and Spatial Storytelling at the Speed of Feed

- Next event will be in June 2017 from the 17th through the 24th

Hannover Messe Event

hannover messe industrial show energy systems for the future

The world’s largest trade fair for intelligent and secure energy and mobility technologies shows the value-adding chain for a complete picture of the industry. With new ideas for the energy market of the future. - Since we are now in an era of a networked industry this event is all about energy systems and how they are digitally controlled and how machines exchange information with products.

Each and every year organizers select a leading industrialized nation to be the “Partner Country” of the event and for the first time, the United States received the designation in 2016, making U.S. representatives and companies the guests of honor at the event and putting them in the spotlight with global media and business entities. - President Barack Obama opened the fair with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This event will have a broad range of forums, conferences and special event the offers the chance to learn more about the key issues affecting industry today, with over 5000 exhibitors, and more than 1500 education sessions it will be held in a 450,000 sq foot space showcasing future energy systems

Event scheduled

for April 2017 from the 24th to the 28th

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