Must Attend Events in 2018 for Event Professionals

Must attend Events for Event Professionals
Juhi Purswani
January 25, 2018

Attending annual international events and conferences gives an insight into how the event industry has transformed. The 2018 events will show a leap into various event features like event technology, event networking, marketing and so on.

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There’s a long list of events which an event professional can attend in the ongoing year.

Some of the best picks are:


The main motive of IMEX is and always has been to spread the advancement in the event industry by education, and networking event professionals. This year taking place in Messe Frankfurt, Germany, it has chosen a perfect venue for networking i.e. based in the heart of Europe.

Remember to stay free from 15th to 17th May if you are keen to attend a destination venue meeting and meet new people at a global level.

· EventTechLive

The EventTechLive awards will take place in November in 2018. The venue is the renowned, The Old Truman Brewery in London.

Truly dedicated to the event technology, this event provides a full package of getting an insight into the latest technological updates for all the event professionals. An event enthusiast will get to experience over 50 educational sessions, meet with 100 exhibitors and network with thousands of event industry peers.

The exhibitors and seminars will cover the following areas of the events industry —

1. Festivals & Outdoor Events

2. Exhibitions & Trade Shows

3. Conferences & Meetings

4. Concerts & Touring

5. Location

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To be held from 24th-26th of January 2018 in Dublin, Eventex is an award event providing an ultimate experience to all the event organisers, promoters, and planners.

Annually it gives away the awards of appreciation to the best influencers in the industry. The standard of the award event is set at high-level. Rather than being considered as an award ceremony, it is regarded as the best event that recognizes the excellence in the field of events.

Eventex has set a standard in the event planning community by praising the worthy and highlighting their achievements to the public. For more information click on — website

· Confex –

International Confex, is to be held from 28th February to 1st March 2018 in the Grand Hall of Olympia, London. It is a well-known event for MICE industry which welcomes several event organisers and thousands of unique visitors.

A great event to meet and connect with people related to various fields in the event industry, be it vendors, sponsors, influencers, planners and so on. The exposure an event professional visiting this event gives them a number of golden business opportunities for the future.

An insight into the several solutions being provided, International Confex is UK’s leading conference experience. Find out more about the fun and event part of Confex here: Website

· Event Production Show

The Event Production Show i.e. to be held from 28th February to 1st March 2018 in the National Hall of Olympia, London is purely dedicated to products and services that are built to improvise the user and attendee experience in the events.

It is a great event platform to meet the suppliers and organizers annually with a mind-blowing environment providing indoor, outdoor as well as sports and musical events.

Attending this expo gives a once in a year opportunity to the event professionals to explore the various trends and technologies being used in the event sector.

For more information visit — Website

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· M&IT Awards

Don’t miss the opportunity of attending the best award event dedicated to all the event professionals of the industry. To be held on 2nd March 2018 at Battersea Evolution, London, mark this date on your calendar and enjoy the fanatic cuisine and live events awards.

These set of awards are organized by Meetings and Incentive Travel Magazine and also raise funds for the charity.

To be a part of M&IT awards as an audience or a sponsor you can visit the link — Website

· Meeting Industry Association Annual Conference

The month of March awaits the date of 20th March to attend the Meeting Industry Association annual conference and network with the brightest of minds in that venue.

To be held in London, this event will include speakers and influencers that supports the attendees with new ideas and experience of theirs and strengthen their business minds.

All the business-minded event professionals must visit the website to know more — Website

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· The Meetings Show

Another event to be held at a prestigious location in London i.e. Olympia. This will be the sixth edition of the meetings show taking place on 27th and 28th June.

Various event industry experts from the entire event community specifically based in UK and Europe will attend this exhibition. This is an excellent chance for to socialize, have face-to-face interactions with the influencers of the event industry. 

Along with it, you’ll also get a chance to discover latest trends. Click here to know more and get registered for the event — Website

· Event Organisers Summit

All the event professionals seek for a moment to meet the greatest of the event industrialist, solutions providers, trend-changers, sponsors and network with them. The event has interactive seminar sessions, networking opportunities, and numerous chance of having one-on-one business meets.

You can catch up with the EOS on 22nd and 23rd October at Grand Tower Bridge Hotel situated in London. Catch more details here — Website

· Techystalk live

Techystalk has achieved a lot by bridging up the gap between event technology and event professionals. More leaned towards event technology part, in this event, the professionals’ get acquainted and aware of the advancements.

It is more of a learning experience for the attendees. To learn more about the event technology’s role that they play in raising the level of events, attend the event on April 20th in NYC. Know more here — Website

· ILEA live

International Live Events Association Live allows the event professionals to strengthen their creativity by collaborating with various experimental experiences here. It broadens their event horizons, business thinking, strategizing etc.

To get more information click here — Website

All of these activities let the event professionals maximize their potency as an event organizer or a planner or even as an attendee. Do attend the ILEA live in Denver from 16th to 18th August.

Apart from these, there are also a number of events, meetings, and conferences being held around the globe, you can give a good start by attending one of these events and making connections.

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Juhi Purswani

Juhi Purswani is a major in Information Technology. Currently a Content Developer in Hubilo, she is a passionate writer and loves to research and explore new and unique topics. Working in an event-tech company, she is getting accustomed to the technological revolutions that are taking place in the event management industry. Fond of Dan Brown books, she is an avid reader of fiction. In her relaxation moments, she pens down her thoughts in the form of poems and quotes. You can follow her on twitter on @19_juhi.

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