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Top 10 Tech Events 2018

Posted by Neil L
Feb 13, 2018

Top 10 Tech Events 2018

Learn new skills, experience new products and forge new connections at these top 10 tech events in Australia for the year ahead.














Pause Fest

Date: 7-11 February 2018

Location: Fed Square, Melbourne

Australia’s premier innovation event focuses on the country’s creative, tech and business ecosystem. Pitched as a space for thinkers to “converge, engage and find shared purpose”, Pause features speakers, panels and workshops as well as “riotous daily debates” on the issues facing the tech sector. Furthermore, it also features some of the best technology in Australia.

Additionally, the event attracts major players from the global IT industry. Indeed, this year it welcomes figures from Netflix, Amazon, IBM and Nasa.

Register for Pause Fest (hurry, there are only 1,000 tickets).

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

Date: 26-27 February 2018

Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney

The most significant driver of change within digital and tech is, no doubt, data and analytics. Hence, Gartner’s Data & Analytics Summit is pretty much a must for anyone involved with data in their organisation.

The summit brings together analytics and business intelligence leaders, architects, senior IT and business leaders and experts in information management and master data management. Further, it’s focused on how companies and government departments can successfully scale and leverage data and analytics to achieve success.

Book your place.

ad:tech Sydney

Date: 22-23 March 2018

Location: The Hilton, Sydney

This two-day conference and exhibition was founded in 2007. It has gone from strength to strength since. The event is designed to help advertisers and marketers “market smarter in a digital world”, particularly through the use of tech. Indeed, its exhibition floor is the place to be if you want to discover the latest in advertising and marketing technology.

ad:tech also welcomes some of the marketing world’s biggest names: this year, expect to see social entrepreneur Lisa King, who founded Eat My Lunch, one of New Zealand’s most successful social enterprises.

Register for ad:tech.

6th Annual Police Technology Forum

Date: 27-28 March 2018

Location: Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

The Police Technology Forum is the leading law enforcement technology event in Australia. Convening for the sixth year, delegates will be able to see the latest products that are helping police forces work smarter and be more effective. Of course, this comes at a time when crime is becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Overall, government officials, senior officers, technology manufacturers, crime and justice commissions, national security and intelligence agencies and more will this year focus on themes including AI, biometrics and big data.

Book your place now.

CeBIT Australia 2018

Date: 15-17 May 2018

Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney

One of the biggest technology conferences in Australia returns for its 17th year. It promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Hosted in the new International Convention Centre in Sydney, CeBIT is a B2B technology exhibition and conference that is, in essence, tailored for big businesses, government, SMEs and start-ups.

This year’s event will feature more than 300 firms displaying the latest technologies, opportunities for collaboration and networking and plenty of learning. Concurrently, you can look forward to presentations on topics including big data, women in tech, digital health and more.

Get your tickets for this flagship Australian tech event.

World Business Forum

Date: 30-31 May 2018

Location: The Star Event Centre, Sydney

Hosted in different cities across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia each year, 2018’s World Business Forum is coming to Sydney. Indeed, it will feature some of the world’s leading business thought leaders: a mix of CEOs, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The theme of this year’s forum is Humanification and how technology can be used to solve human problems. Look forward to talks from Alan Mulally, former president and chief executive officer of Ford, and Chip Conley, entrepreneur and head of global hospitality and strategy at Airbnb.

Get your tickets.

IoT Festival Conference 2018

Date: 4 June 2018

Location: Melbourne Park Function Centre, Melbourne

With 20 billion devices set to be connected to the internet by 2020, the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) represents the future of our world. With this in mind, the major IoT Festival Conference will show off the most cutting-edge developments influencing the future of food and agriculture, healthcare, smart cities and campuses, manufacturing, retail, energy and mining.

Book your place.


Date: 6-8 June 2018

Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney

EduTECH is one of the largest education-technology events in the world. Indeed, it boasts hundreds of education experts, schools and technology suppliers. All will gather under one roof to showcase new products, share learning and exchange ideas. It’s all done with one goal in mind: to improve education.

This year, EduTECH will feature some of the biggest names in technology. Specifically, these include Amazon, Microsoft, Fujitsu, HP and Dell. Indeed, there will be a range of workshops, talks and masterclasses. With a whopping 220 world-leading education and training experts delivering thought-leadership, there’s something for everyone.

Take a look at the registration packages.

Technology in Government 2018

Date: 7-8 August 2018

Location: National Convention Centre, Canberra

This large two-day event brings together IT leaders from across Australia’s federal and state government. Overall, as public sectors around the world undergo large-scale digital transformation, events like Technology in Government are essential for government delegates looking to learn, forge connections and find new IT solutions.

This year’s conference will attract government IT leaders, managers and department heads who will be discussing three main issues: Future Services (how tech can improve citizens’ lives), Cyber Security (how Australia’s public sector can manage DDoS threats, and others) and Digital Identity (how technology can help verify identities but not at a cost to privacy of data).

Get your tickets.

HR Tech Summit

Date: 19 September 2018

Location: The Westin, Sydney

Sydney’s leading independent HR tech event will see HR leaders from a wide range of industries take a look at the latest products and best practices from the leading authorities on HR technology. So, from case studies to panel discussions and tech talks, this event is all about how tech can radically improve HR function.

Registration info for the tech summit will be available soon.

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