The Top 2021 – 2022 Industry Events list provides Founders and Tech Startup teams 20+ key summits, trade fairs and conferences targeting verticals such as: Clean Energy & Sustainability, Advanced Manufacturing / Intelligent Industry, Health Tech and Agri / Food Tech in addition to Entrepreneurship and Industry 4.0 digitalization technologies like Cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, Robotics, IoT and more.
Due to the pandemic and following health and safety guidelines, many of the events are hosted online or offer a virtual option, opening up attendance to reach well beyond Spain and Europe. Startups and founders worldwide can easily discover, attend and benefit from conferences and networking, tech trends, investment and business opportunities in these industry-related events. Sign up for your next event and make the most of the year ahead!
TECH STARTUPS – ENTREPRENEURSHIP
1 – 2 December 2021 Helsinki, Finland
Slush 2021 is safely bringing together the world’s leading founders, investors, executives, and media for a curated gathering of 8,000 attendees at Helsinki Expo and Convention Center. Slush has grown into the largest single gathering of venture capital in the world – 1,500 investors ranging from VCs to angels, CVCs, and LPs, all looking for the next big thing.
28 February – 3 March 2022 Barcelona, Spain
4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC. Their goal is to support startups, investors and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together. The 4YFN Awards is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2022.
5 – 6 April 2022, Berlin, Germany
hub.berlin is one of the most important gatherings to drive digitization into reality. The festival brings together numerous tech experts from around the world. The attendees come from future-driven enterprises, path-breaking startups, politics, and science to share ideas, visions, and experiences. Networking determines the core values of the festival for Europe’s key industries with exciting keynotes and workshops, interdisciplinary matchmaking, live tech exhibitions, and digital art. Countless networking events and smart networking solutions ensure that everybody meets the right person at the right time.
7-8 July 2022, Basque Country, Spain
The Open Innovation Showcase is the annual demo day event for the BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Platform in which Tech Startups present the results of their Industry 4.0 projects alongside the Corporate Venture Clients that implemented their solutions. VCs, Founders, Corporate Clients, SMEs, Investors and Industry Insiders attend this exciting event to see what tech is trending and the latest technologies being applied by Industry-Leading enterprises.
MEDICAL DEVICES – AI – HEALTH TECH
9 – 11 November 2021, Virtual Online Broadcast Event
# ConV2X 2021 is the acclaimed health tech modernization symposium catalyzing C-suite global market executives focusing on health policy, telehealth and blockchain and edge technology in healthcare. It is the premier destination community identifying new and cost-effective paths forward through real world evidence, strategy, operations, research & trends. # ConV2X 2021 “Driving Telehealth & Technology: Blueprint for a New Digital Health Era” Focusing on health policy, telehealth and virtual care, blockchain and edge technologies. Join healthcare leadership & breakthrough technology providers that inspire and guide informed decision making for health policy development, health systems and world citizens to successfully navigate a new digital health era.
15 – 18 November 2021 Düsseldorf, Germany
MEDICA is the worldwide largest medical marketplace. In recent years more than 5,000 exhibitors presented their innovations to about 120,000 visitors from all over the world. The main topics are Electromedicine / Medical Technology, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostics, Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology, Commodities and Consumer Goods, Information and Communication Technology, and Medical Services and Publications. The world’s biggest medical trade fair is the hotspot for wearable technologies in the healthcare segment where decision-makers from all over the world come together. At the WT | Wearables Technologies Joint Pavilion 45 exhibitors are showcasing which latest innovations and developments are available on the market today and which ones will become a part of our everyday life in the near future.
3 – 5 March 2022, Stuttgart, Germany
MedtecLIVE is where product developers and purchasing managers from distributors and OEMs come together with the leading suppliers of medical technology in Europe. The event alternates between the two most important medical technology regions in Germany and covers the entire supply chain. The trade fair is accompanied by a comprehensive supporting programme such as the Medtec SUMMIT organised in partnership with national and international associations and clusters that reflect the most important issues and trends in the sector. The event is complemented by precisely curated digital services for exhibitors and visitors.
7 – 8 September 2022, Basel, Switzerland & Online
Intelligent Health will once again bring together the global AI and health community in person and online next September to advance discussions on how AI can be used to prevent and solve some of the world’s greatest healthcare problems, and improve the health of the human race.
INDUSTRY 4.0 – ADVANCED MANUFACTURING – IOT – CYBERSECURITY – ROBOTICS
26 – 28 October 2021, Bilbao Spain
Industry 4.0 requires a global vision and as a result of its commitment, Bilbao Exhibition Center will continue working to organize a full and attractive event from an economic, commercial and technological perspective, adapted to the development level of its main stakeholders. Under the umbrella of its brand, + Industry will simultaneously hold the following fairs: Industry Tools by Ferroforma, Subcontratación, ADDIT3D, BeDigital, Pumps & Valves, Maintenance and Fitmaq. The objective of this event will focus on offering a much-needed meeting point that generates business, fosters networking and brings new opportunities to activate the sector.
Digital Manufacturing Week 2021 “Sustainable Industry 4.0 Unleashed”
8 – 12 November 2021, Liverpool, UK
Digital Manufacturing Week brings together ideas, experience and energy across a range of events engineered to support manufacturers at all levels of their digital journey. Join thousands of visitors, have important conversations, and expand your professional network.
23 – 25 November 2021, Bilbao, Spain
The 6th edition of one of the largest European Events in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, ImagineNano, will be held at the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC). Following the overwhelming success of past ImagineNano editions, several conferences will be held in parallel, as well as a vast exhibition (free entrance to professionals after online registration), one-to-one meetings and an industrial forum where everyone can meet and greet Nanotechnology side by side. ImagineNano will therefore gather the global nanotechnology community, including researchers, industry policymakers and investors.
7 – 10 February 2022, San Francisco, USA & Online
RSA Conference is where the cybersecurity world comes together. For four days, you’ll gain insights, join conversations and experience solutions that could make a huge impact on your organization and your career. RSA Conference will be held in San Francisco, along with a digital option to attend. However you experience RSAC 2022, you’ll come away with knowledge and insights that will spark ideas and help you make the game-changing decisions that will transform the way you protect the world from threats.
28 February – 3 March 2022, Barcelona
MWC Barcelona is the world’s most influential event for the connectivity industry. It’s where world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest thought leadership about the progression and future of connectivity. And it’s the best place for networking opportunities with mobile and tech industry influencers. MWC Barcelona is attended by global mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors, and content owners. This is the place to be seen, exhibit ground-breaking products and technologies, and make remarkable connections with senior decision-makers, creators, and innovators in the industry.
29 – 31 MARCH 2022 Barcelona, Spain
Advanced Factories brings together the most innovative industrial automation, robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual, augmented and mixed reality, digital twin, artificial vision, systems integration software, Internet of Things, industrial cloud, data analytics, cybersecurity and industrial plant management tools for the Spanish industry. All companies involved in industrial automation, robotics and 4.0 technologies have the opportunity to present their solutions at Advanced Factories in front of a demand that is increasingly aware of the technologies and eager to make the most of them.
25 – 29 April 2022, Hannover, Germany
HANNOVER MESSE 2022 – focus on digitalization and decarbonization is a physical event – supplemented by a comprehensive range of digital services for exhibitors and visitors. The lead theme “Industrial Transformation” focuses on digitalization and decarbonization of industry. Visitors from all over the world will find new solutions suppliers for the automation and digitalization of their production processes. Furthermore, we focus on climate protection. The exhibitors will showcase new technologies and services that significantly reduce CO2 emissions of industrial companies.
21 – 23 June 2022, London, UK
Infosecurity Europe is the biggest gathering of the information security community in Europe. Each summer we come together to share innovation, learn from each other, test and benchmark solutions, build relationships and drive new business. The leading suppliers choose this as the moment to launch new technologies, products and services. Senior buyers make it their time for key investment decisions. And every stakeholder comes for the insight necessary to stay ahead in cybersecurity’s rapidly evolving game.
28 – 30 June 2022, Rotterdam, UK
The European Robotics Forum 2022 (ERF 2022), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, offers a top-notch international forum, spanning both academia and industry. It aims to foster communication and knowledge transfer between researchers and practitioners and covers all aspects and current themes related to the field of robotics. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, business people, and public funding officers from all over Europe use ERF to discuss technology push and market pull and how innovation in robotics and AI can be accelerated.
1 – 2 December 2022, London, UK
The world-leading IoT conference & event series will host its sixth annual Global event. It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and thought leadership discussions across 5 co-located events covering IoT, 5G, Cyber Security & Cloud, Blockchain, AI & Big Data and the newly added Digital Transformation track. In addition to cutting-edge content, the IoT Tech Expo enables key networking opportunities from virtual meetings to on-site lounges and the official networking party.
AGRI TECH – FOOD TECH
5 November 2021, Online Conference
One of the most important questions of the future is: How can a bio-based urban circular economy help to achieve the 2030 climate targets? The urban space, in particular, is changing due to digitalization, new mobility concepts and innovative food start-ups. Urban “techno-farmers” are already supplying their regional communities with innovative, ecological products through aquaponics, vertical farming or food labs. So what impact can cell-cultured meat, or milk produced with microorganisms make to reduce the urban carbon footprint? How can the sewage system in new development areas be converted into dry sanitation systems in order to save drinking water and recover phosphate as a finite raw material? These are questions we will discuss with scientists and experts from all over the world at the Berlin Science Week on November 5, 2021.
12 November 2021, Online Conference
The Agri-D Convention is a leading global online conference and exhibition to explore DLT & Blockchain Innovation within Agriculture and Food Supply Chain, as a facilitator towards Safety, Security, Equality, and Development. Presenting 5 stages of live Key Notes, Panel Discussions, AMAs, Webinars, Workshops, Presentations, and more, from leading experts from global institutions, organizations, and businesses. Agri D. will also be supported by the largest online exhibition dedicated to DLT in Agriculture, which can offer countless interactive live booths from all areas of the industries, enabling extensive networking and collaborative opportunities. Be a part of the future, today, and develop a greater understanding of how DLT and Blockchain Technology can build brighter futures for all within Agriculture.
30 November – 1 December 2021, Online
The Future of Food Conference, EIT Food’s annual event, returns this year in a hybrid format, both physical and virtual. The Future of Food Conference is a high-level forum to discuss the most pressing challenges and solutions in the EU’s agrifood sector and blaze a trail for future development.
24 – 25 March 2022, San Francisco, USA & Online
The Future Food-Tech Summit has become the annual meeting place for the global food-tech ecosystem. Food brands, active investors, start-ups and technology leaders come together to exchange insights, be inspired, and identify future partners.
Whether you’re joining us in-person or online at the hybrid summit, you will be able to meet and collaborate on the same platform, opening up the summit to a bigger global network than ever before.
22 – 23 September 2022, London, UK & Online
Gathering over 500 global food system leaders, the Future Food-Tech Summit will drive forward a collaborative, science-based approach to nutrition innovation. Join a senior delegation of food innovators, brands, ingredient providers, chefs, investors, and technology developers to exchange ideas through 1-1 networking, live debates, pitch competitions and group discussions. Whether you are using our intuitive, easy-to-use virtual platform or joining us in London, the September summit will offer unique opportunities to connect with fellow leaders in the sector and scale R&D breakthroughs from lab to plate.
CLEAN ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
25 – 28 October 2021, Online
The Policy Conference is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Once again, the Policy Conference will be organized in a digital format, under the theme ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System’. Sessions organized by the European Commission and energy stakeholders will focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. Alongside the conference, networking opportunities will gather the EUSEW Community online to forge alliances whilst the EUSEW Awards celebrate outstanding individuals, projects and ideas.
26 – 29 October 2021, Italy & Online
The leading show in the Mediterranean basin and the benchmark event in Europe for technological and industrial innovation. An international event with an innovative format that brings together all sectors of the circular economy on a single platform: from the recovery of materials and energy to sustainable development. We help companies become world leaders in innovation, promoting the development of an innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Every year, we present the new priorities in legislation/regulation, research and training in relation to the circular economy, the new processes including 4.0 and products relating to its adoption in industry and in cities and regions.
2 – 4 March 2022, Wels, Austria
In 2022, the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) present the far-reaching transformation of policies, technologies and markets and how to raise the pace of change. The WSED are a leading annual conference on the energy transition and climate neutrality with more than 650 participants from over 60 countries. The new “Fit for 55” package aims to put the EU on track towards climate neutrality. Energy accounts for 75% of GHG emissions. Speeding up the energy transition is critical!
5 – 7 April 2022, Bilbao, Spain
At our WindEurope Annual Event 2022 in Bilbao, we’ll be tackling onshore and offshore wind topics, with 350 + exhibitors from Europe and beyond. All corners of European wind energy will be there, eager to catch up, network and make the most of the wind industry’s opportunity to deliver a decarbonised future.
24 – 27 October 2022, St. Petersburg, Russia
For 100 years, the World Energy Council’s triennial World Energy Congress has convened the cooperative power of the world energy community to turn inspiration into action. A globally recognized and always highly-anticipated ‘jewel in the crown’ event, the Congress connects all parts of the value chain, all sectors, all technologies and all geographies. Drawing on the Council’s rich history as the impartial and pragmatic voice of the global energy agenda, the World Energy Congress creates the space for open, informed and honest conversations. It brings together diverse voices, different perspectives and new stories to activate and access a deeper exchange of experiences and expertise to enable solutions in an era of energy for people and planet.
26 – 27 October 2022, Dublin, Ireland
AEE – Engineering the Future of Energy in Europe! This unique 2-day conference will bring together Energy Engineers from industries & businesses across Europe to openly discuss the challenges of energy efficiency within their organization. Engineers will have the opportunity to re-certify, network with peers and understand the various augmented solutions available to them from the on-site solution suppliers!