Amsterdam: a hotbed for tech, digital and innovation

Amsterdam is an ideal conference destination, hosting many world-class conventions, events and trade fairs each year. From massive tech conferences to smaller, focused sector-specific events, Amsterdam has it all. Here are our not-to-be-missed events of the summer.

Women in Tech, 7 July

Are you a woman working in tech or interested in the digital scene? Are you looking to expand your know-how in and outside your field of expertise? If you answered ‘’yes” to either of those questions, this event may be right up your street. Amsterdam’s first ever Women in Tech conference provides an open forum for women in all stages of their career to network, expand their knowledge, and share experiences with others. And if that’s not enough, speakers and workshops will give insight on thought leadership, innovation, opportunities and challenges women face in today’s tech industry.

World Blockchain Roadshow, 14 August

The organisers of the World Blockchain Roadshow are on a mission: to connect the international crypto and blockchain community and establish a direct connection between worthy projects, advisors, and investors from all over the world. And that’s no easy feat. The super-conference is on the road for almost two months, visiting the most economically developed and significant crypto capitals across Asia and Europe. Catch it in Amsterdam on 14 August.

Laracon EU, 30-31 August

This international event covers everything related to the open-source PHP web framework Laravel. If you’re a developer with a passion for building web applications, want to meet like-minded mates, or just frankly love Laravel, Laracon EU is the place to be. With over 750 attendees, multiple tracks and in-depth technical talks, this two-day event is Europe’s largest gathering of Laravel developers and enthusiasts.

International Broadcast Convention, 13-18 September

Every September, the world’s electronic media professionals flock to Amsterdam for IBC, the world-leading conference and exhibition for all things electronic media, technology and entertainment. The annual event – held in the Dutch capital since 1992 – attracts a whopping 55,000 industry professionals from around the globe. The six-day show combines a highly respected conference, an exhibition that demonstrates state-of-the-art media technology and unrivalled networking opportunities. You’d need a good excuse to miss this one.

Digital World Marketing Forum (#DWMF) Expo Europe, 19-20 September

Fledgling digital marketers, social media buffs and everything in between: rejoice! The DWMF Expo Europe is here to equip you with absolutely everything you need to know about future challenges across the realms of digital marketing and social media. Over two jam-packed days, the event will showcase the latest in digital marketing technology and strategy, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, influencer marketing, data, analytics and more. The programme features world-leading case-study-led content, opportunities for networking and interactive debates. And with speakers from some of the industry’s most disruptive thought leaders, including VICE Benelux, Airbus Defence & Space, Volkswagen Group, Booking.com and more, you’re in for a real treat.

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