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Jul 7, 2020 3:11:37 PM

Top 10 Internet of Things Events to Attend in 2020 and 2021

Posted by Isolde Decker-Lucke

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The IoT ecosystem is rapidly increasing, with reports from Ericsson predicting that the number of connected devices is expected to reach 28 billion worldwide by 2021
IoT focused events are the ideal space for marketers, salespeople, product developers, and IoT enthusiasts to come together and test out new products, discuss the latest developments in technology, and learn about marketplace trends.  
As more events are being held online, we’ve updated our list to include virtual events, as well as some 2021 dates that have been announced thus far. COVID-19 has been disrupting trade shows and the ones below are currently scheduled, but may be postponed, so be sure to check their websites for more information. 
Check out this list as you plan out your networking and conference attendance schedule. 

1. Internet of Things Evolution Expo 

Date: February 9 - 12, 2021
Location: Miami, FL
2020 Speakers: Cisco, Accenture, Visa and more 
Why attend: The Internet of Things Evolution Expo gathers worldwide business leaders to discuss how to leverage IoT through a series of conference tracks, workshops, keynotes and general sessions. You will hear about blockchain, data analytics, implementation, and the enormous impact these technologies will have on driving operational efficiencies and increasing revenue. 
Join the discussion on Twitter: @IoTEvolution #IoTEvolution

2. Bosch Connected World

 Date: February 24-25, 2021
Location: Berlin, German
2020 Speakers: Jaguar, Kaspersky, Ford, Google and more
Why attend: BCW brings together over 4,000 of the best minds to catalyze the creation of connected products and solutions invented for life. There are many opportunities available to network and collaborate under different formats to make this event equally attractive to executives, decision makers, digital transformers, innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, and IoT enthusiasts alike. The show is focused on sharing knowledge, building co-creation opportunities, and fostering new business opportunities.
Join the discussion on Twitter: @BoschSI
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3.Mobile World Congress Barcelona 

Date: March 1-4, 2021
Location: Barcelona, Spain
2020 Speakers: Nokia, Viacom, Swarm Technologies and more
Why attend: Mobile World Congress is the world's largest mobile industry event. It's organized by the GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile) and held in the mobile world capital - Barcelona. With over 109,000 attendees from 198 countries and 2,400 exhibitors, Mobile World Congress Barcelona promises to expand your professional network and help you achieve your goals. The 2020 topics included: 5G connectivity, AI, security and privacy, industry X, media and entertainment, and the environment around us! 
Join the discussion on Twitter: @GSMA #MWC21
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4.Industry of Things World USA 

Date: March 2-3, 2021
Location: San Diego, CA
2020 Speakers: G.E, Kohler, John Deer, P&G 
Why Attend: Coming back for the fifth year, Industry of Things World USA focuses on the impact of the industrial IoT on business models and production processes across all major industries. This event is part of the award-winning Industry of Things World global event series and has turned into the meeting point for senior executives who want to deepen their knowledge and broaden their network in the Industrial Internet. With a special focus on automation, M2M communication, interoperability, analytics, new business models, this is the must-attend industrial event. Some topics include: 5G, IIoT, smart sensors, emerging communication technology, AI, industry 4.0 and more. 
Join the discussion on Twitter: @IoTclan 

5.IoT Tech Expo Global 

Date:  March 17-18, 2021 
Location: Olympia Grand, London, UK
2020 Speakers: Lego, BMW, Dyson, Sanofi and more 
Why Attend: The IoT Tech Expo Global event in London will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion. Exploring the latest innovations within the Internet of Things and covering the impact it has on many industries including Manufacturing, Transport, Supply Chain, Insurance, Logistics, Government, Energy and Automotive, this conference is not to be missed. Key topics examined include: IoT, connected fleets, smart logistics, building automation, smart grids, energy, cities, future of manufacturing, connectivity solutions, transport management, connected vehicles and more! 
Join the discussion on Twitter: @IoTtechexpo   
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6. Internet of Things World 

Date: August 11-13, 2020
Location: Virtual Event
2020 Speakers: Facebook, John Deere, Uber, Deloitte Consulting
Why Attend: As industries and businesses develop towards a new normal, there is no longer a question of if to digitally transform, but how quickly can it happen. IoT provides the foundations for transformation, by utilizing next generation networks to collect data from mass connected devices and drive actionable business insights, operational efficiencies and data driven product offerings through AI. IoT World Virtual showcases organizations leading the way in IoT adoption, enabling them to propel into a new world of business quicker, with more accurate data, ensuring their business can thrive through new technology adoptions.
Join the discussion on Twitter here: @IoTWorldSeries 


7. MWC Los Angeles

Date: Wednesday, October 28th- Friday, October 30th, 2020 
Location: Virtual Event
2020 Speakers: Ericsson, Accenture, Adobe and more 
Why attend: Mobile World Congress LA is the largest mobile industry event in North America. It's organized by the GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile) and this year will be held online as a virtual event. In 2018, nearly 22,000 people attended the annual conference and programs to view new cutting tech on the exhibition floor. Professionals and industry leaders from 112 countries and territories were present, and 220 media and industry analysts covered the event. Over 400 speakers shared their expertise over 75 hours of program content. 
Join the discussion on Twitter: @GSMA #MWCLA20
Stay tuned for IoT World 2021!

8. IoT Solutions World Congress 

Date: May 11-13, 2021
Location: Barcelona, Spain
2020 Speakers: Microsoft, Rockwell, IBM, SAP, Oracle and more
Why attend: IoT Solutions World Congress brings people together from 120 countries to get inspired with new ideas, solutions and people. This event is dedicated exclusively to joining IoT providers with industry in order to help the latter increase productivity via disruptive technology. Attend the three-day program and learn from 400 top-level speakers as they present use cases on key topics, illustrating how solutions are impacting today’s and tomorrow’s industries.
Join the discussion on Twitter: @IOTSWC21

9. Industrial IoT World 

Date: October 6-8, 2020
Location: Virtual Event
2020 Speakers: Shell, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, Walmart, FedEx, Boeing and more
Why attend: Dedicated to uncovering the IoT opportunity in industrial enterprise, Industrial IoT World covers key strategic and technology challenges facing the manufacturing, supply chain & logistics, energy, agriculture, buildings and cities markets, to help you uncover new ways to utilize IoT technologies that will streamline processes and increase savings across your business. Address core IIoT challenges from monetizing and securing data to updating legacy infrastructure and outdated business models.
Join the Twitter discussion here: @IoTWorldSeries 

10. IoT Tech Expo North America 

Date: November 4-5, 2020
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers from: Southwest Airlines, P&G, Ford, Bayer and many more
Why attend: America’s leading IoT conference & event series will be fully online in 2020 in light of COVID-19 concerns. It will still bring together key industries from across the US 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.
Join the discussion on twitter: @iottechexpo 
We hope to see you at one of these events in 2020 or 2021, virtually or in person!
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