Posted by Brittany

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic now more than ever. According to Ericsson, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 28 billion worldwide by 2021. These connected devices are everywhere, from washing machines to tooth brushes, and thermostats to trash cans. They're all around us. With the IoT ecosystem changing rapidly in 2019, it's important to get together to discuss the latest developments, share ideas and explore new opportunities in the marketplace throughout the year.

 We've pulled together a list of top 2019 IoT events focused on this evolving market:

Internet of Things events in 2019

1. Internet of Things Evolution Expo


Date: January 29 - February 1, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Speakers: Google, Cisco, Mastercard

Why attend: The Internet of Things Evolution Expo gathers worldwide business leaders to learn 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. All access pass includes entry into keynotes & general sessions, IoT Evolution breakout sessions, breakout sessions at all collocated events (IoT Evolution Healthcare, The Smart City Event, Industrial IoT Conference, LPWAN Expo), all training & workshops, networking events, meals and unlimited visits to the Expo Hall.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @IoTEvolution #IoTEvolution

Register for IoT Evolution Expo here.

2. Mobile World Congress Barcelona


Date: February 25 - 28, 2019

Location: Barcelona, Spain

SpeakersGroupon, Citi, ARM

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 100,000 attendees from 208 countries and 2,000+ exhibitors, #MWC19 promises to expand your professional network and help you achieve your goals. The 2019 event themes include: Connectivity, AI, Industry 4.0, Immersive Content, Disruptive Innovation, Digital Wellness, Digital Trust and The Future.   

Join the discussion on Twitter: @GSMA #MWC19

Email us to connect at the show and register for Mobile World Congress here.

3. Industry of Things World USA


Date: March 7 - 8, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA

 Speakers: Rockwell Automation, Uber, Accenture, Google

Why Attend: Coming back for the 4th 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 business topics for 2019 include: supply chain 4.0, smart remote services, legacy systems and new technology (blockchain, 5g, Edge, Node, Fog). Technical topics include: automation, MES/MOMs and robotics, cognitive manufacturing, deep analytics, predictive maintenance and IIoT infrastructures.  

Email us to meet up at the show. Register for Industry of Things World here.

4. GeoIoT World Americas

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Date: March 26 - 28, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA

Speakers: TBD

Why attend:  Attend the first Geo IoT World Americas. Over 2 days, Geo IoT World Americas will deliver technology and business insights to leverage new precision location technologies allied with Big Data power in innovative IoT applications. With approximately 5 billion IoT devices critically dependent on Geolocation data by the end of 2020, the prospects are exciting. Geo IoT World gathers together location, IoT and connected industries leaders along with developers and start-ups. 2019 key topics include geo-aware and enabling technologies, automotive and smart mobility, connected business, and Geo IoT in Healthcare.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @GeoIoTWorld

Email us to meet up at the show. Registration coming soon.

5. IoT Tech Expo Global


Date: April 25 - 26, 2019

Location: London, UK

 2019 Speakers: Cisco, Salesforce, Airbus, Shell, Hertz and many more

Why Attend: The World’s Largest IoT Conference Series; the IoT Tech Expo Global event in London will bring together key industries from across the globe for 2 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: smart building & facilities management, building the connected supply chain, intelligent city and transport management, smart grid data management and analytics, asset monitoring and management, delivering smart connected new products, and more.

The fourth annual Global event will host 3 co-located events covering Blockchain, Cyber Security & Cloud and AI & Big Data, with 12,000 attendees expected to attend including CTO’s, Head’s of Innovation and Technology, IT Directors, Developers & Start-Up’s, OEM’s, Government, Automotive, Operators, Technology Providers, Investors, VCs and many more.

Email us to meet at the show and register here

6. Internet of Things World


Date: May 13 - 16, 2019

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

Speakers From: AWS, Bank of America, SAP, Boeing, Honeywell, Ford and many more

Why Attend: With over 12,000 attendees anticipated, Internet of Things world may be the largest IoT specific event on this list. Over 450 speakers will take the stage and present on topics such as manufacturing and supply chain, smart cities, AI, machine learning, connected cars, 5G, LPWAN, and more. The 6th annual IoT World provides networking opportunities and new actionable content and case studies. Check out Skyhook's booth to learn how location benefits IoT devices and applications.

Email us to meet up at the show or register here.

7. MWC Los Angeles 


Date: October 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA

2018 Speaker highlightsHBO, 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 held LA Convention Center. 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. Stay tuned for the 2019 event themes.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @GSMA #MWCLA19

Email us to connect at the show. Registration coming soon, sign up to get updates here.

8. Industrial IoT World


Date: October, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA

Speakers from: Shell, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, Walmart, FedEx, Boeing

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. Join the 600+ attendees and to 80+ visionary speakers across 3 co-located events for networking opportunities and to learn how IIoT will supercharge your business operations and connect with a community of industrial innovators.

Pre-register for the IIoT World here. 

9. IoT Tech Expo North America


Date: 2019 date TBD

Location: Santa Clara, CA 

Speakers in 2018 included: Boeing, John Deer, Tesla, Uber, Cisco and many more

Why attend: The IoT Tech Expo North America 2019 will host 3 co-located events covering Blockchain and AI, with thousands of attendees including IT decision makers, developers & makers, OEM’s, government and council officials, automotive exec’s, operators, technology providers, investors, venture capitalists and many more. The event will showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors and provide insight from over 300 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.

Join the discussion on twitter: @iottechexpo 

Email us to meet up at the show. 2019 registration coming soon. 

Want even more 2019 IoT events? Checkout this list of IoT Meetup Groups.

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