Top UK Tech events to attend in 2017

Looking to attend a tech event in 2017, here are a list of some UK events we suggest you should take a look at.

Learning Technologies

Date: 1st-2nd February 2017

Location: Olympia London

Learning Technologies, incorporating Learning & Skills, is Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. And it continues to grow in importance, value and attendance year on year.

With more than 7,500 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, 250 exhibitors, two exhibition halls packed with the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice and Europe’s leading L&D conference, it provides a unique and exciting environment for all those involved in workplace learning.


FinovateEurope 2017

Date: 7th – 8th February 2017

Location: Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX

Finovate (@Finovate) is the only conference series focused exclusively on showcasing the best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies. Finovate conferences consistently attract large, high-impact audiences of senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs.

Anyone with an interest or stake in the future of European banking and finance technology should come to FinovateEurope. This includes anyone who is responsible for developing or marketing new products, anyone who needs to keep up to date on the latest innovations in the industry, and anyone who can benefit from the opportunity to view in-depth demos from cutting-edge startups and leading established companies.


Wearable Technology Show Europe 2017

Date: 7th–8th March 2017

Location: ExCeL, London

WTS2017 is the largest business and prosumer show featuring cutting edge technology under one roof. It is the biggest and best forum for forming partnerships and developing new business across the wearable, smart device and IOT landscape. Over 6,000 delegates, 200 speakers and 300 press will come together to exchange views, network and do business. The show floor will feature cutting edge technology attracting prosumers, distributors and buyers.

Boasting 6 conference tracks; in conjunction with the AR, VR & MXR Show, Smart Home Show, Digital Healthcare Show, and IOT Connect Show, WTS2017 offers unrivalled breadth and depth of content.


Smart IoT London

Date: 15th–16th March 2017

Location: ExCeL, London

For the Internet of Things (IoT), 2017 is the year of deployment. The smartest companies and most forward-thinking towns and cities are looking to harness the power of IoT to accelerate their digital transformation.

Smart IoT London (15th-16th March 2017) is the premier global IoT conference and exhibition. Delivering an audience of 18,515 attendees from Enterprise, Service Providers and the Public Sector.


Retail Business Technology Expo 2017

Date: 8th–9th May 2017

Location: Olympia London

RBTE, Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo were hugely successful events in 2016, with 15,452 visitors, including 2,156 international visitors, attending all three exhibitions – a 28% uplift on the previous year. The 2017 show continues to grow strongly with the even more exciting new exhibitors.

There’s so much more to see than ever before to help you create even more exciting stores and to improve your customers’ engagement and experience. Visitor pre-registration is soaring and is over 50% up on last year and an attendance of over 17,000 is expected.


SavedByTech 2017 – Future Technology Expo & Conference

Date: 10th May 2017

Location: Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol

SavedByTech 2017 ~ #SBT17 ~ is a celebration of advanced and disruptive technologies that are being used to save the planet, it’s species and society.

Co-located with Europe’s most engaging drone technology event, Dronetech Europe 2017 – the SBT17 exhibition will be a melting pot of inspiring technologies like: 3D Printing, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Nanotech, Smart Vehicles, Smart Cities, Smart Homes…smart everything!

With a global lineup of speakers who are pioneering innovation in tomorrow’s technology, disrupting and improving the world around us, SBT17 will bring the future to Europe in May 2017.



Date: 23rd–24th May 2017
Location: The Brewery, London

Spiceworks is the professional network millions of IT professionals use to connect with one another and thousands of technology brands. The company simplifies how IT professionals discover, buy and manage more than $600 billion in technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Austin Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Goldman Sachs, Shasta Ventures and Tenaya Capital.


Rethink! HR & Technology Minds 2017

Date: 19th–20th June 2017
Location: London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

Rethink! HR & Technology Minds is a leading event for HR decision makers across Europe. The event promises to share a wealth of unique international knowledge and showcase project exchange platforms. With more than 150 HR influencers to discuss key industry topics, you’ll be in your element.

Where else can you find hundreds of HR and recruitment professionals, all willing to help, in the same place? The industry experts will share their knowledge, discuss how to create new partnerships with technology firms and tackle how to identify opportunities for your business.


IPEX 2017

Date: 31st October–3rd November 2017
Location: NEC, Birmingham

IPEX is one of the world’s longest established exhibitions for the print industry with a heritage that dates back to the 1800’s. It is the UK’s largest and most prestigious print solutions event and will attract some 20,000 visitors and 400 + exhibitors.

The next edition takes place 31 Oct – 3 November 2017, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, and will focus on PRINT IN ACTION. IPEX 2017 will showcase the full spectrum of working print equipment with the latest technology and innovations in production and applications on display.