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China International Industry Fair

Dates: 7th to 11th November 2017
Venue: National Conference and Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

CIIF is said to the leading manufacturing trade fair in the country, and this year will highlight smart manufacturing and other themes.

Some of the specific sectors CIIF will highlight at the event are:

  • metalworking and computer numerical control machine tools;
  • industrial automation;
  • environmental protection technology;
  • information and communications technologies;
  • new energy, or electric and hybrid, automotive;
  • new, or alternative, energy;
  • robotics;
  • new materials; and
  • aerospace and aviation.

Smart City Expo World Congress

Dates: 14th to 16th November 2017
Venue: Gran Via Venue, Barcelona

The congress will bring together over 400 global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by our cities, encourage out of the box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action in order to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.

Some of the specific sectors highlighted at the event are:

  • governance;
  • safe cities;
  • mobility; and
  • economy.


Dates: 6th to 9th November 2017
Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, USA

FabTech provides a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs.

The annual event at McCormick Place will offer more than 1,700 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees full access to over 750,000 net square feet of floor space.

FormNext – advanced manufacturing

Dates: 14th to 17th November 2018
Venue: Frankfurt, Germany

Formnext, powered by tct, is the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions.

It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing.

International Manufacturing Technology Show 

Dates: 10th to 15th September 2018
Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, USA

For 90 years, IMTS has been the premier manufacturing technology show in the Northern Hemisphere.

IMTS 2016 hosted 2,407 exhibitors, 115,612 registrants within its 1.37 million sq ft of floor space.

IMTS is held every even year in Chicago and attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.

EPHJ – PalExpo – Microelectronics 

Dates: 12th to 15th June 2018
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland

Covering watchmaking, medical and other precision instruments sectors, EPHJ is one of the leading microelectronics event in the world.

IoT Show India

Dates: 7th to 9th February 2018
Venue: KPTO Trade Center, Bangalore, India
Website last year had 300+ industry experts share their knowledge with 3,000+ delegates for 3 days, whilst other IoT events are typically just 1 to 2 day conferences.

It is the only event that has a strong focus on the Creators of IoT solutions, which include: electronics design, embedded systems, software development, product-enclosure design, cloud, analytics, system integration, et al.

Thanks to being held as part of India Electronics Week, various co-located events such as Buyer Seller Meet, Innovation Zone, CEO Summit, LEDAsia, EFY Expo, etc – you benefit from the multiplier effect with respect to networking and business opportunities.

TU-Automotive Detroit

Dates: 6th to 7th June 2018
Venue: Suburban Collection Showplace, Michigan, USA

Auto Enters the Self-Learning Era: Deliver the Personalized Mobility Experience. With 150 speakers, a 200,000 sq ft exhibition, and 3,250 attendees, TU-Automotive Detroit is the world’s biggest conference and expo for connected and autonomous cars.

AI Asia 2017

Dates: 30th to 31st October 2017
Venue: ArtScience Museum, Singapore

AI ASIA is the first exhibition to meet and network with the international AI eco-system. For this first edition, the event will gather more than 1,000 leading business strategists & decision makers. This event also takes part of a World tour of AI Events (Toronto, Paris, London).

Robo Expo Singapore

Robo Expo

Dates: 2nd to 3rd November 2017
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore

The Singapore International Robo Expo is a two-day convention featuring global thought leaders; packed with key insights into optimising solutions and accelerating transformation amidst regional development of the robotics industry.

This year’s diverse conference panel consists of international speakers well-versed in the goings-on in their native regions. Join them in conversation on the next wave of robotics and automation in:

  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Start-Ups
  • And many more…

Connections Europe

Dates: 1st to 2nd November 2017
Venue: Marriot Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Connections Europe is part of the Connections Conference Series, hosted by international market research firm Parks Associates. These interactive events host 200 executives in an intimate setting to learn, network, and address key issues relevant to digital products and services for consumers.

The Connections Europe Summit Series features high-level discussions and analysis on best practices for growing revenues now and in the future.

Topics include:

  • The building blocks – video, digital media, home networking, home control, and access and support services
  • Growth strategies for smart home and Internet of Things markets
  • Trends, data, and predictions for areas of significant growth
  • Strategies for service providers to compete on services and innovation
  • Case studies for digital home customer support
  • The role of service and applications providers and equipment vendors in saving support costs
  • A global look at consumers habits and expectations

Industrial Pack 2018

Dates: 4th to 5th April 2018
Venue: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, USA

Industrial Pack 2018 is a B2B trade show dedicated to the industrial, transit and protective packaging industry and supported by IPANA & RIPA.

The US industrial packaging industry is forecast to grow by 19% reaching $78.3 billion in 2020 and is the second largest market in the world.

The industrial, transit & protective packaging industry is an incredibly important part of the global packaging supply chain and as such, deserves its own dedicated trade event.

At the event, you can meet buyers looking for the latest solutions in industrial, transit and protective packaging all at one event.

Industrial Automation Fair

Dates: 4th to 6th March 2018
Venue: Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China

Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is the sister event of SPS IPC Drives in Nuremburg, Germany, the world’s leading trade show for industrial automation.

Covering a wide variety of products including robotics, machine vision, sensor and measurements, connectivity systems, drive systems and control technologies, the fair offers the most up-to-date solutions for China’s fast-growing manufacturing markets. It is expected to attract some 50,000 professional visitors from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and SE Asian countries.

Hannover Messe

Dates: 23rd to 27th April 2018
Venue: Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany

Hannover Messe is the world’s leading industrial exhibition, and this year will take place from 23-27 April, at Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Germany.

From individual components to the complete intelligent factory, as well as topical trends such as energy efficiency, lightweight construction and additive manufacturing – at Hannover Messe you’ll get a complete picture of the industrial value-adding chain under one roof – in Hannover and worldwide.


Dates: 19th to 22nd June 2018
Venue: Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany

Everything at Automatica revolves around optimizing your production operation.

The trade fair features innovative automation and robotics solutions with pioneering key technologies for all branches of industry. So you can manufacture higher-quality products quicker and more cost effectively.


Dates: 5th to 7th September 2018
Venue: Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, USA

InterDrone is where the UAV industry comes together, bringing drone pilots, UAS engineers and developers, commercial drone service businesses, UAV manufacturers, drone videographers and enterprise UAV end-users.

Join InterDrone in Las Vegas for a 3-day UAV conference and expo hall filled with more than 185 unmanned system manufacturers and sellers.

The full commercial drone conference features more than 120 panels, sessions, classes and drone workshops where you can learn everything from how to get your Part 107 Pilot’s license to how to use UAVs for agriculture, construction, infrastructure inspection or aerial photography.

Cesis 2018

CESIS IoT Conference

Dates: 20th to 21st February 2018
Venue: Holiday Inn, Munich, Germany

CESIS 2018, the IoT conference for Exchange of Strategies, Innovations and Solutions, is the second top-of-the-line VDI congress addressing business strategies and visions related to Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things. Attendees have the exclusive chance to benefit from:

  • High-level networking with other decision makers
  • Intense preparation for the Digital Transformation
  • Most up-to-date topics in regard to IoT and IIoT
  • Interactive Sessions with top-level experts

CESIS is different to other international IoT conferences: Our speakers will give deep insights in all strategy aspects of the IoT industry but also technical concepts and solutions will be focused.

Short promotional speeches are not our business.

Technical quality in all presentations –even in the strategy and market focused presentations will be the guarantee for a focused auditorium on a high level.


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