Top 10 Innovation Conferences

Innovation Conferences are the fastest way to understand what is out there: who is the industry leader, which thought leadership is worth following, who are the potential partners and competitors. The Innovation Conferences prompt about the latest trends and help us build the network of the most important connections.

There are hundreds of Innovation Conferences around the world, therefore companies have to be smart in picking the most relevant ones and just collecting the second-hand insights from the remaining ones.

The list of Top 10 Innovation Conferences suggests the conferences that innovation leaders and entrepreneurs should attend in different locations around the world.

Scroll down to find out what are the Top 10 Innovation Conferences.


Back End of Innovation (BEI). Informa

Back End of Innovation is all about the execution of innovation. This conference is focused around getting job done after ideation stage is completed. Organizers work along with the attendees  to solve the common challenges that come across during the process of innovation execution.

CIO Summit. Forbes

“Forbes CIO Summit gathers the most influential of these leaders to explore today’s biggest technological challenges, foster deep collaboration and generate new ideas.” The topics in the summit evolve around challenges in the Information Technology (IT), Cyber Security, Digital Transformation and similar.

Creative Innovation. Baldwin Consulting Group

Creative Innovation attracts to Melbourn, Australia global leaders, innovators, and thinkers. Together they update on the most recent innovation ideas and seek for pragmatic solutions. It displays the forecasts, strategies and suggests the practices that help the attendees to transform their organizations. The topics vary from genetic manipulations to protecting people from unemployment caused by innovative and effective labor solutions.

Disrupt SF. TechCrunch

“Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon,” and the other activities. The early stage companies are given the opportunity to showcase their business ideas and talents, while the others can learn about the latest tech-trends and achievements.

Innovation Summit. Economist

The Economist Innovation Summit gathers the editors of The Economist and more than 200 CEOs from Fortune 500 companies. It is designed for C-level and senior executives, who are in charge of with driving innovation and new product development. These CEO and C-level executives are responsible for various business functions: information, technology, strategy, and marketing. The discussed topics include workforce transformation, IoT (Internet of things) and the others.

NewCo. NewCo

NewCo Festivals offer a chance to connect with innovators and changemakers across the globe. “NewCo festivals” have the focus of a business conference, the feel of a music festival, and the model of an artist open studio. Participants chose which organizations they want to explore and then gather inside the company’s home office, experiencing firsthand how these inspiring organizations drive purposeful transformation in their industries through authentic, experiential offerings led by founders and executive leadership.” NewCo is organized is 16 cities around the world and attracts hundreds of innovators.

Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit. The Innovation Enterprise

This summit empowers to forecast the future with today’s data. It attracts over 200 industry leaders (data, machine learning & analytics experts) to learn from 35+ industry expert keynote presentations. Attendees have 15 hours of networking opportunities.

Seedstars Summit. Seedstars World

At Seedstars Summit huddle around 70 startups from the fast growing startup hubs globally, who compete for up to $1,000,000 equity investment. The attendees come from over 65 countries to connect with investors, government officials, corporate innovators and CEOs from Africa, Asia, LATAM, CEE and the MENA region.

Spark Summit Europe. Databrick

“Spark Summits are the world’s largest big data events”. They attract engineers, scientists, analysts, and executives from around the globe. Together they share knowledge, receive expert training and learn about big data, machine learning, data engineering, and data science.  

The Innovation Summit. CBinsights

Leading VCs, economists, researchers and corporate strategists gather together at The Innovation Summit to discuss emerging trends share the ideas with the world’s smartest minds. The topics are around challenges of smart technologies, the challenges of next industrial age, FinTech and similar.

The list of the Top 10 Innovation Conferences


Read next: Top 10 Innovations of 2016