Being a young professional is never easy. But in the era of new technology, and attending business conferences nothing is impossible.

Nowadays there are plenty of opportunities to learn how and how not to do business.

Every year thousands of conferences and meetings are held around the world with the only aim of sharing experience and connecting entrepreneurs, mentors and finance.

If you keep reading this article you will find a list of the 10 business conferences you should not miss if you want to achieve success.

Top 10 business conferences for entrepreneurs

1. World Business Forum

Date: June 6-7, 2017
Location: Bogota, Colombia

This is one of the most reputable business conferences in the world, with speakers that range from Kevin Spacey to Richard Branson.

Moreover, it is one of those conferences that pushes leaders to reinvent themselves so they can evolve ahead of the changing times in which we live and work.

With this conference, you will learn from companies known for their think-forward culture and dynamic strategies.

The example to follow according to World Business Forum are people who were not afraid to take risks, fail and risk again; leaders who will offer a view on how to success in a beta world.

2. WSJDLive

Date: June 8-9, 2017
Location: Hong Kong

Date: October 16-18, 2017
Location: Laguna Beach, CA

The Wall Street Journal is hosting two business conferences this year, one in Laguna Beach, the other in Hong Kong.

The Laguna Beach WSJDLive tends to explore big ideas and broad trends that will shape the technology industry from a business perspective.

Financing, how to balance privacy and security, evolving digital platforms, and the rise of global challenges.

In Hong Kong, WSJDLive will cover similar topics, but with a focus on “the latest developments in tech emanating from, and impacting, the Asia Pacific”.

In the past, WSJDLive has had a speaker line-up of very heavy hitters, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, and NBA star Kobe Bryant.

3. Unbounce call to action conference

Date: June 25-27, 2017
Location: Vancouver, Canada

The legendary Unbounce CTA Conference is one not to miss. The conference has carefully curated speakers and content to teach you valuable and actionable marketing tactics you can put to use immediately.

At the CTA Conference, you’ll learn from top marketing experts who will cover a number of topics including landing page optimization, copywriting, email marketing, analytics, content marketing, and proven conversion techniques.

Speakers include top experts such as Moz’s Rand Fishkin, copywriting gurus Joanna Wiebe and Amy Harrison, and Seer Interactive’s Wil Reynolds.

Not only will you get top-of-the-class learning opportunities, but also a truly unique networking experience facilitated by the friendly people at Unbounce.

4. International Startup Festival

Date: July 12-16, 2017
Location: Montreal, Canada

Startupfest has grown into a global gathering of the world’s best entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and mentors.

It features world-class content, from back-of-napkin ideas to champagne-popping exits, across three days of keynotes, interactive how-to sessions, thought-provoking predictions, and a healthy dose of irreverence.

This event brings together entrepreneurs, investors and people passionate about the startup world.


Date: September 4-6, 2017
Location: Badajoz, Spain

Whether you are a researcher, a scientist or a student looking for fresh ideas don’t hesitate to join the international forum organized by EFERIC.

Participants can share their experiences, ideas and research results related to entrepreneurship. So you will have the opportunity to engage and create network connections with other entrepreneurs and learn from their experience.

There will also be a discussion about the possible problems to encounter and the solutions so you’ll be ready for anything to come.

You just need to submit your abstract and wait for it to be accepted, and you’ll form part of this awesome opportunity.

6. Content Marketing World

Date: September 5-8, 2017
Location: Cliveland, Ohio, US

Social media is an important piece of any content marketing plan. To help you discover the big picture, the Content Marketing World Conference and Expo is back for 2017.

In 2017, Content Marketing World attendees will enjoy over 80 sessions and workshops with leading brand marketers, covering strategy, integration, measurement, and more.

Learn from 225 speakers, 550 companies representing various industries, and experience over 123 hours of keynote speeches, networking events, knowledge-building sessions, and entertainment.

7. The Great Game of Business

Date: September 6-8, 2017
Location: Dallas, US

The Annual Gathering of Games, presented by the Great Game of Business, is the only conference where the open-book management community comes together from around the world.

The aim is to learn, share, and celebrate the principles and practices of The Great Game of Business and open-book management.

“We strive to make the event highly interactive, providing lots of opportunities for networking and idea sharing,” Kristi Stringer, Conferene Coordinator

Hundreds of open-book practitioners attend this conference every year to learn innovative best practices, help introduce new employees to OBM, re-energize current employees with new ideas, and connect with other OBM practitioners.

8. Norwegian Digital Travel Conference

Date: September 26-27
Location: Kristiansand, Norway

We are ready to take the Norwegian Digital Travel Conference to the next level, and for the fifth edition of the event delegates will be more engaged and inspired than ever.

The event is Norway’s largest travel conference with a sole focus on digital marketing and use of technology within the industry.

Key experts will help demystify the ever-changing digital landscape and how to adapt your digital activities. Speakers will present great case studies and critical innovation in the tourism industry. Keynotes and parallel sessions will be held in both English and Norwegian.

9. CUSP Conference 2017

Date: September 27-28
Location: Chicago, US

CUSP is a conference of big ideas for big thinkers, at the purest TED chat style. Typically attended by C-level executives and creative leaders alike, the focus is on broad-thinking, cross-pollination, and collaborating on a grand scale.

It’s not about designing brand identity, corporate strategy, or advertising campaigns, but putting big ideas together to solve large shared problems.

The main attraction is the eclectic roster of seemingly unconnected speakers, the passion they bring, and the unexpected connections the audience is able to forge between them.

There are no break-outs, so every participant has a chance to see every speaker, and there is ample time for networking and meeting people.

10. TFM Olympia

Date: September 27-28, 2017
Location: London, United Kingdom

This is a 2-day event of presentations, panel debates, peer-to-peer discussion and informal networking.

By attending this event you will get 200+ free education sessions offering practical tips and takeaways from big brands to startups.

Moreover, there will be100+ martech exhibitors with game-changing tech ranging from automation to social media platforms.

You don’t want to miss everything this event can offer and teacha bout technology for marketing!

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