The best technology events of 2020

This new year comes full of technology appointments. And so that you do not miss the opportunity, we bring you the most attractive agenda of congresses, fairs and technology events of 2020 in terms of innovation and advances in different sectors.

Hacking for humanity

Madrid | January 31 and February 1

Combining work and celebration, the event Hacking for Humanity of Girls in Tech comes to Spain after its successful passage through Australia, USA, or South Korea. Here, developers, designers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs, educators, and mentors meet to develop a software solution that will improve the lives of patients with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

Participation is possible individually or in groups of up to 5 members, and has a prize of € 1,000. Thanks to this social awareness approach, it is an event that leaves no one indifferent.

MWC

Barcelona | February 24-27

It cannot be missed in any list of 2020 technology events. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​the most influential visionaries gather together with the latest innovations and leading technologies in the global market. But this year it will not be possible.

A little less than two weeks after its celebration, the organizers of the events have had to suspend it due to the worldwide situation of the Coronavirus. We will have to wait until 2021 to return to the one that has won the title of the largest mobile event in the world.

4YFN

Barcelona | February 24-26

4 Years From Now, the event that has been held for more than 6 years, linked to the MWC and aimed at startups, was also canceled two weeks before its celebration. The event was born as part of the MWC to give support and support to start-ups and connect them with investors and other companies, seeking and generating new business opportunities.

For this year, attendance of around 25,000 attendees was expected. As its website says after the cancellation of the event “we hope to see you at 4YFN Barcelona in 2021”

DES 2020

Madrid | May 19-21

For yet another year, knowledge and experience merge into the largest digital transformation event: Digital Enterprise Show or DES. This event brings together 500 of the best digital experts from around the world at a conference, with an exhibition of more than 300 high-end technology companies. With more than 26,000 visitors, DES presents new ways of doing business, implementing innovative solutions. A reflection on how digital changes the company and shapes the future of its sectors.

WWDC

California | June 03 to 07

It is the global event for Apple developers, which is held every year, and the news of the operating systems is announced. WWDC, in addition to offering more than 100 monitored sessions and numerous speakers, usually coincides with the launch of new brand devices.

Website Festival

Valencia | June 17-20

This year, Valencia is the venue for an event that has been held in other European cities and that attracts more than 15,000 people. With more than 10 categories, WebIT Festival covers everything from general innovation to Blockchain, through the future of food and adding an academy of strat-ups.

It should be said that, as its website suggests, the WebIT Festival has events, parties, and multiple meet-ups. An international event worth attending.

IFA

Berlin | September 04 to 09

In this year’s edition, the IFA expects about 250,000 visitors. It is one of the largest European consumer technology events for a reason. Along the same lines as the well-known CES, companies present the most innovative and cutting-edge products on the market.

Smartphones, computers and all kinds of latest generation smart devices come together in the German city.

South Summit

Madrid | October 6 to 8

Start-ups, partners, investors, speakers. They all meet at the South Summit. This event is the leading innovation platform that connects the main actors of the ecosystem with the most important investors and corporations in search of innovation. In addition to having a startup competition, and a fairly heavy investment portfolio, South Summit is undoubtedly a hallmark of entrepreneurship and quality recognizable by all agents related to the business environment.

IoT Solutions World congress

Barcelona | October 27-29

32,000 square meters bring together more than 16,000 attendees seeking to learn how the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) has impacted the company in different and highly diverse sectors. Some of the topics to be discussed at the IoT Solutions World Congress are energy and utilities, blockchain, AI, or healthcare, among others.

Web Summit

Lisbon | November 2-5

According to Forbes magazine as the “best technology conference in the world”, this event asks CEOs of the world’s largest companies the million-dollar question: “and now, where are we going?”. More than 70,000 attendees from all over the world gather in the Portuguese capital to see what those most responsible for technological evolution have to say at Web Summit. That is why we consider it one of the best events of the year.

Singapore Fintech Festival

Singapore | November 9-13

In recent years, it has established itself as the most relevant fintech event in the world, both in terms of size and its impact on the ecosystem, bringing together more than 60,000 participants from 140 countries, including key representatives of global financial institutions, technology companies, regulators, startups and members of the academic field. The Singapore Fintech Festival 2019 edition was marked by sustainability. Mandatory, it had to be included in our top 2020 technology events.

Smart City Expo

Barcelona | November 17-19

3 days full of urban innovation. Mobility, urban environment, government, and finance are some of the topics that will be discussed in depth. The evolution of urban centers is more than intriguing, and with speakers from India, Austria, or Dubai, who would want to miss such a concentration of ideas as the SmartCity Expo?

Although the list of technology events this year is quite long, we wanted to bring together those that have great technological and innovative content. In all of them the topics of artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and technological evolution are the protagonists. One of the things that we are most passionate about in Armadillo Amarillo is technology, so you will likely find us in many of these events.

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