Selling is underpinned by the connections that people make. Striking up a relationship and having personal interactions is what drives many sales forward. Yet more people are spending time behind their desk because of the improvements to technology.
While many modern sales tools have made sales reps’ lives easier, venturing out into the field to network is still a powerful method for winning more business. Fortunately, there are tons of events where CEOs, managers, reps, small business owners and entrepreneurs can network, promote business and learn new aspects of the industry.
Where are all these events located, you ask? It just so happens that we have put together a conclusive list of the best European sales, marketing and startup events taking place over the next year. There will be plenty of networking opportunities, as well as a chance to learn from the industry’s best.
Read on and discover when and where the best sales events in Europe are taking place.
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
More than 3,000 attendees will see 1,000-plus companies and 100-plus speakers at SaaStock in Dublin, Ireland. The three-day event brings the global SaaS community together and focuses on building business and scaling B2B software-as-a-service companies.
When: 15th-17th of October, 2018
Address: 23 William St S, Dublin 2, D02 FK10, Ireland
Price: From €999
There are 250 speakers presenting at The Business Show 2018, a European sales event that takes place this winter at the Excel in London. Speakers include Liam Hackett, who was listed as one of the top 20 entrepreneurs in 2017, and Olly Sewell, Facebook’s SMB manager for the UK and Ireland. The event is aimed at startups, SMEs and large corporations.
When: 14th and 15th November, 2018
Address: Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
The National Sales Conference is the UK’s only independent conference for the sales sector. Currently in its fifth year, the event is seen as the leading conference amongst C-level sales professionals. There will be many talks from thought leaders, including Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman of MediaCom UK .
When: 29th November, 2018
Address: Ricoh Arena, Judds Ln, Coventry CV6 6GE
Price: From €530
With over 200 exhibitors and 95 seminars, there’s a lot to love about the Sales Innovation Expo. Taking place at the Excel Centre, London in March 2019, the event is held by the PRYSM Group and is the largest expo in Europe. Expect to see the biggest and best voices in the sales industry sharing their insights.
When: 27th and 28th March, 2019
Address: Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
The E-show is a chance for organizations to learn more about eCommerce and grow business links. There will be 12,000-plus people in attendance and 250-plus speakers at the event, talking about how businesses can succeed in the digital marketing era.
When: 26th-27th September, 2018
Address: IFEMA Feria de Madrid, Av. Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid
Price: From €25
Job skill sets are continuously changing, which means that companies need to keep up with the latest trends to keep their staff effective. At the WW1 Summit 2018, leaders in innovation and business will talk about the skills needed for the future and how business can train staff. The event provides the chance to network with other like-minded organizations.
When: Nov 8th and 9th 2018
Address: Valkyrie, 126 Carrer de Pujades, 08005 Barcelona
Price: From €120
If you’re looking to get on top of international search marketing topics and challenges, then the Barcelona International Search Summit should be of interest. There is a range of speakers that have expertise managing international websites and running global campaigns to generate more business. They will share tips and tactics to improve your online presence in international markets.
When: 15th November 2018
Address: Hotel 1898, La Rambla 109, Barcelona
Price: From €95 for a singular ticket
This November,Marketing Remix is back in Paris for its third edition. The conference features four keynote speakers: Emmanuelle Bach Donnard (Camaieu International), Anne-Sophie Frenove (Airbnb), Guillaume Planet (Groupe SEB), and Bastien Schupp (Renault Group), who will share their insights with the audience.
When: 8th November
Address: Marceau Auditorium, 12 Avenue Marceau, 75008 Paris
SaaStra Europa 2019 takes place in Paris and is a two-day event covering topics in the SaaS industry. There will be networking opportunities aplenty as well as insights from founders, executives and innovators in SaaS.
When: June 13th and 14th 2019
Address: TBD, Paris
Price: From €260
The IE-Club and Le Poste Group are co-organizing an evening analyzing the relationship between Large enterprises and startups on the 26th of September. The event will examine how large corporations and small businesses can work together and will provides great networking opportunities.
When: 26th September
Address: Auditorium of La Poste Group Headquarters, Lemnys Building (Building A), 9 rue Colonel Pierre Avia, 92130 Issy les Moulineaux la France
They say content is king, and with the engage conference, you can find out how to utilize content to attract more customers to your business. Topics covered include content marketing, influencer marketing, social media and rich media. There will also be networking opportunities for the people in attendance.
When: 11th October
Address: IULM Auditorium, Via Carlo Bo 7, 20143 Milan
Do Well By Doing Good offers keynote speakers and workshops that teach you how to become a sustainable brand, manage work-life balance, and a look at the latest marketing trends. There are also talks on blockchain and mind mapping techniques.
When: 13th and 14th October
Price: From €37
After a successful first run in May 2018, where 20 speakers gave keynote speeches to 500 participants about growth hacking techniques, Growth Hacking Day returns in January 2019. The event is designed to help startups and entrepreneurs that are looking to get ahead in their sectors.
When: 14th January 2019
Address: Milan, 20100 Milan
Price: From €132
Founders Table Berlin is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with other startups, experienced and new business leaders. Everyone comes together to exchange business ideas, network and discuss the latest trends. Industry experts and startup entrepreneurs are on hand to provide speeches about the latest topics.
When: September 12th
Address: hubraum, Winterfeldtstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
Lidl Digital hosts Germany’s largest Digital Marketing Meetup, which is centered around digital strategy, marketing and growth. Participants include Siemens, BCG Digital and Rocket Internet, while the event is an opportunity to get digital marketing insights into your business and network with entrepreneurs, managing directors, managers and consultants.
When: September 25th
Address: Lidl Digital – Clinker Lounge, Saarbrücker Straße 36-38 (Backfabrik) ·,10405 Berlin
Price: From €14
Hosted by Opinary GmBH in Mitte, Sales Hacker brings together leaders of B2B sales to look at different aspects of the sales process with their own unique strategies and tactics. The event is focused on sales development, the best sales channels, scaling sales in the time of GDPR, KPI’s and how to develop long-term relationships in sales.
When: September 27th
Address: Opinary Office, Choriner Straße 7, 10119 Berlin
Taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, The Sales Conference will feature a range of keynote speakers who will share their sales experience. Among the speakers is Daniel Pink, author of the New York Times best-selling books, “To Sell is Human” and “A Whole New Mind”.
When: November 8th
Address: Annexet, Ericsson Globe Arena Stockholm, 121 77, Arenatorget 1, 121 77 Johanneshov, Sweden
Spark is a social media conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s aimed at teaching people how to interact with customers in the ever-growing and changing world of social media. Attendees will learn how to have more meaningful interactions with their audience, helping them turn social media users from leads into customers.
When: November 14th
Address: Lokomotivværkstedet, 5A Otto Busses Vej, 2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
Price: From €427
Organized by the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce, Doing Business in the UK features presentations aimed at Norway-based companies that looking to expand or relocate to the UK. There is advice on hand from established UK companies, as well a reception for networking.
When: September 5th
Address: Litteraturhuset (Amalie Skram room), Wergelandsveien 29, 0167, Norway
With this comprehensive list, you are well covered for European sales events and networking opportunities. There are events for startup business as well as long-standing ones. Which ones will you be attending? And are there any that we missed which you think are worth going to? Sound off in the comments below.