At Swyft, we get excited when talking about trade shows and how they can still be an effective part of a B2B technology company’s go-to-market strategy. One particular trade show category that has been blowing up of late is artificial intelligence, or AI. What follows is a post about some of the hottest AI trade shows and conferences worldwide.

For AI startups, getting your company in front of the right audience is crucial. Finding the right audience can be challenging yet rewarding, as the right people will be able to see what you bring to the table and appreciate the benefits it can yield for their business.

There are several ways to increase brand awareness and get in front of buyers of AI technology. One way is to attend an industry event. 

At an AI conference, not only will you be able to connect with industry leaders and potential customers, but you can also get in front of the media. With the popularity of AI, more media outlets are covering AI trade shows and conferences, increasing a startup’s chances of landing media coverage.  

It pays to plan ahead. Mark your calendars for these ten AI events happening in 2020. 


Applied Machine Learning Days 

With five days of hands-on workshops, speakers, tutorials, and presentations, Applied Machine Learning Days is one of Europe’s biggest AI events. In addition to the in-depth presentations from industry experts, the conference offers startups a unique opportunity to present their work under a specialized AI track. 

Details: January 25-29, 2020, Lausanne, Switzerland


Impact: AI 2020

A two-day conference and networking opportunity, Impact: AI is centered around cutting-edge AI technology and research. The tracks will feature keynotes, workshops, and engaging sessions that cover trends and practices in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. 

Details: February 4-5 2020, San Francisco


AI & Big Data Expo 

As part of a series of global expos, this conference dives into AI and big data. Topics include deep learning, business intelligence, and data science with speakers from top companies in the consumer and enterprise sectors like H&M, Down Jones, and GSK, among others. The conference is ideal for startups and industry leaders in the consumer space who want to pick up new data strategies to apply to their businesses.

Details: March 17-18, London


World Summit AI Americas

A global initiative, World Summit produces two major conferences per year, one in Europe and one in the Americas. The World Summit AI Americas prides itself on bringing together the top influencers and experts from around the world to discuss developments, innovative solutions, and exclusive topics on all things AI. 

Details: March 25-26, 2020, Montreal, Canada


Think 2020

A pioneer in the industry, IBM has established themselves as a go-to resource for informative conferences. In 2018, however, they merged all of their conferences to form one major event called Think. The annual conference is dedicated to the technology industry in its entirety, although there are plenty of sessions that explore AI. The event includes engaging presentations, hands-on learning opportunities, and the chance to connect with top IBM professionals. 

Details: May 4-7, San Francisco 


Rise of AI

Addressing AI’s growing popularity, Rise of AI focuses on current and future AI technologies. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with top tech investors, emerging AI startups, and industry experts. In addition to the more than 80 speakers across six tracks that will be featured, the conference will hold a two-day exhibition for more than 50 AI companies to present their work. 

Details: May 13-14, 2020, Berlin



CogX’s Festival of AI and Emerging Technology features speakers from the industry, government, and academia to bring a well-rounded perspective on AI to their stages. There’s also a major expo at the three-day event that gives AI startups an opportunity to display and discuss their work.

Details: June 8-10, 2020, Kings Cross, London


Artificial Intelligence Conference 

Recommended for business executives, O’Reilly’s Artificial Intelligence Conference educates their attendees on applied AI best practices and emerging trends. This conference is useful for those who want to learn more about how AI can be applied to their business strategies in a practical way. 

Details: September 2020, New York City


Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys)

With a focus on computer science, IntelliSys is a leading conference on machine learning. Tracks include artificial Intelligence, machine vision, robotics, and ambient intelligence with AI topics covering everything from deep learning to biometrics. 

Details: September 3-4, 2020, London


AI for Good Summit

Organized by industry leader and events company, Re-Work, the annual AI for Good Summit is taking place in Seattle next year. Re-Work hosts several summits and workshops around the world that focus on bringing together AI experts, executives, data scientists, and the like from a wide variety of industries to highlight AI innovation, trends, and more. Previous attendees include Amazon, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, to name a few. 

Details: November 12-13, 2020, Seattle

Want more information on trade show marketing and media outreach?

Check out our guide entitled Your Roadmap to B2B Trade Show Success and see our insider-tips on how to turn your next trade show into a roaring success.

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