Conference season is about to start, and we’ve trawled the conference and exhibition industry for the best, most useful events for people working in data management. To save you time, here’s our round-up of our top recommendations. The list is in chronological order for easy scanning. You’ll find an automotive section for those working in one of our focus industries, plus a generic list of events.

These events are mostly in Europe, which is our geographical focus and therefore the area we’ve investigated most thoroughly. If you have events to add to the list, please email them to us via our contact page.

Data management conferences for 2024

  • Data Governance & Master Data Management Conference Europe, London, 11-14 March 2024: A four-day event at which delegates can learn the theory and the practical applications of master data management and data governance. Link to event.
  • Data Innovation Summit, Singapore, 13 March 2024: Conference addressing all the elements of data-driven and AI-innovative business: data, people, processes and technology. Link to event.
  • Enterprise Data World, Orlando, 25-29 March 2024: Educational topics for data managers, including data engineering, AI and big data. Link to event.
  • Data Innovation Summit, Stockholm and online, 24-25 April 2024: Informative conference on topics such as AI and advanced analytics. Link to event.
  • Data Summit, USA location TBC, 8-9 May 2024: Technologies and strategies for becoming a data-driven business, including topics such as data lakes and AI. Link to event.
  • Middle East Enterprise AI Analytics Summit, Riyadh, 9 May 2024: Conference on AI and analytics best practices. Link to event.
  • Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, London, 13-15 May 2024: Conference for leaders on topics such as AI, data governance, future trends and data architecture. Link to event.
  • World Data Summit, Amsterdam, 15-17 May 2024: Topics such as data strategy, future technology, data visualisation, AI, privacy and building a data culture. Link to event.
  • Big Data & AI World, Frankfurt, 22-23 May 2024: Attended by thousands of technologists, data specialists, and AI developers. Link to event.
  • Dublin Tech Summit, Dublin, 29-30 May 2024: Large conference on topics such as AI, cyber security, digital transformation, cloud, diversity, hiring, sustainability, IoT and future tech. Link to event.
  • Data in Manufacturing & Smart Industry Summit DACH, Munich, 6-7 June 2024: Conference for data managers in manufacturing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Link to event.
  • South Europe AI Data Analytics & Insights Summit, Milan, 13-14 June 2024: Insights for data management professionals in Southern Europe. Link to event.
  • BDA Big Data Analytics, London, 19 June 2024: Conference focused on examples of data and analytics-led innovation. Link to event.
  • ODSC Europe, London, 5-6 September 2024: AI and data science conference with optional training streams and an AI bootcamp. Link to event.
  • Big Data London, London, 18-19 September 2024: Large, free-to-attend data and analytics conference and exhibition. Link to event.
  • Data 2030, Stockholm, 25-26 September 2024: Conference for data practitioners in the Nordics. Link to event.
  • Middle East Enterprise AI Analytics Summit, Doha, 10 October 2024: Sister event to the conference in Riyadh in May. Link to event.
  • AI, Data Analytics & Insights Summit North Europe, Stockholm, 24-25 October 2024: UK and Scandinavia-focused conference on topics such as AI and consumer-centric analytics. Link to event.
  • Enterprise AI & Big Data, London, 6 November 2024: An autumn version of the BDA June event. Link to event.
  • AI, Data Analytics & Insights Summit DACH, Munich, 7-8 November 2024: Conference focused on data managers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Link to event.

Automotive conferences for 2024

While these events are not data management-specific, they do address data-related issues within the topics covered in their agendas.

  • NADA Convention & Expo, Las Vegas, 1-4 February 2024: Education and networking for car dealers. Link to event.
  • Automotive Vehicle Remarketing, Berlin, 20-21 February 2024: Conference on remarketing, with themes including digitisation and new ownership models. Link to event.
  • Automotive Logistics Europe, Bonn, 19-23 March 2024: Themes for manufacturers and their suppliers, such as sustainable supply chains and packaging innovation, with some focus on data management. Link to event.
  • House of Mobility, Verona, 14-16 May 2024: Strategies for the future of the dealership model. Link to event.
  • Dealerpoint, Orlando, 21-23 May 2024: Technology for dealers, including data management. Link to event.
  • Automotive Europe, Munich, 22-23 May 2024: Reuters event for senior managers on topics such as electric and autonomous vehicles, with digitisation also addressed within these areas. Link to event.
  • Automotive Retail & Distribution, Madrid, 4-5 June 2024: Management of automotive retail, mostly from the perspective of automotive manufacturers. This is one of our automotive team’s favourite events. Link to event.
  • Move, London, 19-20 June 2024: Mobility re-imagined, with topics such as autonomous vehicles and sustainable urban transport. Link to event.
  • SMMT International Automotive Summit, London, 25 June 2024: The UK automotive trade association’s main conference, with senior-level attendees. Link to event.
  • World Automotive Conference, Istanbul, 17 September 2024: Global trends, but focused on the automotive industry in Turkey. Link to event.
  • Automotive Logistics Global, Dearborn, 23-26 September 2024: Themes for vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. Link to event.
  • Automotive IT International Congress, Berlin, 1 October 2024: A focus on technology and digitisation. Link to event.
  • Women in Automotive Summit, Stuttgart, 8 October 2024: A platform to celebrate women in the automotive industry, highlighting ways organisations can drive change. Link to event.
  • Digital Dealer, Las Vegas, 8-10 October 2024: Technology trends for dealers. Link to event.
  • Motor Finance Europe, Germany location TBC, 17-18 October 2024: Regulatory requirements, technological innovations, strategic developments in vehicle financing. Link to event.
  • American Automotive Summit, Detroit, 22-23 October 2024: An annual platform to exchange ideas surrounding the impact of market dynamics and new technologies. Link to event.
  • Automobilwoche Kongress, Berlin, 6-7 November 2024: Conference covering strategic issues for the German motor industry. Link to event.
  • Automotive Management Live, Birmingham, 13 November 2024: Industry best practice and future trends for dealers. Link to event.
  • Modern Retailing, Palm Beach, 17-19 November 2024: The future of automotive retail. Link to event.

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