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Best Technology Events in Ireland 2018

Posted by Mark Bates
Feb 12, 2018

Top 10 Tech Events 2018

Stay ahead of the curve this year with the top 10 technology events in Ireland for 2018.

Best Technology Events in Ireland 2018

Tech/Life Ireland 404

Date: 10 February 2018

Location: Skills Matter, London

Though strictly speaking not in Ireland, Tech/Life Ireland 404 is a London-based event designed to promote technology careers in Ireland. Ireland’s technology ecosystem is rightly being recognised as one of the best, most exciting in the world.

Fancy being part of it? Head to the offices of Skills Matter for a line-up of brilliant speakers, amazing installations and the opportunity to network with the leading tech employers based in Ireland.

There are a limited number of tickets available, so get yours now.

ITLG Young Innovators

Date: 2 March 2018

Location: Shannon Airport, Co. Clare

Organised by the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), a Silicon Valley-based organisation that works to improve technology links between Ireland and the US, Young Innovators encourages problem solving, creative thinking, innovation and leadership skills in the young people of Ireland.

This year’s event will see nearly 700 pupils from across Ireland take part in a one-day competition to come up with an innovative idea on how people will live, work, shop, play, travel and learn 50 years from now. Given expert advice and mentorship, the teams will compete for the top prize (a trip to Silicon Valley) as well as lots of other goodies.

Contact ITLG if you’d like to attend.

Dublin Tech Summit

Date: 18-19 April 2018

Location: Convention Centre, Dublin

Europe’s fastest growing tech conference is where “today’s leaders meet tomorrow’s technology”. Global tech leaders come together to discuss how innovation, technology and business are shaping worldwide trends and technologies.

Dublin Tech Summit also has a special startup program which offers selected startup firms exhibition space, workshops with industry leaders, and the opportunity to participate in the DTS Startup Pitch Competition.

Get your tickets.

Tech Connect Live

Date: 30 May 2018

Location: RDS, Dublin

Tech Connect Live is Ireland’s largest technology event, each year welcoming more than 3,000 decision-makers from the global and Irish tech sectors through its doors. Designed for tech firms, startups, investors and end users, Tech Connect features a sparkling exhibitor floor and a full roster of exciting keynotes, conferences (from fintech to sports technology) and networking opportunities

Speakers at this upcoming Dublin event include Paul Byrne, CEO of Currency Fair, and Amanda Roche Kelly, managing director at Just Eat Ireland.

Register from the homepage.


Date: 11-13 June 2018

Location: RDS, Dublin

Since 2015 MoneyConf has seen the world’s leading financial technology, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency experts gather to discuss the future of money, and how technology will help drive it.

Over two days, 5,000 attendees from over 100 countries will network and enjoy keynotes and workshops from some of the greatest financial minds on the planet.

Get your tickets.

Manufacturing Solutions

Date: 13 June 2018

Location: Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick

Limerick’s Manufacturing Solutions Conference is the flagship event for manufacturing and engineering firms in Ireland and around the world. Leading technology suppliers attend this annual event to showcase developments in a wide range of manufacturing subsets, including CAD software, metrology and inspection tools.

Aside from the presentation floor there’s also a comprehensive programme of leading industrial keynote speakers.

Register here.

Digital DNA 2018

Date: 19-20 June

Location: St George’s Market, Belfast

Digital DNA, hosted in Belfast, is Ireland’s major business and technology event. Bringing together leaders from a variety of industries and sectors, it aims to showcase the genuine potential of technology in shaping and influencing today’s organisations.

Contact Digital DNA with any registration enquiries.

DigiMarCon Ireland

Date: 5-6 September

Location: Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel

Although held in London, DigiMarCon is billed as the largest digital marketing event in Ireland. The 2018 edition looks set to build on past successes by showcasing the latest technologies, presenting the most creative minds and offering conducive opportunities for networking.

Enjoy talks on topics including content strategy, UX, customer engagement, social media and a whole lot more.

Book your place.

Medical Technology Ireland

Date: 26-27 September

Location: Galway Racecourse, Galway

Ireland’s medical device industry is booming, so it’s only fitting that it has its very own conference. Set in the beautiful Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway, itself a major hub for medical device technology, Medical Technology Ireland offers the latest in cutting-edge design, innovation and manufacturing as well as the opportunity to meet over 200 Irish and international leading companies showcasing the latest in medical device technology.

To register for Medical Technology Ireland, send an email to Jason Moss –

UPRISE Festival

Date: 18 October

Location: Venue TBA, Dublin

This ‘people first’ event is part conference, part festival. At UPRISE company founders, CEOs, speakers and “rulebreakers” gather for panels, workshops and an exhibition space. Last year’s event saw 500 firms, 200 founders and more than 100 speakers, including Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank, and Liam Harrington, founder of UNILAD.

Buy your tickets.

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