SaaS Market Growth in 2021
The year 2020 saw a global change in how we live and interact, however it did not slow down the growth of SaaS as an industry and SaaS conferences.
Looking ahead, the Software-as-a-Service market is expected to bring in as much as $200 billion by the end of 2022, according to Forbes. We hope to see the return of in-person events in the near future, but the rise of virtual events has only helped the SaaS market grow.
The SaaS Conferences We Think You Should Attend
Below, we have compiled a list of SaaS conferences and events we think you should consider attending.
When: April 20-22
One of the fastest-growing SaaS conferences in North America is Collision. The event began just seven years ago and is currently expecting 40,000 people to attend this year’s online event. Along with the large expected turnout, the conference welcomes tech industry leaders, partners, investors, startups, and more from well over 100 different countries.
“Collision continues to be the most frequent answer when I ask others about the conference they most want to attend this year.”Inc Magazine
The conference features an impressive list of speakers, including:
- Ryan Reynolds
- Biz Stone
- Katherine Maher
- Bret Taylor
- Ashton Kutcher
- Cindy Crawford
- Mark Ruffalo
- Ariana Huffington
- Dharmesh Shah
- Chelsea Handler
- And More!
Business of Software Europe
When: April 26 & 27
Although Business of Software is a software conference, the event focuses on taking your business to the next level including growth strategy, product management, leadership, organizational culture, and other topics.
The event boasts four different ways you can connect with other attendees including:
- “Coffee Queue” Chats – chance encounters with interesting people
- Group Exercises – puzzle over difficult questions with other smart entrepreneurs
- Topic-Focused Breakout Discussions – meet other attendees interested in the same topics as you
- Slack – organize your own breakout discussion, individually message other attendees
When: April 27-29
Just like SXSW, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Adobe in some capacity. The Adobe Virtual Summit is the world’s largest digital experience conference led by SaaS industry leaders. With 200 sessions and training workshops, the focus will be on delivering an amazing customer experience.
The summit will also cover:
- Marketing Automation
- eCommerce Insights
IBM Think 2021
When: May 11 & 12
If you are in the IT industry, this event is for you. Offering both live discussions and on-demand sessions, the event looks to explore advancements and opportunities in the ever-expanding IT industry.
IBM Think will also cover developments in:
- Ai Technology
- Hybrid Cloud
Dublin Tech Summit
When: June 17
The mission of the Dublin Tech Summit is to provide the best practical advice and the latest in technology trends for businesses to reach their greatest potential.
Dublin Tech Summit will also feature:
- More than 80 leading technology and business leaders
- Attendance by more than 5,000 people from more than 70 countries
- Meet investors through numerous networking events
- Discuss trends in the tech industry
Product-Led World Summit
When: July 28 & 29
Price: $795 (Team Passes)
Influential practioners at Product-Led World are looking to provide insight, while challenging attendees. The summit will be offering interactive sessions where people can discuss business tactics to grow your organization. Here, you can learn about our Product-Led World leverages freemium models, how it grows teams for success, creating customer framework, and much more.
Speakers of Product-Led World:
- Johnathan Rochelle
- Jake Walker
- Alexandra Lung
- Renia Rigopoulou
- Neeti Deshmukh
When: Septemeber 7-10
Although Inbound will be a virtual event this year, the conference will allow “meetups” and other interactive live sessions to help those attending get the best out of the experience.
This year, the conference plans to feature speakers including:
- Brian Halligan
- Dharmesh Shah
- Yamini Rangan
- Hasan Minhaj
Traffic & Conversion Summit
When: September 13-15
The Traffic & Conversion Summit is all about digital marketing and the ever-changing industry. Among the topics covered will be content, more specifically, actionable, proven, and strategic content. They state all their strategies are proven and tested as opposed to theory.
Notable past speakers include:
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Goldie Chan
- Ryan Deiss
- Lisa Nichols
- Gary Vaynerchuk
Tech Crunch Disrupt
When: September 21-23
Tech Crunch boasts a three-day “non-stop” online programming virtual event. The two big topics covered will be shaping the future of disruptive technology and ideas through founders/investors and insights for entrepreneurs.
Notable Speakers of Tech Crunch:
- Mark Zukerber
- Elon Musk
- Jack Dorsey
Check Back for Updates
We will be updating this regularly with more SaaS events we come across that we think are worth checking out.
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