Whether you want to find networking opportunities or learn about the latest industry trends, attending conferences and summits are a great way to connect with other minds and exchange ideas face-to-face. With countless conferences held each year, we know it can be difficult to decide which ones are worth your time and money. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the list to 10 top conferences (in chronological order) that you should catch in 2020, covering key industries such as marketing, technology, finance, wellness and more

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NAFCU Strategic Growth Conference 2020

Date: March 2-4, 2020
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Drive your revenue to the next level with NAFCU’s 2020 Strategic Growth Conference, where you will learn the latest, most innovative credit union growth strategies, how to stay relevant now and in the future, and networking opportunities with the industry's most successful credit unions.


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HKTDC MarketingPulse

Date: March 27, 2020
Location: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

A one-stop platform for the latest trends in marketing, advertising and media, MarketingPulse is an integrated branding and marketing conference that facilitates the exchange of best marketing practices and new collaborations in Asia. Global marketers, brands, advertising agencies, media, enterprises and innovation professionals are welcome to participate.


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Gen.T Asia Summit

Date: April 3-4, 2020
Location: Rosewood Hong Kong 

There’s never been a better time to talk about the future of Asia. Generation T has created a platform that brings together a community of influential leaders at its inaugural Gen.T Asia Summit to inspire new approaches to business and life in the region. 

Confirmed speakers include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales; Google X co-founder Tom Chi; Juan Pablo Escobar, son of the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar; author and North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee, and many more.


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TED2020: Uncharted

Date: April 20-24, 2020
Location: Vancouver, Canada

In 2020, TED is inviting everyone on a bold voyage into uncharted territory in health, politics, the environment and more. The event programme will begin with Fellow Talks from up-and-coming world-changers on day 1, followed by mainstage talks on day 2 and 3, a celebration party on day 4 and round off with an epic final session on the last day.


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Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2020

Date: April 29-30, 2020
Location: Vienna, Austria

This year, Condé Nast's “Gateway To Luxury” Conference will bring together 500 C-Suite delegates from over 300 countries to discuss topics that matter to the global luxury industry. This includes everything from evolving sustainability challenge in fashion, the power of data, inclusivity in sizing and design for luxury brands to hand-made luxury and more.


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Milken Institute Global Conference

Date: May 2-6, 2020
Location: The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills

Themed “Bridging to the Future”, the Milken Institute Global Conference will bring together the best and most creative thought leadership from every sector, from developing markets to accelerating medical research, to catalyse sustainable solutions to global challenges.


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2020 IWF Cornerstone Conference

Date: May 13-15, 2020
Location: London, the United Kingdom

In May, the 2020 Cornerstone Conference conducted by the International Women’s Forum (IWF) will bring to the stage expert speakers and moderators from more than 50 countries to address global issues through a women’s lens. Topics with profound economic, social and political implications will be discussed, and IWF members will come together to share knowledge and ideas and provide a network of support across national and international boundaries.


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Global Wellness Summit 2020

Date: November 10-13, 2020
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel 

For the first time in its 14-year history, the Global Wellness Summit will be held in the Middle East in 2020. Tel Aviv, with its proximity to the Dead Sea, one of the earliest known wellness destinations, is now home to more start-ups than any city after Silicon Valley, making it an extraordinary location for the 2020 Summit. 


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EY Strategic Growth Forum

Date: TBA
Location: TBA

EY’s by-invitation only CEO event is the pinnacle of leadership conferences, each year bringing together more than 2,000 of the United State’s top CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and influential business and government leaders to share to share experiences on innovation, transactions, growth. The Strategic Growth Forum 2019 saw speakers like Arianna Huffington, Nicole Kidman and Shantanu Narayen—the 2020 iteration is poised to take the Forum to new heights.


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RISE 2021

Date: March 2021
Location: AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong

Brought to you by the team behind Web Summit and Collision, two of the largest and fastest-growing tech conferences on earth, RISE will be back in Hong Kong in March 2021, gathering the brightest minds in international tech together in one place. 

Journalists from leading international news outlets will be reporting on the next big thing in tech, while the stages will feature talks from leading experts in data science, AI, finance, autotech, and more.


See also: Female Entrepreneurs On Their Journey To Growing A Business