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15 Must-Attend Events for Event Planners in 2021

Find great events to attend in 2021 is no easy task. So, we’ve made it easy for you.


Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the biggest and most important event industry events that every event professional should attend this year.


You’ll meet some incredible event marketers, learn from other event professionals and begin to accelerate your career in the events industry. Plus, with face-to-face beginning to return, you’ll be back travelling to some amazing venues and locations.

PCMA EduCon 2021

7th July, 2021 - Phoenix, AZ

Gathering to explore the latest event ideas and experiences in the international city.

Agents of Hybrid

13th July, 2021 - Boston, MA + Virtual Event

Bizzabo and Cramer plan to explore the connection of physical and digital, and dive deeper into this new format which will forever change the future of events.

The Special Event

19th July, 2021 - Miami, FL

The industry's premier trade show and conference for event professionals, where you can connect with other event colleagues, exhibitors, and mentors.

Hybrid Events Ignited

13th July - London, New York and online.

The leading hybrid event for hybrid event organisers and marketers.

Cvent CONNECT

1st August, 2021 - Las Vegas, NV + Virtual Event

Join the world's premier event technology conference that brings together meeting, events, and hospitality professionals to evolve and put cutting-edge strategies into practice.

SISO Summer Conference

24 - 26th August - Louisville, Kentucky.

One of the best conferences for event marketing leaders.

The Meetings Show

30th September, 2021 - London, UK

Combining a proven hosted buyer program, unrivaled education sessions, and daytime and evening networking opportunities, this has become the must-attend event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry.

Experiential Marketing Summit Live 2021

6th October, 2021 - Chicago, IL

The ultimate training conference on the ultimate marketing discipline: experiential marketing.

The Event Planner Expo 2021

12th October, 2021 - New York City, NY

New York’s single biggest networking event and its best showcase for all event planning professionals.

Event Technology Awards

1st November, 2021 - London, UK

Every year ETA showcases the very best technology that customers may be completely unaware of.

Event Tech Live

1st November, 2021 - London, UK

The only dedicated event technology show in Europe. The conference includes a great speaker line-up, tech demos, leading event tech exhibitors, and networking.

Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum

3rd November, 2021 - Washington D.C. & Virtual

The leading event for independent and association event leaders who want to share successful strategies and discuss ways to improve their bottom lines.

IMEX America 2021

9th – 11th November - Las Vegas, Nevada.

For meeting event professionals. Everyone from meetings planners to association executives and in-house event experts. Caters for a wide range of disciplines and sectors.

IBTM World

30th November, 2021 - Barcelona, Spain

The leading global event for the meetings and events industry, delivering three days of focused access to a dynamic business environment, professional education, and business networks.

Expo Expo

7th – 9th December– Philadelphia and online.

For key players in the exhibition industry.

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