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An infographic about smart homes.

1. Smart Home Summit

  • Time: November
  • Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA, USA
  • Official webpage: https://tmt.knect365.com/smart-home/
  • Target audience: For large enterprises, not for start-ups
  • Event Fees: > $1000 with a discount for teams
  • Topics:
    • Creating a safer & more secure home,
    • AI & the home of the future,
    • Connecting Consumer Markets.

The summit focuses on the smart home market landscape and technical challenges

Enhanced security is one of the primary reasons residents in the UK buy home automation systems.

If you are a senior executive interested in smart home technology, then this is an ideal event for you. You can also be qualified as VIP guest. For this, you should have a unique technological product and be director/head level or above.

As for speakers, they are top professionals who know the ins and outs of the smart home industry. Notably, some of the featured speakers are from Google, Electrolux, Ecovacs Robotics., etc.

2. Connected World Summit

  • Time: September
  • Location: Printworks, Surrey Quays Rd, London
  • Official webpage: Connected World Summit
  • Target audience: Smart Home platform providers, healthcare providers, insurance companies, telecom operators, etc.
  • Event fees: from Free pass to $1300
  • Topics:
    • Connected home
    • Connected city
    • 5G
    • AI tech world
    • VR/AR

Connected World Summit started out in 2014 and within 12 months was recognized as the leading Smart Home event in Europe.

The featured speakers include professionals from different companies. For example, there will be principal analysts, strategists, business leaders from Delta Energy & Environment, IKEA Group and BBC. What is more, professionals from Google, Orange, HSBC, and Vodafone will also be presenting at the event.

You will gain an amazing experience if you participate in roundtable discussions and networking sessions. For example, you can learn from existing smart cities deployments worldwide.

3. European Smart Homes

  • Time: September
  • Location: Royal Garden Hotel, London, United Kingdom
  • Official webpage: European Smart Homes
  • Target audience: Technology providers/consultants, Retailers, Utilities, Telcos, Property Developers, Installers, and Architects, Start-Ups
  • Event fees: > $1500
  • Topics:
    • Retailer’s perspective on the evolution of the smart homes market
    • Evolution of platforms supporting the smart home
    • Personal data and security of information
    • Smart home extensions

The questions that will be answered during this Smart Home event:

  • Is Europe a slow market for Smart Homes?
  • How to overcome the early adopters and start focusing on the mass consumer market?
  • What are the upcoming opportunities in the energy, utilities, retail and connected home supply chain markets?

Thus, if you want to hear the answers to this and other important questions, then you should attend ACI’s (Active Communications International) European Smart Home event.

The two-day event will bring together key industry stakeholders. The speakers will be smart home professionals from Bosch, TechUK, Kier Living, Enel and other advanced companies.

The key discussions will involve monetization, customer approach, partnership, and interoperability. This is a good opportunity to attend high-quality and informative strategic business event. 

4. Smart Home CES

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  • Time: January
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Official webpage: CES TECH
  • Target audience: Trade-only event, is open to people above 18 years, who are affiliated with the consumer technology industry
  • Event fees: the full information about pass fees is not available yet
  • Topics:
    • Augmented reality,
    • Cyber Security/Personal Privacy,
    • Gaming,
    • Robotics,
    • Smart City, etc.  

CES Conference sessions, which are more than 300, touch almost every aspect of Smart Homes, including key trends and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in the smart home technology you will love the event. Apart from the smart home industry, you will get knowledge about digital health, self-driving cars, sleep technology, smart cities, robotics, sports technology and many other interesting things.

5. AI and Smart Home Expo

  • Time: December
  • Location: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
  • Official webpage: AI and Smart Home Expo
  • Target audience: housing manufacturers, architect/design offices, developers, wholesalers, municipalities, etc.
  • Event fees: You should fill the ticket to get your fee
  • Topics:
    • Advertising, Entertainment & Content
    • Health & Wellness
    • Home & Family
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Product Design & Manufacturing
    • Robotics & Machine Intelligence

This is a large-scale show of cutting-edge technologies. There you can find building material, housing equipment, building management service, ICT solution, etc. In a word, producers from around the world will exhibit urban infrastructure. 

There is no doubt, that this is the best place if you want to find smart home products and technologies to solve various home-keeping problems. Particularly, if you are an entrepreneur, you will carry out face-to-face business meetings with key industry leaders.

6. Shanghai Smart Home Technology

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  • Time: September
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Official webpage: Shanghai Smart Home Technology 
  • Target audience:
    • Smart home appliance and smart hardware providers,
    • Cloud platform technology and solution providers,
    • Network and wireless control system providers,
    • Smart home system integration companies.
  • Event fees: Free and open for trade visitors above 18 years

As a matter of, fact, this is China’s premier platform for smart home technology. If you are still hesitating about the show, look at this facts: in 2017, this smart home event had 23,210 professional visitors, a 13% increase over last year, from 49 countries and regions.

Your benefits will be huge, as the Shanghai Smart Home Technology event focuses on technical integration, fosters cross-sector business collaboration and encourages industry players to innovate. Notably, the 2018 show gathers renowned exhibitors to display smart home communication, hardware connecting and voice recognition technologies.

7. Smart Home for Independent Living

  • Time: March     
  • Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
  • Official webpage: Smart Home Tech Live UK
  • Target audience:
    • Security wireless systems providers,
    • Personal alarms providers
  • Event fees: Event is free
  • Topics:
    • Health & Electric Vehicles,
    • Home Cyber-security,
    • Smart Technology for Independent Living,
    • Companion Robotics,
    • Smart Home: A New Challenge For Insurance Companies,
    • Health Apps.

As a matter of fact, Smart Home is the UK’s most revolutionary event.  It focuses on the latest automated home technologies. If you attend the show, you will see revolutionary innovations and world-class speakers. If you want more facts, consider this numbers:

  •    150 seminars
  •    200 suppliers,
  •    Interactive features.

In this event, among the featured speakers are professionals from Bluetooth SIG, Smart Energy GB, Stuart Spice, B9 Systems, etc.

8. 2nd Annual Smart Connected Homes Forum

  • Time: October
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Target audience: delegates, software and solution providers, developers, researchers, managers, engineers are invited to the event.
  • Event fees: > $2000

This Smart Connected Home Forum is organized by Business Intelligence Services Company based in Europe. By organizing this kind of events the company empowers high tech companies with best market practices for today’s fast-changing markets. This two-day event will have 19 speakers, 20 interactive sessions, and one workshop.

As stated on the official website of the event organizer there are many learning benefits. You will understand the importance of partnerships in the Smart Home industry and develop sustainable partnerships. 

9. IoT Tech Expo North America

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  • Time: November    
  • Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
  • Official webpage: IoT Tech Expo North America
  • Target audience: IoT interested companies and individuals
  • Event fees: From free to > $1500
  • Topics:
    • IoT,
    • Smart City strategies and global opportunities,
    • Data analytics uses for IoT
    • How connected industry and connected transportation work.

Smart Home Technologies is one of the IoT systems. If you want to discover not only Smart Home systems but also other connected devices, it will be very beneficiary if you attend IoT events as well.  

IoT Tech Expo North America is the world’s largest IoT event. What is more, it brings key industries for exploring the latest innovations within the Internet of Things. This is definitely the conference is not to be missed.

Briefly stated, you will get knowledge about different topics, such as smart building & facilities management, building the connected supply chain, intelligent city and transport management, asset monitoring and management. Moreover, you will also learn about the most innovative advancements in IoT and explore some case studies.

10. Internet of Things Expo

  • Time: April
  • Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
  • Official webpage: Internet of Things Expo
  • Target audience: tech entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders from across the IoT ecosystem
  • Topics:
    • Smart cities,
    • The blockchain,
    • Artificial intelligence,
    • Transportation,
    • Cyber-security,
    • Big data, and more.

Internet of Things Expo and Conference (UTC) is the place where regions businesses interested in IoT are gathering to gain more information about the current trends of the industry. Also, it helps to drive the Middle East’s digital and innovation-led economy.

The event has 7,511 visitors, 120 exhibitions and brands, 100 talks and 86 countries.

Speakers from Google, IBM, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Aiva Technologies, etc. will talk about how to simplify AI and machine learning to get real results, collaborations, and investments in start-ups. Check the full agenda and you will definitely find the topic you are interested in.


Every year more and more events, shows and conferences are being held and it’s becoming more difficult to choose one of them. We hope that this information will be helpful to you. By choosing the right event for you can get answers to your questions about the technology.