As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, staying at the forefront of innovation and industry trends is imperative for success.
Q4 2023 is upon us and the world of startups, founders, and the business sector is buzzing with anticipation.
With that in mind, we have carefully curated a comprehensive guide to the most expected events and gatherings that will define the business landscape in the coming months.
Take a look!
Date: October 5
Emerce EDAY is a renowned Dutch business event that takes place annually at the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam. The event focuses on the future of online media, business, and marketing. This year’s edition is scheduled to be held on October 5, 2023.
Emerce EDAY is not just another conference; it’s a gathering of visionaries, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders under one roof for a day of profound insights, networking opportunities, and a showcase of cutting-edge technology.
Date: October 6
The Municipality of Amsterdam in collaboration with AMS Institute will host ‘Innofestival’ at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam.
The event will revolve around the question, ‘How can the city of the future be shaped collectively?‘
At Innofestival, there will be a focus on addressing urgent matters that require innovation.
Further, the future of the city will be explored through discussions featuring a diverse array of speakers, panelists, and breakout sessions. The focal point of this edition will be the significance of urban innovations and fostering new collaborations.
World AI Week
Date: October 9 – 13
World AI Week is a platform developed by InspiredMinds!
The crowd-sourced programme acts as the only week dedicated to the global AI ecosystem on the planet.
World AI Week provides a platform for decision-makers, industry leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs to explore fresh ideas, implement progress, and kick-start partnerships.
Over 50 affiliated events will take place throughout the city between Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13, 2023, built around World Summit AI, the epicentre of AI globally, taking place on October 11-12, 2023.
Date: October 10-12
EDUtech Europe brings together the people and companies redefining the education tech
industry across Europe.
The 2-day conference with over 300 inspiring speakers will cover today’s pressing topics, including digital strategy, generative AI, teacher training, pedagogy for digital learning, sustainability, cyber-security, and the digital divide.
The conference will also host a multi-brand exhibition with over 200 leading education technology players showcasing cutting-edge EdTech solutions and featuring the most innovative startups across the region.
Date: October 11 – 12
DPW (Digital Procurement World) Amsterdam is an annual hybrid technology event held in Amsterdam and is the world’s biggest and most influential tech event in procurement and supply chain.
Industry experts, technology providers, and thought leaders gather under one roof to discuss procurement trends, strategies, and solutions.
World Summit AI
Date: October 11 – 12
World Summit AI brings together a global AI ecosystem of enterprises, big tech, startups, investors, and Science.
Some of the brightest brains in AI will be present as speakers and ready to answer and tackle some of the most burning AI issues and set the global AI agenda.
The event will also provide a platform for budding startups working in AI or using AI to showcase their products and businesses and seek funding.
Social Enterprise Forum
Date: October 11 – 12
Social Enterprise Forum (SEF) brings together thousands of social enterprise leaders, policymakers, and purpose-led people with one goal – to raise awareness of social enterprise as an expanding global mechanism for social change. This year’s themes are:
- Ecosystems: Increasing opportunities for trade, collaboration, and collective action
- Fairness: Ensuring equality and inclusion for all
- Migration: Entrepreneurial solutions for better lives
- New Economy: Putting people and planet first
- Planet: Living and trading within planetary boundaries
Future of Protein Production Live
Date: October 11 – 12
Future of Protein Production Live is Europe’s meeting place for accelerating the commercialisation of alternative proteins.
With more than 500 delegates expected and +30 exhibiting companies, the senior executive-level conference presents an unbiased opportunity to explore and discuss this complex issue with world-leading experts.
You can also discover a wide range of solutions that will have a positive impact by abolishing animal cruelty, reducing global pollution, and improving human health.
Date: October 12
CES Unveiled Amsterdam and World Summit AI, two prominent technology events, are partnering to host a groundbreaking summit.
The theme of CES Unveiled Amsterdam is “Tech for One World.”
The event will feature engaging exhibits and conference programming that emphasise collaboration between industries and countries to address global challenges.
Attendees can expect thought-provoking discussions on sustainability, the latest global tech trends, and insights into what to expect at CES 2024.
Startup Success Blueprint
Date: October 26
If you’re starting or expanding a business, then this is a must-attend event for you as you can get practical strategies and valuable insights.
In this event, you will explore various aspects of startup growth, such as crowdfunding, funding opportunities in the Netherlands, talent acquisition, and employee incentive programmes.
Towards the end, you will have an interactive networking session, where you can connect with other entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the Amsterdam community.
Date: October 27 – 29
Omek is a community-centric platform dedicated to the social and professional advancement of African diaspora talent. It is designed to make connections and collaboration simple for the African diaspora professional and their allies.
Through this event, the platform is nurturing space for members, thought leaders, partners, and allies to showcase how mentorship and technology have the power to drive collaborative development.
Date: November 1 – 3
MET AMS is a festival focusing on emerging technology and creativity.
Attendees receive the latest knowledge in AI, AR, XR, 3D, and Web3 from experts from all over the world.
The festival’s second edition will feature a significant event — the MET AMS Innovation Awards, presented in partnership with its headline sponsor, EPAM Systems Inc. This event seeks to inspire and honour innovative, imaginative, and emerging technologies.
Aside from the competition, the MET AMS festival will also offer engaging discussions, interactive demonstrations, and exhibitions presented by leading brands and forward-thinking creators in the technology sector.
Startup Commons Amsterdam
Date: November 3
Startup Commons Amsterdam is ideal if you want to network and meet the ecosystem. This event is all about the leaders of the startup scene meeting face-to-face and exchanging views.
Also, selected startups will have the chance to talk to everyone about their vision of what we need to do to support our ecosystem.
However, the event is limited to 120 participants (40 investors, 40 startups, and 40 network multipliers).
FEM-START x Antler Startup Awards Finale
Date: November 3
FEM-START is the platform for education, mentoring, and networking to bridge the funding gap for female entrepreneurs. The platform removes the obstacles for female entrepreneurs and ensures that their available potential flourishes.
This year’s edition is powered by Antler, giving you the chance to win an investment of €100K to start your funding journey! Pitch your startup, meet like-minded others, and win that investment!
Innovation Awards 2023
Date: November 21
The Innovation Award in Amsterdam is a competition for innovative ideas based on research that contributes to making the world a better place.
The competition welcomes ideas from all research disciplines and stages of development. The award serves as a kick-start to turn your idea into reality.
AmSIA (Amsterdam Science Innovation Award) accepts ideas from aviation, engineering, mathematics, the life sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences.
The best idea in each of the three categories, Society, Health, and Environment & Climate, will receive a prize of €10,000. These categories align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Date: December 7
FUTRXPO, organised by Startupbootcamp, is among the biggest innovation events in Europe.
The event brings together more than 2,000 attendees in Amsterdam to exhibit the upcoming technologies of the future, highlight the bold innovators behind them, and connect with like-minded leaders who support them.
In this year’s conference, you can explore the future of sustainability, mobility & transportation, and finance.