While new marketing tactics dominate much of the conversation in the industry today, traditional marketing, like trade shows, continues to be as relevant today as ever before. In the United States, trade shows are a 12.6 billion dollar industry, and perhaps the most thrilling of these shows are in the electronics and software industries.

General consumers and tech professionals alike look forward to many of these trade shows throughout the year. The excitement of emerging technology, networking opportunities, and marketing are building for these three Summer 2018 shows, so you don’t want to miss them.

  1. Techspo Chicago 

Tech professionals from across the industry are welcome to join Techspo Chicago on June 20th and 21st, 2018. The expo features 40-minute lectures from industry leaders, a large exhibit hall with cutting-edge technology, and chances for networking. This year’s expo will focus on the following areas of the industry: SaaS Technology, Internet, MarTech, AdTech, and Mobile.

  1. CompTIA ChannelCon 

From July 31st to August 2nd, business professionals in the technology industry will descend on the nation’s capital for CompTIA ChannelCon. The trade show welcomes anyone with a business that builds, sells, or influences emerging technology. This conference offers marketing education and classes on soft skills like customer service and sales — all geared toward tech professionals.

  1. Interface Madison 

IT infrastructure is the backbone of our technological world, and the Interface conference helps IT professionals keep up with the changes. This year, Interface will take place in Madison, Wisconsin on August 16th. Presentations and panel discussion will cover timely topics such as BC/DR, Enterprise Communications, and IT Security.

If you’re ready to learn about the latest technology and network with fellow professionals, be sure to attend at least one of these conferences this summer.