The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially in value and size, and while the industry is still nascent in Asia, the growth potential is meteoric.
IoT uptake in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to grow extensively. From 3.1 billion connected devices in 2015, APAC is set to boast 8.6 billion connected devices by 2020, bringing Asia’s IoT market opportunity to US$583 billion, according to IDC.
The organization expects to see APAC to be “the frontline for IoT” in four years or less.
Several events and conferences are set to take place in Asia in the months to come. Here’s our pick of the top 10 events to attend.
Nimhans Convention Center, Bengaluru
November 15-16, 2017
The India IoT Symposium is set to be one of the largest events in the country dedicated to the IoT. The conference will cover the latest news and innovations in the space, and provide networking opportunities for participants.
Over 500 of the leading IoT end-user experts and decision makers are expected to attend for the two-day conference to define and discuss the current and future of IoT in almost every sector.
Sedona Hotel Yangon
November 23-24, 2017
Myanmar has signaled its readiness to reintegrate with the world economy through recent socioeconomic and political reforms, recognizing ICT as a key enabler and a priority for development.
The debut of Asia IoT Business Platform 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar will focus on concrete discussions between IoT solutions providers and end-users to address key challenges and pain points in implementing IoT in businesses and organizations in the country.
Hotel Nikko Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
November 29-30, 2017
The 19th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform in Ho Chi Minh City will bring together IoT speakers from different vertical industries to provide insights on issues, challenges, and the latest developments in the IoT landscape in Vietnam.
The event is expected to bring over 200 senior stakeholders from the government, telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, healthcare, finance, and other vertical sectors to explore the possibility of adopting IoT solutions for business efficiency.
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
December 07-08, 2017
Underlining the theme Driving growth in IoT Adoption, the debut edition of IoT India Conference aims to create a platform for the community to discuss IoT’s proliferation in India.
The objective of the event is to present a detailed overview of the IoT products’ landscape in India and discuss key business and technology trends, drivers and enabling ecosystem for IoT and its sub segments.
Conference highlights include the real impacts of the IoT in various industry segments, smart nation insights from Singapore, as well as keynotes from thought leaders in India Subcontinent and Asia.
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
March 07-09, 2018
2nd edition of the IoT India expo will focus on the IoT ecosystem including governing bodies, hardware, software and services. The event will have special focus on AR/VR, robotics, artificial Intelligence and wearables, bringing technological changes in specific sectors.
The first edition attracted over 4,000 visitors from mobility, healthcare, agriculture, insurance, legal, architects, telecom and industrial manufacturing industry seeking both hardware and software solutions.
March 21-22, 2018
IoT Asia is an award winning stage that brings together technology heads, design architects, solution architects, engineers, academic institutions, investors and start-ups to assess the latest trends and partnership models in Asia.
The 2018 event will feature a 6,000 sqm exhibition, multi-track though provoking conferences and community-driven seminars. IoT Asia 2018 will put the spotlight on key areas critical to the development of IoT in Asia including smart cities, industrial IoT, IoT data analytics, and enablers.
Over 2 days, 6,000 technology decision makers from Asia and beyond are expected to attend.
HKCEC, Hong Kong
Smart IoT Hong Kong 2018 is primed to be another ground breaking edition covering the IoT in Asia. It is part of the only global franchise in IoT with events in London, Singapore and now Hong Kong.
Smart IoT Hong Kong is one of four co-located shows covering the whole IoT ecosystem. The others are Cloud Expo Asia, Data Centre World and Cloud Security Expo.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
July 15-17, 2018
Industry of Things World Asia is an international knowledge exchange platform that’s expected to bring together more than 250 high-level executives who play an active role in the Industrial IoT scene.
Renowned speakers will share their expertise at the event and offer real case studies on how the industrial IoT is changing the business world as we know it.
The conference will cover cloud, robotics, automation, standards, interoperability, security, and data, among key topics.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
September 18-20, 2018
Every year, IoT World Asia brings together leaders and early adopters of the IoT space to share their experiences and expertise on the field.
The event is part of TechXLR8 Asia, which showcases the latest developments in IoT, AI, 5G, NFV and SDN and startups.
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
October 10-11, 2018
The Smart IoT Singapore conference will be both disruptive and practical. It is aimed at businesses at various stages of IoT deployment and advanced analytical model implementation.
Over two days, the event will include practical demonstrations of real-time IoT pilot schemes and case studies. Smart IoT Singapore aims to be the most up-to-date and relevant IoT conference across Asia.