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Digital industry: The resumption of offline events

After two years in the pandemic, there are few industries that have struggled as much as the event industry. Sure, where many people come together, viruses don't have a hard time spreading. To curb that, many events of 2020 and 2021 were cancelled or only held as online versions. Now it seeams that in 2022 almost all events in the digital industry will be back in offline format. Markus Sekulla has taken a look to see which tech conferences are worth recommending this year. 

The resumption of offline events is something I'm personally excited about, as hopefully with all hygiene measures in place, there will be safe networking and coffee-drinking again. However, we will find the New Normal here as well: Fist-bumps, pre-admission tests, and fewer hugs. Still, since many of us have somewhat unlearned the art of socializing - I'll admit mine is a little rusty, too - the 2022 event season comes just in time.

But where is networking happening in the digital industry in 2022. As always, this year we've researched what's on in 2022 and created a guideline. Curated by me and therefore please no claims that this list is complete. 

31st of March 2022 - Work & Culture – online (https://work-culture.de/)

NEW: 4.-6th of April 2022 – Crypto Assets Conference – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management & online (https://www.crypto-assets-conference.de/)

NEW: 6th of April 2022 – H+ Digital Health 2022 – online (https://www.insurtech-munich.com/event-directory/)

02.- 03rd of May 2022  – BeyondTellerrand – Capitol Dusseldorf (https://beyondtellerrand.com)

05.- 06th of May 2022 – WorkflowAnalytica - Amplifier Berlin (https://workflow-analytica.eu/)

17.- 18th of May 2022 - #OMR22 – Messe Hamburg – (https://omr.com/de/events/omr22/)

8.- 10th of June 2022 – Re:publica – Arena Berlin & Festsaal Kreuzberg (https://re-publica.com/de)

14.- 15th of June – 2022 We Are Developers World Congress – Berlin – (https://www.wearedevelopers.com/events/world-congress/)

16.- 17th of June 2022 - AI World Congress 2022 – Kensington Conference and Event Centre, London (https://aiconference.london)

16.- 17th of June 2022 - The Next Web – Amsterdam - Taets Art & Event Park (https://thenextweb.com/conference)

29.- 30th of June 2022 – Digital Insurance Agenda – Amsterdam - Taets Art & Event Park (https://www.digitalinsuranceagenda.com/events/dia-amsterdam-2022/)

14.- 15th of September 2022 - Big-Data.AI Summit – Café Moskau Berlin – (https://www.big-data.ai/)

21.- 22nd of September 2022 – DMEXCO – Messe Cologne (https://dmexco.com)

25.- 27th of September 2022 – Bits and Pretzels – ICM Munich (https://www.bitsandpretzels.com/festival)

12.- 13th of October 2022 - World Summit AI – Amsterdam - Taets Art & Event Park (https://worldsummit.ai)

1.- 4th of November 2022 – Web Summit – Lisbon (https://websummit.com/)

Our post on the highlights of Web Summit 2021 can be found here: https://next.ergo.com/en/Trends/2021/web-summit-2021-lisbon-digitisation-trends-talks-keynote-speech-innovation-highlights.html

Text: Markus Sekulla