Nick McCoy at one of the top sales conferences of 2017

The year of 2016 has come to a close (Yes, I know – crazy how fast time flies!) and as you reflect back on the awesome year you’ve had, it is also the time to plan how you can further develop the skills of your team to help them be successful, and ultimately turn into the perfect B2B sales rep.

Online training courses are a great start, going to user groups is also effective, and of course reading the top sales books is another avenue to attain new knowledge. But probably one of the most effective ways to enhance your personal career development is by attending conferences.

Conferences are great ways to educate yourself on the latest news or tactics in a particular field, but also an awesome opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

So, to help you narrow down the list of sales events, we’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of the top 16 sales conferences of 2017 that all sales leaders should attend. These are a must for those sales reps who are looking to step their game up to the next level and really go above and beyond the pack.

Top 16 Sales Conferences of 2017

Sales conferences in 2017
What is it?

 
TOPO Summit brings together over 1,000 sales and marketing leaders from the world’s best companies so that they can share specific best practices, patterns, and plays for driving exceptional growth. Summit is an intensive, engaging learning experience that offers attendees over 45 sessions and workshops across 6 dedicated tracks on today’s hottest sales and marketing topics.

Audience

Sales Professionals and Leaders
 

Date and Location

April 12-13, 2017
Pier 27 San Francisco
 
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Tickets and Pricing

Early Access: $795.00
Early Access Price Ends on Dec. 31, 2016
 
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Agenda Topics
    – Sales Leadership
    – Sales Development
    – Sales Ops and Technology
    – Account-Based Everything
    – Sales Effectiveness
    – Marketing Ops and Technology

 
See Agenda from 2016
 

Notable Past Speakers

– Ryan Azus, SVP WW Sales, RingCentral
– James Burnette, Director of Global Sales Development, LinkedIn
– Scott Keane, Director of Demand Management, Google
– Doug Landis, VP of Sales Productivity, Box
– Ted Purcell, VP of Sales, Marketo
 

Notable Highlights

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SeriousDesicions sales conference 2017
What Is It?

SiriusDecisions Sales Leadership Exchange is an event designed for b-to-b sales, sales operations, sales enablement and channel sales leaders. If you’re responsible for leading growth across direct and indirect selling resources, this event will bring you intelligence from world-class research to help you understand the critical priorities your function should be driving.

Date and Location

February 22-24, 2017
Fairmont Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona
Hotel and Travel Logistics

Tickets and Pricing

Early Bird Rate: $1,050
Early Bird Rate ends January 20, 2017

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Audience

Senior Sales Executives and Leaders

Agenda Topics
    – Customer Enagement
    – Sales Recruiting and Growth
    – Sales Coaching
    – Sales Performance Metrics
    – Channel Discounting and Management
    – SiriusLabs

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Notable Keynote Speakers

– Heather Cole, Service Director, Sales Enablement Strategies
– Phil Harrell, Service Director, Chief Sales Officer Strategies
– Mark Levinson, VP and Group Director, Sales Services
– Nancy Maluso, Research Director, Sales Enablement Strategies
– Steven Silver, Senior Research Director, Sales Operations Strategies

Notable Highlights

Why You Should Attend:
 

Revenue summit sales conference
What is it?

Revenue Summit 2017 is a conference led by Sales Hacker and #FlipMyFunnel to leverahe innovative new Sales and Marketing technologies to build highly efficient revenue machines. It also provides actionable Sales and Marketing content to drive results from Demand Gen, to Pipeline, to Close. The conference will feature 2 full days of sessions that touch on modern B2B marketing and sales practices that will strengthen the bond between sales and marketing teams.The conference expects 2,000+ attendees, 3 stages, 80+ vendors and more.

Date and Location

March 7-8, 2017
Pier 27, San Francisco

Tickets and Pricing

Presale Price: $199.00
Presale ends on January 5, 2017.

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Audience

Sales Executives and Leaders
Marketing Executives and Leaders

Agenda Topics

– Account Based Sales Development and Marketing
– Scaling Sales and Marketing Development Teams Locally and Globally
– Enterprise Sales and Marketing From Fortune 500 Top Closers
– Hiring, Onboarding, and Coaching Millennials
– Revenue Growth Secrets

Notable Sponsors:

– Sales Hacker
– #FlipMyFunnel
– Salesforce
– Terminus
– Mintigo

Sales force productivity sales conference
What Is It?

The Sales Management Association’s sixth annual Sales Force Productivity Conference is the premiere education and networking event for sales leadership, sales operations, and sales effectiveness professionals. Senior-level sales professionals and thought leaders will return to discuss the latest industry trends and technologies. The conference expects over 300 attendees, 25+ speakers, educational keynote presentations, panel discussions, practitioner briefings, optional courses, and workshop tracks.

Highlights from 2016
Justification Letter on Why You Should Attend

Date and Location

October 16-18, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Hotel and Travel Logistics
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Tickets and Pricing

Price: $1, 325.00
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Audience

– Sales Executives and Leaders
– Sales Operations and Enablement Leaders
– Corporate Learning and Development Professionals

Agenda Topics

– Aligning sales and strategy.
– Sales analytics and reporting.
– Sales manager learning and development.
– Sales force technology investments.
– Sales operations effectiveness.
– Sales performance management.
– Sales force motivation, incentives, and compensation.
– Defining organic growth priorities.

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Notable Keynote Speakers

– Wayne Silverman, VP, Technology Market, Dun & Bradstreet
– Bob Kelly, Chairman, Sales Management Association
– Carl Strenger, VP of Sales Operations and Compensation, UPS
– David Somers, Director of Global Sales Enablement and Development Programs, Red Hat
– Channing Ferrer, VP of Sales Operations and Strategy, HubSpot

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Notable Highlights

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INBOUND sales conference
What Is It?

INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. Next September, we will host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. In 2016, we had 19,000+ attendees from all around the world and we’re excited to be bigger than ever this year.

Why You Should Attend
Frequently Asked Questions

Date and Location

September 25-28, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Hotel Locations

Tickets and Pricing

All Access Pass: $799.00
Early Bird Pricing Ends January 15, 2017.

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Audience

Marketing, sales, and services professionals

Agenda Topics

– Sales and Marketing Alignment
– CRM for Sales Leaders
– Account Based Selling
– Inbound Sales Strategies
– Sales Training and Recruiting

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Notable 2016 Keynote Speakers

– Gary Vaynerchuk
– Anna Kendrick
– Ta-Nehisi Coates
– Serena Williams
– Reshma Saujani
– Alec Baldwin

See Full List of 2016 Speakers

Notable Highlights

See Highlights from Inbound 2016:
 

Apttus Accelerate 2017 sales conference
What Is It?

Accelerate 2017 is The Intelligent Quote-to-Cash event of the year. Accelerate brings together leaders, achievers, and innovators in your field to share best practices and innovations with thousands of professionals just like you in Sales, IT, Operations, Marketing, Legal, Finance, and Executive roles.

Apttus Accelerate offers two days of thought leadership, best practices, exclusive networking opportunities, and insightful keynotes, as well as a dedicated day of product training and great food and entertainment. You’ll come away with actionable ideas and new resources that you can use to maximize your company’s performance—and take your career to the next level.

Why You Should Attend
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Date and Location

May 2-4, 2017
Pier 48, San Francisco, CA
Event and Travel Logistics

Tickets and Pricing

Early Bird Pricing: $695.00

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Audience
    – Sales executives and leaders
    – Sales Operations leaders
    – Finance executives and leaders
    – General Counsels and Legal leaders
    – IT leaders
    – Marketing Executives and leaders
Agenda Topics (for Sales and Sales Ops)
    – Sales strategies and technology
    – Sales development and training
    – Improving sales productivity
    – Using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Sales
    – Utilizing Sales Incentives and Compensation

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Notable Keynote Speakers

– Kirk Krappe, Chairman and CEO, Apttus
– Kamal Ahluwahlia, CRO, Apttus
– Amy Slater, Found and Author
– Maria Pergolino, SVP of Global Marketing, Apttus
– Rajan Odayar, CIO, ProQuest
– Michelle Asselin, Director of Deal and Contract Management, Roger Communications

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Notable Highlights

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SaaStr Sales Conference

What Is It?

The Annual is the largest non-vendor confab in the world, uniting the global SaaS community both online and off. We want to help everyone do better, more quickly and with less stress. SaaStr is hosting SaaStr Annual 2017, where 10,000 attendees will come together over three action-packed days of high-quality networking, learning from those who’ve done it, and of course, great food, generously-poured drinks, and plenty of fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

Date and Location

February 7-9, 2017
The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, San Francisco

Travel and Hotel Logistics

Tickets and Pricing

December Early Bird: $1,149.00
Early Bird pricing ends on December 31, 2016.

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Audience

Sales executives and leaders
SaaS founders, entrepreneurs, and advocates

Agenda Topics

– How to scale a SaaS business
– Tips on how to grow SaaS company
– Insight on Building SaaS Products
– Insight on VC Funding
– How Sales Can Leverage SaaS

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Notable Keynote Speakers

– Josh James, Founder and CEO, Domo
– Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twilio
– Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder and CEO, Asana
– Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founder and CTO, HubSpot
– Maria Pergolino, SVP of Global Marketing, Apttus
– Jason Lemkin, Founder and Advisor, SaaStr

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Notable Highlights

Backstage at SaaStr Annual 2016:
 

Sales Conference
What Is It?

The Sales 3.0 Conference is the leading event series devoted to helping executives in sales, sales operations, sales enablement, and marketing learn how to better leverage sales-technologies and strategies to foster improved sales performance and results. If you are a sales leader who is looking to improve your skill set, this is a must-attend event. You’ll receive great insight across multiple aspects that touch sales. If you aren’t able to attend one date, the Sales 3.

Date and Location

May 1-2, 2017
San Francisco, California
Save the Date

September 18-19, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
Save the Date

December 4, 2017
Philadelphia
Save the Date

Tickets and Pricing

TBD

Audience

Sales executives and leaders
Sales Operations leaders
Marketing professionals and leaders

Agenda Topics

TBD
 

2016 Notable Keynote Speakers
    – Todd Albright, Chief Revenue Officer, Merrill Corp
    – Chris Beall, CEO, ConnectAndSell
    – Tristam Brown, Chairman & CEO, LSA Global
    – Judy Buchholz, General Manager, Digital Sales, IBM
    – Chad Burmeister, Sr. Director, Sales Development, RingCentral
Notable Highlights

Sales 2.0 Conference 2016 – San Francisco:
 

Dell EMC World Sales conference
What Is It?

Dell EMC World is the premier enterprise technology forum for IT practitioners and business decision makers. We invite you to come see how the Dell Technologies family of businesses will help you reinvent your business, maintain your competitive advantage, and enrich the lives of those you serve. You’ll experience a compelling lineup of jointly designed products and services focused on three essential areas of transformation: IT, Security and Workforce. And, we’ll demonstrate why digital transformation is so vital to your success through general sessions, technical breakouts and industry speakers

Hotel Logistics

Date and Location

May 8-11, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada

Tickets and Pricing

Early Bird: $2,095.00
Ends December 21, 2016

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Audience

Sales executives and leaders
Marketing professionals

Agenda Topics
    – Cloud
    – Data Protection
    – Converged Platforms
    – Servers
    – Storage
    – Big Data
Notable Keynote Speakers
    – Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies
    – Jeremy Burton, Chief Marketing Officer, Dell
    – David Goulden, President, Dell EMC
    – Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMWare
Pulse Sales Conference
What Is It?

This event is provided by Gainsight and is said to be the biggest event in customer success. If you work in any post-sales or customer-facing role, you simply can’t afford to miss the definitive global networking and learning conference in Customer Success. Pulse emphasizes deep learning, a set of elite speakers, and a focus on smart networking. The conference expects over 4,000 attendees, over 250 sessions and over 150 speakers.

Date and Location

May 9-11, 2017
Marriott Oakland City Center

Tickets and Pricing

Early Bird: $995.00
Early bird pricing ends on January 31, 2017

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Audience

Customer success leaders and executives
Sales leaders and executives

Agenda Topics

TBD

Notable Keynote Speakers

TBD

Notable Highlights

Pulse 2016 Slides and Sessions

Pulse 2016 Recap

Dreamforce 2017 sales conference
What Is It?

If you haven’t heard of Dreamforce, then you are missing out on one of the largest conferences every year. Dreamforce is a place to connect, learn and grow with leaders from different roles and industries. For Sales executives, Dreamforce is one of the best events to learn how to close deals, improve your sales team and how to crush your goals. With over thousands of attendees and hundreds of sessions, if there is any event you should automatically put on your list, it’d be this one.

Why Attend?

Date and Location

November 6-9, 2017
San Francisco, California

Tickets and Pricing

TBD

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Audience
    – Sales leaders and executives
    – Marketing leaders and executives
    – IT professionals
    – CRM Administrators
    – Finance leaders and executives
Agenda Topics

TBD

Notable Keynote Speakers

TBD

Notable Highlights

Dreamforce 2016:
 

CEB sales conference

What Is It?

The CEB Sales and Marketing Summit is a great conference that bridges the gap between sales and marketing departments. Understanding the customer and how they interact with your brand and purchase products is key to growth and sustainability, and this event is the perfect place to learn everything you need to know in those areas. The event’s goal is to provide attendees the best knowledge and insight in order for them to be able to adapt to the ever-changing worlds of sales and marketing in the B2B space. In 2016, the conference had 1,200+ sales executives, 35+ sessions, and 4 different networking events.

Date and Location

TBD

Ticket and Pricing

TBD
 

Audience
    – Chief Marketing, Sales and Strategy Officers
    – Heads of Commercial Operations
    – SVP/VP Marketing and Sales Enablement
    – Sales Effectiveness Trainers and Performance Coaches
Agenda Topics
    – Optimizing the selling experience
    – Understanding the customer journey
    – Designing the digital buying experience
    – How to align sales and marketing teams
2016 Notable Keynote Speakers
    – Brad Gillepsie, CMO, Octiv
    – Mike Derezin, VP of Sales Solutions, LinkedIn
    – Seth Leiberman, Founder and CEO, SnapApp
    – Brent Adamson, Principal Executive Advisor, CEB
Notable Highlights

Rethinking the customer journey with Brent Adamson:
 

Inside Sales conference
What is it?

Looking to improve the performance of your inside sales teams? Then add this event down to your must-attend list. Inside Sales 2017 is a conference that aims to help sales leaders learn new skills, discover the latest technologies, and network with fellow professionals.

Date and Location

February 15, 2017
Dallas, Texas

June 8, 2017
San Francisco, California

September 7, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Lodging Information

Ticket and Pricing

Dallas, Texas –
Early Bird for Non-Members: $495.00
Early bird registration ends January 18, 2017
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San Francisco, California –
Early Bird for Non-Members: $445.00
Early bird registration ends April 14, 2017
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Boston, Massachusetts –
Early Bird for Non-Members: $445.00
Early bird registration ends July 14, 2017
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Audience
    – Inside Sales Managers
    – VP of Sales
    – Sales Development Managers and Reps
    – Lead Development Managers and Reps
    – Sales Leaders and Exectuvies
Agenda Topics

TBD

Notable Keynote Speakers

TBD

Sales Conference
What is it?

AA-ISP’s Leadership Summit is the world’s largest gathering of Inside Sales professionals. It’ll take place in downtown Chicago. Hosted at The Sheraton Grand, we’ll be just steps away from the famous Magnificent Mile and the Chicago River.

The 2017 Summit will feature all-new presentations from over 70 of today’s most recognized Inside Sales Experts. Learn the latest hacks, newest technologies, and proven best practices for solving today’s toughest challenges and issues. In addition to engaging general session presentations, attendees have the option to create their own learning path by selecting from 48 hands-on breakout sessions.

Date and Location

April 18-20, 2017
Sheraton Grand, Chicago, Illinois

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Ticket and Pricing

Super Early Bird Pricing: $1,195.00

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Audience
    – Sales leaders and executives
    – Sales operations leaders and executives
    – SDR/LDR managers and leaders
    – Sales consultants
    – Marketing leaders and executives
Agenda Topics
    – Hiring for your sales team
    – Sales effectiveness trends
    – Building an account-based strategy
    – Getting a competitive advantage with social selling
    – The future of inside sales
Notable Keynote Speakers

Over 70+ speakers – announcements TBD

Notable Highlights

View recaps from Leadership Summit 2016

Leadscon sales conference

What is it?

B2B LeadsCon is one of the very few conferences that is dedicated to B2B lead generation, including lead acquisition, nurturing campaigns, and conversion optimization. This year, expect a ton of insight into account based marketing tech and how it will drive B2B lead gen results. The event will also have plenty of content around improving sales and marketing alignment and how you can leverage analytics to nurture leads and boost conversion.

Why You Should Attend
Frequently Asked Questions

Date and Location

August 21-23, 2017
New York

Ticket and Pricing

TBD

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Audience
    – Sales leaders and executives
    – Demand generation leaders
    – Marketing leaders and executives
Agenda Topics
    – Sales and Marketing alignment
    – Improving different points in the sales process
    – Trends in automation
    -Social selling and storytelling
Notable Keynote Speakers
    – Rob Biesenbach, Corporate Communications Consultant, Author, Public Speaker
    – Tim Ash, Best Selling Author
    – Matt Heinz, Founder and President, Heinz Marketing, Inc.
Sales Conference
What is it?

Sales Summit East 2017 is two jam-packed days of inspiration, learning and networking. The event will be held from May 8th to 9th, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY.

Sales Summit East 2017 showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the sales industry, providing leaders and executives in sales, sales operations, sales enablement, and marketing emerging strategies, the latest sales technologies, best practices, and insights to foster improved sales performance and results.

Why You Should Attend

Date and Location

May 8-9, 2017
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY

Venue Details
Travel Information

Ticket and Pricing

Audience
    – Sales leaders and executives
    – Sales operations leaders and executives
    – Sales consultants
    – Sales enablement leaders and executives

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Agenda Topics
    – Improving sales processes
    – Sales and marketing alignment
    – Sales training and coaching
    – Optimizing sales enablement teams
    – Emerging sales trends and technology
Notable Keynote Speakers
    – Aaron Palmeer, CEO, Search Experiences
    – Arnie Kuenn, CEO, Vertical Measures
    – Brian Cristiano, CEO, BOLD Worldwide
    – Jess Todtfeld, President and Media Trainer, Success in Media
Notable Highlights

Sales Summit Highlights;
 

When planning out which conferences are the most valuable to attend, remember that your homework begins way before the start date of the conference. Besides, attending the conference is only half the battle. It’s the content and insight you retain, as well as the people you meet that are the most important takeaways to keep in mind. Not sure how to prepare? Here are 14 great tips to help you and your sales team best prepare for a conference.

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