January 24 by Eric Dreshfield
The world of Sales and Sales Operations is a constantly evolving and fast-paced one, that is always re-inventing itself with new methods of achieving greater results. Here is a look at 2018’s top offerings in sales conferences to attend, that should keep you one step ahead of your competition.
SaaStr ANNUAL 2018
SaaStr ANNUAL is the largest non-vendor confab in the world, uniting the global B2B SaaS community both online and off. We want to help everyone scale faster and with less stress. In 2018, over 10,000 Founders, Senior Executives, and VCs 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.
It all happens at the Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, February 6-8, 2018, and features notable speakers including Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman, Box; Amina Anandkumar, Principal Scientist, AWS Cloud; and Tracy Young, CEO, Plangrid. For complete details and to register to attend, click here.
Revenue Summit 2018
Revenue Summit 2018 is a conference experience led by Sales Hacker, that connects the top B2B sales and marketing professionals with the most advanced new technologies and innovation best practices. The conference will feature one full day of 14 actionable breakout sessions and 3 massive keynotes. Sales will learn the latest tips on how to grow their sales team, ramp up their reps and explore sales technologies that can grow their revenue. Marketers will learn about the latest technologies that can help drive revenue in their organization through account-based marketing best practices and marketing and sales alignment.
The Revenue Summit takes place March 1, 2018, at City View Metreon, San Francisco, featuring a long list of speakers including Sally Duby, General Manager – West Coast, The Bridge Group, Inc.; Ralph Barsi, Senior Director, Global Sales Development, ServiceNow; and Jen Spencer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media. For complete details and to register to attend, click here.
Digital Sales World
Presented by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP,) Digital Sales World takes place in three locations around the world in 2018:
- February 1, 2018 – Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco: Featuring a vast array of talented speakers including Dianna Geairn, Founder, The Irreverent Sales Girl; Colonel BP McCoy USMC (Ret.), Founder, Xiphos Initiatives, LLC; and Apttus’ own Katherine Andruha, Director, Global Sales Development and President, AA-ISP, Silicon Valley Chapter. For complete details and event registration, click here.
- September 6, 2018 – Four Points by Sheraton Norwood, Boston: This event will certainly play host to many inspirational speakers sharing the latest about digital selling across multiple channels. The agenda and speaker list is still being developed, and Super Earlybird registration is now open!
- November 13, 2018 – Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, Ireland: While the agenda and speaker roster is under development, it’s certain that this event will highlight the latest in digital selling techniques including prospecting and using video, as well as the best ways to attract and retain Millennials. To register with Super Earlybird pricing, and to stay current on event developments, click here.
Sales 3.0 Conference
Over the past 10 years, the Sales 2.0 Conference emerged as the go-to event devoted to connecting B2B sales leaders to technologies and trends. We have now moved into the era of Sales 3.0 where the focus is on coaching and training, account-based marketing (ABM,) data, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics. Sales 3.0 Conference takes place in three locations throughout the year.
- March 12-13, 2018 – InterContinental San Francisco: Featuring the talents of Chad Burmeister, Co-Founder and CEO, ScaleX; Jessica Rector, Author of Breaking the Silence: Taking the Sh(hh) Out of Shame; and Marvin Spears, Vice President, Commercial Excellence, Wells Fargo Capital Finance. For more details and to register to attend click here.
- June 19, 2018 – Philadelphia: Save the date.
- October 25-26, 2018 – Las Vegas: Save the date.
TOPO Summit brings together 1,500+ of the world’s best sales and marketing leaders that will share with you their best practices to achieve scalable revenue growth for your company. In this event, you will able to spend two days with a selection of over 50 sessions, to learn actionable best practices and insights, from the world’s best leaders in sales and marketing, and network and collaborate with over 1,500+ executives and practitioners, who are responsible for $50+ billion in revenue!
This event takes place at Pier 27, San Francisco, on March 20-21, 2018, and features such speakers as Rhonda Shantz, Chief Marketing Officer, Centrify; John Turner, Chief Revenue Officer, Chronicle; and Andrea Hansen, Senior Manager, Sales Development, Gainsight. To learn more about speakers, sponsors and the agenda, click here.
This two day 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 5,000 attendees, over 250 sessions and over 150 speakers.
Pulse 2018 takes place April 10-11, 2018, at the San Mateo Event Center, and will feature great speakers including: Geoffrey Moore, Author of Zone to Win; John Jester, Vice President, Worldwide Customer Success, Microsoft; Jessica Lin, Co-Founder and General Partner, Work-bench; and of course, Nick Mehta, CEO, Gainsight. For more information about the event, and to register to attend, click here.
Digital Sales Leadership Summit
Presented by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP,) the 10th anniversary Digital Sales Leadership Summit takes place April 3-5, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand, in downtown Chicago, just steps away from the famous Magnificent Mile and Chicago River. This event brings together over 700 sales leaders for 3 days of learning, sharing and networking in both large group and small group formats.
While speakers haven’t been announced yet, session are sure to cover a wide range of topics including Starting or Expanding a Sales Team; Leadership Development; Digital Sales Best Practices, Talent Management and much more. For event details, and to register to attend, click here.
Accelerate 2018, hosted by Apttus, brings together sales, legal, finance, operations and technology professionals for the leading event dedicated to Quote-to-Cash solutions and thought leadership. This yearly event provides business professionals the best opportunity all year to connect with leaders in their industries, peers in their roles, and experts in Quote-to-Cash technology. Now in its sixth year, Accelerate has grown into a global event where innovations in sales effectiveness, revenue maximization, and operational efficiency are revealed and discussed.
Accelerate takes place on May 14-16, 2018, at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, and features three days of amazing content that will maximize your revenue operations and take your career to the max. Register by February 2, 2018 to get Early Bird pricing, and use discount code BLOG50 for an even bigger savings, or to save money after the Early Bird price expires. Click here for registration and event details.
INBOUND’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to grow and transform your business. In September 2018, INBOUND will host thousands of professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. In 2017, we had 21,000+ attendees from all around the world and we’re excited to be bigger than ever this year. Through inspiring keynotes, innovative talks, educational breakouts, hands-on lessons, and tons of networking, you will learn how the INBOUND experience, and especially our content, is truly remarkable. Past keynote speakers include Michelle Obama, Brené Brown, John Cena, and Arianna Huffington.
Connect to Convert
Presented by LeadsCon, Connect to Convert – East Coast, is the lead generation industry’s only, roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, educational conference dedicated entirely most effective and emerging sectors of the lead generation industry: Calls, Clicks, Search and Shares. With dedicated content for B2C and B2B designed around each section of the sales cycle, this event will certainly arm you with everything you need to succeed in 2018.
LeadsCon Connect to Convert – East Coast takes place October 3-5, 2018, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, and features Marissa Pick, Director of Social Media, CFA Institute; Mark Irvine, Senior Data Scientist, WordStream; and Anna Alexander, Senior Manager, Market Analysis, Pitney Bowes. For more details, click here.