10 Must-Attend Professional Services Marketing, Business Development and Tech Conferences

10 must-attend professional events in 2017-18

Conferences offer a terrific opportunity to get up to speed on industry changes, trends and innovations while networking and exchanging ideas and advice with peers. Plan to attend the most relevant of these nine conferences covering marketing, business development, and technology so you can help your firm confidently prepare for the future.

MarTech Boston
Oct 2-4
Boston, MA

Part of an international conference series, this three-day event is for senior-level, hybrid professionals who are both marketing- and tech-savvy. Attend to understand all the marketing technologies available and how your firm can effectively integrate them into its marketing strategy and operations.

Business Development Bootcamp
Oct 26-27, 2017
Nashville, TN

This training workshop – sponsored by the Association for Accounting Marketing and led by The Rainmaker Companies – is designed to develop critical business development skills, foster collaboration, and facilitate networking among business development professionals in accounting firms.

Dreamforce
Nov 6-9, 2017
San Francisco, CA

A four-day event – and world’s largest software conference – put on by salesforce.com, dreamforce is where you can connect with 170,000 like-minded professionals and choose from 2,700+ sessions designed to help every role in every industry succeed.

Digital CPA Conference 2017
Dec 4-6, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Designed for everyone from partners and managers to business development professionals and marketers, this conference promises to help make your staff future ready and move your firm from transactional service to trusted advisor.

CRUSH Conference for Professional Services
Jan 17-19, 2018
Naples, FL

This conference is touted as the only CRM event dedicated to executives and CRM decision-makers at accounting, consulting, legal, and architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Sign up now to reserve your spot and receive updates about this free event.

MarTech San Jose
Apr 23-25, 2018
San Jose, CA

The sister event to MarTech Boston, this is a tech conference for marketers and a marketing conference for technologists. Join leading brands from a range of industries to explore and determine how to use marketing technology to your firm’s advantage.

AAM SummitAA
May 14-17, 2018
Portland, OR

The annual Association for Accounting Marketing summit gets marketers and business development professionals up to speed through keynotes and breakout sessions, and offers plenty of networking opportunities for practitioners and those in leadership positions.

AICPA Engage 2018
Jun 11-14, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

AICPA Engage brings together professionals from technology, business development, and marketing disciplines within accounting firms. This is your chance to hear and share unique experiences and perspectives on common issues, along with proven approaches to addressing common challenges.

ACE2018
Jun 16-20, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

ACE2018 is the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) annual conference and expo featuring renowned speakers, well-known industry leaders, eight specialty tracks, 65 job-relevant sessions, and over fifteen networking events. Attend to connect with more than 800 peers and industry leaders.

2018 Scaling New Heights Conference
Jun 17-20, 2018
Atlanta, GA

In 2018, this annual event’s theme is “Tame the Machines” and will include breakout sessions and main stage presentations addressing the impact of new technologies such as data automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence on accounting professionals. Take this opportunity to learn how to grow your practice and gain a competitive edge using cutting-edge technologies and industry developments.

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