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Cloud, Data Centre, Security, Big Data and IOT

CloserStill Media’s technology events, print and digital solutions cover the entire technology stack from data centres to cloud infrastructure, and from security to the internet of things and big data.

The global IT landscape is undergoing its most disruptive transformation since the start of the digital age and according to Gartner over $1 trillion in IT spend will directly or indirectly be affected by the shift to cloud based computing. As data becomes ever more plentiful and mission critical to organisations the global data centre market is predicted to grow at a rate of more than 11% CAGR over that period (Technavio).

Our Cloud Expo Europe and Asia and Data Centre World events are the best attended and biggest events focused on these vital sectors globally. Across our five clusters of events in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore and Hong Kong we attract more than 45,000 attendees and are supported by over 1200 exhibitors and sponsors.

Geographically the events are based in the five largest and most dynamic territories for IT in Europe and Asia.

At each event there is a world class educational programme and our list of former and current speakers reads like a who’s who of the cloud and data centre industries. Werner Vogels, VP & CTO at, Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton, Neal Cross, Chief Innovation Officer, DBS, Robert Scoble, Futurist, UploadVR, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky Lab/ Mikko Hypponen, CRO, F-Secure.

Each event features a sector leading promotional campaign and in total in 2016 our events were promoted by more than 200 media and industry partners, and generated more than 20,000,000 impacts through print, digital, social media promotions. The each featured a VIP campaign backed up by more than 40,000 hours of telemarketing in total.

We are proud that the Cloud Expo Europe London event is the only event to win the prestigious Association of Exhibition Organisers Best Trade Show Award twice in successive years. Cloud Expo Asia in Singapore also won Best International Launch Exhibition when it debuted in 2013.

Upcoming events:

Hong Kong: 22nd & 23rd May 2019 at HKCEC, Hong Kong

Singapore: 10th & 11th October 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

Frankfurt: 7th & 8th November 2018, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Paris: 27th & 28th November 2018 at Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris

London: 12th & 13th March 2019 at ExCeL, London


Technology for Marketing, eCommerce Expo & ad:tech

London: 26th & 27 September 2018 at Olympia, London


Learning Technologies

The CloserStill Learning events, headed up by Mark Penton, is designed around the needs of workplace learning professionals. Consisting of industry leading exhibitions, conferences, online events, communities, learning resources, collaborative tools and knowledge sharing opportunities, it enables L&D professionals to learn, interact and network throughout the year.

Technology is constantly driving change and its adoption in L&D continues to grow at a phenomenal pace. As technology continues to develop new, exciting and increasingly effective ways of reaching and engaging learners, its integration has become vital to the success of every L&D and HR department. 

But finding the perfect balance between e-learning and more traditional learning methods is still key to the success of any learning strategy and the CloserStill Learning portfolio puts L&D professionals in touch with the best of both. 

Learning Technologies London , launched (and still run by) by Mark Penton and Ian Smout, is now in it's 20th year and is backed up throughout the year by the Learning Technologies Summer Forum, the Learning Technologies Awards (e-Learning awards acquired in 2015) in November plus weekly newsletters and webinars.

Learning Technologies France, incorporating i-Learning Forum (acquired in 2017), takes place in Paris in January and has an exhibition of over 100 exhibitors with an attendance of over 4500.

Upcoming events:

Awards: 21st November 2018 at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London

France: 30 & 31 January 2019 at Espace Champerret, Paris

USA: 4 - 7 November 2018 at Disney's Coronado Springs Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

Germany: 5 & 7 December 2018 at the Intercontinental, Berlin.

London: 13th & 14th February 2019 at Olympia, London

Summer Forum: 11th July 2019 at ExCeL, London