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Cloud, Data Centre, Security, Blockchain, Big Data, AI 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 2018 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:

Singapore: 9th & 10th October 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

Frankfurt: 13th & 14th November 2019, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt

Paris: 27th & 28th November 2019 at Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris

London: 11th & 12th March 2020 at ExCeL, London

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


Technology for Marketing, eCommerce Expo & ad:tech

Headed up by Graeme Howe and Justin Opie who formerly owned IMP events, from where they launched a number of highly successful technology events in the 2000s including Adtech UK and eCommerce Expo in 2006 (subsequently sold to DMG and UBM respectively). Thereafter, Justin and Graeme joined the trade association for the ecommerce industry, IMRG. IMRG was a founding partner of both the event and the awards, and remains a key industry partner of the expo, being integral to the success of the event.

Acquired from UBM in 2017, Technology for Marketing and eCommerce Expo is an unrivalled UK event and one of the biggest of its kind anywhere in Europe – a single, sweeping, comprehensive gathering of decision makers and experts for the advertising technology, marketing technology and ecommerce world. Below is a little bit more information about the two co-located events ad:tech and Technology for marketing and you can then click through to enquire about stand availability. More than 11,000 brands, agencies, media owners and tech providers are expected to take part, in a programme of one-to-one meetings, multi-track conferences and social activities over two days.

Upcoming show:

London: 25th & 26 September 2019 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 (incorporating Learning & Skills) 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 5000.

OEB, incorporating Learning Technologies Germany (acquired in 2017), takes place in Berlin in December and has an exhibition of over 100 exhibitors with an attendance of over 2000.

Learning 2019, acquired from Elliott Masie in 2018, takes place in Orlando in November and hots 40 sponsors and attracts over 2000 paying delegates.

DevLearn 2019, acquired from the eLearning guild in 2018, is the leading conference and expo focused on learning technologies, is where the entire industry gathers to share and learn about innovative thinking and emerging technologies, explore the possibilities they present, and define how they can drive innovation within our industry … our organizations … and our learning. It is the place where you can meet with industry thought leaders, share strategies with colleagues, discover best practices, and learn about the hottest topics and ideas for learning.

Learning Solutions, acquired from the eLearning guild in 2018, is where the entire eLearning community gathers at Learning Solutions Conference & Expo to learn about new technologies that are enhancing training and performance, discover exciting new ways to design and deliver content, and connect with peers and industry experts who share proven strategies, practices, and solutions that are working today.

Realities360, acquired from the eLearning guild in 2018, is now in its third year, Realities360 Conference & Expo forges a path unlike any other conference, exploring immersive technologies to create new and exciting learning experiences. 2019 Realities360 focuses exclusively on the strategies and opportunities of virtual and augmented reality with sessions, workshops, products, and services tailored just for the learning and development industry

Upcoming events:


London: 12th & 13th February 2020 at ExCeL, London

Orlando: 31st March to 2nd April 2020 at The Rosen Center Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Orlando: 27th - 30th October 2019 at Disney's Coronado Springs Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

Las Vegas: 23rd - 25th October 2019 at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas

Awards: 24th November 2019 at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London

France: 27 & 28 January 2020 at Porte de Versailles, Paris

Germany: 27th - 29th November 2019 at the Intercontinental, Berlin.

Summer Forum: 2nd June 2020 at ExCeL, London

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