Although next year could see many in person events cancelled, there are still plenty of opportunities to get excited about in the public sector technology space.
Several conferences, shows and summits have moved to virtual platforms, allowing tech suppliers and the user community to come together once again to learn more about the sector’s priorities and the key challenges they face.
For this reason, we have created a list of some of the biggest and best events in 2021 that may pique your interest.
- 20th- 22nd Jan. 2021 BETT FEST [Online]
An unmissable three-day virtual event packed full of inspiring keynotes, professional development and solution discovery with education leaders and industry experts. Over three days, they have more than 800 leading EdTech providers, 150 CPD content sessions, coordinated business meetings and exclusive networking opportunities.
- 20th Jan. 2021 Cloud Public Sector Summit [Online]
The Cloud Public Sector Summit is an interactive one-day event featuring a series of keynotes, presentations and panel sessions, addressing the key challenges and opportunities faced by senior technology professionals and business leaders in the public sector. Every year, their global portfolio of B2B tech events attract 45,000+ attendees and 1200+ sponsors and exhibitors.
- 21st Jan. 2021 Government ICT [Online]
Government ICT will be returning for the 17th iteration in January 2021, to champion technical brilliance in Government, bringing together over 500 senior technology and transformation leaders from both central and local government and the wider public sector.
- 2nd – 4th Feb. 2021 Police Digital Summit [Online]
An annual national summit to bring the UK policing community together to learn from each other and discuss how technology can be used to enable transformational reform in policing. Digital Policing Summit 2021 focuses on the tangible delivery of the National Policing Digital Strategy, citing content and examples of good practice from within policing.
- 3rd Feb. 2021 Public Sector customer service experience conference [Online]
The Public Sector Customer Service Conference 2021 is about identifying the best practice strategies for introducing user-orientated services and discover the latest initiatives in digital transformation. Participants will be able to share their challenges and solutions to improving customer experiences through networking, practical case studies and innovative initiatives.
- 4th Feb. 2021 NHS Technology: Harnessing Digital, Data and Technology in Healthcare [Online]
The NHS technology show will provide an in-depth view of the challenges of recovering from Covid-19 and how technology and innovation will shape this recovery. Hear case study examples of innovative digital projects and solutions from across a wide range of healthcare settings that demonstrate improvements in patient care.
- 8th – 12th Feb. 2021 HETT Reset [Online]
The HETT Reset CPD-certified agenda will bring together 100+ digital experts to share 30+ hours of content. From case studies and panel discussions to workshops and live Q&As, they will cover topics critical to the successful adoption and integration of technology in all healthcare settings across 5-focused days of content and networking opportunities!
- 12th – 14th Feb. 2021 GovTech Summit [Online]
GovTech frame some of the biggest challenges in the voting process as opportunities to improve systems across the UK. They are focusing on enhancing traditional methods through using modern technology and innovative approaches.
- 23rd Feb. 2021 Parliament & HealthTech Conference [Online]
Through a series of three virtual events chaired by the former Deputy Chief Executive of the NHS Dame Barbara Hakin, the conference will bring together stakeholders from across the entire spectrum of the health and social care system to discuss the following themes:
- 23 February – HealthTech innovation post-Covid
- June – Healthtech, AI and data: bridging the divide
- October – HealthTech 2025: the vision ahead
- 2nd Mar. 2021 Public Sector Innovation Conference [Online]
With over 400 decision makers attending, the conference is a unique opportunity for your organisation to engage and showcase your innovative products and services to the public sector.
- 4th Mar. 2021 Digital Transformation conference [Online]
The March 2021 event is the headline event of their online series and will feature speakers and delegates from across the UK & Europe offering insights and advice for those seeking out digital business solutions from real enterprise cases from organisations within the FTSE 100, Euronext 100, DAX & more.
- 9th-11th Mar.2021 Security and Policing Event [Online]
This official Government event is a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and Government officials. The event will include an interactive virtual exhibition, exclusive digital networking, online keynote sessions, access to government and a virtual immersive experience.
- 10th Mar.2021 Local Government Procurement Event [Online]
The online Local Government Procurement Expo (LGPE Online) 2021 will connect both buyers and suppliers across a range of innovative and interactive features, designed specifically to showcase product innovation and enhance public procurement knowledge, skills and capabilities.
- 16th & 17th Mar. 2021 Digital Health Technology show [London]
The digital Health Technology show attracts key industry influencers, global thought leaders and healthcare decision makers. You will have the chance to be part of conversations happening at the forefront of medical revolution, alongside the exposure that is provided by being part of a larger show: securing one stand will attract the delegates and press from across all there events.
- 17th – 18th Mar.2021 The Future Health Show [London]
World Class International Health Exhibition & Conference attracting more than 4000 buyers every year #FHXPO21.
The Future Health Show is an exclusive event designed for the global healthcare industry. This international exceptional exhibition and conference, organised in association with UKIHMA, is an annual showcase of innovative healthcare products and solutions.
- 23rd – 25th Mar. Public Sector ICT Summit [tbc]
Bringing together the latest innovations in digital transformation from across the public sector, the PublicTechnology Annual Conference is the place to learn, share and discuss the key trends and themes for the upcoming year.
Meet 200+ decision makers from across the public sector and develop business connections in a vibrant networking environment.
- 23rd – 25th Mar. 2021 CloudFest [Online]
CloudFest 2021 features a packed agenda with keynotes, live streams, expert round tables, region-specific learning, and prime connection opportunities. The main topics covered over the three day event include the intelligent cloud, web pros in the cloud and the secure cloud.
- 30th – 31st Mar. 2021 Digital Health Congress [Online]
Digital Health World Congress 2021 is the leading technology digital healthcare conference in London. It is a forum to discuss Healthtech, MedTech, mobile, IoT and the IT industry.
- 13rd April. 2021 DigiHealth UK: Delivering Digital transformation [London]
This conference provides an opportunity to engage with a CPD-accredited programme of high-level speakers, supporters and delegates setting the agenda of technological transformation in the NHS, guiding policy. Some key features include:
Insight from speakers and panellists on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and genomic medicine
Hear from the leaders and innovators behind NHSX, the NHS App, artificial intelligence, electronic observations and digital postnatal discharge. Learn more about the UK’s ambition to become a world leader in artificial intelligence
- 5th May. 2021 DigiTech 21 [Online]
Digitech is back in May 2021 in Manchester, in a brand-new hybrid version and will once again be the year’s largest gathering of public sector technology specialists and technology procurement colleagues. With circa 500 delegates attending in person and 1000s more attending virtually the 2021 event promises to be the biggest and best digitech to date.
- 13th May. 2021 Digital Government [Online]
The day will provide an opportunity for the public sector to establish the right skills needed to improve and design services that are both user-centric and easily accessible. Through best practice case studies and high-level discussions, this event will provide a space for central and local government, the NHS and the private sector to come together as a digital community to debate and define the opportunities for digital transformation in the public sector.
- 21st May. 2021 Thinking Digital Identity for Government [Online]
The agenda is made from close consultation with key digital identity leaders from across central government to ensure that the conference covers the most important issues facing public sector identity over the next 12 months; what are the challenges, where are the opportunities and what have we learned? This conference will focus on various aspects of Identity Fraud.
- 14th Jun. 2021 London Edtech Week [Online tbc]
A week-long celebration featuring 40+ event hosts showcasing the Now & Next of the future of learning and work. On average there are 6000+ global attendees to this event.
- 7th Sept. 2021 The Emergency Services Show [Birmingham]
Visitors are from all disciplines of the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery and include Government departments as well as the private and voluntary sectors. The event provides a powerful platform bringing together the whole procurement process
- 12th Oct. 2021 GovTech Global [Online]
With a unique blend of high-level strategy and policy, underpinned by pioneering best practice and innovative solutions, this conference is a catalyst for growth and the future development of Government Technology.
- 12th Oct. 2021 BAPCO Annual Event [Online]
BAPCO brings public safety technology users, experts & suppliers from across Europe all together, under one roof, all for free. In 2020, 78% of all UK emergency services attended the show. For 2021, it’s their mission to bring together even more of this dedicated sector.
- 4th Nov. 2021 Government Digital Technology [Online]
As we leave the European Union, we need to raise our game at home and on the world stage. The annual Government Digital Tech congress will provide a high-value opportunity to listen, learn and engage directly with national policy shapers and some of the leading tech minds in the country.
- 23rd Nov. 2021 Public Sector Enterprise ICT [London]
As the UK’s premier government security and risk management conference, GovSec 2021 provides the ideal platform for delegates to network, debate and innovate alongside the leading lights from the government and security industry.
- 30th Nov. 2021 Giant Health event [Online and London]
The Global Innovation and New Technology Health Event is going to be bigger and better this year as it is going to take place both in real life and virtually. The event will be reaching out to their global community of over 177,000 health tech innovators, offering more direct business networking services, and more personalised engagement opportunities.