The public sector tech conferences and events 2022 schedule is filling up. We’ve produced a downloadable guide, featuring the most well-attended and respected events on the calendar.
If you are assessing an event or conference for your investment or attendance, here’s our top three tips for helping make the right decision.
- If you are thinking of sponsorship, ask for an attendee list, or a discussion about both the roles of people coming, and the amount of people expected. If an event ends up having more tech company reps than potential customer/stakeholder delegates, it’s not worth your time or money.
- If you are booking people in to attend a conference, think about giving them some objectives or target folks to make contact with. Ask them to take part in the social media discussions around the sessions they attend. Ask them for a write up for your blog afterwards, too, which helps improve awareness and web traffic.
- Look at the social media feeds/social profiles for the conferences. Are they regularly used? What’s engagement like? Who is following them? Include this assessment in your judgement call, because if the event is virtual or suddenly has to switch to virtual, social feeds become all the more important.
- Don’t rely on big events or conferences to make your most important announcements to the media. It’s very easy to get ‘lost’ in the chatter, but, equally, with so many media titles running their own events now, an announcement tied to an event isn’t necessarily a news hook.
If you’d like any help or guidance in maximising your Public Sector Tech 2022 events and conferences strategy, please feel free to contact us.
20th January, Government ICT [London]
Government ICT kicks off the year with an over 500-strong conference of ICT, technology and transformation leaders and decision makers across local and central government, showcasing the outstanding tech happening in Government.
2nd March, Think Data for Government – [London]
This conference takes a joined-up look at some key opportunities and challenges for public bodies and their suppliers, hearing from a diverse range of exciting speakers about current thinking and best practices.
8th-9th March, BAPCO The Annual Event [Coventry]
Public safety technology users, experts, and suppliers from across Europe will be once again brought together for BAPCO 2022. Attendees should expect lots of innovation, expert insight, real-world case studies, best practice advice and networking with other public safety professionals.
15th-17th March, Security and Policing [Farnborough and Online]
The official Government global event commences virtually in March for three days and is hosted by the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre (JSaRC). It offers a discussion into national security and resilience advances between decision makers, Government officials and UK suppliers.
17th-18th March, The Digital Health Technology Show [London]
With free entry for the NHS, The Digital Health Technology Show is dedicated to innovative healthcare technology with a patient-centric approach, looking at radical change to current healthcare systems.
23rd-25th March, BETT Show [London]
Bett is a global force in EdTech, uniting people and ideas to drive impact and bring positive outcomes for both educators and learners, through technology and innovation. With their flagship event in London, expect over 500 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors from more than 50 countries.
6th-7th April, Intelligent Health UK [London]
Over 200,000 community members came together at last year’s Intelligent Health event, hosting 12 table talks, 1,000 curated meetings and six hands-on challenges – all virtual. This year it’s moving back to in-person with an even bigger vision to deliver more resources, experiences, and expertise in healthcare technology. The specific focus for 2022 is accelerating the safe adoption of AI, doing so in the most ethical way possible.
11th-12th May, Future Health Summit [Dublin]
Future Health Summit gathers the global healthcare industry in Dublin. Last year saw the summit focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and disruption in healthcare.
16th May, European Health Tech Innovation Week [Liverpool]
Starting on the 16th May, this event involves five one-day hybrid conferences and exhibitions across Europe – including a UK-based one in Liverpool. The events showcase Europe’s achievements in HealthTech innovation.
18th May, DigiHealthUK [London]
DigiHealthUK updates its attendees on the latest government proposals to transform the NHS through digital, data and technology. High-level speakers will be discussing future policies and implementation strategies for a forward-thinking healthcare system.
18th May, Digital Government Conference [London]
Digital Government invite the public sector community to discuss the skills needed to improve and design services that have accessibility and are user-centric. After being hosted virtually in 2021, this year will see central and local government, the NHS and the private sector congregate together in London to talk all about digital transformation opportunities for the public sector.
26th May, Public Sector Data Summit [London]
The Public Sector Data Summit 2022 uncovers all things data management and the benefits of unlocking big data, the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Speakers from the likes of NHS England and the Department for Work and Pensions will join industry experts to break down barriers and bring understanding to how new technologies can be implemented to optimise improvements, efficiencies and savings across local and central government, the NHS and the public sector in general.
8th-9th June, Med-Tech Innovation Expo [Birmingham]
The UK’s leading MedTech event is back, with a chance to network with more than 4,000 designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers across the medical and healthcare sector. Expect to hear all about MedTech’s hottest topics by thought leaders.
21st-22nd September, The Emergency Services Show [Birmingham]
One of the UK’s biggest emergency services events, dedicated to the transformation of the sector. The exhibition will include a wide range of emerging technologies in the likes of vehicles, IT and communications, medical, and community safety.
27th September, Hett Show [London]
Free to attend for the NHS, charities and the wider public sector, the HETT Show invites a diverse range of perspectives into digital transformation in healthcare. Last year, the event offered CPD accredited educational sessions, interactive activities and networking opportunities with over 300 digital health peers.
19th October, GovTech 2022 [London]
Pioneers of data and technology are called to explore the challenges and successes of implementing emerging technologies in the public sector at GovTech 2022. There will be a particular focus on bridging the gap between policy and cutting-edge technology.
19th October, The NHS CLN 2022 Annual Congress [Manchester]
The NHS Clinical and Care Leaders Network are back with their free National Annual Congress this March, focusing on delivering integrated health and social care supported through the Clinical and Care Leaders Network (NHS CCLN).
22nd November, PSEICT Public Sector Enterprise ICT [London]
Public sector ICT, technology and GovTech decision makers are expected to gather in November for this year’s PSEICT. With over 1200 attendees and more than 30 exhibitors at previous events, this year looks set to inform and inspire.
30th November – 1st December, Giant Health Event [London]
Sported as Europe’s largest annual HealthTech innovation festival, GIANT has a community of around 200,000 health care technology innovators. The event celebrates innovative healthcare tech, through a variety of speakers, workshops and a start-up competition.
30th November, Independent Schools Conference [London]
The Independent Schools Conference welcomes over 400 independent school leaders for an in-person celebration of the resilience of the independent education sector. Key topics at the conference include EdTech and digital markets, finance and investment.