credTen: The Best Conferences of 2017


In the past year alone, we secured 768 speaking engagements for clients across multiple industries globally. To kick off 2018 and our newest credTen series on our blog, here’s a look back at the best conferences we secured for clients in 2017, in no particular order:

SaaStr Annual - San Francisco

Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr Annual is the go-to event for players in SaaS. This event brought together CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and veterans for tangible, non-Google-able lessons that the audience loved. Our clients 6sense, Foundation Capital, TapInfluence, and Expensify had the opportunity to grace the stage in 2017.

In 2018, we’re excited clients from FreshBooks, Canvas Ventures, Ridge Ventures, and Foundation Capital will join the lineup.

RampUp - San Francisco

Over 2,100 attendees flooded The Fairmont Hotel for LiveRamp’s annual conference to listen to the brightest minds in MarTech. With quality content and exciting networking opportunities, a handful of our clients came together to discuss the power of connectivity and data-driven marketing. We are continually impressed by our speakers from Unacast, Reveal Mobile, Kespry, Drawbridge, Legendary Entertainment, SafeGraph, Voicera, Cathay Pacific, Bullpen Capital, and Ridge Ventures.


The FirstMark Driven Series - New York

From Design Driven and Data Driven, to Code Driven and Hardwired, FirstMark Capital’s series of NYC events draws the crème de la crème of tech speakers. In 2017, we had Kespry CEO at Hardwired, MapD and Voicera CEOs at Data Driven, and Steve Vassallo, General Partner at Foundation Capital, at Design Driven.

Mumbrella360 - Sydney

Australia is an emerging market for a number of our clients and Mumbrella360 has been THE event that brings together the entire marketing ecosystem. It’s an extremely well-organized show that our clients like MightyHive and MuteSix highly recommend.

Events by The Hustle -San Francisco

Beer in hand at Pizza & 40s, David Barrett, CEO of Expensify was joined by the founder of The Hustle, Sam Parr, to share the ups and downs of his entrepreneur journey. We’re thrilled to also have our badass women speakers from 500 Startups, LiveRamp, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Tophatter speaking at The Hustle’s 2X events in 2018.


The Economist Sustainability Summit - Austin

The Economist’s inaugural Sustainability Summit drew more than 200 leading business executives, policy makers, and investors to discuss sustainable development in the face of rapid global change. Senior Editor Matthew Bishop moderated a conversation with our client Philippe Lacamp of Cathay Pacific Airways.

TEDx - Tallaght, Ireland

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” John Beckett, CEO of ChannelSight, spoke about his life-saving kidney transplant and “How to Harness the Power of Your Biggest Challenges.”



Mobile World Congress - Barcelona

With 30+ years under its belt, Mobile World Congress continues to reinvent itself as the global hub for mobile, telecommunications, IoT and more, gathering nearly 108k attendees in 2017. Life360, Boxever, 500 Startups, and Drawbridge spoke to conversational commerce, marketplaces, advertising, and startup trends.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai and its US debut - Americas - are also worth checking out. Shanghai and Americas editions drew nearly 67.5k and 21k visitors respectively in 2017.

Image from Fiware

Image from Fiware

INBOUND - Boston

We can’t say enough great things about INBOUND, where our clients Hawke Media, MightyHive, WiderFunnel and TapInfluence spoke in 2017. To sum it up, we’ll leave it to Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media: “It was great! Enjoyed it, got some business; it was solid.”

Slush - Helsinki and Shanghai

Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED,” Slush has expanded globally from its 20,000-person flagship show in the Arctic Circle to Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, and more to come. Our clients Tophatter and 500 Startups spoke on discovery commerce and fundraising globally.


Money20/20 - Las Vegas

Money20/20 brings together the who’s who in payments and financial services. It's the largest event in the finance space, where we placed Ben Black of Akkadian Ventures, David Barrett of Expensify, and Charles Moldow of Foundation Capital in 2017.

In 2018, we’re also excited to continue working with sister events Shoptalk (feat. Hawke Media, Sphero, and Instacart) and HLTH (feat. Enigma Technologies and Ayasdi).

Web Summit - Lisbon

Held annually since 2009, Web Summit has been called "the greatest tech show on earth" and "Davos for geeks," and continues to exceed expectations for our clients each year. From speaking in front of hundreds (sometimes thousands), to private dinners and networking with the likes of Al Gore, we’ve only heard glowing feedback from our clients Unacast, Enigma, Kespry, ChannelSight, and 500 Startups.

Image from The Independent

Image from The Independent

And that’s a wrap for 2017! In 2018, we’ll be doing a number of Top 10 conference roundups, so watch this space for the best events you should attend and/or speak at.

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