Is it a coincidence that the French have a word for working that sounds an awfull lot like travelling? I wonder where they got the translation wrong, back in the days.

Anyhow, if you like to combine travailler and traveling, you’re at the right spot. We’re here to help. How to find a relevant tech and marketing related conference in the country of the vin rouge? Look no further. Here’s a list of conferences and events that might be interesting for digital nomads, expats and professionals. The French tend to be well eh.. French. But we’re happy to see that more and more, they host business events with international allure.

Note: for all the self-employed out there: attending a business conference abroad means that you can list the trip as ‘work’. Meaning: very attractive, tax-wise. Make sure to check with your national regulations.


Plug and Play Smart Cities – Soft Launch

October 11, Paris
Closely following the frontier of technological advances, and enabling corporations to work with some of the most innovative startups on the planet has allowed us to play a pivotal role in the way the world is changing. This Smart Cities initiative is unique because it brings together innovation from key verticals such as Real Estate & Construction, Sustainability, Mobility and IoT under one program, to drive the development and future of cities around the world by enabling the collaboration of corporate partners and startups as well as between the partners themselves.


The Blockchain Day

October 10, Paris

The 1st official worldwide tour dedicated to business innovation, leaders of all key industries will be coming together for The Blockchain Day in Paris, Singapore, Cape Town & Toronto. This European tour will bring together market leaders, investors and blockchain innovators to close the gap between the promise and the reality of blockchain technology. The Blockchain Day Paris is a full day conference combining panels, keynote presentaions, industry roundtables and live demonstrations.


iMedia Brand Summit

October 10 – 12, Biarritz
The iMedia Brand Summit will feature marketing and digital decision makers from the biggest announcers on the market and the best solution providers met each other to surf between inspiration, business and networking in the wonderful setting of the Basque coast.


Autonomy Paris

October 18- 20, Paris
The AUTONOMY  Urban Mobility Summit, organized by Autonomy Paris will take place at the Grande halle de la Villette in Paris, France. This conference will focus on Active Mobility, Data Analytics, Electric Vehicles, Shared Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles etc. Find new clients, suppliers and partners, meet city officials and policy makers, network with mobility professionals and share expertise and best practices.


Blend Web Mix

October 24 – 24, Lyon
The conference will cover areas like developers, designers, business developers, marketing guys and researchers, and to create links between all these communities. Over 70 conferences covering all current Internet trends are held in Centre de Congrès; they aim at every level of knowledge, any kind of profile and all professional backgrounds. This mix allows everyone to enjoy the unique experience of BlendWebMix, as well as to broaden their understanding of the Web industry and Web-related issues; a web developer will be able to attend design-related conferences; a marketing manager can learn more about Blockchain, and so on…





*we’ve only included events with a broad web-presence and international allure.

** we will update this post regularly!