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Annual B2B Conferences and Networking Events

About our Annual Conferences and Events

The Arizona Technology Council hosts several events throughout the year in Phoenix and
Tucson specifically targeting one of the verticals we support, like cybersecurity, aerospace and defense, IoT and more. These events include discounted member pricing and attractive sponsorship opportunities. For business networking event sponsorship information, please reach out to [email protected].

Arizona Photonics Days | January 24 – 26 – Tucson

Our optics Valley Committee annually hosts Arizona Photonics Days. This Tucson business
networking event is designed to bring together Arizona optics companies and our partners from the Global Photonics Alliance for two days of technical discussions and business-to-business meetings.

Phoenix Golf Tournament | March 20

Tucson Golf Tournament | April 13

Cybersecurity Summit | May 14 – Phoenix

The Cybersecurity Summit is an opportunity for both business and government technology leaders to learn about current threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. This educational summit provides actionable solutions, as numerous Council and ACTRA member organizations showcase their available resources, products and services geared toward helping protect intellectual property and customer data. Our other regular Phoenix business networking event is our Cybersecurity Lunch Forum, held annually in December.

MedTech Conference | May 21 – Tucson

This annual Phoenix business networking event brings together healthcare innovators, influential policy-makers and other healthcare service professionals committed to promoting and supporting the industry in a uniquely multifaceted environment designed to showcase Arizona’s innovative medical technology. The MedTech Conference seeks to advance industry discussion from key perspectives through expert panel sessions, keynote speakers and product exhibits to provide opportunities in education, business development, capital formation and networking.

E-Mobility and Clean Energy Summit | June 27 – Scottsdale

​The e-mobility and clean energy ecosystem in our state is growing exponentially. Arizona is positioned to become a tech leader in this fast-developing sector. We will address the industry’s future at our 2nd annual summit. Come join the conversation and enjoy this great opportunity to hear from companies and partners that are committed to creating a sustainable energy future and better future for our state.

Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Manufacturing Conference | July 12 – Tucson

​Presented by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority, this Tucson business networking event offers defense prime contractors the opportunity to educate and inform the supply chain. Manufacturers and service providers of all sizes will speak directly with A&D decision-makers, showcase their company’s capabilities, and learn how to meet current industry requirements.

CEO Leadership Retreat | August 5-6 – Sedona

Escape the summer heat of the Phoenix Valley and join the Arizona Technology Council for a two-day CEO Retreat that gathers business owners, presidents, and CEOs for golf, networking, panels, presentations, keynotes, and workshops. On the first day of the retreat, attendees play in a golf scramble with prizes for the closest to the pin and longest drive before joining together in the evening for a networking reception. The second day features content focused on leadership and knowledge sharing and includes a luncheon keynote address by a high-profile business authority. ​This business networking event in Phoenix is only open to the organization’s highest ranking executives and event sponsors.

Smart City + IoT Conference | September 19 – Scottsdale

In partnership with SusTranCon, AZTC hosts an annual Smart City and IoT Conference to give members the opportunity to share current advances in the implementation of communication technology in the development of smart cities, smart universities and smart schools.

Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo | October 26 – Tucson

The Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo is the biggest technology event of the year in Tucson. Attracting over 450 attendees and over 60 exhibitors, the Phoenix business networking event includes keynote panel discussions, innovator presentations, education, networking, and a technology and innovation awards ceremony. Exhibitors of our business
networking events are encouraged to showcase the technologies involved in their products and services.

Governor’s Celebration of Innovation | November 13 – Phoenix

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) is an annual awards gala honoring technology leaders, innovators, and academics from across the state. This gala event attracts over 400 attendees each year for a night of networking, food, drinks, and entertainment.