Top Mobile App Conferences and Events To Go To In 2017

Melanie Ring

In App Events

January 11, 2017

Do you want more mobile success this year? These mobile and app industry events will help you discover the latest mobile trends, pick up top tips for your business and network until your contacts list is bulging.

With hundreds of digital marketing events planned in 2017, it can be difficult to find the best event for you and your business – one with plenty of mobile-focused content and networking opportunities.

To help you get ahead, we’ve created a list of the best mobile industry events for 2017. They’re arranged in date order so you can scan down to find an event throughout the year. Or, check out our events calendar to browse by topic or location.

App Promotion Summit Berlin 2017

App Promotion Summit Berlin, an app industry event

The App Promotion Summit returns to Berlin in November for plenty of thought-provoking content about the app business. This leading app marketing event mixes short, sharp presentations with audience interaction and panel discussions to fuel debate and interaction.

  • When: 30 November 2017
  • Where: Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany

The App Growth Awards

The App Growth Awards are the annual barometer for the global app marketing and growth ecosystem. Enter your app, agency or platform to win awards including App Marketer of the Year, Best App Store Optimization Company, Best App Analytics Platform, Best App Marketing Campaign, Fastest Growing App, Best App Advertising Platform …

  • When: 8pm to late – 30 November 2017
  • Where: Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany

GMASA 2017

Following the success of GMASA 2016 in Bengaluru, organisers kick off the year with a one-day GMASA 2017 event in Jakarta. Indie app developers get the chance to pitch to potential investors while mobile leaders take the podium to share their industry insights. There’s also a space to exhibit your tech to developers, investors and journalists.

  • When: 26 January 2017
  • Where: Jakarta, Indonesia

Mobile Growth Summit 2017

Mobile Growth Summit speakers

As North America’s largest mobile-only conference, Mobile Growth Summit is the place to mingle with the mobile industry’s best brains. Thought leaders share their insights on mobile user acquisition, monetization, retention and engagement in this intensive 2-day conference.

  • When: 1 – 2 February 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, US

Future Mobility Days 2017


Future Mobility Days is a collaborative two-day event in which participants meet to talk about digitalisation in the area of mobility. It follows three formats: a Barcamp for discussion, Design Thinking Jam where small teams design solutions using paper prototypes, and a Hackathon where creation begins.

  • When: 10 – 11 February
  • Where: Nürnberg, Germany

Mobile World Congress 2017


The ever expanding Mobile World Congress is a mobile industry gathering in Barcelona, organised by GSMA. Its improved programme for 2017 includes YoMo (The Youth Mobile Festival), educating school children about careers in mobile, and Women4Tech with activities focused on increasing the inclusion of women in the mobile industry.

  • When: 27 Feb – 2 March 2017
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

Mobile + Web Devcon 2017


A conference built for developers, Mobile + Web Devcon brings together a stellar line-up of speakers each year. Developers and designers present insights and case studies on iOS development, web app development and mobile web design. This event is organised by GSMI.

  • When: 1 – 3 March 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, US

MobileTech Conference 2017

MobileTech Conference is a leading conference on enterprise mobility and mobile innovation in the German-speaking countries. It connects industry leaders from every part of the product development cycle. This four-day event includes the main conference along with some hands-on power workshops.

  • When: 13 – 16 March 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany

Mobcon Europe 2017


Mobcon Europe will open its doors for the fourth time in 2017. This year, it will be focused on the software development trends of the future. The best technical speakers in the world will talk about mobile and web development, the internet of things, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. The event includes a day of in-depth workshops followed by a one-day conference.

  • When: 25 – 26 March 2017
  • Where: Sofia, Bulgaria

App Promotion Summit New York 2017


After eight groundbreaking conferences, the App Promotion Summit is heading to New York City. This leading app marketing event brings together developers, media companies, app studios, brands and agencies from across the mobile marketing landscape for an insightful and fun event with excellent networking opportunities.

  • When: 6 April 2017
  • Where: New York, US

CodeMobile 2017

Created by developers, loved by developers, CodeMobile conference is an opportunity to network, share ideas and collaborate. Taking place in the UK city of Chester, on the North-Wales border, this conference is aimed at indie developers and offers two tracks; one focused on iOS development, and the other on Android.

  • When: 17 – 20 April 2017
  • Where: Chester, UK

The Open Mobile Summit 2017

This is the biggest must-go-event in US for Mobile Product, UX/Design and Mobile Marketing Executives. It’s the 9th time that this event will be drawing together the most influential B2C brands, mobile-first companies and app mega-hits.

  • When: 29 – 30 November 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, US

App Builders 2017


App Builders is a mobile technologies conference in the heart of Europe. Hear over 25 talented speakers discuss emerging trends in the mobile industry and network with the community. Choose from two tracks (iOS and Android) to learn about the latest advancements in Apple and Google technologies.

  • When: 24 – 25 April 2017
  • Where: Lausanne, Switzerland

Mobile Apps Unlocked 2017


Mobile Apps Unlocked,’s flagship mobile summit, returns to Las Vegas in 2017. Mobile experts with deep experience in mobile growth and retention share their knowledge with a global gathering of founders, developers, startups and marketers. This is an application only event so it’s best to register early.

  • When: 3 – 4 May 2017
  • Where: Las Vegas, US

Apps World Evolution 2017

Apps World Evolution returns as part of London Tech Week’s new festival of technology ‘TECHXLR8’. This event focuses on utilising next generation technology so you’ll learn how to maximise personal assistants, conversational commerce and chatbots to engage customers.

  • When: 13 – 15 June 2017
  • Where: London, UK

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Mobile World Congress Shanghai offers a mid-year update on the mobile industry. As Asia’s best mobile industry event it includes a three-day thought leadership conference, an exhibition space for cutting-edge products and tech, and speciality expo zones for mobile gaming and apps. Plus, the interactive Experience Halls will be open on Saturday 1 July.

  • When: 28 June – 1 July 2017
  • Where: Shanghai, China

MobileBeat 2017

Mobile industry event MobileBeat

Join thought leaders at the annual MobileBeat event to explore the major trends around mobile. Video, mobile artificial intelligence, and bots will be hot topics for 2017. This is one for mobile product innovators, investors, brands and marketers.

  • When: 11 – 12 July
  • Where: San Francisco, US

App Promotion Summit London 2017

App Promotion Summit London speaker

The App Promotion Summit London is an interactive conference, dedicated to app and game promotion. Since its beginnings in 2013, the summit has impressed past attendees with its fresh format including short, sharp presentations, roundtable seating, and plenty of opportunities to network. Join us in London this July to hear the latest top speakers in the app industry.

  • When: 5 July 2017
  • Where: London, UK

Dmexco 2017


Dmexco is the meeting place for marketing and media professionals, techies and creative thinkers in the world of digital marketing. On the conference stage in Cologne, expert speakers present the latest digital marketing trends, new advertising technology and discuss industry issues.

  • When: 12 – 13 September 2017
  • Where: Cologne, Germany

TAP Conference 2017

A leading conference for the brightest minds in mobile, TAP returns to NYC’s New World Stages this September. This one day conference will cover topics including content discovery, monetization and the changing face of mobile commerce and payments.

  • When: 28 September 2017
  • Where: New York, US

Mobile Shopping Summit


The Mobile Shopping Summit is an annual conference that brings together North America’s leaders in mobile commerce to meet and learn. Along with the presentations, this three-day event includes 60 interactive sessions and 12 hours of structured networking so you’re sure to leave with plenty of new ideas and contacts. If you’re Europe-based, Worldwide Business Research also run Mobile Shopping in Europe in February.

  • When: 24 – 26 October
  • Where: Rancho Mirage, US

AppDays 2017

AppDays is a French conference for app publishers and app developers. Last year, over 800 members of the app community attended. The focus is on ‘succeeding in mobile’ so expect to hear talks and discussions about technology, mobile UX, marketing, and monetization. Most of the presentations are in French, some in English.

  • When: TBC November 2017
  • Where: Paris, France

You can keep up-to-date with the latest mobile and app conferences on our events calendar. Or, get in touch if you’d like to get your mobile industry event listed.