15 Top Sales Conferences You Should Attend in 2018

Have you updated your professional goals lately?

If you’re anything like most salespeople, you aim to crush your number and become more efficient. But how will you do that?Professional conferences are not only an opportunity to meet industry leaders -- and maybe do a little prospecting -- they’re also a way to break yourself out of your usual routine and pick up new skills.

You have to choose carefully. After all, as valuable as conferences can be, they’re still time away from the office. So we’ve compiled a list (in chronological order) of the top sales conferences you should attend in 2018.

The Best Sales Conferences

  1. AA-ISP Digital Sales World 2018
  2. SaaStr
  3. 10X Growth Conference
  4. Revenue Summit
  5. Rainmaker
  6. Sandler Sales & Leadership Summit
  7. TOPO Sales Summit
  8. Pulse
  9. SiriusDecisions Sales Leadership Exchange
  10. Unleash
  11. INBOUND
  12. Hypergrowth
  13. Gartner Sales & Marketing Conference
  14. B2B LeadsCon
  15. iCONIC Tour

Sales Conferences 2018

1) AA-ISP Digital Sales World 2018

AA-ISP’s Inside Sales conference focuses on helping front-line inside sales reps and managers in their day-to-day roles through a combination of talks and workshops. Sales leaders can explore a technology and service expo to peruse sales technology for their teams.

Speakers include: Not announced yet

2) SaaStr

  • Date: 2/6/18 - 2/8/18
  • Location: San Francisco

SaaStr is a conference for -- you guessed it -- people working at SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. Whether it's hearing from top execs on how they make purchasing decisions or entrepreneurs on scaling and managing your first sales team, sales professionals at all levels will come away with valuable insights.

Speakers include: Dharmesh Shah (CTO and co-founder, HubSpot), Mike Cannon-Brooks (Co-founder and Co-CEO, Atlassian), and Sarah Bird (CEO, Moz)

3) 10X Growth Conference

  • Date: 2/22/18 - 2/24/18
  • Location: Las Vegas

Run by the team behind sales expert and bestselling author Grant Cardone's Cardone Inc., this conference features entrepreneurs from all industries who will teach attendees how to "10X" their own businesses.

Speakers include: Aly Raisman (Olympic gold medalist), Daymond John (business strategist), Ed Mylett (Peak Performance expert and agency chairman, WFG)

4) Revenue Summit

  • Date: 3/1/18
  • Location: San Francisco

Revenue Summit is a B2B conference that focuses on sales and marketing alignment. The agenda includes topics on both inbound and outbound processes, as well as leadership driven sessions and keynotes. There's something for everyone at Revenue Summit -- whether you're a demand gen marketer seeking tactical tips on building evergreen leads, or a VP of Sales looking to optimize the sales process with an omni-channel approach.

Speakers include: Godard Abel, Executive Chairman of G2Crowd, Lesley Young, SVP of Global & Commercial Online Sales at Box, and Jacco van der Kooij, founder of Winning By Design

5) Rainmaker

  • Date: 3/5/18 - 3/7/18
  • Location: Atlanta

Rainmaker's objective is to bring sales organizations into the modern age and update their behavior to match buyers' so they're "no longer merely sales teams." Content is tailored for those in sales development, sales operations, and sales leadership roles.

Speakers include: Kyle Porter (CEO, Sales Loft)

6) Sandler Sales & Leadership Summit

  • Date: 3/12/18 - 3/16/18
  • Location: Orlando

The sales training juggernaut's conference will address key sales management and coaching challenges and include advanced strategies as well.

Speakers include: David Mattson (CEO and president, Sandler Training)

7) TOPO Sales Summit

  • Date: 3/20/18 - 3/21/18
  • Location: San Francisco

The sales summit’s six tracks (executive leadership, sales development, sales ops and technology, sales effectiveness, marketing ops and technology, and account-based) are a valuable resource for sales leaders looking to jumpstart their teams' success.

Speakers include: Megan Ketchum (Director, Inbound Sales Development, LinkedIn), Dennis Lyandres (EVP Sales, ProCore), and Ryan Arnett (VP of Sales, OpenGov)

8) Pulse

  • Date:4/10/18 - 4/11/18
  • Location:San Mateo, CA

In 2018, customer success will be a huge focus for salespeople. Sales doesn't end with a closed deal -- a good customer experience is crucial to cross-sells, upsells, and a booming referral business. Learn tactical tips and get inspired by the best in the business.

Speakers include:Not announced yet

9) SiriusDecisions Sales Leadership Exchange

  • Date: 5/8/18 - 5/11/18
  • Location: Las Vegas

Focused on B2B leaders in sales, sales operations, sales enablement, and channel sales, this conference touches on every aspect of hiring, scaling, and developing a successful sales organization.

Speakers include: Not announced yet

10) Unleash 2018

    • Date: 5/6/18 - 5/9/18
    • Location: San Diego, CA

Unleash is a sales conference like no other. This is an inspirational, high-energy event for sales leaders who have achieved extraordinary success but know there’s always more to learn. For these students of the game, Unleash is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded leaders, gain new insights into sales excellence, and learn techniques for unleashing your inner sales hero. You’ll leave this event with clear line of sight to driving unprecedented results for your organization.

Speakers include: Jocko Willink (author of #1 NYT bestseller Extreme Ownership and retired Navy SEAL), Robyn Benincassa (adventure athlete and motivational speaker) plus top sales and marketing influencers.

11) INBOUND

  • Date: 9/4/18 - 9/7/18
  • Location: Boston

An annual event that brings together marketing and sales professionals from around the world, INBOUND features inspiring keynotes from speakers like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michelle Obama. INBOUND also offers a sales-specific track -- past speakers have included sales professionals like Jill Konrath, Trish Bertuzzi, Jill Rowley, and Daniel Pink.

Speakers include: Not announced yet

12) HYPERGROWTH

  • Date: 9/4/18 (East Coast); 9/24/18 (West Coast)
  • Location: Boston; San Francisco

Drift's second annual HYPERGROWTH promises to be just as -- if not more -- high-energy and knowledge-packed as the first. Because it's just one day long, the team makes every minute count. If you're looking for a highly efficient way to get motivated, learn expert secrets about sales and marketing, and network, consider attending.

Speakers include: Not announced yet

13) B2B LeadsCon

  • Date: 10/3/18 - 10/5/18
  • Location: Boston

LeadsCon focuses on professionals responsible for generating, nurturing, and converting leads -- a.k.a. marketers and salespeople. You'll learn about brand-building, lead response tactics, and how to run succesful campaigns.

Speakers include: Not announced yet

14) Gartner Sales & Marketing Conference

  • Date: 10/9/18 - 10/11/18
  • Location: Las Vegas

“Smarketing” isn’t a fad -- it’s a necessary business practice -- and you'll learn all about it here. Previous speakers have included "The Challenger Sale" author Brent Adamson, LinkedIn VP of Sales Solutions Mike Derezin, and InsideView VP of Enterprise Sales Andrea Austin.

Speakers include: Not announced yet

15) iCONIC Tour

  • Date: TBA
  • Location: TBA

This CNBC- and Inc.-hosted event is geared toward entrepreneurs. Expect speakers like Tony Robbins and Tony Hawk, and a focus on networking events.

Speakers include: Not announced yet

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