Industry Events

In this section you'll find information about UPnP-specific events, as well as industry events of interest to UPnP Forum members.

UPnP Forum holds regular Forum Summits where members share information and conduct Forum business. In addition, quarterly Forum-wide Plugfests test interoperability of Devices.

  • Smart Energy Summit 2015

    February 16-18, 2015
    Austin, TX

    Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home. The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.
  • IoT Global Innovation Forum

    April 21-22, 2015
    Dallas, TX


    The IoT Global Innovation Forum 2015 brings together leading technology innovators, business strategists and developers from around the world for two days of focused networking and information sharing at the IoT cutting edge. Expert speakers will discuss the latest applications for traditional commercial processes as well as new business models and opportunities within the emerging Internet of Things ecosphere.

  • Legal and Business Forum on the Internet of Things

    April 23 - 24, 2015
    San Francisco, CA


    American Conference Institute’s inaugural Legal and Business Forum on the Internet of Things provides in-depth analysis on developing practical strategies to overcome the barriers to entering the market of connected things.
    Leading attorneys and senior business executives will pinpoint the biggest vulnerabilities while also helping you understand where you can find opportunities for economic growth. The esteemed leaders of the Internet of Things will help you create sound business and legal policies

  • TV Connect 2015

    April 28-30, 2015
    London, UK

    UPnP Forum Vice President, Wouter van der Beek, is speaking at TV Connect 2015 on April 29 in a panel discussion titled "Industry Wide Cohesive Smart Home Standardisation: Can it be done?"
    TV Connect London is the world’s leading event in connected entertainment. The event will bring together leading service providers from across the globe to meet, network and discuss the future of connected TV entertainment.

  • Internet of Things World

    May 12-13, 2015
    San Francisco, CA


    Internet of Things World 2015 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event with over 4,000 attendees, 250+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. With a focus this year on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem-wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World provides a unique opportunity to meet key players within the marketplace.


    With a comprehensive conference agenda covering everything from manufacturing to smart cities, connected cars, consumer wearables and fitness, healthcare, energy and utilities, beacons and smart homes, Internet of Things World 2015 boasts the most comprehensive IoT agenda in the marketplace.


    For more information about the show or to register for a pass that suits your needs, visit

  • Interop London

    June 16-18, 2015
    London, UK


    Interop London is the official, flagship event of London Technology Week dedicated to the IT and tech community. Experience global trends and vendor solutions in IT infrastructure, cloud computing, mobility, cyber security, data-defined business intelligence and software applications via a dynamic range of demonstrations, education and hands-on tech. Serving tomorrow’s enterprise IT leaders, Interop London will feature a world-class education programme and hundreds of solution providers demonstrating how emerging technologies and innovation are reshaping the enterprise. The event will also showcase leading innovations from within the London tech scene and start-up community through our Future of Tech programme and the London Technology Week Arena.

  • IoT Evolution Connected Home & Building Conference

    August 17-20, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV


    The IoT Evolution Connected Home &  Building conference will focus on how controlling nearly all aspects of buildings and homes will provide meaningful functionality for consumers while also providing businesses with remote diagnostics, maintenance and analytics capabilities that will save money and drive new products.  Topics will include smart energy, parking lot solutions, remote video surveillance, weather conditions and counter systems for the home, plus much more

  • IBC 2015

    September 10-15, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands


    IBC sits at the global crossroads of the electronic media and entertainment industry and provides a full and vibrant experience, whether you are a student or CEO, an innovative start-up to media superpower. Held at the world-class venue, the Amsterdam RAI, every September, it is always at the forefront of industry innovation and provides unrivalled networking opportunities. Join 55,000 attendees from more than 170 countries for IBC2015 between 10 - 15 September. UPnP will be exhibiting in the Content Everywhere Area (Hall 14 Booth G15). (Download the press kit.)

  • IoT Solutions World Congress

    September 16-18, 2015
    Barcelona, Spain


    The IOT Solutions World Congress is the first global event dedicated exclusively to joining IoT providers with industry in order to help the latter increase productivity via this disruptive technology. The IOTSWC offers a highly international environment with more than 4,000 visitors and will focus on IoT solutions in six dedicated areas: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics, Innovation and Technology.

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  • Smart Home Summit

    September 29-30, 2015
    Canary Wharf, London


    Boasting a cutting edge agenda with a visionary speaker line-up, The Smart Home Summit will take place on 29 - 30 September at Canary Wharf, London. Over 200 senior decision makers from the home automation ecosystem will be in attendance. Supporting the conference will be an interactive exhibition featuring many of the leading smart home vendors. To register your interest in attending, speaking or exhibiting at this event please visit or call 0330 3353900.

  • Smart Kitchen Summit

    November 5, 2015
    Seattle, WA


    The way we cook, eat, buy, store and interact around our food is undergoing radical change. At the Smart Kitchen Summit, you'll meet with the visionaries in the culinary, smart home, appliance, commerce and fitness disciplines creating the future of the most important room in the house. 

  • Connections Europe

    November 10-11, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands


    CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, is an executive conference focused on the connected home ecosystem and the Internet of Things as it relates to the connected consumer. The two-day executive summit, with research and data from Parks Associates industry analysts, examines the impact of connected devices and services, including entertainment, controls, digital media, security, and cloud services, and offers insight into new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, current and future technologies, and critical issues, including privacy and interoperability, and their effect on consumer engagement.

  • IoT Slam

    December 9, 2015
    Virtual Event


    IoT Slam is the world’s first and largest virtual IoT conference and exhibition, covering Standards, Interoperability, Open Source, Integration, Security, Infrastructure, Business Models, Research, Innovation, Best Practices, Technology, Industry Implementation and Regulatory Compliance, in the world of IoT. The inaugural online conference will take place December 9th 2015. For more information, visit

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