The Global SaaS estimated to be worth $130 billion in 2020. In the wake of the success of companies such as Salesforce, Dropbox, Slack and more, the industry has now evolved in the route where more solutions are created to help businesses reduce costs and increase efficiency.
In contrast to traditional on-premise setup, the SaaS software is hosted in the cloud, eliminating the need to buy new hardware or spend money on its maintenance.
Why Invest in SaaS?
Over the last decade, the most elite investors have been making fortunes from technology, especially SaaS. SaaS offers the advantage of subscribing rather than buying, this model shift is set to drive higher revenue growth for SaaS companies.
SaaS Economics: SaaS has several key traits that gives it immeasurable benefits over traditional software models. Recurring revenue makes SaaS extremely predictable, measurable and build to scale.
Still, is it worth my time and money to attend?
Attending conferences and listening to inspiring stories is a great way to keep you and your team stay motivated. Learning and exploring beyond your office walls and making links between the top industry leaders influence values and personal development. Networking at such massive conferences is a great way to expand your network, and start a meaningful relationship with entrepreneurs and experts.
Many conferences offer a startup pitch deck where you can present your ideas and work to others. This is especially important when you want to validate your idea and looking for investors to fund your company.
Our picks for the Top 10 International SaaS conferences to attend in 2020
22-25th June in Toronto, Canada
SaaS Monster is not a conference on its own. It’s a SaaS only track part of Websummit. SaaS Monster will bring you four curated content streams exploring the technology that fuels your businesses: cloud, big data, enterprise technology, and security.
Event Highlights: Annually attracting 5,000+ attendees, you can expect to be in the company of buyers, sellers, investors, startups and established successful major companies. The 2019 speakers include David Cancel, Founder & CEO at Drift, Stephen Cummins, Podcaster at 14 Minutes of SaaS, Des Traynor Co-founder at Intercom and other chief executives from Twilio, Facebook, Google and more.
13th-22nd March in Austin, Texas
South by Southwest (SXSW) is one another massive conference driving what’s next in the world of film, culture, music, and technology. The event tends to hybridize the content not only from tech and business but also from arts and entertainment.
Event Highlights: Offers 22 tracks of programming, you’ll find more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery. Founded in 1987, SXSW is a venerable jewel of the annual tech conference circuit that you should add to your must-go-at-least-once list.
18th-22nd May in San Francisco , North America
LTV Conf creates the perfect ambience for a more intimate, personalized conference. The conference unites entrepreneurs, private and public companies as well as active investors from all over the world.
The 4 growth tracks include marketing, scaling, tech, and entrepreneurship.
Event Highlights: Get inspired by speakers like April Dunford, David Hauser, Claire Suellentrop, Patrick Campbell and more during this 2-day event for SaaS entrepreneurs and growth marketers.
19-20th Nov in Helsinki, Finland
Slush is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Slush has grown from a 300-person assembly to a community of true global magnitude. Get ready to be soaked with hyper concrete advice for the growth-minded and entrepreneurially wired. The past speaker lineup has featured some of the most accomplished founders, experienced operators and successful investors out there sharing their best-kept secrets with the Slush audience.
Event Highlights: 25,000 attendees, including 4,000 startups and 2,000 investors at Helsinki. If you are a startup or growing Company and looking to network with investors around the globe from Europe and Asia then landing at this event is your best choice.
28-29th April in California
This event is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, executives and investors who want to learn about the latest innovations, business models and customer retention to achieve explosive growth. Whether you are a SaaS or subscription business, if customer retention is critical for your success, this is the premier Southern California event to learn from the tech pioneers. Today’s analytical insights, coupled with disciplined tactics are enabling companies to deepen their customer relationships in unparalleled ways.
Event Highlights: Each year 700+ business leaders join the stage to discuss how recurring revenue – a steady stream of customer dollars – can reshape the future of your business.
21-23 Sept in Boston
Business of Software Conference is a 3-day single-track conference for Founders, CXOs, and Emerging Leaders in Software and SaaS companies. The 2020 Conference will be focused on how to achieve scale in your business. The topics will be focussed on how to scale through product-driven growth, how to scale your teams, how to scale your sales operation, how to scale trust, as well as hearing from entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled their businesses.
BoS is for businesses in the ‘scale-up’ stage – companies ready to take the leap into growth.
EventHighlights: The Business of Software conference is a unique conference that promises to refund the cost of your ticket if you feel you gained no value from the event.
12 – 14th Oct in Dublin, Ireland
Another most expected SaaS conference in Europe. If you’re a SaaS company or anywhere related to subscription service, this is the conference for you. The event will cover a wide range of different topics relevant to SaaS professionals under 3 tracks – traction, Growth and Scale.
Event Highlights: 300+VC funds, 150+ speakers including 250+ exhibitors and over 4000 attendees from over 50+ countries. Series of 15 boot camps and an advanced level of mentoring and workshops.
10-12th March in San Jose, California
SaaStr is one of the biggest, most popular events in the SaaS industry. The annual gathering brings together 12,000 people and features over 300 sessions designed to help you scale your SaaS business and improve LTV.
Event Highlights: Featuring a presentation panel of 300 speakers from major brands like Hubspot, Salesforce, Mailchimp and Adobe, you can learn from successful entrepreneurs and brush shoulders with venture capitalists, powerful executives, and fellow entrepreneurs in SaaS.
December in Boston
This conference, hosted by ProfitWell, has a narrow focus on Price Monetization, how to reduce customer acquisition costs (CAC), improve LTV, manage explosive growth, and more. Learn and network with the sharpest subscription economists.
Event Highlights: The two-day leaders summit is an exclusive, invite-only event that will be held at a luxury resort. During this closed-door summit, top leaders swap honest stories about mistakes, hard lessons, and plans for the future of subscription growth.
15th to 16th April in San Francisco
SaaS Connect is a partnership networking event focused on building the market and distribution of SaaS products. With over 2000 members, this annual conference is presented as an opportunity for you to connect with buyers and potential partners that can benefit your business.
Event Highlights: The conference has featured past keynote speakers from Amazon, Intuit, Google and Microsoft. Come ready to mingle and make meaningful connections.
Each year, hundreds of tech conferences take place around the world promise to offer access to top professionals in the field, sneak peeks of the latest technologies, and unique networking opportunities that can help you advance your career. The above list is researched and curated by the Document360 team with the focus of SaaS premier events. Here is our last year’s list of global SaaS events. Obviously, it is undeniable that there will be a heavy dose of opinion and if you notice any events that we have missed or would like your event on our list, please give it in the comments.