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November 2 - 4, 2021
Santa Clara Convention Center,
Santa Clara, CA

Where IoT Changes Auto

Enabling the Era of Automated Mobility on Demand

IoT World 2021 Dates announced as November 2 - 4

IoT World 2021 will take place November 2-4, 2021 and will co-locate with AI Summit Silicon Valley, to showcase the next wave of secure connected environments through the intelligence of things.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Informa Tech has taken pride in taking early and decisive action to ensure the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff whilst the situation around the hosting of in-person events has evolved rapidly.

As the timeline for the safe return of large-scale events becomes clearer, for this same reason, we have made the decision to move IoT World 2021, traditionally held in April, to now be held November 2-4, 2021, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. 

The Connected & Autonomous Vehicles content will be featured within both the IoT World and AI Summit conferences, as core themes to both agendas.

Not only are we looking forward to being back in person for IoT World 2021, but after the huge success in attracting international attendees from 94 countries to IoT World Virtual in August 2020, the 2021 event will now also leverage the capabilities of reaching a global audience by being a hybrid event. We will now be able to connect the in-person North American audience, to the online global audience at IoT World, for the very first time. As a result, the previous IoT World Europe, IoT World Asia, IoT World China and IoT World Africa will now be held virtually, during IoT World, creating a global festival of IoT innovation.

For exhibitors and sponsors with credits from 2020, your sales representative will reach out to you with more information to automatically roll your credits to the November 2021 IoT World, and help you secure your booth space. Additionally, you will have the opportunity before IoT World to be involved with Embedded IoT World and the IoT at the Edge Digital Symposium virtual events, and media advertising and/or marketing services opportunities with IoT World Today.

Conference attendees who paid to attend the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles + IoT World live event in 2020 will automatically have access to attend the fall in-person event with a pass of equal value. *

The 8th annual IoT World will now also co-locate with the 6th annual AI Summit Silicon Valley, also organized by Informa Tech. Bringing these two-industry leading conference and exhibition programs together will ensure the entire IoT ecosystem from components & devices through to AI applications is present within the worlds largest IoT and AI expo.

This will also ensure that enterprise adopters can reduce time out of the office by attending one scaled industry event covering two of the most important enterprise technology developments enterprise leaders face in progressing their digital transformation.

IoT World 2021 will focus on four core themes, all critical in the development of the market as we adapt to our new world:

  • Developments in the IoT ecosystem to progress end-to-end IoT solutions
  • Intersecting IoT with 5G, Edge and AI to progress digital transformation
  • The applications of IIoT for industrial enterprise to adapt and win in the new normal
  • Securing the IoT, now

The combined event will also feature Elevating Founders USA, delivered in partnership between Informa Tech and Founders Forum. This Startup Program will feature business ready IoT and AI startups, alongside the investor community to help unlock growth in the next disruptors of the market.

Both IoT World and AI Summit 2021 will be organized in line with the Informa AllSecure Standard, which Informa has collaborated with association partners including UFI, AEO and SISO, along with other large exhibition organizers, venues, suppliers, contractors, and government and local authorities design, highlighting our approach to enhanced health and safety standards at our events following COVID-19. You can view the full Informa AllSecure Standard here.

*Offer is valid for registered  Connected & Autonomous Vehicles + IoT World 2020 San Jose attendees only. This offer is subject to review and approval by the IoT World event team. We reserve the right to deny registrants who do not meet these qualifications.

Report: The Expanding Connected Vehicles Landscape

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About Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Conference

The automotive sector is at a turning point and undergoing a transformation as car manufacturers move towards becoming mobility service providers. Global demand for CAV technology is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade providing a path for new revenue and customers. 

For automakers to sustain long-term growth important issues must be addressed including preventing cyber threats and protecting consumer data, partnering with new tech entrants, determining winning business models for rolling out connected cars globally and improving autonomous driving technology. 

At Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, we'll take a deep dive into the latest industry developments and attendees will hear thought-provoking case study presentations from top automakers. Participants will be able to engage with experts, form strategic alliances and explore collaboration opportunities with other companies. The event takes place alongside IoT World, making it the leading convergence of auto, IoT, and tech execs in the heart of Silicon Valley.  

Meet your target audience. Expand your connected cars knowledge.

Automaker Attendance
Director Level & Above
Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Attendees

The Complete Connected Vehicles Experience

This year's conference provides a multitude of shared learning opportunities and networking features

Product, Strategy, and Technical Talks
Product, Strategy, and Technical Talks

Dive deep into topics that are driving the connected cars & autonomous vehicles market today. Hear thought-provoking case studies and presentations from leaders at companies such as GM, Daimler, Avis Budget Group and more.

Free to Attend Expo
Free to Attend Expo

Attendees can connect with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest connected technology solutions and took part in the Booth Crawl, Experience Areas, and Automotive Expo Tours.

Executive Keynote Day
Executive Keynote Day

Featuring C-Level speakers from some of the world’s leading corporations, the Executive Keynote Day will be jam packed day of learning and networking with the best of the best. 

Analyst Breakfast Briefings
Analyst Breakfast Briefings

Taking place each morning of the show, attendees will get face to face time with top industry analysts to up their insights

Networking Events
Networking Events

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles is the perfect place to learn AND have fun. Join us for some fun at the all conference party and the opening drinks reception on the expo floor.

Ecosystem Center Stage
Ecosystem Center Stage

Located at the heart of the show floor, our Ecosystem Center Stage is the perfect place to stop by and hear from expert IoT speakers.

400+ Sponsors & Exhibitors
400+ Sponsors & Exhibitors

Co-located with IoT World, the bustling expo floor will be packed with solution providers showcasing their latest products and services.

Startup Elevate
Startup Elevate

The Startup Elevate area of the expo hall features hundreds of startups disrupting the IoT and automotive space. Featuring startup pitches in front of world renowned investors, awards, and more, this area continues to be one of the most popular at the show.


Featuring workshops to take your learning to the next level:

  1. Intelligent Transport Systems, held by Industrial Internet Consortium 
  2. IoT in the Channel, held by Channel Partners and Channel Futures
  3. Eclipse IoT Day, held by the Eclipse Foundation 


This event was comprehensive and extensive, covering the emerging marketing of connected cars very well. A valuable and repeatable event.


IoT World is the global conference and exhibition where strategists, technologists, developers and implementers connect, putting IoT into action across industry verticals. The future of business starts here.

The event features new, deeper & more technical sessions, a larger expo floor, and more ways to network. With over 12,000 attendees expected through the doors, 400+ global, thought leading speakers and 400+ sponsors and exhibitors, Internet of Things World is the largest IoT event in the marketplace.