16 Sales Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2016

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The holiday season has arrived! As a motivated sales professional, I’m sure you are already priming yourself for success in 2016. You’re eager to learn, develop relationships, and collaborate with leading sales experts at sales conferences throughout the upcoming year. Here are Node’s top 16 picks of the best sales conferences to attend in 2016, to help you make the most of next year.

1. SaaStr Annual 2016

San Francisco, CA | Feb. 9-11, 2016

The best sales experts will be hard pressed to miss SaaStr Annual 2016. In 2016, the conference will expand to include three days of speakers, networking events, and other powerful content. 5,000 SaaS founders and experts are expected to attend, including CEOs from Marketo, Zenefits, Mattermark, and Hubspot.

2. B2B Content2Conversion Conference 2016

Scottsdale, AZ | Feb 15-17, 2016

The B2B Content2Conversion Conference attracts leading experts in content and demand generation. In 2016, the conference will expand to focus on sales enablement and measurement and will include more than 40 sessions devoted to content marketing, demand generation, and sales enablement.

3. Customer Success Summit 2016

San Francisco, CA | March 21-22, 2016

In 2014 and 2015, this conference was a sold-out event, attracting sales professionals eager to empower their organizations to drive customer success. In 2015, the conference featured more than 60 speakers from top companies, including Salesforce, Zendesk, Slack, Zuora, and LinkedIn. Topics included customer success manager profiles and how to partner with marketing, sales, and other teams within your organization to streamline customer success. If you are eager to transform your company into a customer success business, don’t miss out on this conference.

4. SAPinsider CRM Conference 2016

Las Vegas, NV | March 21-23, 2016

For businesses that rely on SAP CRM solutions, SAPinsider is a must-attend event in 2016. The event is considered the premier event for SAP sales and marketing. The conference focuses on helping attendees better engage with customers by leveraging SAP CRM solution.

5. Pulse 2016

Oakland, CA | May 10-12, 2016

Pulse 2015 was a great success last year and Pulse 2016 is sure not to disappoint. Reps from the customer success community will gather to share best practices related to customer success. Attendees can attend more than 50 sessions across one of five unique tracks. Key themes include tiering customers and the evolution of one-to-many customer marketing.

6. Inside Sales Leadership Summit

Chicago IL | April 20-21, 2016

The Inside Sales Leadership Summit is considered the only conference dedicated exclusively to inside sales leadership. The 2016 event will feature presentations from more than 50 leading inside sales experts. If you’re a Vice President, Director, Manager, Supervisor, or Executive involved in inside sales, add this event to your 2016 line-up.

7. Sales Hacker New York

New York City NY | April TBD, 2016

Sales Hacker New York is considered the premier tech conference for B2B salespeople. Attendees learn about the impacts of today’s cutting-edge technology on sales strategy. Consider adding this conference to your repertoire to ensure that you’re continually evolving with the sales world and staying ahead of the competition.

8. Sales 2.0 Conference

Boston MA | May 2, 2016

The Sales 2.0 Conference is devoted to helping attendees in sales and marketing roles learn how to reap full advantage from sales 2.0 technologies to increase performance and results. Key topics include: social selling and sales and marketing alignment. Sales 2.0 technologies are ever-evolving and sales experts are hungry to stay abreast of key emerging trends.

9.  GrowCo

Las Vegas, NV | May 17-19, 2016

Each year, the GrowCo conference brings together some of the best industry disruptors and thought-leaders in business who are eager to grow their businesses. The event features 50 educational sessions and 72 hours of content. A highlight from 2015 was a session titled “How to become a sales ninja,” presented by Inc’s 30 under 30 winners.

10. Sales 2.0 Conference

San Francisco, CA | July 18-19, 2016

This is the San Francisco counterpart to the Boston-based Sales 2.0 Conference held in May. Choose to attend the Boston or San Francisco  conference – or, better yet, attend both!

11. LeadsCon

New York City NY | August 22-24, 2016

If you’re involved in B2B lead generation marketing, LeadsCon should be at the top of your list of sales conferences to attend in 2016. The LeadsCon conference equips attendees with key insights in areas ranging from buyer/seller relationships, calculating lead costs, optimizing lead campaigns, understanding buyer intent, engaging through email, and optimizing sell-thru. It’s considered the only event devoted entirely to B2B lead gen.

12. Dreamforce

San Francisco, CA | October 4-7, 2016

This conference needs no introduction. It’s the premier event on any sales rep’s calendar and features leading sales experts across almost every industry. Attendees can opt to attend any of 1,500 sessions related to all areas of the sales organization.

13. CEB Sales and Marketing Summit

Las Vegas, NV | October 18-20, 2016

CEB is regarded as a leader in producing cutting-edge sales research. The CEB Sales and Marketing Summit offers attendees opportunities to learn from influential sales and marketing thinkers of today. The event focuses on helping sales professionals adapt to the critical changes currently facing B2B commercial teams.

14. Sales Force Productivity Conference

Atlanta, GA | October TBD, 2016

The annual Sales Force Productivity Conference attracts sales leaders across all industries. Key themes include: sales strategy and alignment, sales force technology, sales operations effectiveness, sales performance management, sales force motivation, incentives, and compensation.

15. Inbound 2016

Boston, MA | November 8-11, 2016

HubSpot’s annual Inbound event is a must-attend for anyone involved in sales. Key themes include: CRM insights and social selling. The speaker lineup is always star-studded, with past keynote speakers including Arianna Huffington, Seth Godin, Nate Silver, and Scott Harrison.

16. Sales Stack

San Francisco, CA | November TBD, 2016

Sales Hacker’s Sales Stack conference is devoted to helping sales professionals build a “high velocity B2B sales machine”. The 2015 conference featured over 50 sales solution vendors and more than 1,000 attendees. According to Aaron Ross, author of Predictable Revenue, “Sales Stack is the best event to attend to learn about practical sales ideas that actually work (not just blah blah blah blah talks). It’s full of ideas you can apply right away in your business.” Stay tuned for additional date and venue details. The only downside is you’ll need to wait to until November to attend.

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Rebecca Hinds
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Rebecca Hinds graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering. In 2013, Rebecca co-founded Stratio, a semi-conductor company developing infrared sensors. The company was selected by the Kairos Society as one of the 50 most innovative student-run businesses in the world.