Statement Regarding The Future of HostingCon

Dear HostingCon Community,

As you may have recently heard, Penton Information Services, including the HostingCon brand, was recently acquired by Informa. Operating at the heart of the Knowledge & Information Economy, Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events business. The combination of the two businesses adds balance and breadth to our portfolio, further expanding upon valuable insights for the hosting space and provides increased opportunity to learn, network and grow via a robust lineup of technology events. Due to this change and substantial shifts in the market we have made the strategic decision that HostingCon Global 2017 will be our last HostingCon Event.

We encourage you to join us at one or more of our other technology events, many of which are leading global events designed for Service Providers, Telcos, Cloud Providers, Hardware and Software Vendors, Enterprise IT, DevOps, Analysts, Investors and more. You can learn more about our expanded portfolio of technology events by visiting the webpages below:

WHIR Networking Events  ·  9th Anniversary  ·  14 events in 2017  ·  Cities across USA and Canada
Complimentary events that offer you a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with local like-minded industry executives and corporate decision makers.
Who attends: cloud, hosting, MSP, VAR, data center, telecommunications and internet infrastructure industries

Channel Partners  ·  20th Anniversary  ·  April 10-13, 2017  ·  Las Vegas, NV
The largest U.S. event serving the IT and communications indirect sales channel. With over 5,000 participants, Channel Partners is the must-attend event for agents, VARs and MSPs seeking to grow their businesses.
Who attends: Communications and Technology Indirect Channel Resellers

5G North America  ·  10th Annual  ·  April 10-13, 2017  ·  Las Vegas, NV
The show delivers the full industry ecosystem, covering the latest developments surrounding 5G technologies with dedicated tracks on 5G, IoT, Public Safety, Rural Carriers, VoLTE, Roaming, RAN, Small Cells, LTE Broadcast, Content & Partnerships, and NFV.
Who attends: Solution Providers, Telecom Operators

Telco Cloud Forum  ·  8th Annual  ·  April 24-26, 2017  ·  Portman, London
Only dedicated Telco Cloud event in the market, gives telco’s the opportunity to learn how to compete with other cloud providers and position themselves at the forefront of the market.
Who attends: Telecom Operators

Internet of Things World  ·  4th Annual  ·  May 16-18, 2017  ·  Santa Clara, CA
The world’s largest IoT event, attracting 12,000+ attendees. IoT World is an annual platform for the entire IoT ecosystem to facilitate growth and development of these technologies.
Who attends: Device manufacturers, Data and Cloud Platform providers, Solutions Providers, Enterprise, Governments, and more

Cloud & DevOps World  ·  9th Annual  ·  June 13-15, 2017  ·  ExCel, London
Focus on the cloud technology innovations that can still disrupt businesses and steamline IT processes. Discussions will include DevOps, containers, serverless architecture, regulation, cloud management micro services and more.
Who attends: cloud provider, cloud security, DevOps, Enterprise, ISVs, Resellers, Telecom Operators

AI World  ·  New!  ·  June 13-15, 2017  ·  ExCel, London
A focus on case studies for how AI technology can be applied to achieve better customer experiences and maximize business returns. Learn from across all industries: energy, transportation, automotive, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare.
Who attends: hardware and software vendors, enterprise

SDxe  ·  New!  ·  September 25-27,2017  ·  Austin, TX
IT decision makers will discuss the next generation infrastructure required for digital business. Topics include how to align operational technology strategy with IT strategy to move from static, inflexible and expensive environments toward a software-defined, easily orchestrated infrastructure that is flexible and scalable.
Who attends: Enterprise It, Tech-Saavy LOB Managers

Channel Partners EVOLUTION  ·  9th Annual  ·  September 27-29, 2017  ·  Austin, TX
A practical approach to helping agents, VARs, MSP and Service Prodivers grow their businesses and enter the newest technology areas to serve the fastest growing vertical markets.
Who attends: Communications and Technology Indirect Channel Resellers and Service Providers

Cloud Security World  ·  New!  ·  October 23-24, 2017  ·  New York, NY
The first event to examine the unique requirements for data security within cloud environments. The event focuses on the challenge of securing the always on, always available environment while complying with regulatory and auditing requirements.
Who attends: Cloud and Internet Service Providers, Enterprise security, LOB Managers

IT/Dev Connections  ·  October 23-26, 2017  ·  San Francisco, CA
IT/Dev Connections is the premier professional training and networking conference for the Microsoft technology community.
Who attends: IT administrators, IT managers, IT consultants, Developers, and DevOps

Container World  ·  2nd Annual  ·  February 26-28, 2018  ·  Santa Clara, CA
Container World is a true ecosystem event, addressing the strategic implications of containers and the associated trends as they disrupt the cloud market. It is the first event to clarify the business impact of the container revolution currently taking place within enterprise IT.
Who attends: DevOps, IT Managers, Architects, Developers, Engineers, LOB Mangers and Analysts

Data Center World  ·  37th Annual  ·  March 12-15, 2018  ·  Antonio, TX
Unique to the industry, the conference draws upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, to create an end-user driven agenda that focuses on real solutions for today’s key challenges.
Who attends: Data Center IT and Infrastructure Professionals


For a full list of upcoming technology events produced by Informa, visit


Thank you for your support over the past 13 years! We look forward to seeing you in the community.


The HostingCon Team