Foundry and IDC bring together IT decision-makers for must-attend technology events

Forging meaningful connections at 800+ events annually

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IT executives are transformative leaders charged with driving business strategy. They trust us and depend on us for real solutions.

Leveraging 50+ years of IDG rich media brand industry expertise and relationships, our unique event content is delivered through the trusted lens of our world-class family of brands. 

Ranging from multi-day educational symposiums and prestigious awards programs to intimate roundtable discussions, Foundry and IDC tailors the event type to deliver on audience objectives and needs.

Diverse events for different marketing strategies:

  • Conferences and Summits
  • Roundtables
  • Dinners/Luncheons
  • Awards and Leadership Events
  • Custom

Foundry and IDC events businesses join forces in 2024

By combining our event content, delivery and audience development teams and capabilities under one unified global structure, Foundry and IDC can help you build an even greater pipeline of active IT buyers in 2024:

  • More opportunities: now access 1,500 in-person and virtual events – delivered in local languages in over 70 countries and attended by more than 60,000 IT buyers
  • Better targeting: whether your business specialises in cybersecurity, cloud, AI or any other major IT topic, we have grouped our events by topic and country/region to help you better target specific IT buyer communities that match your products, in your target markets.
  • Greater value: by combining IDC and Foundry’s content expertise and marketing reach, we will draw an increased number of IT buyers to our events and deliver even more value for your event partnerships.

Our unique event content is delivered through the trusted lens of our world-class family of brands.

Generate new customers with Foundry and IDC events

Spanning across more than 40 countries, our array of 800+ events is strategically designed to captivate highly qualified audiences. These events serve as dynamic avenues for significant lead generation, all orchestrated by dedicated project managers who curate marketing campaigns tailored to your brand. Foundry and IDC events are thoughtfully designed to occur in-person, virtually, and through hybrid formats.

One of the most prestigious & coveted awards in technology

CIO 100 celebrates the achievements of top IT executives and their teams who are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth, or improving relationships with customers. Awards programs and leadership summits take place in: The United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, Australia + NZ, Germany, India and Sweden.

Where risk is rewarded

CSO50 Conference + Awards are the premier conferences for information risk management and security. These events highlight how award-winning organizations are managing risk and information security. These events highlight where CSOs have found opportunities to expand their information security defenses and the technologies used to achieve success. Awards programs and conferences take place in: United States, United Kingdom, India, Australia + NZ.

Recognizing excellence in the Channel

ARN, Reseller News and Channel Asia celebrate excellence across the Australian, New Zealand and ASEAN tech channels. Our programs acknowledge the achievements of talented teams who have become influential figures across the channel partner ecosystem. The Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) was first launched in Australia in 2012, by ARN, celebrating gender diversity and recognizing female excellence across the channel.

Virtual or live: Meet prospects where they want to engage

IT decision makers attend events virtually as well as in person. Content relied on the most during the purchase process can be achieved directly at virtual events, such as product demos, vendor presentations, and analyst research.

Your only partner for IT events

Real budget

Foundry and IDC’s unmatched global audience IT buying power is built through long-established and trusted relationships via media brands and research in the market.

Rich content

The community relies on our unique perspective of case studies, research, and third-party viewpoints to tell them how to solve challenging IT issues.

Right adjacency

Foundry and IDC helps every major tech vendor in the world reach or research their market. Our events allow you to position your product/company against the world’s leading brands, achieve high-profile branding opportunities and win market share.

Fifty-thousand global delegates

Event delegates are the worlds leading spenders on tech and ¾ of them attend our events to source new solutions providers. No other partner can provide predictable volume and quality of marketing qualified leads (MQLs).


You can buy the same event, with the same predictable outcomes, with the same credible content, in 20+ key global markets – no other provider can do this.


Through our trusted relationships, Foundry and IDC, connects you with the right buyers, at the right moment in time, when they are researching solutions to drive their business forward. The industry turns up.

Upcoming events

Our global events portfolio is designed to connect buyers and sellers of technology.
June 18, 2024Italy

Security Forum Italy

1 day, 50+ attendees

In-Person + Virtual
June 19, 2024Mexico

IDC Artificial Intelligence Roadshow, Mexico

1 day, 90+ attendees

19 June 2024APAC, South Korea

TNBT – The Next Big Thing – Korea

Humanising technology for purposeful innovation

In 2024, IDC Asia Pacific and Foundry Asia Pacific are partnering to present a unified technology conference. This strategic consolidation offers sponsors and end users an unparalleled opportunity to connect, engage, and influence the tech industry in the Asia Pacific region. Unveil the technology of tomorrow, take charge of your future narratives, and be a frontrunner where your brand becomes part of an evolving tech chronicle at The Next Big Thing.

The first TNBT Korea of 2024 will be held in Seoul on the 19 June. The key discussion point of this event will be: Leading Digital Transformation in Korea: Discussing the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), data and cloud computing, and their role in the rapid digital transformation of South Korean industries.

June 18, 2024United States

FutureIT Chicago

AI, Data and Tech Leadership: Finding business value from emerging tech innovations | Chicago

Future IT, a series of in-person, one-day regional events bring ITDMs, industry leaders and leading solution providers together to network and learn about topics such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, and digital transformation.

July 2024United States

CSO’s SecureIT New York

New York

SecureIT is an in-person, one-day regional event that brings ITDMs, industry leaders and leading solution providers together to network and learn about topics such as cybersecurity and digital transformation.

To sponsor

Sponsorships at our events provides high-value visibility and interaction. Build relationships with decision makers while driving awareness of your brand.

To attend

Foundry and IDC’s events provide exceptional opportunities to learn from and network with top IT professionals from industry-leading organizations.

To present

Interested in sharing your expertise with an eager audience? We have a variety of speaking opportunities.