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Don't Miss These 2018 Conferences on Your Next Tampa Business Trip

Tampa is the perfect place for mixing business with relaxation. It's also a popular seaport for cruises and a top location for some of the best conferences in the country. The next time you're traveling to Tampa for business, check out these upcoming 2018 conferences for professional development:

1. CS Week Conference 42

May 1st-May 4th, 2018; Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL

The CS Week Conference 42 is the Tampa business conference to attend for customer service professional development. The conference will feature over 60 workshops discussing customer-focused topics from analytics to digital customer engagement. Attendees also get to experience forums and learn about meeting customer demands and bill presentment strategies. The conference attracts attendees from different backgrounds, including executives and call center managers.

2. AIM Entrepreneurs Conference

February 17th, 2018; Legacy Church, 2702 Causeway Center Drive, Tampa, FL

AIM Entrepreneurs Conference is the ideal Tampa conference to attend for a smaller but more focused approach to business insight. Enjoy entrepreneur targeted intense breakout sessions on topics, such as risk management and brand development. This one-day conference also features a dream tank, keynote speakers, and a networking luncheon.

3. Focus on Entrepreneurs Conference 2018

April 27-28, 2018; Hilton-St. Petersburg Bayfront, St. Petersburg, FL

In between networking in Tampa and client meetings, make sure you make time to stop over at the Focus on Entrepreneurs Conference. This Tampa Bay Area conference offers a unique, "un-conference" approach with a focus on innovation, collaboration and strategy via peer-to-peer mentoring and networking sessions. Expect keynote speakers, such as As Seen on TV Chairman and Founder Kevin Harrington and lecturer and author Julie Zigler Norman when you register. Attendees will also learn how to eliminate business processes that clutter or slow down productivity, gain insight via roundtable discussions and breakout sessions, and discuss automation and delegation strategies.

4. FL Center for Cybersecurity 2018 Annual Conference

October 11th, 2018; Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL

Cybersecurity is a topic that impacts every business professional thanks to increased cyber attacks that can lead to data breach and financial losses. That's why the Florida Center for Cybersecurity's 2018 Annual Conference is a Tampa conference you don't want to miss. Learn everything you need to know about what's going on in the cybersecurity industry from protecting your company and customers' data to recruiting cybersecurity talent. Experience keynotes, conference sessions, and a networking lunch when you register. The 2017 event features panelists and keynote speakers, such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Angie Bailey and Florida International University's Dr. Himanshu Upadhyay.

5. 2018 USF Social Marketing Conference

June 27th-30th, 2018; Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL

Come explore the ins and outs of emerging social media trends and topics the next time you're on a business trip in Tampa when you visit the 2018 USF Social Marketing Conference. The conference will feature a training academy, skill building sessions and keynotes on topics, such as social marketing distinctive features and customer motivation. Past speakers have included professionals from academia and the business world, including CRO and Partner at The Taproot Agency Tait Martin, PhD; Griffith University Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr. Timo Dietrich, PhD; and Director of Millbank Social Marketing Rowena Merrit, PhD. Expect to enjoy continental breakfast or lunch on your own or with a group of business partners at local dining options near this Tampa Bay Area venue, including Rusty's Bistro or the Watercolour Grill House.

Tampa is the ultimate stop where beaches meet business, and 2018 will be full of conferences you won't want to miss. Don't forget to pack your sunscreen and your laptop when you're traveling to Tampa for business. Check out these 2018 Tampa business conferences the next time you're in town.

What conferences are missing from our list? Let us know in the comments below.