The frenzy of year-end madness is long gone, and we’re all getting a little more comfortable putting “2022” as the date on our sales materials. As you get into the grind of a new year with new goals, it’s time to circle back to some planning that may have fallen to the wayside. More specifically… Have you mapped out your sales conference 2022 calendar?
In this article, we’ll break down why sales conferences are a must for sales professionals who want to boost revenue and smash goals, and give you the top in-person and virtual events you won’t want to miss in 2022.
Why Sales Professionals Should Attend Sales Conferences
Whether you’re looking to learn about a new product, pick the brains of your peers, or refine your sales process, attending sales conferences is a must for sales professionals at any level. Here are a just a few benefits:
Continue Your Professional Development
We know you’re good at what you do, but it never hurts to get better. Professional development is your career-long pursuit to improve yourself and advance in your career through ongoing training and learning. Conferences hit the time-out button on your daily grind and provide an environment where you can soak up hours of new information, uninterrupted.
Learn The Latest Trends and Sales Strategies
Sales is always changing — perhaps more in the past few years than in the past few decades. Sales conferences are one of the best places to discover new sales strategies, learn about new technology and sales automation tools, and hear insights on the latest developments from industry thought leaders.
Network With The Right People
At the right sales events, you can expect priceless networking opportunities with professionals who are all looking to improve their strategies, learn from each other, and grow their networks. Plus, considering 85% of jobs are filled through networking, it’s also a great place to discover new opportunities to advance your career.
Gain Insight Into Your Competitors’ Strategies
Legendary writer T.S. Eliot famously said, “Good writers borrow. Great writers steal.” Many sales conference speakers share their own personal failures and successes, for your benefit. It’s a priceless opportunity to learn from their experiences and steal their proven strategies to optimize your own.
Spark New Ideas Within Your Team
While the majority of your sales activities may be performed alone, the success of a sales department is a team effort. The fresh ideas and tactics learned in a conference can lift up an entire team, sparking innovative thinking that might not occur in the usual day-to-day. And if you and your colleagues can attend together, even better!
Best Sales Conferences For You and Your Team in 2022
If you’re looking for the best sales conferences to attend in 2022, you probably won’t have to go far (unless you want to). There are plenty of solid virtual options you can attend right from your home or office. Read on for our list of the best upcoming in-person and online sales conferences, broken out by region.
Date: June 13-15, 2022
Touted as the only conference designed for leaders in sales distribution, this summit will tackle the sales and marketing topics unique to this sales model. A virtual session is also available prior to the event for teams looking to accelerate growth.
Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel in Bloomfield, CO
Cost: $695 – $3,790
Date: September 22, 2022
Hosted by Sales Enablement Pro, the Sales Enablement Soirée is a one-day event where sales pros will hear the latest industry insights from experts around the world. Registrants will hear from the field’s most notable luminaries, network and connect with practitioners at all levels, and evaluate best-in-class sales enablement software solutions.
Location: Virtual and in-person at The Four Seasons, San Francisco, CA
Cost: To be announced (Cost in previous years was $200)
Date: November 3, 2022
The annual Tenbound Sales Development Conference is a one-day in-person event for everyone involved in sales development, from the SDRs on the ground to the managers and VPs who oversee them. Along with the scheduled presentations by industry experts, there will also be fireside chats and panels. Registration will be available closer to the date.
Location: Virtual and in-person in San Francisco, CA
Cost: To be announced (Cost in previous years ranged from $265-$372)
Sales Innovation Expo
Date: April 6-7, 2022
With over 250 speakers and more than 5,000 attendees, this blow-out event features industry leading speakers from companies like Facebook, Google, and SalesForce. Sales professionals can get thousands of sales tips and techniques to boost business and learn about hundreds of sales solutions all in one place. on
Location: LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
Cost: Get your free ticket here
Date: October 10 and 11, 2022
From the makers of the Sales Success Stories Podcast, the two-day Sales Success Summit is an event “for sales professionals, by sales professionals.” This sales summit will be packed full of presentations delivered by top sales professionals who are either #1 or within the top 1% of performers in a large sales organization. The event is all about creating a unique and memorable experience that inspires and motivates, giving you the knowledge you need to take your sales results to the next level.
Location: Austin, TX
Cost: Early bird pricing is available and will increase $50 monthly leading up to the event. The final price before October 9 is $1,599.
Date: March 21 – 23, 2022
Located in fabulous Las Vegas, LeadsCon is a global lead generation conference. LeadsCon is attended by professionals from all major business segments, including mortgage/lending, insurance, fintech, education, auto, home services, and healthcare. Developed for sales professionals and marketers, the event promises new strategies and unique insights to start nurturing and converting more quality leads.
Location: The Paris, Las Vegas, NV
Cost: Currently $1,345, with rate increases at the end of February. Registration discounts of $150 per person are available for groups of 3 or more.
Date: November 16, 2022
Brought to you by Sales Enablement World, the Sales Enablement Summit will give you the tools, tactics, and strategies you need to ignite business growth. The event features the largest collective of sales enablement leaders who will share success stories, experiences, and methods to drive predictable and consistent interactions across the customer journey. Speakers from major companies that will cover topics like helping your sellers fill funnels and close more deals, deploying sales enablement automation, and more.
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: Early bird pricing (available until September) ranges from $595 to $995. Four levels of event passes available with team rates for groups of 3 or more.
Date: June 22, 2022
The Sales Team Accelerator Retreat (STAR) is a one-day Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange sales conference happening in New York City. The event provides an empowering setting designed to bring key members of your sales organization together and help you strengthen your team’s communication, sales productivity, and effectiveness. In addition to an impressive speaker lineup, the unique interactive format also gives attendees opportunities to network and collaborate with other sales organizations from a cross-section of industries.
Location: The Westin, New York, NY
Date: March 23-24, 2022
For those who can’t make it to the November event in Chicago, or are looking for a conference in the Northeast, Sales Enablement World is also hosting a Sales Enablement Summit in March in New York City. You’ll hear from over 35 speakers and network with hundreds of professionals from more than 150 companies.
Location: 360 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY
Cost: From $795 to $1195 (four levels of event passes available with team rates available for groups of 3 or more)
Details to be announced
Presented by tech giant Salesforce, Dreamforce is one of the splashiest business conferences in the world, consistently welcoming over 100,000 attendees each year. The event blends inspirational in-person experiences with immersive and innovative digital experiences. At Dreamforce, you can expect Salesforce training and certification opportunities as well as high-profile speakers (Will Smith and Jane Fonda took the stage in 2021). This is a bucket-list event for any serious sales professional.
Dreamforce was held virtually in September 2021, and can still be streamed on the sales giant’s new streaming service, Salesforce+.
Date: September 20, 2022
To witness the largest gathering of business growth professionals, check out the annual GrowthHackers Conference in September 2022. Now in its 7th year, GrowthHackers Conferences bring together current and former heads of growth in SaaS, Mobile Apps, Fintech, and E-Commerce to share how to accelerate and sustain business growth. You can still access the GrowthHackers 2021 recordings online if you missed the last virtual event. The 2022 agenda and speakers have yet to be announced.
Location: Virtual and in person at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco, CA
Cost: Early bird pricing is $799
Date: March 2-4, 2022
Are you ready for sales leadership in the digital future? Presented by the GDS Group, in the RevGen Digital Summit you and your team can connect with leading sales and revenue experts on business-critical issues, emerging trends, and disruptive new technology. You’ll attend interactive roundtables, live Q&As and breakout networking sessions focused on tackling challenges and driving businesses collaboratively.
Location: Interactive virtual experience
Cost: No cost. The summit is designed for senior decision-makers, who are invited to apply to attend here.
Utilize Sales Conferences to Supercharge Success
If you’re looking for more high-quality leads and increased revenue this year, consider checking out one (or more) of our top 10 sales conferences for 2022. Attending sales conferences is an important piece of any sales strategy, presenting valuable opportunities to benefit your team, your company, and your professional growth.
Supercharge your sales success and sign up for a sales conference today!