With annual leave allowance like gold dust, everybody looks for a way to maximise their vacation time. Scheduling around public and national holidays is one way to do so, but another good idea for making the most of your summer is to extend your business trips to include some time before or after your business activities.

With a bunch of conferences, festivals and events being held over the coming months here are our picks of across Europe, Asia and North America for summer 2018.

WWDC – San Jose, USA

June 4 – June 8

If you have managed to score some passes for WWDC 2018, you’re in for a treat. There’s scheduled to be over 100 technical and design-focused sessions presented by Apple engineers, as well as guest speakers and industry experts providing variety of perspectives and insights.

MoneyConf – Dublin, Ireland

June 11 – June 13

Hear from giants like Visa, Deutsche Bank, Western Union and Goldman Sachs, as well as unicorns like Square and Revoult. MoneyConf, a Web Summit spin-off,  is the world’s fastest growing fintech event, and has gone from strength-to-strength since 2015.

CEBIT – Hannover, Germany

11 June – 15 June

Pitched as Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitisation, CEBIT will bring more than 500 stars and pioneers of digitisation present for the first time at more than ten stages with experts and businesses. Jaron Lanier, Ranga Yogeshwar or Julia Shaw will be on stage.

London Tech Week – London, United Kingdom

June 11 – June 17

A city-wide festival, London becomes the back drop for a week long festival of tech and innovation. The festival brings together 55,000 attendees to enjoy hundreds of events taking place across the city. There will be over 300 crowd-sourced, summits, conferences, expos, gala dinners and parties.

ADDC – Barcelona, Spain

July 4 – July 6

ADDC is bringing some of the biggest names in iOS and Android development together for 3 days, aiming to create an opportunity for designers and developers to meet, find new ways to work together and get inspired in an open, inclusive and collaborative space.

RISE – Hong Kong, Hong Kong

July 9 – July 12

Asia’s largest tech conference, brings people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups together to share their stories and experiences. They’ll be joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking.

Google Cloud Next ’18 – San Francisco, USA

July 24 – July 26

Google Cloud is taking over the largest conference center in San Francisco, transforming the Moscone Center into a physical and digital playground for your imagination. Sessions at Cloud Next promise to cover Application Development, Cloud Infrastructure and Ops, Data Analytics, and more.