Gain Business Insight at These 5 Charleston Conferences in 2018

Charleston may be renowned for its historic architecture and entertainment, but it's also an ideal spot for conducting business. Experience the southern charm that this seaport city brings all while getting business done, and check out these five 2018 Charleston business conferences:

1. 2018 North Charleston Business Expo

March 22nd; Charleston Area Convention Center

The 2018 North Charleston Business Expo is the event to attend to connect with the local business community. Expect networking opportunities and various exhibitors and attendees, including executives, small business owners, and agencies, such as U.S. SBA and S.C.O.R.E. While admission to this Expo is free, you can purchase tickets to some of its special sessions, including the CRBJ Power Lunch Series, which includes a panel discussion with local mayors and a keynote. When you're not at the conference, consider catching a performance with your team at the nearby North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center.

2. DIG South Tech Conference

April 25th - 27th; Charleston Galliard Center

Marketing, technology, and business all intersect at the DIG South Tech Conference. Meet top entrepreneurs and executives, and learn from startups and leading brands, such as Jet President Liza Landsman and Vox Media CEO and Chair Jim Bankoff, when you register. The conference features over 100 presenters and more than 50 workshops and sessions. It's the ideal event to attend to keep up with emerging technology trends and learn insights that you can put into action. Follow-up a full day of meetings with nearby business-friendly dining options, including the Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar and the Swamp Fox Restaurant.

3. Port & Terminal Technology Conference & Exhibition

April 17th - 18th; Venue TBD

One of the premier technology conferences of 2018 for the ports industry is the Port & Terminal Technology Conference & Exhibition. This MCI Media Ltd-hosted event offers numerous insightful sessions for ports industry business professionals. Previous attendees have included speakers from the South Carolina Ports Authority and SIBRE. Expect speaker presentations that cover several topics and challenges within the industry when you register, including artificial intelligence, Big Data, and terminal efficiency. Relax with clients after the event at nearby golf courses, including the Country Club of Charleston.

4. HourMinds

April 30th - May 2nd; Belmond Charleston Place

If you're looking for business-friendly conferences providing leadership insight on the hourly industry, look no further than HourMinds. When you register for this Snagajob-hosted conference, you can expect valuable insight from engaging hourly industry speakers, including dozens of experts who share business solutions and best practices. Past speakers have included McDonald's CPO and Senior VP Jez Langhorn and Snagajob's COO Jocelyn Mangan. Previous events have featured breakout sessions with strategy and vision feedback, hacks and how-tos, and a welcome reception. The venue is also nearby fun activities perfect for team bonding experiences, including the horse and carriage tour of Charleston's historic district with Palmetto Carriage Works.

5. Revolve Conference

October 25th - October 26th; Charleston Marriott

The two-day Revolve Conference covers topics on marketing, strategy, creativity, and design, with previous sessions discussing the reimagination of PR and designing for social change. Previous speakers have included industry experts, such as Jayworking's Jamal Collins and Hint's Stefan Mumaw. Expect networking opportunities with "mingle" breakout sessions. The venue is typically located in Downtown Charleston, making it easy to find happy hour events to attend after business meetings in Charleston.

Charleston is full of business-friendly conferences you don't want to miss on your next business trip to the city in 2018. Be sure to also check out the dining and entertainment options in and around Charleston to take your business trip to the next level.

What conference are you most looking forward to attending in Charleston in 2018? Let us know in the comments below.