C2 to a Land Down Under: Each year C2 Montreal attracts more than 6,000 executives from 50 countries and 24 industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. After six successful years, the conference organizers decided to expand their flagship event.  C2 Melbourne will debut in Australia on 30 November – 1 December and feature much of the interactive content and experiences that attendees of C2 Montreal have grown to love. Check out the details here.

New Sessions at VMworld: VMware has added new sessions to its VMworld US agenda this year.  On the first day of the Vegas event, Sunday 27 August, there will be pre-conference, industry-specific sessions covering vertical markets such as financial services, government, healthcare and retail. Also new this year, VMware executives will outline the company’s product strategy and roadmap during four Showcase Keynotes covering the following topics: Modernizing the Data Center, Integrating Public Clouds, Empowering Digital Workspaces and Transforming Networking and Security.

Speaking Opportunity: With a heavy emphasis on IoT applications and business use cases, IoT Evolution Expo and Conference will return to Orlando from 22 – 25 January 2018, highlighting “how companies of all kinds are leveraging sensors, connectivity, platforms and data to change the course of their business, create new strategic opportunities, and improve the lives of people all over the world.” If you have a story abut how you leveraged the power IoT to transform your business, submit a proposal here before the 15 September deadline.

Lunchtime Learning: Henry Stewart events have been hosting Digital Asset Management conferences for years.  Through real world case studies, interactive panels, workshops, roundtables and tutorials, speakers share the latest thinking and new developments in the world of DAM. Gain insight on topics such as Justifying DAM spend in tough economic times, What to consider before investing in a DAM system; and Where DAM has been and where it’s going. So on your next lunch break, watch some DAM TV!

Coming up next week: Retailers eager to learn more about eCommerce head to eTail East, which runs 14 -17 August in Boston. The program is described by organizers as the crossroads “where the ‘Who’s Who’ in online and multi-channel come together.” The CIO 100 Symposium kicks off 14 August in Colorado Springs and gathers 300 CIOs and senior IT and business executives for thought leadership and panel sessions. In nearby Vail, the Digiday Content Marketing Summit also begins on 14 August. The summit covers topics from the ROI of content marketing to chatbots and voice recognition technology. And on 13 August the global fashion supply chain industry heads to SOURCING at MAGIC in Las Vegas.