November 16-17 agenda: Elton John's AIDS Foundation benefit in New York

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Monday and Tuesday's selection: the Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai, Sustainable beauty discussed in Germany, a charity night organized by Elton John's foundation against AIDS in New York, Web 2.0 Expo New York, among other events.

Soccer: FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
November 16-22
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This year's Beach Soccer World Cup kicks off on November 16 at the Jumeirah open beach in Dubai. Top footballing countries have teams travelling to the finals. Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Uraguay, Italy, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast will join 12-timeswinners Brazil in the finals.


Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
November 16-17
Frankfurt, Germany

Organic Monitor, a research company that tracks developments in sustainable beauty, has announced a new series of international summits to help promote 'ethical' products, with the first one focusing on industry developments, best-practices and green formulations.

Elton John's AIDS Foundation benefit

November 16
New York City, USA

The Elton John AIDS Foundation's is organizing the 7th Enduring Vision benefit to raise money for AIDS research, HIV prevention programs, care and support services in New York City. The previous edition in 2008 had raised nearly $2.1 million. This year Donna Summer is scheduled to share the stage with Elton John to support his charity. President Bill Clinton and actress Sharon Stone are among this year's honorees.

Web 2.0 Expo New York
November 16 - 19
Javits Center in New York, USA

At this year's Web 2.0 Expo in New York there will be more than 50 sessions covering topics including Social Media, Development, Web 2.0 at work, Mobiles, and Performance. Keynote speakers will cover a broad range of subjects related to new Web 2.0 technologies and adapting business models to the changing economic climate. During the Web 2.0 Expo new companies looking to launch into business will showcase their ideas in front of a panel of experts.


Microsoft Professional Developers Conference
November 17 - 19
Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, USA

The four-day Microsoft Professional Developers Conference will take place at the Convention Center in Los Angeles. The event is organized to teach people about new Microsoft software and technology and to help individuals perfect their computing skills. Technical experts will show attendees the ropes of the Windows Azure Platform, Microsoft Silverlight, cloud computing, database development, ASP.NET MVC 2 and development for multi-touch and gesture-based platforms. There will be a set of workshops running on November 16 to accompany the event.

Yves Saint Laurent/Pierre Bergé auction sale

November 17-19
Paris, France

Personal objects such as a limo, a Fernand Léger painting and 1200 objects in total that Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé owned are going to be auctioned by Christie's.