During the week of December 21, the Asia Game Show will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Approximately 500,000 people are expected to attend the event that draws consumers and videogame enthusiasts from across the globe.
The Asia Game Show
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Half a million people are expected to check out the latest advances to come out of the world of gaming. The Chinese industry alone is worth 26 billion yuan (€2.6 billion) and so organizers are tempting consumers also with live competitions, giveaways and (of course) the "cosplay'' kings and queens who likes to dress up as their favorite fantasy characters.
December 25 - 27
Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India
AV Revolution is India's biggest audiovisual expo with over 250 international brands exhibiting annually. All aspects of home and professional audio video hardware are covered at the High End Consumer and Professional Audio Video, Automation and Entertainment electronics expo. Sony, Canon, Samsung, LG, Pioneer, Panasonic, Bose and Yamaha are just some of the high-profile AV companies showing off their latest technology there in 2009.
January 7 - 10
Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's largest consumer technology trade show. It is a highlight on most technology-minded people's calendar because it welcomes numerous high-profile technology companies and is the launch-place for many groundbreaking new gadgets and high-tech products. In 2010 the show will focus on green technology, with more than 30 exhibitors coming to the event to demonstrate environmentally friendly product concepts. Mobile Applications will also feature en masse at the event as analysts are predicting Apps to be one of the hottest global technology trends for 2010.
Web 3.0 Conference
January 26 - 27
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Santa Clara, USA
Web 3.0 Conference explores the "emergence of a new era of technologies, collectively known as Web 3.0." The conference highlights the ways in which businesses and individuals can harness these new technologies and investigates the future of the connected world. Confirmed speakers at the conference include Johanna Wright, Director of Product Management responsible for Web Search at Google; Scott Prevost, principal development manager for Bing at Microsoft; Peter Mika, researcher and data architect at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona; and Frank Addante, founder and CEO of the Rubicon Project.
Global Game Jam
The Global Game Jam is a gaming tournament but rather than applauding player skills, it elevates designers' digits and programmers' prowess. Over 100 worldwide tournament locations have been officially registered as venues for the 48-hour game-making frenzy, where competitors are organized into adhoc teams before attempting to churn out one of the best games of the tournament. The top entries are then put forward for March's prestigious Game Developers Conference in San Diego.