Weekly global technology agenda: LeWeb, COM-IT Expo

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The largest internet event in the European calendar, LeWeb, will take place in Paris during the week of December 7. Across the globe new technologies and consumer products will feature at COM-IT in India and achievements within the mobile industry will be rewarded at the Mobile Excellence Awards in the USA.

2009 Mobile Excellence Awards
December 7
Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles/USA

The Mobile Excellence Awards is an annual awards event that showcases and rewards achievements within the mobile industry. Awards will be presented to winners in categories such as Best Mobile Start-Up, Best Mobile Innovator, Best Mobile Video Technology, Best Mobile Product, Best Mobile Game, Best Mobile Video and Best Viral Mobile Campaign.

December 9 - 10
Le CentQuatre in Paris/France

LeWeb is the biggest internet event in the European calendar bringing together speakers, entrepreneurs, investors, the media, and technology buffs to discuss a "new web." In excess of 1,800 participants will attend the sixth edition of LeWeb in Paris on December 9-10. Representatives from companies and organizations such as Google, Microsoft Corporation, MySpace, Facebook, Nokia, Opera Software, Twitterfeed.com, Seesmic, Creative Commons, TweetMeme and Shazam Entertainment will speak at the event.

December 10 - December 13
MMRDA Exhibition Grounds in Mumbai/India

COM-IT Expo is an annual Information Technology event based in Mumbai, India. COM-IT Expo showcases local and international technology developments and gives attendees the opportunity to discuss new ideas in the field of technology with their peers. Companies in the sectors of Consulting, Research & Planning, Networking, Peripherals, Enterprise Solutions and Computers will exhibit at the event.

Mashable Open Web Awards Winners Announced
December 15

The Open Web Awards is a multilingual international online technology event that awards "major innovations in web technology and achievements in Social Media." The awards are hosted by online technology and gadget blog Mashable. In 2009 the third annual edition of the awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 15, with online voting open until December 13.

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 prediction Apps to be one of the hottest global technology trends for 2010.