Weekly global technology agenda: Web 2.0 Expo New York, China High-Tech Fair

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Next week internet experts will gather at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York and leaders in IT manufactures will show their latest products at the China High-Tech Fair in Shenzhen.

IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa 2009
November 15 - 16
Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai/United Arab Emirates

The 2009 IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa is a forum for members of the industry and interested members of the public to explore and discuss the major issues facing the integration and mainstream adoption of IPTV in the region.

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.

China High-Tech Fair/ComNet Shenzhen 2009
November 16 - 21
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen/China

In 2009, the China High-Tech Fair will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Three major technology product exhibitions will be held under the banner of "The Excellent Brand Exhibition - CHTF" in Shenzhen, China. The China High-Tech Fair is one of the leading IT expos in China and both Chinese and international IT manufacturers travel to the event to display their products and discuss technological advancements within the industry. This year the Green IT World will be held in conjunction with the event.

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.

2009 Mobile Asia Congress
November 18 - 19
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong

The 2009 Mobile Asia Congress is the place to find out about emerging trends in the Asian mobile market. Mobile industry executives gather at this invitation-only event to talk about the latest strategies for growth within the Mobile market. This year's topics include Mobile Broadband, Mobile Lifestyle, and Mobile Technology as an Enabler for Environmental sustainability.

Gartner Data Center Conference 2009
December 1 - 4,
Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas/USA

The 28th Annual Gartner Data Center Conference will take place from December 1 to 4 in Las Vegas. The conference is hosted and organized by market researcher, Gartner, and will cover a range of next-generation trends and technologies destined to impact consumers and businesses alike. Topics include the impact of cloud computing, how to use technology to cost optimize your business, cutting escalating energy costs, and the aging infrastructure.

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.