October high-tech and video game events: CEATEC Japan, GDC China, Hong Kong Electronics Fair (reminder)
Monday 05 October 2009
Technology and Video Games events in October are headed by the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) in Japan, the Games Developer Conference (GDC) in China, the GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo in Dubai and the International CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment in San Diego.
International CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment
October 6 - 9
San Diego Convention Center/USA
International CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment is the Fall edition of the CTIA show that focuses on mobile technology and wireless media applications for mobile business. Over 15,000 professionals and 250 exhibitors are expected to attend this year's event. Companies will demo the latest in enterprise solutions and emerging mobile entertainment technology. Mobile ex Showstoppers and Mobile Entertainment Live! will also take place under the header of CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment.
Windows Mobile 6.5 released worldwide
Microsoft Corp. will launch a new brand, "Windows Phone," that will group together phones running its Windows Mobile software and a new version of their mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 6. Windows Phones, made by leading phone manufactures including HP, HTC Corp., LG Electronics, Sony Ericsson and Samsung among others, will feature Windows Mobile 6.5 with LG's GM750 to be the first to feature the software when it is released on October 6.
October 6 - 10
The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (more commonly referred to as CEATEC) is a cutting-edge IT and electronics trade show that features new technologies from participating electronics makers. The exhibition is a place for companies to reveal their latest products and services and to demonstrate them in use. Exhibitors showing finished products and services at the event are divided into two categories, one pertaining to the business sector, the other to individuals and general consumers. The accompanying CEATEC conference provides industry members with a forum to discuss information technology advancements and key developments within the IT & electronics sector.
GDC China and the Independent Games Festival
October 11 - 13
Shanghai International Convention Center/Shanghai/China
The 2009 Game Developers Conference (GDC) China is the second GDC to be held in Asia. The event aims to heighten the awareness of gaming within China and to assist those in the industry form local and global ties with the game development community. The event features top-quality content from both Chinese and international games makers, with speakers from Dolby Australia; Dice, EA, Concept Art House, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Ubisoft, ACTIVISION China and Blizzard Entertainment. The Independent Games Festival will be held in China for the first time under the banner of the GDC China.
Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition)
October 13 - 16
HK Convention and Exhibition Centre/Hong Kong/China
Heralded as Asia's biggest electronics event, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC) showcases products and services from all over the world. Last year the event attracted over 2,600 exhibitors. This year there will be new ‘themed zones' with dedicated spaces for Computer & Peripherals, Digital Imaging, Electronic Gaming and Healthcare Electronics spaces making their first appearance at this year's event. electronicAsia, a fair for electronic components, electronics production and display technologies will run concurrently to the event.
GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
October 17 - 24
Airport Expo Dubai/Dubai/United Arab Emirates
GITEX Shopper is an event that is tailored to consumers who want to shop for electronic gadget. Technology vendors, distributors and resellers gather at the event to offer attendees a glance at their latest products and the opportunity to buy them at heavily discounted prices. The event is in its 19th year and was host to over 132,000 visitors last year.
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009
October 18 - 22
Over 125 Gartner analysts and more than 100 leading solution providers will come together at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo to discuss the newest technologies, the latest trends and emerging strategies for the future of the IT industry. Leaders from companies such as Hewlett-Packard, and Google, Microsoft Corp. will deliver keynote speeches and run workshops on topics that are integral to the inner workings of the IT industry.
Web 2.0 summit
October 20 - 22
Westin Market Street/San Francisco/US
The theme for the sixth Web 2.0 summit is Web Squared. This year the conference will focus on topics such as the way the web works, the technologies behind the internet, and the surrounding philosophies that are encountered in the continued growth and usage of the internet - openness, collective intelligence, and transparency. Conversations about how the economic crisis has driven companies to embrace the web and lead others to fail will also be on show during the event.
eGames Expo 2009 & Digital Lifestyle Show
October 30 - November 1
Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton/Melbourne/Australia
Touted as Australia's biggest Video Games Expo, the eGames Expo runs alongside the Digital Lifestyle Show at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne. One ticket provides entry into the eGames Expo, the Digital Lifestyle Show and the Develop ICT Skills and Careers Expo that all take place within the venue from October 30 to November 1. New release games from major publishers including Mad Man, Ubisoft, Disney and Microsoft will be available to buy at the eGames Expo along with new release gaming gear and hardware. Those looking to revamp their home entertainment systems and digital gadgets can try out the latest technology at the Digital Lifestyle Show where a full range of products will be available for hands-on demonstrations.
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