Tech agenda: DEMO Fall 2011, Tokyo Game Show
Friday 09 September 2011
Startups and established tech companies will be pitching their latest inventions at DEMO Fall in the US during the week of September 12 and gamers will be going crazy for the latest releases at the Tokyo Game Show in Japan.
DEMO Fall 2011
Silicon Valley, California, USA
DEMO is a three-day conference where established and emerging technology companies provide concise demonstrations of their new products. The conference follows a strict format - participants have just six minutes to show off their inventions. In addition to the conference there is also a Demonstrator Pavilion where attendees can get a closer look at "the latest trend-setting technologies," plus various networking events. A satellite event called Demo Asia will take place November 29-30 in Singapore.
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21st Tokyo Game Show
Along with GDC, E3 and Gamescom, the Tokyo Game Show is one of the year's most important and influential expos. Strong showings from Sony's internal studios and Nintendo's third-party developers can be expected, and Microsoft used the 2010 event to show that it was keen to see the Xbox 360 accepted by Japanese consumers.
1st Macworld Asia
China National Convention Center
2011 marks the first edition of Macworld’s Asian Expo. Macworld Asia is the sister event to the Californian-based Macworld Conference and Expo - which is currently the largest annual Apple Macintosh event in the world. Macworld Asia will bring together international manufacturing giants and leading companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to showcase Apple-related products, accessories and services. The first edition of Macworld Asia is expected to draw an audience of more than 200,000 people.
Facebook F8 Conference
The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
During the F8 conference Facebook developers and entrepreneurs discuss and collaborate on "the future of personalized and social technologies." Topics such as business growth strategies, new tools and techniques and open technologies will be on the agenda at this year's event. For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be streamed live at f8.facebook.com on September 22. Other notable developer conferences taking place in the latter half of 2011 include Microsoft’s BUILD windows developer conference (September 9), Dell World (October 12-14), BlackBerry DevCon (October 18-20) and Nokia World (October 26).
Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
GigaOM's Mobilize is all about the mobile web - from mobile computing to cloud-based services and everything in between. A stellar lineup of speakers from companies such as Facebook, PayPal, Pandora, Hipmunk, Walmart, AT&T Interactive, Navteq, Yahoo!, Best Buy, VeriFone, Thomson Reuters, The New York Times, Nielsen, Verizon, T-Mobile USA, Sprint, Square, and Visa will share their knowledge about the future of the mobile web. The theme of this year’s event is "Mobile is Everywhere. Opportunity is Everywhere."
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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 event is comparable to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the US, attracting around 200,000 visitors and 800-900 exhibitors. It 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.
GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Airport Expo Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GITEX Shopper is the largest consumer IT and electronics show in the Middle East. People from around the globe come to the event to shop for more than 25,000 of the latest cutting-edge products and gadgets on the market. 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. In 2010 the event was host to over 166,500 visitors. GITEX Shopper will be held in association with GITEX Technology Week, GITEX Business Solutions, GULFCOMMS, GITEX Card Technology, GITEX Digital Marketing and CyberSecurity @ GITEX.
31st Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC)
October 13 - 16
HK Convention and Exhibition Centre
Heralded as the world's biggest electronics event, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC) showcases electronic products and services from across the globe. In 2010 the event attracted over 3,000 exhibitors and close to 58,000 visitors. Highlights of the 2011 HKTCD include the new "Invention" and "Mobile Device and Accessories" zones plus expansive displays of consumer electronics products from more than 390 big brands at the Hall of Fame. The 15th ElectronicAsia 2010, a fair for electronic components, electronics production and display technologies, will run concurrently to the event. Visitors can also attend the Hong Kong Electronic Industry Summit, Green Electronics Forum, World of Display Technology, and World of Solar events that will also be held at the same time.
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