Tech agenda: smart efficiency on show at Hannover Messe

More than 6,500 companies from 65 countries will be at Hannover Messe this week to show how technology can provide "smart efficiency" solutions to global challenges like mobility, climate protection and resource management.

60th Hannover Messe: Smart Efficiency
April 4-8
Hanover fairground
Hanover, Germany
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"Smart Efficiency" is the motto for the 60th edition of Hannover Messe. The annual event is the world's biggest industrial fair and is home to the latest industrial technology innovations. In 2011 Hannover Messe is made up of 13 different trade fairs, each focused on a different area of industrial technology. More than 5,000 innovations will be on show spanning the fields of energy, mobility and automation. In addition to the large showcase of new materials, industry developments and emerging trends at the Hannover Messe, there will be a strong emphasis on education and careers. CeBIT, now the world's biggest high-tech fair, was once just a display category within the Hannover Messe.
http://www.hannovermesse.de/homepage_e
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39th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
April 6-10
Geneva Palexpo
Geneva, Switzerland
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The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva will see more than 700 exhibitors showcase approximately 1000 inventions from 45 countries. The more than 60,000 expected attendees will be able to meet and talk to the think tanks behind the inventions and to discover products and ideas that may revolutionize their future. America's INPEX (June 14-17) is the less international equivalent.
http://www.inventions-geneva.ch/index.html


NAB Show
April 9-14
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Approximately 90,000 audio, video and film content professionals are expected to attend this year's National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show) in Las Vegas. The event will showcase future trends in 3D, mobile entertainment, transmedia, social media, multi-platform distribution, broadband, and digital production. In 2011, people will be able to attend the NAB Show from anywhere in the world via the new NAB Show Virtual View - an online event that will feature live interactive video chats with industry experts, exhibitor demonstrations, interviews, and booth tours.
http://www.nabshow.com/2011/index.asp
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8th RoboGames

April 15-17
San Mateo Country Fairgrounds
San Mateo, CA, USA
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The RoboGames are the annual "Olympic games" for the robot world. The event is the largest open robotics competition in the world and brings the best robot designers, robotic engineers and DIY hobbyists together to strive against others for victory in the global competition. This year hundreds of robots will compete in more than 50 different events including combat robots, LEGO bots, firefighters, walking humanoids, soccer bots and kung-fu androids. The VEX Robotics World Championship will also take place from April 14-16 in Kissimmee, Fl, USA.
http://www.robogames.net/


7th Boston Cyberarts Festival
April 22 - May 8
Various locations in Boston
Boston, MA, USA
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The Boston Cyberarts festival is a biennial celebration of technology and art.  This year's event looks back at the history of Cyberart and features visual arts, music, dance, theatre, film, video, and performance. There is an educational program which runs alongside the event plus a program of lectures and symposiums featuring visionary thinkers in the fields of technology, science, design and art. Similar events include the Ars Electronica Festival (September 2011) MIT's Festival of Art, Science and Technology aka FAST (February-May 2011) and the Kinetica Art Fair in London (date TBA).
http://bostoncyberarts.org/festival/
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31st COMPUTEX Taipei
May 31 - June 4
Taipei World Trade Center
Taipei, Taiwan
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With 106,450 square meters of exhibition space, Computex Taipei is the largest computer exhibition in Asia, second in the world only to CeBIT in Germany. Many large computing firms have research and development centers or production factories in Taiwan and will be coming to the 31st edition of the event to launch their new products. A full spectrum of products are set for launch during the event including e-readers, 3D technology, mobile devices and tablet PCs. More than 121,000 visitors attended Computex in 2010 to see products and services from over 1,700 exhibitors.
http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/
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