Tech agenda: The Chinese TV, film and radio industry puts on a show for BIRTV
Friday 19 August 2011
During the BIRTV expo China’s TV, film and radio industry will showcase all forms of multimedia content alongside the high-tech products and future-forward equipment that are used to create the transmissions.
China International Exhibition Center
BIRTV is a major event for the Chinese and international TV, film and radio industry. Leading companies from the industry will show off their latest equipment and technologies to a crowd of around 55,000 attendees. Highlights include the BIRTV Summit, Awards, and Digital Theatre plus the New Digital Medias Summit and Showcase. The event will also encompass conferences and technical seminars as well as further exploration of HD, 3D, NGB, CMMB and Digital Cinema formats.
International Food Blogger Conference
New Orleans, LA, USA
The International Food Blogger Conference emphasizes food, writing, and technology. At this year's New Orleans conference, Robin Goldstein, food and wine critic and founder of the Center for Sensory Perception and Behavioral Economics at the Culinary Institute of America, will be the featured speaker. Goldstein is also a regular contributing writer to The New York Times' Freakonomics blog and has authored nine books.
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Horden Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries, More Park
The Integrate Expo is the biggest and only national expo in Australia for audiovisual enthusiasts. Products from across the AV industry are shown under one roof. Visitors can view the latest technologies and demonstrations from companies producing equipment for the entertainment, DJ, recording, concert production and lighting industries. Seminars and workshops are held concurrently during the event. In 2011 more than 500 brands will be on display. The trade event is held in association with InfoComm International, the organizers of leading information communications expo, InfoComm.
Ars Electronica Festival
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Various venues in Linz
The Ars Electronica Festival is an annual event that harnesses innovative collisions between state-of-the-art technology, provocative art, and intellectual thinking. Since 1979 the festival has invited artists, scientists and technologists to enrich the minds of people around them through festival activities such as exhibitions, performances, discussions and lectures. It is considered to be the most important digital arts festival in the world and attracts 35,000 visitors annually. More than 300 events are planned for the 2011 edition which will focus on the theme of “ORIGIN – How It All Begins.”
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Messe Berlin GmbH exhibition center
Alongside CES, CeBIT and Computex, IFA is one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows. IFA attracted 1,423 exhibitors and 235,000 visitors in 2010, generating 3.5 billion euros worth of orders. The event is a technology lover's paradise and also serves as a launchpad for many new innovative consumer appliances. Last year's notable IFA announcements included Samsung's first tablet the Galaxy tab, the world's slimmest LED 3D TV, and the ViewSonic ViewPad 100 the world's first dual-boot tablet.
Indianapolis, IN, USA
CEDIA Expo is the top expo for the residential custom installation industry. It showcases the latest innovations in home cinema, audio-video solutions, lighting control, multi-room audio, home-networking and other essential technologies for custom home installations. The US edition features “bleeding edge” products at the Future Technology Pavilion and will offer manufacturer- and distributor-hosted workshops throughout the event's duration. Around 20,000 industry professionals are expected to attend CEDIA Expo in 2011. The Asia-Pacific edition of the expo takes place in May while the UK expo is held in June.
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IBC electronic media conference and exhibition
Each year over 1,300 leading electronics companies from more than 140 countries exhibit at IBC - a leading international forum for the electronic media industry. The event combines a four-day conference dedicated to the broadcasting, mobile TV, IPTV, digital signage and electronics industries with exhibitions and technical demonstrations from leading art, movie, media and technology innovators. In 2011 the event organizers expect to draw in excess of 48,000 visitors.
EcoVelocity EV Show
London is rapidly becoming a leading world city for electric vehicles, installing infrastructure far faster than many of its counterparts. This show will display everything from charging equipment to battery-powered taxis and is set to offer a glimpse into a future in which 'the Big Smoke' may not actually have any emissions at all.
The Travel Blogger Show
Las Vegas, USA
With travel blogging edging in on traditional publications as a key source about destinations for the general public, the American Society of Travel Agents will be running a whole event on how and why to be a travel blogger at its annual Travel Retailing & Destination Expo.
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.
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