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Weekly tech agenda: CEATEC Japan, Next Generation Mobile Devices

During the week of October 4 electronics makers will demo the latest new technology and cutting-edge products at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) in Japan. In London, key trends in the mobile sector will be discussed at Next Generation Mobile Devices.

October 5 - 9
Makuhari Messe
Chiba City, near Tokyo, Japan

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.


Next Generation Mobile Devices 2010
October 7-8
London, UK

Next Generation Mobile Devices is a two-day event that pinpoints key trends and strategic priorities in the mobile broadband devices industry. Keynote speakers from Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, Virgin Mobile, Gartner, Microsoft, GMSA, and Telefonica will investigate topics such as "Where is the mobile internet heading?" "Opening the software platform - tweeting with the Facebook generation" and "Delivering a quality end-user experience."

Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC)
October 13 - 16
HK Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong

Heralded as the world's biggest electronics event, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC) showcases electronic products and services from across the globe. In 2009 the event attracted over 2,800 exhibitors, breaking the Fair's previous exhibitor attendance records. This year the HKTDC will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Highlights of the 2010 HKTCD include a dedicated showcase of top products from leading brands in the "Hall of Fame," innovative technologies, prototypes and ideas for the future displayed in the "Technology Exchange Zone" and specialized Electronics seminars presented by key industry experts. ElectronicAsia 2010, a fair for electronic components, electronics production and display technologies will run concurrently to the event.


GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
October 16 - 23
Airport Expo Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

GITEX Shopper is an event tailored for consumers who want to shop for electronic gadgets. 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 2009 the event was host to over 150,000 visitors from 121 nationalities.


October 18
The Fairmont Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA

I-stage is a competition for start-ups offering innovative ideas, products, services and solutions for social networks, apps, green technology, 3D, digital imaging, gaming and content platforms. The event is a foot-in-the-door for promising start-ups wishing to demonstrate what their company can offer.

4G World
October 18-21
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA

The next generation of mobile broadband and internet solutions will be on display at this year's 4G World - the industry's largest event dedicated to 4G and mobile internet markets. The event will play host to keynote speakers from Motorola, Sprint, Cisco, Ericsson, Samsung, Verizon, AT&T, Nokia, Clearwire, KDDI and Alcatel-Lucent.  

SocialTech 2010

October 26
San Jose, CA, USA and Online

SocialTech 2010 is a one-day event for businesses and individuals looking to enhance their social media strategies. Speakers include Top 100 Tech blogger Robert Scoble, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures Guy Kawasaki plus executives from Adobe, Cisco, Xerox, Motorola, Intel, National Instruments, IDC, and Facebook.

Enterprise 2.0 Summit
October 26-28
Hotel Le Meridien
Frankfurt, Germany

The Enterprise 2.0 Summit is a conference that equips participants with the knowledge of how to use social software to make their enterprise more productive, competitive and innovative. The event teaches businesses and individuals how to harness the "collective intelligence of co-workers, partners and customers" in a Web 2.0 environment.

Salon de la Photo
November 4-8
Porte de Versailles
Paris, France

Salon de la Photo is a major photographic fair held every year in Paris. Visitors come to discover the latest innovations from leading photography brands, purchase new equipment and to view the work of leading photographers from around the world. More than 80,000 visitors are expected to attend in 2010.

Internet Week Europe
November 8-12
Various venues in London and Online

In November London will be hosting the first Internet Week Europe, a five-day festival that celebrates the best of Europe's digital industry. The European counterpart of New York's popular Internet Week sees companies such as the BBC, Yahoo!, Creative Review, Google and Tweetdeck honor Europe's thriving internet industry with parties, talks and special events.