Weekly health and fitness agenda: GSMA Mobile World Congress
Friday 11 February 2011
Coming up on February 14, Barcelona welcomes the GSMA Mobile World Congress, featuring new technologies in mobile health.
25th GSMA Mobile World Congress
GSMA Mobile World Congress, a four-day event dedicated to cutting-edge mobile technology, will feature a GSMA Mobile Health program, focusing on remote monitoring, wellness, and assisted living technologies with a range of discussions being offered, in addition to displays of new technologies from major players AT&T, Ericsson, Continua, and others. A full program of conferences, keynotes, and panel discussions runs alongside an exhibition of the hottest new products and concept designs from the top mobile companies in the field. 1,300 exhibitors and 50,000 industry members from 200 countries are expected in 2011. Tickets range from €4,999 for a platinum executive pass to €649 for a visitor pass. A standard gold pass, allowing access to all exhibitions, conferences, and networking opportunities, is priced at €2,699.
Janet Jackson's 'True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself'
American pop star Janet Jackson's self-help and diet book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself hits bookstores on February 15, days after she launches her 35-city world tour in support of her 2009 best-of collection, Number Ones. Writer David Ritz, who cowrote Marvin Gaye's tune "Sexual Healing," cowrote Jackson's book, in which she details her struggles with self-esteem and weight and the steps she took to overcome them. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Jackson has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. In March, American singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow's healthy anti-cancer cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy, is also releasing.
22nd BioFach & 5th Vivaness
Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany
BioFach is the oldest and largest trade fair dedicated to organic products and will this year extend from food products into holistic health and wellness through its partnership with the Vivaness event. The event is larger in scope and size than the other comparable European organic and natural ingredients trade fair, Food Ingredients Europe and Natural Ingredients Expo, which is being held at the end of November in France. Last year's BioFach and Vivaness event attracted 2,557 exhibitors and nearly 44,000 visitors in an exhibition space of 89,000 square meters. The event has a global presence with events in Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore. Vivaness will showcase over 200 exhibitors with products ranging from natural cosmetics and body care to natural medicines and household products. Day tickets for both are €30.
Gosier, Guadeloupe, French Caribbean
The third International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine gathers experts in the burgeoning field of telemedicine, which includes software and devices, telemedicine equipment, eHealth telecommunication services, wireless data communications, data records, and information processing, among many other tracks. This year will also feature new trends in travel telemedicine, including monitoring of travelers' health and self-health care while on the go. Academics can attend for €565 for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) members/€615 for nonmembers. Industry professionals attend for €765 for IEEE members/€815 for nonmembers.
100th International Women's Day
This years marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (March 8), a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. In some countries, such as China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, it is a national holiday. Almost 350 events will be held around the world to mark the occasion, including talks, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and a range of local events. To celebrate, CARE USA, a humanitarian organization that fights global poverty, will host the CARE Conference & International Women's Day Celebration, March 8-10, in Washington, DC. The event will feature keynote speakers Melinda Gates, Laura Bush, and Judy Woodruff and panel discussions led by issue experts from around the world. For more about the conference: http://www.careconference.org/
Find out what is happening near you:
31st Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, California, US
Now in its 31st year, the Natural Products Expo West is one of the largest natural, organic and healthy products trade shows and conventions in the world, alongside Vivaness, with more than 55,000 industry professionals attending last year's event. More than 3,000 exhibits from over 1,900 different companies showcase the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products. Its sister show, the 26th Natural Products Expo West, from September 21-24, in Baltimore, Maryland, draws crowds of 20,000 with 1,700 exhibits.
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