Launchpad  Africa
22 December 2010, London, United Kingdom
Launchpad Africa is aimed at professionals that have an interest in using innovation, entrepreneurship, and business to move Africa forward. We want to help facilitate entrepreneurship skills/acumen for professionals doing business or wanting to do business in Africa.
This is the "take-off" ;-) event for Launchpad Africa. Apart from getting to meet like-minded professionals in a social setting, it is a chance to practice sharing succinct summaries of ideas.
The evening will be made up of:
General networking - Come along and introduce yourself to others.
Speed pitching - Take 30 seconds to give an overview of a potential or actual business idea or opportunity you have in the African space. It can be in any business sector from agriculture to IT.
Speed networking - Take part in a facilitated networking session, where you have 2-3 minute to talk to another attendee.
General discussion - Share thoughts with the organisers and other attendees, as to what you want to get from Launchpad Africa going forward. The night will be hosted by Nii Simmonds (a Washington-based advisor/lecturer of sustainable entrepreneurship, Co-founder of Afrobotics, and blogger on African entrepreneurship/innovation in Africa) and Richard Tandoh (a London-based business developer, IT professional and event coordinator).
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Mobile Web West Africa 2011
2-3 Feb 2011, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Harnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices.
The hugely successful Mobile Web series of events makes its debut in West Africa.  A superb speaker platform has been put together, a delegation with mobile ecosystem wide representation and like its predecessors the event will feature an Interactive Roundtable Seating Format.  Capacity is limited to 150 at the venue and therefore early registrations are encouraged.
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5th Africa Economic Forum 2011
7-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre, with Africa Exhibition, over 7-9th March 2011, is a landmark Conference on Africa and significant business networking occasion for the top corporate players active in, across and involved with the development of the African continent - Cape-to-Cairo, with Governments and officials in key industries and state institutions.
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Africa Telecom Forum
17-19 March 2011, Marrakech, Morocco
Organized in partnership with and the African Development Bank, this edition will mainly focus on regulation challenges and issues in North West and Central Africa. On the agenda, three days of debates to highlight the impact of the different regulatory approaches on the development of telecoms along with other crucial issues. The conference workshops, meanwhile, will focus on more practical issues like mobile payment and convergence. Be part of the event and join over 250 industry professionals from North, West and Central Africa. Balancing Act' subscribers will benefit from a 100 euros discount on the conference fees. Please call us for more info on +212 522 36 95 15 or / email on Programme and registration on:

ICT For Development in Africa "Sustaining The Momentum, Extending The Reach"

23-26 March 2011, Ota, Nigeria
The conference will initiate research and practice agenda where ICTs will aid the academia, organizations - public and private and non-governmental to improve socio-economic conditions and directly benefit the disadvantaged in some manner.
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eLearning Africa 2011 - Spotlight on Youth, Skills and Employability
25-27 May 2011, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The 6th event in the series of pan-African conferences and exhibitions will focus on Africa's youth. Africa has the highest percentage of young people anywhere in the world. How can it unlock the vast reservoir of talent? How can technology support education and training?
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