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Broadband World Forum MEA
14-15 March 2011, Dubai UAE

Network, learn and do business with 750+ decision-makers from across the regional Broadband ecosystem to deliver you inspiration, insights and ideas that will further your regional business.
The conference programme features 60+ visionary speakers presenting across keynote plenary sessions, 4 in-depth technology tracks and a Rural Coverage and Connectivity focus day.  Co-located to the conference is a 35+ stand technology exhibition showcasing some of the region’s latest cutting-edge broadband technologies, applications, solutions and services to hit the market.
Limited FREE passes for operators and early booking discounts apply to all others.  Register with VIP code: BBM11BAA
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Event: HR4ICT11 - Business Continuity Planning: Strategic and Organisational Imperatives in a Global Economy
Date: 21-23 March 2011, Hilton Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya.

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is holding its annual HR4ICT Forum in Kenya, beginning 21 March 2011. The event will take place over three days addressing the human resource management aspect of business continuity planning.  With a theme focused on "Business Continuity Planning: Strategic and Organisational Imperatives in a Global Economy", HR4ICT'11 will focus on the challenges faced by major communications user groups (telecommunications, IT, finance, transport, energy, etc) in developing and implementing effective business continuity programmes. Visions, ideas, challenges, needs, success stories as well as best practices on the development and implementation of effective business continuity programmes, will be discussed by a selection of expert speakers.
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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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Managed Services Growth Markets 2011
4-5 April, Movenpick Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE

Now in its 4th year and attended by over 200 attendees in 2010, Informa Telecoms and Media’s Managed Services for Growth Markets event will take place on 4th - 5th April at the Moevenpick Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE.With a proven track-record and repeat sponsorship from leading suppliers Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, NokiaSiemens Networks and Motorola, this event is truly established as the ultimate meeting-place for the Managed Services industry in the growth markets.A 50% discount for operators ensures a high percentage operator attendance.  Extended break times and additional social functions will guarantee a further enhancement to the already unique networking opportunities. Informa’s Managed Services for Growth Markets conference is the only established event in the region, proven to deliver an industry focussed agenda, the highest level speakers, superior networking opportunities, and top class delegates year on year.
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Ghana ICT and Telecom Summit
28-29 April 2011, Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre Accra, Ghana

The summit will bring together over 200 decision-makers from Ghanaian operators and international stakeholders with an interest in the market to share experiences, knowledge and ideas with a view to overcoming the industry challenges. The 2 day summit agenda will address all aspects of Ghanaian ICT & telecoms strategies for attracting investment, broadband connectivity for all, solutions to boost operator ROI, Regulatory challenges & opportunities, infrastructure development, VAS and local content for Ghanaians, subscriber acquisition and retention strategies, mobile banking, customer loyalty, future trends and more.
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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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MMT Africa Conference and Expo
10 - 13 May 2011

Nairobi, Kenya
Some of Africa’s top mobile money transfer operators, financial institutions and high-tech innovators will gather for the annual MMT Africa conference and expo in Nairobi, Kenya which is still considered THE hub for mobile money transfer initiative and success. 
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