CDN World Summit 2011
26 - 28 October 2011, Hilton Hotel Paddington, London.

The 3rd annual CDN World Summit promises to be the largest and most
comprehensive CDN event ever.The full value chain is represented including content providers,broadcast operators, traditional and telco CDNs, represented by industry leaders such as; FilmFlex Movies, BT Wholesale and AT&T.
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Digital Migration and Spectrum Policy Summit
29 October to 01 November 2011, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Africa Com
9 - 10 November, 2011, Cape Town, SA

Join 5,000 of Africa's leading telcos in Cape Town this November for what is set to be the biggest and best AfricaCom yet.  The conference agenda has doubled to incorporate a record 150+ speakers presenting across 4 strategic keynotes, 11 in-depth focus sessions and 2 co-located events - AfricaCast and Enterprise ICT Africa.  What's more 250+ international solutions providers will be showcasing their latest products in the networking exhibition. For more information visit here:

World Telecom Summit 2011
9-11 November, 2011, Singapore Marriott Hotel

World Telecom Summit 2011 is the must-attend event of the year. Bringing together top level executives and key decision makers of preeminent telecommunications companies from around the world, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the who's who of the telecommunications and mobile industry.  It is the summit that addresses the evolving needs of telecommunications and mobile community. Get up to date with the latest innovations and technological advancements in the industry and gain access to the minds of the movers and shakers of the industry.
Take advantage of the Limited Early Bird Rates for Operator Pass!
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AITEC East Africa East Africa Summit
2-3 November, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi

East Africa has become one of the fastest growing ICT investment markets and the region's ICT Summit it designed as the region's forum to bring together users and vendors of ICT technology in a stimulating educational and business networking environment. The 2011 Summit programme will focus on the following themes:
¥    Data Security
¥    Mobile Apps
¥    Cloud Computing
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Mobile Web in Africa 2011
22 - 25 November, 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa

Harnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices. Back for a third year, Mobile Web in Africa is South Africa’s premier mobile conference.  Following on from unrivalled, sell-out successes in 2009 and 2010, no other event on the South African calendar compares in terms of topic, speaking faculty, agenda, interaction and business opportunities.
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available to Balancing Act readers.

Confirmed Speakers:
•    Tomi T Ahonen, Bestselling Author & Consultant
•    Dr Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group
•    Toby Shapshak, Editor, Stuff Magazine
•    Adam Holtrop, Creative Director, Vidamo
•    Salim Amin, Chairman, Camerapix, The Mohamed Amin Foundation & A24Media
•    Alistair Fairweather, Digital Platforms Manager, The Mail & Guardian Online
•    David Erasmus, Founder, Cubate
•    Isis Nyong’o, Managing Director - Africa, InMobi
•    Ronald Bach, Mobile Product Manager, News24
•    Mark Kaigwa, Partner, Affrinovator
•    Jean-Patrick Ehouman, Founder, AllDenY
•    Musa Kalenga, Managing Director, IHOP World
•    Nevo Hadas, New Media Consultant
•    Russell Southwood, Editor, Balancing Act
•    Johan Nel, CEO & Founder, Umuntu Media
•    Leslie Tita, Co-Founder, Pulse
•    Justin Spratt, CEO, Quirk
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ICT Infrastructure Summit: Banking Solutions in Growth Economies
29-30 November, 2011,

Kingsway Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2
Though technology innovation for banks in growth economies is ripe for growth, development is being stalled by some major infrastructural barriers including poor connectivity, a lack of political support, incorrect regulation and a lack of capital. The ICT Innovation for Banks in Growth Economies conference will arm you with the tools to upgrade your telecommunication infrastructure and scale up your branchless banking operations in order to reach millions of unbanked households. For further information please click here:

30 November - 1 December 2011, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi

The leading continental forum on e-health, m-health, health management systems and capacity development. AfriHealth 2011 will focus on current research, development and implementation of ICT technology and resources in the African Healthcare arena. A key objective of the conference, now in its fourth year, will be to share knowledge and experience from practical mobilization of ICT-based healthcare systems and projects, to showcase best practice through practical case studies and highlight potential for scaling up success stories at national and regional levels. For the conference programme log on to the organiser's website here:  To book exhibition space, email

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA
7-8 March 2012, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi

Now in its sixth year, this has become the leading educational, networking and marketing event for Eastern and Southern Africa's financial services sector. In addition to the conference's established intensive education programme covering core banking, mobile money and microfinance topics (over 100 speakers in 2011). For the conference programme log on to the organiser's website here: To book exhibition space, email

New Media Gathering Africa!
7 - 8 March, 2012, Lagos Nigeria

Leading media content and communication company Red Media Group (RMG) and
frontline ICT consulting firm, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) have
announced the first edition of the annual New Media Gathering Africa. The
event will be held in Lagos  and will present to
corporate, governments, change organisations and small businesses
practical, outcome-oriented tools to enhance capacity and enrich bottom
line. Information about registration for the conference will be unveiled on the website on January 1, 2012. For immediate
enquiries and sponsorship consideration, please contact the Conference
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7-8 March 2012, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi

Insurers seeking effective performance in service delivery, cost reduction and profit levels need to embrace technology, viewing it not as a support function but as a key enabler of competitive advantage at all levels of operation. InsureAFRICA is the first specialised conference for the African insurance and pensions industry to evaluate the systems and innovative channels needed to compete and thrive in a rapidly expanding industry. With the theme "Effective management strategies and systems for a new era of expansion and inclusion", the conference will be the continent's first forum to gather knowledge and experience for a rapidly growing industry. For the Call for Papers, log on to the organiser's website here:  To book exhibition space, email

Mobile VAS Africa 2012
14 - 15 May 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa

Mobile VAS Africa 2012 will bring together industry experts and representatives from leading financial institutions, mobile operators and solutions providers to provide a strategic insight into mobile VAS while exploring collaborative business models, innovative applications, technologies and straegies. For more information visit here:

Roaming & Interconnect
16 - 17 May 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa

RIC Africa 2012 will uncover new strategies to boost roaming traffic and retain existing roamers. During the conference we will look at the innovative roaming solutions and pricing, supplementing roaming with alternative revenue streams, the latest EU regulations and their impact on operations in Africa, as well as the importance of hubbing and convergence.  For more information please visit here:

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa
6 June 2012, Accra International Conference Centre

Now in its fifth year, the conference will cover a wide range of strategic and technology topics to empower West Africa's banking, microfinance and insurance professionals with the knowledge they need to lead their organisation effectively through the turbulent market and regulatory conditions they face. For the conference programme log on to the organiser's website here:  To book exhibition space, email