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Young African Diaspora Entrepreneurs - Exploiting your USP
2 February 2013 Time: 9:30 AM -5.00 PM
Venue: SOAS, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

An essential guide for Young African Diaspora Entrepreneurs who are interested in developing their own businesses, linking their UK connections and insights into the exciting opportunities across Africa.This one day certificated course at SOAS, University of London, will include presentations and workshops from successful, expert and inspirational speakers to help maximise potential and turn business dreams into reality. Certificated Training Course Tickets: £25 including lunch and refreshments Speakers include: Marie Lyse Numuhoza (LiveUnLtd), Perez Ochieng (Sacoma), Junior Ogunyemi (author/entrepreneur), Mark Jones (HABA), Stephan Eyeson (Bright Ideas Trust), Steven Wylding (Ethical corporations), Representative from AFFORD (Africa Foundation for Development).  To register now click here:

Number Portability Forum 2013
11-12 February 2013-01-11 Dubai, UAE

At Tavess' Number Portability Forum 2013, As the only event in the region dedicated to Number Portability, find out what it takes to successfully implement Number Portability, sustain the momentum after launch through continued management, and further leverage the opportunities created by Number Portability to reap significant benefits.
The programme will provide best practice case studies for all the different Number Portability stages from planning and implementation to launch and post-launch optimization and management. This event is a 'must attend' for regulators, new entrants as well as incumbent operators.
For more information please click here:

Mobile Web East Africa 2013
19th - 21st February 2013
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya

Taking the monetisation and content creation dialogue to the next level
Mobile Web East Africa, the East African edition of the most progressive and interactive mobile focused events in Sub-Saharan Africa, is primed to once again be the leading mobile focused conference in the region this year.
Website: http://www.mobileeastafrica.com
Email: comms@allamber.co.uk
Tel: +44 1376 521 170

Broadband MEA
19 - 20 March 2013
The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai,

The region’s premier broadband event attracting 750  decision makers from across The Middle East and Africa. Now in its 5th year, the event is the only place to meet the entire industry under 1 roof.
The 2 day comprehensive programme including 2 pre conference workshops brings together 70+ speakers including 40+ operator case studies to address the current issues surrounding broadband.
With our most impressive speaker line-up to date, the conference focuses on both Business and Technology Strategy covering all the topics surrounding broadband. Plus the 2 workshops hosted by MENOG and Etisalat on the 18th March will provide a deep dive into IPv6 and LTE issues and developments.  For more information or book your place at the event visit here:

Operators – don’t forget to claim your exclusive 50% discount when purchasing a full conference pass!

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open! 
At present we have 84 events scheduled and will be adding some very exciting evening events that will soon be announced.  We ask that you please join us in letting your readers, network and the world know that Africa did not disappoint and we are delivering a world-class event.  Social Media Week Lagos is truly history in the making and we invite the world to take part.
You can find the SMW Lagos schedule here:
See this link for our 30 second spot that starts airing next week across the continent on Channel O TV: Download Link for SMW Lagos Media Package: