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* THE AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – “New dates”

28th March – 4th April 2008, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

The conference theme is “sharing knowledge and best practices in banking across Africa”.

www.aitecafrica.com

* EAST AFRICA COM

8-9 April 2008, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Formerly GSM>3G East & Central Africa, this 4th annual event has broadened its scope to gather over 400 professionals from the whole telecoms value chain. Learn from over 30 speakers across a 2 day, streamed conference agenda innovative ways of adapting to new market conditions and ensure the success of your organisation

www.comworldseries.com/eafrica

* ICT IN AFRICA: NEW TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN AN EMERGING MARKET

A Breakfast Briefing by Russell Southwood

11 April 2008, Time: 7.30am for 8am, Sandton Sun Hotel, South Africa

info@aitecafrica.com

* EURO-AFRICA ICT AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Supporting sub-Saharan African organisations in FP7/ICT

16-17 April 2008, Peacock Hotel, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

http://www.euroafrica-ict.org/awareness_workshops.html

* MED-IT@ALGER 2008

22- 23 April 2008, Algier, Algeria

The fifth edition of this B2B exhibition will provide plenty of opportunities to develop contacts and relationship with local companies in the IT and Telecoms sectors.

The exhibition main topics are: new mobile services, call centre solutions and equipment, VoIP, IT security, banking software, CRM, ERP and storage solutions.

http://www.medit.eu.org/2008/algerie/presentation.htm

* AFRICA MOBILE MARKETING FORUM

23-24th April 2008, Lagos, Nigeria

Up until recently the only mechanism for delivering advertising messages to mobile devices was via SMS and WAP Push. However, now that 3G phones, with their multimedia capabilities, are reaching critical mass, the opportunities for advertising and brand extension, primarily via mobile video, are greatly increased.

http://www.mobilemarketingafrica.com/

* ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008

12 - 15 May, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre (CICC)

Comprising a high-calibre Exhibition, a Forum and a whole lot more, ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 will provide a major networking platform for Africa's top ICT names to come together to focus on the core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region.

http://www.itu.int/AFRICA2008/?050707

* TELECOMS FRAUD AFRICA 2008

26-29 May 2008, Cape Town, South Africa

IIR's Telecoms Fraud Africa conference 2008 brings you case studies, networking, advice and analysis from expects in detecting and managing telecoms fraud. With special attention to roaming frauds and internal frauds, operational issues and the impact of new technologies.

http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-Conf/page.aspx?id=11306

* E-LEARNING AFRICA

29-30 May 2008, Accra, Ghana

www.eLearning-Africa.com

* SEMINAR ON E-GOVERNMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIES AND POLICIES

13-27 June 2008, Washington DC, USA

This intensive face-to-face seminar includes lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops presented by leading e-Government experts from USAID, USTTI Board member corporations, private sector firms, universities, NGOs, and multinational organizations.

http://ustti.org

* WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA COM

18-19 June 2008, Abuja, Nigeria

Formerly GSM>3G West Africa, this 5th annual event has broadened its scope and geographical focus to gather over 900 professionals from across whole telecoms value chain in 20 regional countries. Learn from and do business with over 100 operator companies across a 2 day, multi-streamed streamed conference agenda and 60 stand exhibition.

www.comworldseries.com/wcafrica

* UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL IMPAC

August 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

he fourth annual SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” conference and exhibition will be held in August 2008 in Johannesburg. This year’s event will be co-hosted with MobileActive.org and branded as “MobileActive08”.

www.sangonet.org.za