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* CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 2008

25th – 26th February 2008, Dubai

Now in its 3rd successful year Capacity Middle East & North Africa 2008 provides the leading high-level, important meeting point for executives from international telecommunications companies and companies in the GCC and North Africa to discuss strategic domestic and international wholesale telecommunications market opportunities.

Capacity Middle East & North Africa 2008 provides attendees with the optimum networking forum to forge business partnerships and execute business deals. Offering high-level content in the form of interactive panel discussions and presentations, this event is not to be missed!

clare.heath@capacitymedia.com

* TECHNOLOGY TIMES OUTLOUK 2008

27th February 2008, MUSON Centre, Onikan Lagos. Nigeria

Technology Times Outlook 2008 is a Business Summit that will attract technology sector decision makers, thought leaders and analysts to appraise developments in various segments of the Nigerian ICT industry that will shape and define the Nigerian economy in 2008 and beyond.

http://www.technologytimesng.com/page/about-the-conference

* 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

* 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

* 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