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* AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS SUMMIT 2008

18th - 19th February 2008, Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

The conference revolves B2B, B2G, G2G Next Generation Networks business opportunities and challenges, convergence challenges, security, quality of service, pricing and billing, operator strategy, mobile content and applications, interoperability, network and infrastructure etc. Attendance is by invitation only.

abas.p@kl.unistrategic.com

* 2nd ANNUAL CALL CENTRE CONFERENCE

20-21 February 2008, Birchwood Executive Hotel & Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

This annual conference twill give you the ideas and insights you need to achieve outstanding service in South Africa’s most challenging work environment.

neliswa@knowres.co.za

* 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

* 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/

* 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