5th TMT Finance & Investment Middle East 2011 – Conference and Awards Ceremony

Key topics this year include - How will regional telecom operators grow global businesses? What are the best strategies for financing, mergers and acquisitions? What are the new paths to profitability for operators? Media & Convergence; Financing Growth; Infrastructure Sharing; Regulation and Mobile Broadband.

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Date: 9 May 2011
Location: Ritz Carlton, BH

Social Gaming to Gamification - March 14th

Gamification uses the same mechanics that hook gamers but applies them to your daily interactions. It is seen by marketers as an effective way to create loyalty, increase the value of the customer and generate new business.

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Date: 14 March 2011
Location: Olswang, UK

a4u Affiliate Marketing Awards

With a total of 25 awards up for grabs there are ample opportunities to ensure your business and brand receives the recognition it deserves.

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Date: 17 May 2011
Location: Grosvenor House Hotel, UK

Cambridge StartupWeekend

Designers and Creative Folk Wanted!!! Got an idea for a business? Got the skills to help turn an idea into reality? Cambridge Startup Weekend is the event that brings people with ideas and skills together to make things happen.

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Date: 11 March 2011
Location: St John's Innovation Centre, UK

Bringing Home the Gongs: Shorty Awards, Tech Startup 100, NMA Effectiveness, Best Awards

Awards Dinner Lighting - Vodafone001 by Rob Sayer

I'm not sure if there's an awards season per-se for the digital world, but they seem to be cropping up thick and fast at the moment.

And who doesn't like a shiny gong to add to their awards cabinet? Below are details of four sets of awards from the digital, marketing, content and start-up worlds. In their own words, here you go:

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ConstrucTALKS and Be2Awards

An info-tainment event showcasing best practice in social media in the construction industry, at a TEDx-style event. ConstrucTALKs and the Be2Awards will be at the Building Centre, London WC1 on 9 February 2011. See construction and technology's most thoughtful speakers.

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Date: 9 February 2011
Location: Building Centre, UK

Digital Shoreditch

The Digital Shoreditch festival celebrates outstanding creativity in the heart of the UK's digital hub.

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Date: 3 May 2011
Location: Various locations in and around Shoreditch including Brick Lane, UK

Digital Sparks: Technology for Agencies

Digital Sparks has been conceived to provide a focussed event for an invited audience of agency decision-makers to hear about agency technologies and discuss active partnerships that work for both the agency and the technology provider.

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Date: 8 March 2011
Location: Bureau Private Members Club, UK

Mixing Digital With Dinner: Digital Advertising 2010 - A New Decade

Mixing Digital With Dinner: Digital Advertising 2010 - A New Decade. Michael will take you through the key trends affecting digital advertising today and in the coming decade.

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Date: 16 February 2011
Location: Chez Victor, UK

The Affiliate Marketing Awards

The Affiliate Marketing Awards will shine a spotlight on the year’s most creative and effective campaigns, partnerships, advertisers and publishers. Top affiliates, influencers, innovators and strategists will gather to recognize the latest talent in on-line marketing. It’s a can’t-miss event for anyone involved in affiliate marketing.

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Date: 12 April 2011
Location: The W Hotel San Francisco, US

Marketing Innovation Expo (Mi Expo)

MI EXPO is a new platform showcasing and exploring innovation within the marketing sector. This one day event aims to bring together the companies and individuals driving the industry forward for an educational and inspiring experience through an action packed conference and expo.

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Date: 7 February 2011
Location: Delfina, UK

UKTI Announces Trade Mission to South by South West (SXSW) Interactive 2011

SXSW 2011 Flyer by Sam Michel

It's January, the days are short. The rain is lashing down. Yes, it's that time of year when digital folks minds drift towards Austin, Texas and the massive annual gathering that is South by South West Interactive.

Last year over saw over 14,000+ delegates from 54 countries attend 450 conference sessions and this year promises to be bigger than ever. Alongside the interactive conference, there's also SXSW Film and the legendary SXSW Music festival.

SXSW (or South-by to those in the know) has some form as a trend-setter, it's credited with helping Twitter really take-off. Ditto with FourSquare. What'll it be this year?

It's a unique experience, an a great opportunity for UK digital firms to meet the broadest possible audience from the US digital industry, and from across the globe. 300 Brits made the trip last year and there'll certainly be a large number heading West this time around.

Supporting these UK digital firms, UK Trade & Investment are organising a trade mission to SXSW, including:

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First Batch of Tickets Released for Social Media Week London Events

Tickets by Brendan Riley

Save the date: 7th-11th Feb 2011. In less than four weeks London joins New York, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Istanbul for Social Media Week 2011.

Over 500 tickets have been have booked already, but there's still time to grab yours. Keep an eye on the schedule as events are being added every day, we're expecting over 70, double last year's total.

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Social Media for CEO's 2011 - London

Hosted an exclusive London venue, featuring several world-renowned social media experts, and including a gourmet lunch and high-value networking, this is the ultimate social media event for Directors and CEO

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Date: 17 October 2011
Location: London, UK

Games Developer Conference (GDC) 2011

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. It is the essential forum for learning, inspiration, and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and online games. Click for info about UKTI activity at GDC.

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Date: 28 February 2011
Location: Moscone Convention Center, US