Archive for February, 2009

ICBI’s 15th Annual FLAME 2009

Friday, February 27th, 2009

ICBI’s 15th Annual

FLAME 2009

Europe’s Largest & Most Prestigious Gas Conference 
9 – 13 March 2009, Hotel Okura, Amsterdam  

£100 Discount

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Highlights of FLAME 2009: 

  • 750+ senior industry professionals including 
  • Delegates and speakers attending from over 30 countries including: Germany, France, the Netherlands, U.S.A., Spain, UK, Belgium, Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, Greece, Japan, China, Turkey and more. The premier meeting place for the energy industry. 
  • 110+ outstanding speakers to learn from and meet – from global oil and gas  companies, utilities, governments, regulatory bodies, energy associations, consumers as well as industry commentators and experts. See a full speaker list at


  • No fewer than 100 sessions of learning and information to choose from! You choose the most salient and important for you and benefit from a diverse and informed audience of your peers. See a full agenda list at

Conference Agenda Now Available: Advances in Synthetic Chemistry

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Following the success of the Advances in Synthetic Chemistry conference last year, Select Biosciences is pleased to announce this year’s meeting.

Alongside an exhibition of selected scientific posters and service providers, Select Biosciences is organising a two day event, gathering some of the most influential players in the field from Europe, America and across the globe.

The agenda includes world leading research from renowned speakers including:

Mark Bradley,Professor, University of Edinburgh
Oliver Kappe, Professor, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Mark Bagley, Lecturer, University of Cardiff
Ferenc Darvas, President, Thales Nanotechnology
Jim Thomas, Professor, Manchester University
Michael Greaney, Professor, Edinburgh University
Bruno Linclau, Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton
Stephen Clark, Head of Organic Chemistry, Glasgow University
Villem Verboom, Associate Professor, University of Twente
Erik Van der Eycken, Professor, University of Leuven
Irena Stara, Project Leader, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Prague
Semen Zlotsky, Professor, Ufa State Aviation Technical University
Mehul Tathagar, Research Scientist, DSM

And many more…

To guarantee a high attendance at this exciting event, Select Biosciences will maintain their traditional low registration fees and group booking discounts.

Full conference passes include admission to all sessions and the exhibition, as well as conference documentation.
Lunch, coffee breaks and the drinks reception provide ample time for networking and to continue discussions from the question and answer sessions.

The conferences division of Select Biosciences Ltd is focused on organising specialist biomedical meetings each year. Experts from both academia and commerce are invited to present timely information from current research through to commercial implementation of new technologies. These events also provide a unique networking facility and the opportunity to reach a highly targeted scientific audience.

For further information contact Sara Sharpe

6th International Industrial Forum GEOFORM 2009

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The 6th International Industrial Forum GEOFORM 2009 will take place, supported by Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Economical Development of Russian Federation.

The event combines specialized exhibitions

o GeoMAP – geodesy, cartography, geo-information systems, photogrammetry and distant scanning, engineering research and projecting, cadastre and land-utilizing;
o GeoWAY – intellectual transport systems and satellite navigation;
o Geotech – technologies and equipment for engineering geology and geophysics;

Business program traditionally includes the 5th International science-practical conference “Geospatial technologies and field of their employment, which concerns issues of geo-spatial, information and measurement systems and technologies, projecting, constructing, land management, including city-building activity, as well as providing navigation support for transport network.

This year’s conference is timed to the 230th jubilee of cartography and geodesy education in Russia and will include plenary meeting and sections in

* Satellite navigation support for transport
* Land management,
and a seminar in Complex engineering surveys.

Also the Forum agenda includes the 3rd International seminar “Satellite navigation and monitoring in Russia new solutions and prospects of development. Global navigation systems GLONASS and NAVSTAR (GPS). The seminar is aimed at providing an overview of brand new solutions and products of the leading companies, prospects of satellite navigation and its services development in 2009-2010 in Russia, associating professionals in the field of navigation technologies.

Over 100 national and foreign companies participated in GEOform+2008, including Leica Geosystems (Switzerland), Pentax Technologies Europe (Japan), Autodesk, GlobalSat, Tele Atlas, NAVTEQ B.V., Csoft, GPSCOM, Spot Image S.A., etc. Statistics of 2008 testified to the forum popularity as the efficient base for solving a wide range of problems – from finding new products to researching supply and demand.

GEOFORM+ exhibitions, as well as eventful scientific and business agenda of the forum, aimed both at manufacturers and customers, involve the most topical issues of the presented spheres and perform as an important platform to demonstrate science intensive technologies.

Detailed info on the forum and International conference at

Zona Verde Expo 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

ZONA VERDE Expo is the new alternative in the market that is breaking scheme. This Event is dedicated to promote the exposition and exchange of eco-friendly products and services, as well as organic life style, revolutionizing the market in Puerto Rico.

For nearly every category of products & services  there are green alternatives that are not yet known in our culture. Our goal is to increase awareness for our environmental challenges becoming more environmentally  conscious on an interactive platform with over a 100 booth exhibitors, interactive seminars & speeches, product sampling, film presentations, eco-fashion shows, organic cuisine, decoration, gifts and much more. Reaching thousands of consumers & businesses will help forward the goal of a cleaner and healthier environment. 

ZONA VERDE Expo is  directed to the family and the general public intending on becoming more environmentally conscious consuming this products. Also, educating its attendees on the increasing number of eco-friendly choices available for daily living and business.

Therefore  we want to make a positive impact in our society  providing businesses the opportunity to showcase green sales & distribution for this products & services.  It is important to mention that in order to advertise  this event we will have an extensive media campaign that includes: radio, press and television locally, including a strong media tour for the last week.

ZONA VERDE Expo will take place In the new green building  Puerto Rico Convention Center on March 14-15, 2009. This event is for our Island, our neighbors and ultimately our planet.  We hope that you become a part of it!!!


Jillian Hopgood & Lorena Gil

ZONA VERDE Expo Producers

Show Dates:

ZONA VERDE Expo is a two day event.

  • Set up Date: Friday
  • Open to Public: Saturday and Sunday

Photovoltaics Summit 2009

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Director of BP Solar and Former PV Program Manager of NREL to Co-Chair two-day event

PORTLAND, Maine IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce Dr Jean Posbic, Director of Projects of BP Solar and Dr Tom Surek, PV Consultant and former PV Program Manager of NREL as Co-Chairs for the two-day conference and exhibition.

Set for June 1 – 3, 2009 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, CA, US, speakers from Suniva, Solaicx, EuPD Research, SolFocus, Safeway, Moser Baer, AltaTerra Research, Global Market Consultants, Tioga Energy, Spire Solar, Rofin-Sinar, KV Architects, Recurrent Energy, Signet Solar, Steve Ransome Consulting, Harvard University and Unisolar will present the latest market trends and developments, efficiency and lifetime challenges and production technologies and applications to engage in comprehensive discussions with key innovators and decision makers from the technical and business sides of the PV, OPV and organic and printed electronics industries.

This is an exciting time for alternative energy, and for solar in particular, “said Senior Conference Producer, Jessica Johnson. A new administration focused on developing new solar projects could mean new opportunities for novel technologies and innovative companies. I’m optimistic that this year’s Photovoltaics Summit is going to be the best yet, with an expanded program and almost twice the number of speakers from last year!

To expand upon the alternative energy market, the week will continue with Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2009 set for June 4 – 5, 2009 at the Hotel Kabuki. Co-Chaired by Rainer Aringhoff, Solar Millennium and Fred Morse, Abengoa Solar, this two day conference and exhibition will address the current issues in the utility scale solar arena. Attendees will hear the latest updates and developments from leading power purchasers and project developers and receive insight into the latest public and private funding activities. Additional topics to be discussed include transmission, onsite planning and the latest technology and systems. Confirmed speakers include: APS, PG&E, Nevada Power Company, Skyfuel, SolarReserve, Emerging Energy Research, Navigant, Milbank, Chadbourne & Parke and Stirling Energy Systems Terrafore.

With alternative energy on the rise, these conferences provide exclusive platforms for anyone interested in learning how the US market is ready to move forward with the times.

For program details and registering options, please visit: and

About IntertechPira

IntertechPira provides events, training, online information and publications across a wide range of zeitgeist issues and disruptive technologies affecting industry. Our 100% independent products are provided globally 24/7 and delivered by teams of independent experts at sites in Portland, ME, US and London, UK through 20 specialized industrial platforms. Our core competencies are information on: research and product development, globalization and new markets; production methods; regulatory and compliance.

Press Contact:
Sheri Bonnell, Press Officer

Dragons Den, remake with Richard Farleigh for NGEF 2009

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Dragons Den first transmitted on BBC Two in January 2005, and is a show focusing on entrepreneurs who pitch their own project to the Dragons, five venture capitalists willing to invest their own money in exchange for equity.

In series 3 & 4, in 2006 & 2007, Richard Farleigh became one of the famous Dragons. Two members of the NGEF team met Richard and he agreed to come and attend the Thursday morning session Pitching investors and Partners.

Four selected participants of the NGEF Business Plan competition will have the chance to have Richard Farleigh and 4 other panelists judge and give opinions on their pitches.

For more info on Richard, please visit his official website:

For more info on the show, you may visit

Featured Convention Center: Fiesta Resort Conference Center, Arizona

Friday, February 13th, 2009


So what makes an event worth attending? As a conference organizer, you have to consider a lot of things. But first and foremost, and part of any marketing strategy, a good and suitable place is one of the most important aspects, which attendees are looking forward to in any events to be held.

The venue will carry out everything that has been planned from the start. And part of becoming successful is carrying out a good customer service from start to finish. A perfect venue is not perfect without great hospitality and service. And this is exactly how Fiesta Resort Conference Center in Arizona is recognized for—- generous amenities and exquisite Southwestern hospitality.

Aside from the scenic resort covered with lush landscapes and fish ponds, the resort offers 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 15 meeting rooms, spacious accommodations, and a host of convenient services. Atop of it all, the resort boasts their knowledgeable staff capable of helping out event hosts organize their events, worry-free.

Part of their services includes sumptuous coffee breaks, receptions, golf outings, and team-building exercises. In addition, they also have state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, individualized menu planning, conference-planning manager, business center services, and refreshment services.

To contact Fiesta Resort Conference Center, click here.

Jaspowa & Fischerei & Off-Road 2009 in Vienna: The perfect expo hunting ground in Austria

Friday, February 13th, 2009

All the latest for hunters, anglers, off-road enthusiasts and nature lovers
Hunting association anniversaries
Varied programme of side events

VIENNA The 2007 edition of the Jaspowa & Fishery & Off-Road underlined the status of the show as the leading event for the catchment areas of Vienna, Lower Austria, Styria, Burgenland and the entire neighbouring Danube region, emphasised Director Johann Jungreithmair, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien. This hunting and angling show features an off-road drivers section and takes place once every two years. The next edition of the show is scheduled to take place on the 13th – 15th February 2009 at Messe Wien venue.

Yet again the Jaspowa & Fishery & Off-Road 2009 will be here with all the latest products and trends developed by the exhibiting companies, and another broad-based selection of side events for hunters, anglers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The Lower Austrian and Burgenland hunting associations will both be celebrating 60 years of existence at the Jaspowa in 2009.

Off-road test course

Off-road enthusiasts will also be able to enjoy the special cross country course set up between the halls to test 4×4 vehicles and quad bikes; as well as numerous competitions organized to test driving skills. All the big 4×4 manufacturers will be there to introduce their very latest models.

Three days packed with expo action

In response to exhibitor demand we decided to concentrate the Jaspowa & Fischerei & Off-Road 2009 over a three day period, instead of the original four, announced Gernot Blaikner, Head of Group Exhibitions for the organisers, Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien. Taking place once every two years, the Jaspowa & Fishery & Off-Road in Vienna has continuously grown over the past few years. The increased presence and interest from the neighbouring Danube Basin regions is a further reason for optimism. 12% of the visitors registered at the previous show came from outside Austria; the bulk of them from Hungary, followed by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Jaspowa & Fishery & Off-Road 2007 was attended by a total of 18,374 visitors. Around 200 exhibitors occupied two halls and a large outdoor area at Messe Wien.


Thursday, February 12th, 2009

A two day workshop evaluating refinery operations to achieve optimum performance and yield.�

Salvo’s Advanced Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) Masterclass has been organized to provide the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) operating and engineering personnel with an understanding of current and typical operation, control, design, and troubleshooting of FCC Units during startup, normal operation, shutdown and emergencies. This will provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of the important parameters to achieve improved yield performance, increased equipment reliability, and reduced operating costs.

Date: 15th- 16th March 2009

Venue: Renaissance Dubai Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Participants will have an opportunity to obtain a broad working knowledge of FCC process and mechanical systems, to stay abreast of constantly changing procedures and technology, and to interact with others currently working in this field.

This course has been developed to meet the needs of unit operators as well as engineers associated with the FCC unit:

Learn about the operations, technology components, process and mechanical design

Be able to optimise, control and troubleshooting the FCC Unit

Learn how to increase equipment reliability and reduce operating costs

Discover a broad working knowledge of the FCCU process technology

Be able to operate start-up, shutdown and emergencies smoothly

Leading the workshop session is a professional engineer specialized in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) technical service, engineering, operations, startup, trouble shooting and environmental functions for petroleum refineries worldwide. He has previously worked in technical service and process engineering design positions for both FCC Licensing companies and major operating companies. In his 30 years experience, he has provided on-site support for the commissioning of 17 grassroots units, 15 revamps and conducted numerous troubleshooting, engineering and technology evaluation efforts for most major FCC unit designs.

More information on the program can be found at:

About the Company:

Salvo Global provides cutting edge business knowledge and strategic networking through events like training and conferences. We organize mainly public corporate event, the attendees are generally senior decision-maker (C-Level, Directors, GMs, Senior Managers, etc) from the larger companies (MNCs or local companies) in the Asia Pacific.

For information contact:
Rebecca Louis-Jean
Telephone: +65 6297 8545
Facsimile: +65 6336 1716


Sunday, February 8th, 2009


The World’s Newest Halal Industry Show HALALIST EXPO 2009 which will take a place between 13-16 August in Istanbul / TURKEY with national and international exhibitors. The Halalist Expo is the new gateway for the global halal product exporters.

HALALISTEXPO is going to bring key players of the World Halal Industry altogether such as Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, China, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Brazil, Australia, England, America, Belgium, France, Germany in Istanbul. The show provides opportunities to exhibitors to enter new potential markets (Turkey, Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Near East Asia)

Turkey is the 6th biggest economy in Europe and 16th in the world and natural bridge between Europe and Asia markets. The population of Turkey is 72 million and % 98 of the population is Muslim. Growing numbers figure that Turkey, Middle East Countries and European Muslim population have a big in share over $ 2,1 trillion world halal market and Turkey doesn’t have an official halal certificate organization therefore Turkish market is wide open to the international exporters.

HALALIST EXPO will bring thousands of national and international manufacturers, suppliers and buyers to meet with Halal Industry professionals.

* The show provides opportunities to enter new potential markets. (Turkey,Middle East,North Africa and Europe)
* An effective platform to introduce your products to the global market.
* Over 30,000 visitors from 20 countries.
* An Entry point to Middle East Market and European Muslim Population.

Halal Food & Beverage

Food Packaging, Machinery and Catering Equipment

Islamic Finance and investment

Islamic Fashion and Textiles


Halal Cosmetics

Halal Certified Premises

Non-Food Products and Services

Government Departments, Associations

Media and Magazines




Importers / Exporters

Distributors and Wholesalers



Hypermarkets & Supermarkets

Hoteliers and Restaurateurs

Groceries and Convenience store

Financial Services

Banking Institutions

Government Institutions

Halal Certification Companies

Islamic Federations / Associations

Publications and Magazines

For further information,please visit our official website;