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Archive for May, 2009
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Participation in International Conferences are ideal channels for education, technology transfer, personal information enrichment and networking . However, because of its global nature there is no international police power strong enough nor capable enough to protect individuals from conference scams due to border issues, territorial limitations and foreign relations. This is evidenced by the proliferation of internet scams all over the world. Another example is piracy which despite international effort has accelerated in recent years.
Participating in an international conference is not without risk basically on the financial side. It is the same as buying an item from an online store.
It is with this in mind that we raise the issue, Are all conferences legitimate? Goingtomeet.com has a conference database of over 50, 000 events. How do we protect ourselves from shams who postulate as conference organizers and then run away with your money. Let me suggest a few ways and you too may add your own ideas and experience to help others avoid such frauds.
International Conferences is a way for less developed countries to approximate more developed nations in different fields of endeavour. As I moderate conferences, I come across organizers (usually in the academics) who give special consideration for participants from less developed countries or provide travel allowance to students (post graduate) which is highly commendable.
Let us scrutinize a conference as closely as possible to determine its authenticity. Attending a conference may provide us the needed exposure in our research, or additional insight for our business or …a nightmare!.
The 2009 14th Annual Summit on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Announces Former HHS Secretary Tom Daschle as Keynote SpeakerMonday, May 25th, 2009
New York, NY, May 26, 2009 â€“ IIR, the world’s leading knowledge and skills transfer company, is pleased to announce the former Senator Tom Daschle as keynote speaker of the 14th Annual Summit on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, September 21-23, 2009, Chicago, IL.
One of the most influential men in Washington today, Tom Daschle is a former senator whose lifelong passion and commitment to public service and healthcare reform is undeniable. As Senate majority and minority leader from 1994 2005 and the architect of President Obama’s healthcare plan, he is an outspoken advocate for reform, and a well-connected voice between the healthcare industry and Washington policy-makers. His recent book, Critical: What We Can Do About the Healthcare Crisis, offers exciting new solutions on changing America’s healthcare system which provides the framework for Obama’s plan. Senator Daschle is also actively involved in the Bipartisan Policy Center, with Senators Howard Baker, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell, and in both the public and private sector, remains dedicated to finding common ground between conservatives and liberals on the issues that impact us all.
Anne Reel, the Director of IIR’s 14th Annual Medicaid Drug Rebate Summit, says, the pharmaceutical manufacturers are keenly interested in how the current political landscape will change, especially how these changes affect Medicaid reimbursements. Tom Daschle can help the manufacturers understand the new solutions to changing America’s healthcare system and provide the framework for Obama’s Plan. The manufacturers have devoted more internal resources to adapt to new MDRP processes resulting from the DRA and are incurring increased costs due to pending litigations and planning compliance strategies. With insights gathered from our Advisory Board and intensive market research, our annual three-day summit continues to be the top destination for key pharmaceutical manufacturers, state Medicaid professionals, attorneys, experienced consultants, government agency representatives, enforcement agencies, legislative and policy groups.
About the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit
The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit, created and developed by IIR, is the Nation’s largest cross-functional Rebate Program Summit offering CMS representatives explaining implementation strategies for DRA compliance, OIG describing lessons learned from current litigations, updated information by NACDS detailing the AMP litigation, organized dispute resolution meetings facilitated by CMS and more.
The event is designed for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Managers and Directors working in Medicaid Rebates, Government Affairs and Contracting, Public Policy, Pricing, Finance/Accounting, Sales/Marketing, Legal Counsel, Pharmacy, Accountant, Pharmacy Contracts and Rebates. To learn more about this event, please visit: www.medicaiddrugrebates.com
IIR is the world’s leading knowledge and skills transfer company with a global network of 47 companies and 112 operating units. Every year, IIR works with 650,000+ business executives providing them with knowledge and skills through training, conferences, seminars, e-Learning, blended solutions, exhibitions, consulting and mentoring. To learn more about IIR, please visit www.iirusa.com.
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Our Top of the Riverfront restaurant is St. Louis’s only revolving restaurant, serving contemporary American cuisine 28 stories above the cityscape with memorable 360º views. Martini’s Lobby Lounge offers your pick of over 30 delicious martinis, served before two-story windows with panoramic views of the Gateway Arch.
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Concrete China 2010/ China International Concrete Technology&Equipment Expo 2010 will take place at China National Convention Center Beijing from March 31th to April 2th 2010 being jointly organized by 9 chinese authoritative professional association specialized in various aspects of concrete industry.
On the sidelines of the expo, a series various professional seminar&focus of concrete industry and training activities will also be arranged in parallel to provide visitors with a high-end and specialized platform of exchanges and cooperation. It is the largest international events featuring raw materials, technologies, equipment and application to cover the entire concrete industry chain.
There were more 150 Exhibitors, 10000 Visitors to Concrete China 2009, thereinto the international participators coming from 23 countries, for example, from Germany, Spain, FinlandGreece, America, LatviaRussiaBrazilMalaysiaIndiaJapan, PakistanSaudi ArabiaSingaporeMongolia etc. Besides, a korean delegation with more 28 korean conrete enterprise, the Embassy of Spain in China, Embassy of Norway in China, Embassy of Sweden in China, and the Office Desarrollo Comercial China-Panama have visited the Concrete China 2009. After the successful opening of Concrete China 2009, Concrete China 2010 will again meet you in Beijing. Planned the exhibition area is 20000 for Concrete China 2010 include the professional area for concrete admixtures, aerated concrete and concrete products at the fair.
Eclipse is no longer open source’s best-kept secret. It has come out of the closet, and how! Now at a crossroad in its evolution, the ecosystem’s footprint is broadening to encompass a larger spectrum of offerings for software developers in areas such as modeling, embedded, mobile, RIA and Ajax, SOA and dynamic languages. The 2009 edition of Eclipse India Summit (ESI), Asia’s first and annual Eclipse-only show, will feature intensive talks on all that developers need to know when using Eclipse-based tools and technologies. The summit will held July 17-18 in Bangalore.
One of the largest user bases for Eclipse in the world, the Indian ecosystem of software/tool developers and technology companies are benefiting from quick time-to-market and standardized user experiences by building their tools using Eclipse technology. Brought to you by Saltmarch Media, producers of the hugely successful Great Indian Developer Summit (www.developersummit.com/) the summit will feature four core tracks that hold relevance, immediacy and impact for the Eclipse ecosystem in India: Product Development Essentials, Modeling Techniques, eDevelopment, and Ganymede Cool & New.
The summit will feature eight in-depth workshops (3 hours each) catering to the intermediate and advanced levels, 12 focused sessions (1 hour each) and plenary talks from industry leaders. The program covers Rich Client Platform, Rich Ajax Platform, PDE Plug-in Development Environment, Eclipse Communication Framework, Graphical Editing Framework, Model-to-Model Transformation, Embedded RCP, Data Tools Platform, Testing and Profiling Tools Platform, Equinox/OSGI, BIRT, Ganymede Cool & New and more through various interactive discussion formats. High-profile speakers at the summit include Doug Clarke, Ilya Shinkarenko, Anshu Jain, Annamalai Chockalingam, amongst others.
EIS 2009 will provide a high-quality learning and networking experience, with the most intelligent minds and proactive technology organizations who use Eclipe. The only question now is, can you afford to miss out on your winning advantage? Register now to secure your place at this premier learning, networking and deal-making forum. For participation opportunities contact: Poonam Sharma (Mobile: +91 99020 77327, Telephone: +91 80 4005 1000, e-Mail: email@example.com). For more information, visit the summit home at http://www.eclipsesummit.com/.
ITE Group plc, a leading organizer of international trade exhibitions and conferences, is pleased to announce the 15th edition of MiningWorld Central Asia â€“ the largest event for the mining industry in Central Asia.
About MiningWorld Central Asia:
MiningWorld Central Asia attracts more and more participants every year. In 2008, the event hosted 280 exhibitors from 27 countries, including national group stands from China, Norway, Finland, Germany, Poland and Russia. The event also attracted 5,403 visitors from Kazakhstan and the CIS.
The exhibition covers the entire spectrum of mining products and services, including geology, exploration, excavation, surface mining, extraction and processing, materials handling, safety, transportation and logistics, and many more.
MiningWorld Central Asia Conference will be taking place on 16-17 September 2009.
Please see the Program for the MiningWorld Central Asia Conference.
Kazcomak â€“ the 6th international heavy construction & machinery exhibition for Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Both exhibitions benefit from dedicated and joint promotion, which maximises visitor numbers.
For more information about Kazcomak, please visit www.kazcomak.kz/en/2009/
About the Kazakhstan’s mining industry:
Kazakhstanâ€™s mining industry is currently valued at over US$3 billion and contributes nearly 30% of the countryâ€™s export earning and 19% of all production.
A number of deposits are being extracted in Kazakhstan including 29 non-ferrous metals, three ferrous metals, two precious metals and 84 industrial minerals. The country has an estimated 17 billion tonnes of iron ore deposits, the second largest reserves of manganese ore in the world at 600 million tonnes, and 45% of the former Soviet Union’s uranium reserves.
The mining industry in Kazakhstan continues to develop rapidly and mining companies are keen to increase their output by investing in new technologies. This, coupled with the huge reserves available in the country, is making it an extremely attractive prospect for investment.
For more information about MiningWorld Central Asia 2009 or to book a stand, please contact:
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