Archive for March, 2010

18th Convergence India 2010 Opens Today

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

New Delhi, 23rd March 2010: The nation’s capital is the centre of ICT innovation as the 18th Convergence India 2010 opens today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Hailed as South Asia’s largest event on information and communications technology, the Convergence India series is organized by the Exhibitions India Group.


Over 450 participants representing the Telecom, IT, Broadcast, Media & Entertainment, Green IT, Security & Surveillance, Cable, Satellite, IP Surveillance and Information Security sectors of 20 countries have gathered on this international platform to showcase cutting edge technologies, products & services.


The event is supported by the union ministries of Communications & IT and Information & Broadcasting along with a host of other national and international associations ensuring a continuous flow of high-profile visitors at the event.


The Indian telecom industry has achieved tremendous growth consolidating a subscriber base of 560 million by end 2009 By end 2010 we are hopeful of crossing our 11th Five Year Plan target of 600 million connections – two years ahead of schedule, declared Shri Gurudas Kamat, Honorable Minister of State for Communications & IT, presiding over the event’s Opening Ceremony as Chief Guest. “Telecommunications have emerged as a springboard of ICT applications with economy-wide impact. A whole range of information based industry applications have come up creating new sources of employment and earning he added.


Endorsing these views, Shri R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, said “There has been a huge surge of innovation in services riding on the wave of convergence and the mobile revolution.� Shri Chandrashekhar was present as Guest of Honor at the event.


Indeed, the ICT industry has been moving towards a whole new phase of growth with the focus on customized Value Added Services to serve the 1 billion plus Indian population. It is the acceleration of providing services like e-health, mobile commerce, mobile gaming, e-education etc. to the country’s rural hinterland that is telecom’s next big challenge.


Positive trends are being noticed in this direction. Handsets are becoming more affordable, there are different capabilities and services bundled at every price point. Shri Kamat emphasized the need of the hour as enabling the mobile device to empower the masses through customized value added services for rural applications.


Positing ICT as a tool to bridge the urban rural divide and create the spread of equitable economic development was the inaugural conference session – a round table discussion based on the theme ‘Digital Convergence.. Empowering a billion lives’. Communications companies are exploring the rural markets like never before in a bid to access 2/3rdof the country’s population and maximize on the opportunities in this underpenetrated market.


Animated panel discussions deliberated the issues of tariff wars and declining ARPUs in a multi operator environment and the timing for the emergence of a National Media Policy. Other conference sessions of the day focused on the future of the wireless business for GSM and CDMA operators and the digitization of broadcast technologies in India.


Leading companies such as Ericsson, NDS India, Advance Digital Broadcast participated in an animated panel discussion exploring the emerging issues in a multi-operator environment such as the consequent tariff wars and declining ARPU in the competitive scenario. A successive conference session on “GSM & CDMA “The future of wireless business brings spokespersons from Bharti Airtel, Telcordia Technologies, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-Dot) and the Cellular Operators” Association of India together to discuss issues of network transformation and emerging applications against the spread of wireless networks.


Fulfilling its long-standing mandate as a premier knowledge sharing forum, the 18thConvergence India 2010 was also a launching pad for the event’s Knowledge Partner OVUM to release an industry white paper entitled Telecoms 2020.


The Exhibitions India Group, established in 1987, is a trade promotion group focused on organizing international exhibitions and seminars and attracting investments in India, as well as, promoting participation of Indian companies at leading tradeshows worldwide.


Exhibitions India is the only trade fair and conference organizer in India with ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 14001:2004 Certification. The Group is a member of UFI (The Global Association of Exhibitions Industry); IAEE-USA (International Association of Exhibitions and Events) and IEIA (Indian Exhibition Industry Association). The expos organized by the Group conform to the Trade Fair Certification Program of the International Administration of the US commercial Service.


With its headquarters in New Delhi, the Group has branches in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and, Mumbai and an international office in California, USA


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Goal-Based Allocation “Strategies for Family Offices”

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Protecting the Company’s Future – Strategies for IP Counsels

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010


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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The ENERGY INDABA 2010 has proved to be a resounding success amongst conference delegates and exhibition visitors who were able to leave the event with a renewed vision of energy solutions for Africa and inspiration on how they can make a difference towards powering the continent.

A diverse range of individuals – from business executives to government officials and individuals attempting to find ways to improve energy efficiency in communities “who attended this year’s conference and exhibition, reflect the ENERGY INDABA 2010 as the place where concrete discussions and decisions can be made for the future of energy on our continent,” says Liz Hart, Managing Director of Siyenza Management, the event organisers of the ENERGY INDABA. “I believe that many of our delegates were able to leave the conference with confidence in Africa’s self-sufficiency and ability to produce energy for business and households.”

Of our host of exhibitors at the ENERGY INDABA 2010, the majority were from a range of Chinese companies in the energy sector, says Hart. “With China proving to be a major energy trading partner, we believe the ENERGY INDABA has provided the platform for greater China- African business trade.”

The Business Matchmaking Programme received 426 meeting requests with delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers during the ENERGY INDABA. Offered for the first time at the ENERGY INDABA, this saw a total sum of 250 meetings take place in the Business Matchmaking Lounge,â€? says Hart. Although being our first year to host this, there have been a number of success stories that have emerged. 

Bringing an end to the final day of the two-day conference, Brian Statham, Chairman of the South African National Energy Association challenged delegates to apply the knowledge, ideas and new business contacts gained from the ENERGY INDABA to make a difference. He also requested that delegates prepare for the next ENERGY INDABA in 2011.

Some of the findings to emerge from the second-day of the conference were:

  • As Africa’s largest trading partner, the pace of investment by China in Africa has reached unprecedented levels and is set to continue with basic resources and infrastructure deals in the power and gas industry. Yet despite interest across the African continent, South Africa remains the only country where no major transactions within the country have occurred.
  • Only one of the 20 registered Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects is in Africa. However, the Copenhagen Green Climate Fund, which is currently under discussion, could help to provide financial opportunities for African countries to develop CDM projects.
  • In order to catalyse renewable energy investment, there needs to be incentives to develop smaller generation systems. There should also be jurisdiction for import tariff reductions for renewable projects, tax breaks and other manufacturing incentives.
  • A framework for private-public partnerships in energy on the continent is required to access capital markets and to attract greater private sector investment


02 March 2010

Prepared by:   Leigh-Anne Sa Joe

Siyenza Management

011 463 9184 


On behalf of: ENERGY INDABA

 Contact:  Liz Hart

Expo Summit 2010: All new approach and very familiar soul make a perfect blend

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

After the striking start at Expo Summit’ 09, the premier Indian Exhibition Industry event is all set to conquer with its 2nd edition! Expo Summit, 2010, 2nd International Conference on Exhibition Industry in India is scheduled on 4-5 June at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.

The second edition will carry the legacy of grand success that was set by Expo Summit’ 09, which attracted over 200 delegates from India and abroad. The flagship event set a tradition of bringing all the stake holders of exhibition Industry including national and international exhibition organizers, venue owners, service providers, autonomous and government bodies under one roof. Expo Summit, 2010 is eyeing upon brining larger volume of industry insiders at the event to discuss challenges and means to overcome them. 

Expo Summit, 2010 has received strong support from Indian Exhibition Industry Association IEIA. Other international associations like UFI and AUMA are also showing keen interest to join their Indian counterparts at the event.

The Event comes with the theme of Applying effective strategies to build sustainable and profitable exhibition business. The Conference will thrive for the best practices trends and futuristic solutions for consistent growth of entire sector. It will focus upon the potential of the Indian exhibition sector to go international in true sense and will also discuss the growth inhibitors of the sector. The forum will see the opportunities if India could become the exhibition hub of South Asia! Topics like significance of direct marketing in the digital marketing era, pricing strategies in the sector and developing exhibitions as the most potent experiential marketing tool and some other contemporary topics will be discussed at length by the experienced speakers from all across the globe, bringing the international advantage to the industry.  

“We are looking forward to have more than 300 delegates from national and international arena at the Summit. As entire industry was enthralled with the first Expo Summit, we are confident of the greater support from the sector this time!” said Anuj Mathur, Director, Manch Communications Pvt Ltd, the organizer.

Leading Family Office Professionals to Attend the Elite Summit 2010, hosted by marcus evans Summits

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

marcus evans is pleased to announce the Elite Summit taking place 26-28 June 2010 at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland.

Preserving wealth even in the most turbulent of financial markets continues to top the priority list of family offices and their investment arms. Mastering the principal drivers of returns, fund selection and asset allocation, holds the key to ultimate portfolio performance. The exclusive Elite Summit brings together investment strategists from prominent family offices, trusts, foundations and endowments with leading asset managers and wealth management professionals to explore lucrative investment potential.

The Elite Summit 2010 offers attendees the perfect opportunity to network with the key decision makers from the most prominent family offices, trusts, foundations and endowments in Europe. A series of insightful keynote presentations and case studies will be delivered by the gate keepers of family wealth. The luxurious settings and conference facilities of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in conjunction with an abundance of networking opportunities throughout this exclusive event will provide a unique forum to exchange knowledge and ideas and develop meaningful business relations.

At the Elite Summit, attendees will follow a personalised agenda designed to maximize their limited time and to effectively meet their business needs and interests. The speakers include: Jeffrey R Lewis, President,Heinz Family Philanthropies; William Drake, Director & Co-Founder, Lord North Street;Daniel de Fernando, Founding & Managing Partner, MdF Achievers and Juan Jesus Gomez Cubillo, Family Office Director, Tressis.

For More Information Please Contact:

Kirsten Helders
+357 22 849 378

KazStimOil 2010 Symposium and Exhibition

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Caspian Business Events is delighted to invite oil and gas industry peers to our prestigious event in Almaty, the KazStimOil 2010: The 6th Annual International Symposium and Exhibition on Oil and Gas Production Stimulation, to be held on 3 – 4 June, 2010 in Almaty at Rixos Almaty Hotel.

Today’s economy demands the highest level of knowledge. As the economy stumbles, you can still achieve your goals. Given the challenges of today and new environment experienced by the oil and gas industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan during the financial crunch, the 5th International Kazakhstan International Conference on New Techniques and Technologies for Oil and Gas Production Stimulation in Kazakhstan will be an important stride towards further development of the oil and gas industry in Kazakhstan under the world financial crunch conditions.

Value of this event consists in possibility of direct dialogue of specialists about advantages and perspectives of offered technologies. In situation of financial crisis it is very important to discuss possibilities of risk minimization and maximum use of available possibilities, to develop exploration and production of oil and gas in the Kazakhstan.

I am sure that the KazStimOil Event on New Equipment and Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Republic of Kazakhstan will make a noteworthy contribution into further development of the oil sector; that it will demonstrate the innovative petroleum science and technology; that it will give opportunities for researchers and specialists to exchange their experiences and discuss issues of productivity enhancement and security of the fuel and energy sector, as well as the issues of this sector attractiveness for investors – Karim Massimov Prime-Minister Republic of Kazakhstan

KazStimOil 2010fully supported by:

  • Fund of National Welfare Samruk-Kazyna
  • Ministry of energy and mineral resources of RK
  • Committee of Geology and Resource Exploitation of MEMR RK
  • KAZENERGY Association
  • Kazakhstan Petroleum Association
  • Akimat of Almaty city
  • Akimat of Mangistau Region
  • Akimat of Westen-Kazakhstan Region
  • Akimat of Aktobe Region

Partners of the KazStimOil

  • KazMunayGas Exploration & Production
  • Maersk Oil Kazakhstan GmbH
  • Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V.
  • Tengizchevroil, LLP
  • Kazgermunay GU
  • Kazakhturkmunay, LLP
  • LUKOIL Overseas Holding Ltd.
  • BG Kazakhstan
  • Buzachi Operating Limited
  • NOVOMET Group of the Companies
  • SPE Burintech
  • PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources

This year 82% of Kazakhstan oil community include the KazStimOil 2010 in their networking strategy and industry suppliers and players can promote solution and brand profile in the presence of the oil and gas industry’s premier decision-makers and influencers. The KazStimOil 2010 provides with the opportunity for increased market exposure by affiliating with one of the world’s foremost oil and gas events. Take a leadership position within the global oil and gas industry. The KazStimOil 2010 delivers cost-effective marketing exposure and branding of your company to your target audience.

KazStimOil aren’t specific to oil and gas industry. With a wide range of industry sectors represented at the symposium and exhibition this year in Almaty, we believe this opens many doors and provides the ultimate in networking opportunities for professionals and industry peers to success and continually strive to provide the perfect setting for delegates, sponsors and partners to come together in a productive and informative setting.

We look forward to welcome you to KazStimOil 2010, in addition to fantastic networking opportunities you can keep up-to-date with the latest developments. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the KazStimOil 2010, please contact by email or call by Phone:+4207 617 7532.

View details of the event here.