Meeting of Minds

Improve your knowledge and network the night away – Three expos and conferences to open up new opportunities.

African Diaspora Conference

Where Pan African University/ LBS Ajah Lekki, Lagos
When 9–11 December 2012

The Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-African University and Global Culture Media in partnership with other diaspora organisations, and sponsors including Arik Air, are hosting a diaspora engagement and innovation forum. A host of impressive speakers will attend, including Lagos Governor Babatunde Fashola, Ms. Ndidi Nwuneli of LEAP, and M-Net’s Managing Director for Africa, Ms. Biola Alabi.
Based on a partnership with the Global Diaspora Forum hosted by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and USAID, the conference will be the first of many events to take place until 2015.

The conference’s aim is to provide a platform to proffer solutions to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Centred around effective mobilisation and impact of the diaspora on socio-economic and techno-political development, highlights include an innovation expo, a project matching zone, and the launch of a centre for financial literacy. If you miss it, a follow-up TV Show, ‘Diaspora Dialogue’ will be shown on CNBC Africa

Publishing & Media Expo 2013

Where Earls Court 2 Exhibition Hall, London
When 26–27 February

Editors, designers, journalists, bloggers, and business owners know that publishing is changing at breakneck speed. This event is dedicated to shaping its future. With over 100 industry suppliers and seminars, all forms of content across digital, print and mobile are covered.
Better yet, it’s not just for publishers. Entrepreneurs and business people from other industries can  attend next door’s Technology For Marketing & Advertising and Online Advertising & Affiliate Expo, an event that helps businesses reach more customers and clients with cutting-edge digital developments.

The New York Times Travel Show

Where The Jacob J. Javits Centre, New York City
When 18–20 January

This event goes beyond the travel industry, appealing to consumers with over 500 exhibitors, five cultural perfomance stages, cooking demos, food and wine tastings and book signings with leading travel authors. Discover travel tips from experts and book holidays on the spot. What makes this year extra interesting for Wings readers? A special ‘Focus on Africa’ programme.

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