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Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]
Wytze De Haan
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Wytze De Haan

Founder, The Hatchet

Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, conv Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, convincing clients to work with you, or how to be a great manager for your team. Prior to founding the Hatchet, he spent 9 years working as Director of Events for TNW.

Time for another update on events around the globe we think you might be interested in. Tonight, TNW co-founder Patrick de Laive will be in Mexico City to celebrate the last award ceremony of the TNW Startup Awards in Latin America.

Make sure you and your company join us on the 22nd & 23rd of August for the TNW Latin America Conference in São Paulo.

As usual we’ve updated our list with lots of upcoming tech and media events, and for most events we’ve arranged a special discount. Our goal is to create a compact but complete overview of what’s happening in the tech scene.

Integrated Marketing Communications 2012, 30-31 July 2012, Singapore
In today’s age of always-on marketing, the challenge remains for brands to have a clear value proposition that rises above the social media clutter, achieving reach and engagement across multiple consumer touch-points. At this 2-day conference, learn how brands like HP, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Tourism Board, Metro, Singapore Post, Langham Hospitality Group and more developed a consistent and integrated marketing message by taking a whole-of-business approach, delivering real value in an increasingly fragmented and questioning environment.

TNW Readers can get a 10% discount using code “IMC9TNW” when registering here.

Customer Experience in Social Media, 31 July – 1 August 2012, San Francisco
Customer Experience in Social Media focuses on the most controversial and key issues facing marketing and customer service professionals in the social realm today. With case studies, workshops, and key notes from c-level executives in the financial, entertainment, digital, retail, and research industries – the agenda for CXSM outlines practical and tactical skill sets that attendees can implement across their organization to enhance their over customer experience and social media strategy.

TNW Readers get a 20% discount for tickets in June and 15% discount for tickets in July using code “CXSMTNW” here.

TNW Latin America Conference, 22-23 August 2012, São Paulo, Brazil
Get ready for the first international TNW conference. In August we’re bringing The Next Web Conference to São Paulo, Brazil. Brazil is the beating heart of startups and hyper growth in Latin America. TNW brings the world of tech to this fast growing market to support the ecosystem in Brazil and in Latin America as a whole. To share knowledge from world’s leading tech companies, to inspire and to do real business. Are you a Latin American company with ambitions? Are you a company dying to enter or grow your business in this market? You should be at TNW Latin America.

Grab a steep discount on conference tickets with 40% discount!

GROW Conference, 23 August 2012, Vancouver
The GROW Conference brings in founders of fast-growing companies to talk about how the consumer revolution is changing the future of business. The full day conference features speakers from Eventbrite,, Modcloth, Zendesk, and more speaking about how they’re keeping up and staying relevant in a new era. Spend the week in beautiful Vancouver meeting your future business partners, investors, and mentors.

TNW readers can get a $50 dollar discount by signing up here.

WebGeek DevCup, 25 August 2012, Manila, Philippines
If you are a developer and you think that you have the right skills, the perfect solution, and a sassy creative mood that can take this six hour web app development challenge, then the WebGeek DevCup is the perfect chance for you to show what you’ve got! This is a great opportunity for all web development enthusiasts to put forth their best ideas, feel challenged, get recognized, and have the most fun in a day!

TNW readers can get a 20% discount on tickets here.

Silicon Prairie Awards, 30 August 2012, Omaha
Nominations for the inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards are now open. The goal of these awards is to celebrate the Silicon Prairie community, acknowledging the talented designers and developers, startup-friendly service providers, strong community advocates and others that call the region home. All but one category requires the company or individual is based in the Silicon Prairie. The process culminates the evening of August 30 at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, where the winners will be announced live on stage. This event features a special keynote speaker addressing the topic of startup community, an opening and closing reception and, of course, a few surprises.

ITX Asia 2012, 12-14 September 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
In riding with the theme of `When Technology Meets Business ‘, ITX Asia 2012 targets a large pool of regional enterprise, government, SMB, service provider from throughout Southeast Asia the Indian sub-continent – making ITX Asia a must participate event for ICT solution providers keen to further strengthen their foothold in this key region! For more information, please visit their website.

This event is free for attendees.

Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit, 18-20 September 2012, Boston
GSMI has secured the best, brightest and most distinct speakers in the mobile industry. MMSS presentations will include case studies, informative presentations and hands-on workshops that cover: Mobile Disruption, Integration, M-Commerce, Apps, Analytics and much more! Attendees will leave the Summit with invaluable information and leading edge tools needed to keep their organization competitive in an always evolving mobile industry. Make sure to secure your seat for MMSS and learn how to harness the most powerful media platform in the world!

TNW Readers get a 10% discount using discount code “NEXT10” here.

Financial e-Marketing Forum, 20-21 September 2012, Rome Italy
The Financial e-Marketing Forum is orientated on digital, mobile and social media marketing. It features with a unique e-marketing content dedicated to financial industry only and has an exclusive speaker panel. With 15+ case studies from 15+ countries and a special appearance from SAXO Bank (the winner of 4 out of the 8 Social Forex Awards) it should be enough to encourage you to join your peers in Rome this Autumn.

TNW readers get a 10% discount using discount code “TNW10%” here.

On The Edge Digital, 25 September 2012, Bristol UK
This pioneering one-day marketing conference and networking event hosted at Paintworks, Bristol, with the clear focus of rewriting how you and your business integrate new-era marketing techniques for more clearly defined and passionately engaged results. On The Edge guarantees that you will gain insight from world-renowned innovators on the future of marketing, passing on knowledge and secrets that will inspire, ignite and initiate. A fantastic line-up of speakers covering all the hot topics in digital marketing including: SEO, PPC, Social Media, Digital Branding, Mobile, Video, and Digital Content.

TNW readers can get tickets at a discounted rate of £95 using discount code “TNW95”.

Music 4.5 Smart Radio, 26 September, London
There is now a plethora of interactive streaming music and audio services online. Are these new services a result of the digital impact and innovation, or are they just a different way of distributing music in the old system, being intrinsically linked to the major labels still? Which business models are successful? And what about the cost of performance royalties that traditional broadcasters don’t have to carry? Is there a sustainable model? Find out at Music 4.5 Smart Radio in London.

TNW readers can get a 20% discount by using the discount code “TNW20”.

JailbreakCon, 29 September, San Francisco
You may not have heard of us, or more accurately, you may have but just not know it. The original event was known as MyGreatFest and as a great man once said, “You never really know where you are going until you know where you have been”. We have yet to witness first hand the awesome goings on at JailbreakCon. However, the plan is to feature the best hackers, developers and themers that the community has to offer. All in one place to educate, inform and share their wisdom and experience.

TNW readers get 10% off tickets with the code ‘TNW10’.

Apps World 2012, 2-3 October 2012, London
Now in its 3rd year, Apps World has grown to be one of the leading global multi-platform events in the mobile industry, and this year’s Earl’s Court 2 event (2-3 October) is set to be the biggest yet. Apps World are delighted to be launching the Appster Awards, a welcome addition to the event.

The Appsters Awards are a platform created to bring together the app industry to celebrate excellence in apps and for those creatively pushing forward the rapidly growing industry to take centre stage & become recognised. Call for entries closes 17th August.

The event has free to attend workshops for developer and a free exhibition register here.
TNW readers can save 15% on full workshop passes with discount code “TNW15” here.

EyeforTravel’s Online Marketing, Mobile & Social Media in Travel Summit, 3-4 October 2012, Amsterdam
Europe’s premier event for social media, mobile and online marketing professionals from across the travel industry is back for another successful year, brought to you by EyeforTravel. Attendees will hear insightful presentations from Disney, KLM, Wyndham, IHG, Best Western, TUI, HomeAway, Contiki Holidays, Google, Lufthansa, and many more. Key topics include driving meaningful social media engagement, improving web content and user experience, getting to grips with mobile and much more.

TNW Readers can get a €150 discount when registering with code “TNW150” here.

EiG 2012, 16-18 October 2012, Fira, Barcelona
Each year EiG serves as a melting pot at which iGaming’s CEOs and thought leaders mix with regulators and the brightest new market entrants. Courtesy of a compelling mix of panel discussions, case studies and brainstorming sessions, the 11th European iGaming Congress and Expo will dissect the social gaming phenomenon, drilling down to evaluate its value as a player acquisition and retention tool as well as a new business model.

To join 1700 of the industry’s most progressive minds visit their website here.

WPDevCon, 22-24 October 2012, San Francisco
The first WPDevCon: Windows Phone Developer Conference is the independent conference for software developers, marketers and entrepreneurs building applications for Windows Phone-powered smartphones. Windows Phone is poised for take off with Microsoft putting the engines on full power in 2012. Projected attendance is 500+ from across the globe. Exhibits admission is free!

TNW Readers can receive a $100 discount off the prevailing rate for the 3-day pass by inserting the code “MEDIASPONSOR” when prompted on the eRegistration page.

Hacker Halted USA 2012, 25-31 October 2012, Miami
The flagship information security conference series of EC-Council, with its objective being to raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in Information Security. Since 2004, Hacker Halted has been organized in world class cities such as Miami, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Guangzhou, Cairo, etc. Hacker | Halted by EC-Council will be the iteration of the globally successful series of academies and conferences, created solely with the emphasis to equip security professionals with the latest tools and know-how to ensure the integrity of our security system from malicious attacks.

Trends Plus, 4 December 2012, London
There are 1000s of influencing factors that are shaping tomorrow’s consumer trends everyday – some small, some big, some that will never last and some that are here to stay.
Trends Plus will give you a unique opportunity to explore and gain a 360° view on a well-balanced blend of trends and ideas that are actively shaping your future consumers. With heaps of forward thinking and a wealth of visionary ideas, you are bound to leave this event in-the-know and inspired!

TNW Readers can get a 10% discount by quoting “TNW” when registering here.

Are you hosting an event that would be relevant to our readers? Please contact Wytze to discuss media partnerships with TNW or submit your event here.

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