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This article was published on January 25, 2013

Upcoming tech and media events from around the globe

Upcoming tech and media events from around the globe
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A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

Every two weeks, The Next Web helps you keep track of interesting technology events around the globe by bringing you a list of upcoming tech conferences, meetups and get-togethers.

As the end of the year approaches, we’ve already added a few of next year’s events. For most of these events we’ve arranged a special discount on tickets. If you think your event should be included, feel free to submit it for review.

*Denotes events organised by The Next Web.

*The Next Web Conference Europe, 25-26 April 2013, Amsterdam
Expect the 8th edition of The Next Web Conference to be packed with amazing speakers, high quality content, networking events, parties and dealmaking opportunities. On April 25th & 26th we’re expecting 2000 attendees in Amsterdam to join us in raising the bar for every technology conference in the world. The attendees are a blend of decision makers from the European and American tech scenes, developers, startups, innovators, along with venture capitalists, industry journalists, bloggers, and senior level executives.

Grab the limited early bird tickets by registering today!

Customer Loyalty Marketing Summit, 28-30 January 2013, Orlando, Florida
Should you throw out the Customer Loyalty playbook? In the year of customer loyalty program renovation, the Customer Loyalty Marketing Summit is your one-stop for all of the latest trends, technologies, and approaches for engaging and retaining customers. Join IQPC as we highlight the most successful emerging trends in loyalty programs and learn how to build a relationship with your customers that will not only drive higher profits, but lead to that will transform point-of-purchase interaction and long-term customer engagement.

LatinComm Expo, 29 January – 1 February 2013, Miami Beach

LatinComm is collocated with ITEXPO East and is THE event to help you capitalize on the tremendous communications and technology opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is designed to give you the tools to develop a Latin American business strategy and successful partnerships. Hear from top professionals from North and South America. Reserve your booth in the LatinComm Pavilion on the ITEXPO show floor.

TNW Readers can save $50 by e-mailing the event organizers

Decoded Fashion

Decoded Fashion, 2 & 3 February 2013, New York

Decoded Fashion will become the first Tech Forum to ever take place on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on February 14. This will also be the wrap up of the world’s first FASHION HACKATHON. It will take place Feb. 2-3, 2013, and will bring together 200 top developers to have an app launched by America’s top Fashion organization — the CFDA. The top three finalists will present their apps to a panel of fashion industry judges on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway, on Feb. 14, 2013, in front of Tech and Fashion media and industry leaders.

TNW readers – 10% off with the code TNW10


BlackBerry Jam Europe 2013, 5-6 February 2013, Amsterdam

BlackBerry Jam Europe 2013 is a showcase for the bold, new direction BlackBerry is heading with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform. Whether you’re a Native, Web, or Android developer, don’t miss this opportunity to explore the powerful, game-changing BlackBerry 10 platform.


SuperConf, 21 & 22 February 2013, Miami Florida

Design. Development. Entrepreneurship.

These are the things that have been propelling mankind forward since the beginning. SuperConf is a study of that intersection. We celebrate by launching startups, providing workshops & having world class speakers share their insights with hundreds of technologists over two days of perfect weather in Miami.

TNW readers get $50 off of their ticket price with code TNWSUPER.

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SearchCongress Barcelona, 21-23 February, Barcelona Spain

SearchCongress is one of the most important events of WebCongress Tech Events. They are Spain’s cutting edge events in terms of digital marketing. It is organized every year in different cities in Spain and in the world where more than 10,000 professionals meet every year.

The conference’s philosophy is “Inspiration, Training, and Networking” because it becomes a place where you learn from conferences and workshops, you will meet people of the industry, and you will have the chance to mingle with potential clients and find new business opportunities. SearchCongress is our event where professionals get inspired.


ApacheCon North America 2013, 24 February – 2 March 2013, Portland Oregon

The 25th edition of the ASF’s popular conference and community series will take place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, with the following agenda:

24-25 February: pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon activities
26-28 February: main conference + expo, evening events, BOFs, and MeetUps
1-2 March: post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events

TNW readers can get their discounted tickets by using the code nextweb-13 when signing up.

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mloc.js Conference, 14-16 February 2013, Budapest Hungary

The goal of MLOC.JS is to bring together the opinion leaders and decision makers of JavaScript so that a wide audience can learn the state of the art and peak into the future. To achieve this goal we’re bringing together 15 leading international JS developers. The speaker list includes the best of JavaScript, like: Alon Zakai from Mozilla, Douglas Crockford from PayPal, Michael Bolin from Facebook.

TNW readers save $50 by using code TNW at checkout.

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Crowdopolis Big Apple, 27-28 February 2013, New York City

Hear how Fortune 500 Corporations are using crowdsourcing to out-innovate, out-process, & out-engage their competition at Crowdopolis Big Apple.

TNW readers save $200 off ticket price with code TNWPromo


Startup Weekend Cluj, 1-3 March 2013, Cluj Romania

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs gathered for 54 hours to learn the basics of founding startups and to validate a new business idea.

Beginning with pitches on Friday, participants (developers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts) will form teams and collaboratively create new product or service ideas for the web or mobile market. By Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts competing for prizes that help them to launch the business in the real market.

Readers – Get 15% off when you use the code TheNextWeb at


ecomTIM, 13-14 March 2013, Timisoara Romania

At ecomTIM one can find the most important trends in e-commerce, innovating opinions and case studies. The participants receive practical advice with immediate applicability from leaders of online commerce and they can find out how to maximize sales and minimize costs.


Future Insights Live, 29 April – 2 May 2013, Las Vegas

The 2nd annual Future Insights Live is a multi-track, 4-day tech conference, featuring an optional workshop day and 3 conference days. A combination of our existing shows – Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, and Future of Mobile – FILive will discuss the future technologies, platforms, and business models YOU should be using and implementing to launch the next big thing.

TNW readers – 10% off when you use the code TNW10 during checkout.

Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship, 14-18 May 2013, Maastricht
The Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship is planning an amazing program for the 5th edition of the Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship (MeWeek).

Under the theme of “Brand You”, MeWeek is gathering the region’s best entrepreneurs to showcase their achievements, talk about how they were able to make their mark and inspire participants to become entrepreneurial and build on their passions.

TNW Readers can save 10% as soon as registration opens in January.

ITX Asia 2013, 11 – 13 September 2013, Kuala Lumpur
ITX Asia 2013 will be the 2nd ICT & ERP Trade Exhibition serving Malaysia & the Asian region. It will be a platform of enterprises and the ICT to see the latest ICT showcase and trends as well as a networking avenue congregated in one place. The Industry keeps evolving and continues to captivate the enterprises of its latest innovations. ITX Asia 2013 will serve the purpose of meeting the objectives of participants of mutual interest pertaining to the subject of Information Communication Technology.


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