30 days Around The World in April


Data Centre World Conference & Expo

When: April 12-13, 2016

Where: London, UK

Data Centre World Conference & Expo is the ideal marketplace for companies which are involved in supplying products and services which include application software, business continuity, cabling, cloud computing, connectivity, consultancy, data centre design, managed services, operating systems, outsourcing, data security, physical and hardware security etc.

Benefit from over 500 leading global suppliers of data centre technologies and services in this major international exhibition. Take advantage of incredible networking and problem-solving opportunities with thousands of your peers as you join the data centre conversation in London’s Excel Centre for two days this.

Do not miss out on the key content and case study presentations that will allow you to plan and manage your data centre of the future. Discover the most up-to-date technical information on the most innovative products available in the market. Get updates on latest developments in tools, product solutions and services to help you maximise energy efficiency and reduce cost management.

What are the bonus take-ways? Learn more about the latest techniques in build and designing the modern data centre. Speakers will deliver their outlook on the future of cloud, share their road maps to cloud success and explore why the right strategies and simplified infrastructure will offer a solid proposition – for large and small enterprises alike.

Over 40 companies will be in attendance at this conference cum expo.

For more info: http://www.datacentreworld.com

Mobile West Africa 2016

When: April 19, 2016

Where: Lagos, Nigeria

The 5-star Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos is the venue of the sixth edition of Mobile West Africa – the one-stop mobile conference that attracts top individuals from the industry’s leading organisations, delivers superb agenda and creates fantastic networking opportunities.

Since the inaugural event in 2011 the conference has grown substantially in size each year, without losing any of its intimacy. For the organisers, it is all about creating a leading event where the right format and right people are hosted in the right atmosphere,

The agenda for the one-day event is clear-cut: mobile industry’s major players gather to brainstorm, assess and discuss happenings from the past year, and chart the high points for the future. The exhibition and drinks reception are key highlights you must experience firsthand.

This is a must-attend for every industry player and early registration is key.

For more info: http://www.mobilewestafrica.com

Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2016

When: April 19-21, 2016

Where: Abuja, Nigeria

For the 14th year, Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit takes centre stage. In partnership with Galaxy Backbone and the Nigerian government, will assess how information and communication technology (ICT) can support national and regional development objectives, engagement strategies, operational efficiencies and QoS improvements.

Ministers of information and communication technology, heads of regulatory authorities, CXOs from telecoms service providers and high-throughput ICT end users from across Africa together with a select number of solution providers, vendors, consultants and investors who can support key business requirements will all be present at the pristine Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja’s Maitaima District for three days.

With ‘Harnessing Africa’s Digital Growth‘ as its theme, IAD 2016 will deliver an innovative conference programme combining keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, advisory clinics, private business meetings and high-level networking opportunities allowing attendees to tailor their experience to reflect their most pressing demands and objectives.

For more info: http://extensia-events.com/events/innovation-africa-digital-iad-summit-2016/

The Africa Municipal Bonds Forum

When: April 25-26, 2016

Where: Dakar, Senegal

The inaugural African Municipal Bond Forum is set as the industry’s exclusive annual gathering. It offers the market’s leaders the opportunity to meet and network with senior issuers, state and municipal officials, as well as deal with participants from across the continent.

The Forum seeks to train, bridge the information gap and answer many of the questions, both from prospective issuers and investors. It will create a platform to promote the development of an African municipal bond market and highlight the current state of the domestic and international debt market and the potential for introducing municipal bonds.

The Summit, which holds at Dakar’s Hotel Terrou-Bi, brings together prospective issuers from African municipalities to interact with potential buyers who consist of hedge funds, investment banks and private equity firms.

Why attend? Meet and network with the mayors of prospective issuing cities and key stakeholders in the industry. Learn how to operate in the financial markets and keep abreast of latest trends, developments and opportunities in the industry. Be part of the creation of the new Africa municipal bond platform

For more info: http://amb-forum.com

International Dance Day

When: April 29, 2016

Where: Paris & Worldwide

Shakiti Bobo, Shoki, Azonto, Skelewu, Etighi, Alanta, Yahooze, Galala, SuO, Makossa all readily come to mind when dance is mentioned in Nigeria. But International Dance Day was initiated in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a distinguished choreographer that brought about significant reforms in ballet production.

This special day is essentially about promoting the art of dance around the world. It is all about the history of dance and the recognition of its place in society. Besides all these, dance is a method of communication in cultures around the world, and is practised by millions of people.

Every April 1, a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer is circulated throughout the world. Just Google ’International Dance Day Message’ and see the 2016 message for yourself.

Together with the World Dance Alliance, International Theatre Institute (ITI) and its Dance Committee, UNESCO celebrates International Dance Day in Paris.

Celebrate this International Dance Day by learning about the history of dance, or perhaps even learning a new dance yourself or with a group of friends! It’s a great excuse to sign up for those dance classes you have always fancied.

What’s more? You can stage a performance, organize non-stop dance classes, explain or speak about dance, exhibit collections of costumes, photographs, accessories, postcards etc. You can also write an article and send it for publication to a magazine or a newspaper. Or simply write a poem; make a dance blog and or use Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to circulate your dance photos and videos.

For more info: www.danceday.cid-portal.org

Global Health Catalyst Summit

When: April 29-30, 2016

Where: Boston, US

Inspiring talks, productive international panel discussions, knowledge sharing, awards, networking, and new partnerships in the global war on cancer are on the template of the Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit at Harvard’s Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

This premier event will promote high impact international collaborations to eliminate global health disparities. This year, the main focus is on cancer: the emerging field of global radiation oncology, cancer prevention and advocacy. 

The organisers dream that one day cancer will be eradicated, and that people of all socio-economic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds will have access to quality healthcare. The event will incorporate complementary sessions in other oncology areas, enhanced by complementary outreach to industry, non-profits, policy makers, and the public.

The summit promises to deliver on laying bare the growing global burden of cancer and the cancer divide – disparities in cancer care, research and education. And new low cost technologies and related research and development that can help increase access to cancer care

For more info: http://www.globalhealthcatalystevents.org

The Interview Editors

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The Interview is a niche publication, targeting leaders and aspiring leaders in business, politics, entertainment, sports, arts, the professions and others within society’s upper middle class and high-end segment in Nigeria.