Tech agenda: Samsung, Sony and Apple events
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Tech agenda: Samsung, Sony and Apple events

September kicks off with a slew of new high-tech product launches including the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the company's long-awaited smartwatch but the big event of the month looks set to be the unveiling of the next-generation iPhone, expected on September 10.

india Updated: Sep 02, 2013 11:08 IST
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September kicks off with a slew of new high-tech product launches including the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the company's long-awaited smartwatch but the big event of the month looks set to be the unveiling of the next-generation iPhone, expected on September 10.

Samsung Galaxy Note III phablet and Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch launch event
September 4
Berlin, Germany

The South Korean tech company is hosting a special event in Berlin to reveal its latest phablet and smartwatch to the world. The Samsung Galaxy Note III is expected to boast a pocket-bursting 6-inch screen and capture video in ultra-high definition while the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is expected to be less of a technological milestone -- only syncing with other Samsung devices -- and more of a high-tech fashion statement.

Sony Xperia Z1 press launch
September 4
Berlin, Germany

Not to be outdone by one of its biggest rivals, Sony is also debuting its latest flagship phone ahead of the IFA consumer electronics conference. The Japanese company has been coy so far on specifics but expect an elegant 5-inch+ display, a water-resistant exterior and leading-edge photo and imaging technology that will put standalone digital cameras to shame.

Ars Electronica Festival 2013
September 5-9
Linz, Austria

Now in its 34th year, the Ars Electronica Festival is as much an examination as it is a celebration of technology, art and society. Widely regarded as one of the world's most important media art festivals, this year's event is all about memory and memories, how they are created and the impact that they have on our lives.

IFA 2013
September 6-11 (Media days: September 4-5)
Berlin, Germany

In 2012 the "world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances" attracted 240,000 visitors and was responsible for generating business worth €3.8 billion. This year is expected to be no different as the 142,000-square-meter Messe Berlin ExpoCenter plays host to this year's event.

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013
September 7-11
California, USA

A gathering of exciting technology start-ups, influential speakers and star technology guests. One of the highlights will be the ‘Battlefield' where budding tech entrepreneurs compete for seed funding to help make the high-tech ideas a reality.

Apple event
September 10 (rumored)
California, USA

The tech world's eyes will be firmly fixed on an undisclosed location somewhere in California to watch Apple CEO Tim Cook take to the stage where he is expected to unveil not one, but two new iPhones. A 5S phone is rumored to pack a serious processing punch and to feature an embedded fingerprint scanner, while a 5C is expected to forsake expensive metal alloys for a colorful polycarbonate finish and to be aimed at emerging markets and at consumers who want smartphones but without a service contract.

Inside 3D Printing
September 17-18
California, USA

Wired's editor in chief believes that 3D printing will lead to the second industrial revolution, such is its power and its possibilities. The event will see architects, fashion designers, futurists and a committed band of 3D makers coming together to exchange ideas and listen to keynotes from a number of specialists including Autodesk CEO Carl Bass.

World Smart Week
September 24-27
Nice, France

Combining a number of smaller exhibitions and conferences focused on, among other things, NFC and digital security technologies, the event is expected to attract 1700 business demonstrating new advances in mobile and wireless payments, connectivity and other mobile proximity services.

Nokia Mystery event
September 26-27
New York, USA

The Finnish phonemaker is gearing up for a surprise event in New York and while there are currently no concrete details of what to expect, all of the rumors, reports and insider gossip point to the launch of a new handset and a new Nokia-branded tablet. Watch this space.

September 30 - October 4
New York, USA

Unbiased education and networking for the world's IT professionals, the New York leg of INTEROP will address all of the key technologies from the cloud to wireless and mobility and security.

October 1-5
Tokyo, Japan

Not quite as big as the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) but nevertheless one of the most important dates in the technology hardware calendar each year, CEATEC is where Ultra High Definition Television made its global debut and remains the showcase for consumer technology heralding from the Asia Pacific region. As such, it continues to attract in excess of 170,000 visitors each year.

CES Unveiled PARIS
October 3
Paris, France

The first time the event comes to Paris. CES Unveiled is a showcase of the best that France has to offer in the world of consumer electronics devices and will also serve as a preview to the Consumer Electronics Association's official International CES conference, which officially opens its doors in Las Vegas on January 7, next year.

CES Unveiled Tel Aviv
October 7
Tel Aviv, Israel

Just like its sister event in France, this event will mark the first time that the CEA comes to Israel and will also be the first time that local companies get to put their consumer electronics innovations on the world stage. Expect a keynote speech from CEA head Gary Shapiro and over 30 Israeli exhibitors.

EmTech MIT
October 9-11
Cambridge, MA, USA

Hosted by the MIT Technology Review, EmTech is where technology, business, and culture converge and is a showcase for those emerging technologies that are going to have the greatest impact on our lives.

Gigaom Mobilize
October 16-17
San Francisco, California, USA

A smaller yet key event for anyone focused on the future of mobile and how it will shape both technology, business and consumer behavior. Now in its fifth year the focus of the 2013 event will be the internet of things and the impact of big data.

Mobile CON
October 16 - 18
California, USA

The premier conference and trade show for mobile IT and enterprise this year comes from the heart of Silicon Valley. It promises thought leadership, peer-to-peer learning and the keys to unlocking the potential of mobile.

Apps World
October 22 - 23
London, UK

This year's event expects to receive over 8000 delegates and feature over 250 exhibitors and is quickly becoming one of the most important conferences for developers; device manufacturers and marketers. As well as workshops, networking and discussions, everything from TV and gaming apps to the rise of HTML5 and the impact of apps and connected technologies in the automotive industry will be examined.

PhotoPlus Expo
October 23-26
New York, USA

The largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 23,000 professional photographers and enthusiasts and a show with a greater emphasis in 2013 as Photokina, the world's largest photography and camera technology show, is on a break this year.

October 24-26
Camden, Maine, USA

Now in its 17th year, this is the event for thought leaders, visionaries and enquiring minds to come together and discuss and debate the issues and the technologies that are shaping our future.

Inaugural Samsung Developers Conference
October 27-29
San Francisco, USA

Cutting out the Android middleman, the South Korean technology company is hosting its first ever developer conference and is doing it in app developer central -- San Francisco -- and in doing so is taking yet another leaf out of Apple's playbook.

Tech Crunch Disrupt Europe
October 28-29
Berlin, Germany

The renowned tech site will be hosting an event boasting the cream of Europe's high-tech startups and consumer electronics visionaries plus keynote speakers from Spotify, Box and Peak Games.

G4 World
October 28-30
Dallas, Texas, USA

The first year that the conference and expo have taken place outside of Chicago, 2013's G4 World will be the final year that the event is held independently -- from 2014 it will become part of the CTIA 2014 tradeshow. This year's conference will bring together all of the major players in the ultra-fast mobile internet ecosystem and will be focused as much on emerging markets such as India and Brazil as on the US.

Pioneers Festival
October 30-31
Vienna, Austria

An event that draws all elements of the tech world, from CEOs and VCs to bloggers and hackers in order to educate, inform and entertain. There is also a special Halloween party

TV Connect Middle East & North Africa 2013
November 5-6
Dubai, UAE

Focused on maximizing revenue growth as TV converges and audiences migrate from one fixed to a number of moving, mobile screens.

CES Unveiled New York
November 12
New York, USA

Being touted this year as the official introductory event to the 2014 International CES which opens its doors next January in Las Vegas, the New York event will feature past CES award winners as well as a selection of US companies at the cutting edge in terms of consumer electronics devices.

LeWeb'13 Paris
December 10-12
Paris, France

The theme of this year's event is ‘The next 10 Years'. What impact will today's innovators have on the future economy and development of the web?

First Published: Sep 02, 2013 10:57 IST