Next week I'll be in Kuala Lumpur (Tuesday through Saturday) for the Asia-Pacific Connect 2006 conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, then on to Hong Kong (Sunday 11/5 to Tuesday 11/7). Finally, I'll be in Budapest (Wednesday 11/8 through Saturday 11/11) speaking at World Telemedia before returning to Boston on the 12th.
The Asia-Pacific Connect 2006 conference has generated a lot of excitement and is now oversubscribed. The organizing team expanded their plans several times, but eventually maxed out available capacity at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. So now, if you want to attend, you'll have to hope for a cancellation and schmooze Yvonne Mak in our Hong Kong office.
At both of the earlier Connect conferences, in Europe and the US, we managed to get a mix of speakers that provoked real controversies (for example, as described here and here). Several people including Dean Bubley of Disruptive Wireless commented to me personally about how unusual it was to see genuine controversy and what a pleasure it was compared to typical industry conferences. I'm particularly looking forward to this Connect conference as Asia is by far the most exciting area for new mobile applications.
World Telemedia is an interactive media conference with a particular focus on mobile media and D2C. I'll be speaking on Friday (11/10) at 13:15. My title is "Leveraging Telecom-Specific Info to Drive Consumer Behavior." Then at 15:00, my compatriot Hugh McDonald will be speaking on "User generated content and its role in viral marketing."
If you are or will be in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong or Budapest on dates that overlap with mine, please say hello (Skype: "brough"; AIM "broughturner").