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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   FREE: SOROS/EC "EAST-WEST CONFERENCE
From:   Viktoria Levai
Email:   vlevai_(on)_osi.hu
Date received:   17 May 2001
Deadline:   28 May 2001
Start date:   10 Jun 2001

******************************************************************** East - West Collaboration in the Development of Interactive Media European Commission / Soros Summit ******************************************************************** Budapest 10th - 11th June For more information please visit www.osi.hu/ep/im2001. NO REGISTRATION FEES FOR CONFERENCE DELEGATES!! The Open Society Institute is committed to the success of this conference. Feedback from participants has shown that registration costs are an issue, and therefore the conference registration fees for all participants will be paid for by OSI. The conference will consist of: ONE TO ONE CLINICS Free one-to-one advice sessions covering: * business strategy * marketing * legal issues, in particular electronic copyright * product development * searching for venture capitalists * A series of clinics run by the EC * Language and localisation issues * EuroPrix Q & A BRIEFING SESSIONS Interactive presentation sessions for small groups of delegates, covering: * European Commission activities * E-Learning * Planning market research strategies * The role of First Tuesday * Digital asset management * Digital law PRESENTATION FORUM SESSIONS All participating organisations are invited to make a 15 minute presentation describing: * their organisation's principal products and key skills * their pan-European partnership potential * the projects on which they are working, and areas of interest for the future These forums will be organised into parallel thematic streams and chaired by experienced facilitators who understand the information and electronic publishing marketplaces. **************************************************************************** BOOKING INFORMATION Book online at www.osi.hu/ep/im2001 <http://www.osi.hu/ep/im2001> OR Contact Viktoria Levai (vlevai_(on)_osi.hu vlevai_(on)_osi.hu>) RESERVE YOUR PLACE BEFORE 28TH MAY 2001 TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! ** IF YOU ARE FROM THE CIS YOU NEED A VISA TO COME TO HUNGARY AND THE PROCESS IS OFTEN VERY LENGTHY. PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION THIS WEEK OTHERWISE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH TIME TO PROCESS YOUR VISA APPLICATION! ** **************************************************************************** WHY SHOULD YOU COME TO THIS CONFERENCE? If you're looking for business contacts in Western Europe, CEE or the CIS, this is the conference for you! Organised by the Open Society Institute of the Soros foundations network, the Summit facilitates the interaction between potential business/development partners from across Europe. This year's conference themes are B2B services, B2C applications and education services. The conference takes the form of a two-day meeting for delegates to interact with potential business/development partners from across Europe. It is a unique opportunity for Western European companies and organizations involved in electronic publishing to develop partnerships with organizations from Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. It will provide an excellent opportunity to: * attend FREE one-to-one clinics led by industry experts * present your company's products and services * hear industry experts discuss "Investing in Eastern Europe -the Way Ahead" * attend FREE briefing sessions on core topics * meet with EC officials to discuss informally your project plans Additionally, there will be a strong emphasis this year on venture capital and investment in both Eastern and Western European businesses INTERESTED? Please visit www.osi.hu/ep/im2001 or email Viktoria Levai, Conference Manager at vlevai_(on)_osi.hu for more details. NOT INTERESTED? YOU SHOULD BE! This is the only conference of its kind and provides a unique, and cost effective, opportunity to meet with organisations from both sides of Europe and form good working partnerships! For information about the last year's successful event, please visit http://www.osi.hu/ep/im2000. Sponsors include: European Commission (Information Society Directorate General) * EDventure Holdings, Inc * EuroPrix * Metapress Sp. z o.o. * Electronic Publishing Services Ltd * First Tuesday * The Open Society Institute, Electronic Publishing Development Program **************************************************************************** BOOKING INFORMATION Book online at www.osi.hu/ep/im2001 <http://www.osi.hu/ep/im2001> OR Contact Viktoria Levai (vlevai_(on)_osi.hu vlevai_(on)_osi.hu>) RESERVE YOUR PLACE BEFORE 28TH MAY 2001 TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! ** IF YOU ARE FROM THE CIS YOU NEED A VISA TO COME TO HUNGARY AND THE PROCESS IS OFTEN VERY LENGTHY. PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION THIS WEEK OTHERWISE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH TIME TO PROCESS YOUR VISA APPLICATION! ** **************************************************************************** LOCATION DETAILS Third Annual Summit East - West Collaboration in the Development of Interactive Media Park Hotel Flamenco, Budapest, Hungary 10 - 11th June 2001 www.osi.hu/ep/im2001
 

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