With a month to go until Apps World North America hits San Francisco on February 5-6, we thought it was time to remind you of just why you should attend the event and let you know there’s still time to book your discounted passes until January 10.
With more than 8,000 developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals expected to attend the event this will be our biggest San Francisco show to date and will feature an array of top talent and inspiration to ensure you kick off your 2014 apps strategy in style. Here are the key reasons you should attend and why you should book your passes this week if you want our discounted rate.
1) Our widest range yet of speakers in the US
We already have more than 200 speakers lined up for Apps World North America and will continue to add new names where appropriate to ensure we bring you the very latest expertise and speakers in the world of apps. These include all the latest and greatest thinkers in the world of Apps including Paul Irish, developer advocate for Chrome who will be talking about how to make slicker, sexier mobile web apps as the keynote session in the HTML5 track on day 2.
2) 11 targeted workshop tracks including a new retail specific track
Our conference line-up includes more than 11 targeted workshop tracks –five of which are free -- and which for the first time will also include a Retail specific track. Each track will feature a wide variety of speakers including keynote speakers such as Neal Edelstein, founder and CEO of Hooked Digital Media in the TV Apps and Second Screen track, Nick Evans, CEO and founder of Tile in Developer World and Kristian Segerstrale, cofounder of Initial Capital, in Gaming World.
3) Excellent networking opportunities
With speed meetings, 1 to 1 meetings and the general networking opportunities of meeting and greeting more than 8,000 of your peers in the industry Apps World North America offers you the perfect opportunity to meet new contacts that will help advance your business and career. Our networking tool Apps World Connect will also help you pre-book meetings and make contacts before the show.
4) A free exhibition with more than 200 exhibitors
As usual Apps World North America will also include a free-to-attend exhibition including more than 200 exhibitors to help inspire.
5) Start-up zones
Following the launch of our start-up zones in 2013 the North America show will include seven themed start-up zones where new innovators can showcase their work to visitors and investors at the event, including Automotive apps zone, Indie Games Zone, MHealth Zone, Wearable and M2M apps, Retail and Food Apps zone, TV Apps Showcase and a general Start-up village too. There is still limited availability for those start-ups wanting to book their complimentary exhibition space at the show. If you are one of them click here to register your interest.
6) Hackfest returns to the US
For the second year running our series of hackathons returns to the US with a TV Hackfest and an Apps Hackfest designed to get your creative juices flowing. As ever there will be great prizes on offer to drive competition in this area with some innovative new ideas hopefully resulting from the competition. There is still time to enter. Register for your place at the TV Hackfest here and Apps Hackfest here.
As with our European show Apps World North America next month promises to once again deliver the latest, greatest thinking in the apps world ecosystem ensuring your business is best placed to deliver in this ever advancing market. It’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.
If you haven’t yet booked your place you can still do so by clicking here. Book by 11pm on 10th January to get a $150 discount on your gold and workshop passes.
If you have still to sort accommodation don’t forget we have also negotiated preferential rates at the Intercontinental, the official show hotel, which you can book by following this link here. We will also be announcing the winners of our two December competitions – to win a stay in Las Vegas, and the winners of our two Gold Passes, shortly so keep your eyes peeled!