SAMPAŞ Aced NEM Summit 2012
The NEM Summit is an international conference and exhibition, open to co-located events and organised every year since 2008 by Sigma Orionis and Eurescom on behalf of the NEM European Technology Platform for all those interested in Future Internet developments and in the fast paced evolution of the networked electronic media industry.
Over the years, the NEM Summit has grown to become an annual not-to-be-missed event, providing attendees with a key opportunity to meet and network with the prominent stakeholders, access up-to-date information, discover latest technology and market trends, identify research and business opportunities, and find partners for upcoming EU-funded calls.
The 2012 edition of the NEM Summit, prepared under the supervision of two General co-Chairs, of a Programme Committee, and of an Organizing Committee was successfully held from October 16 to 18 at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel of Istanbul, Turkey, on the theme "Implementing Future Internet towards new horizons”.
The summit has attracted over 320 delegates and over 20 exhibitors from Europe, Turkey and other regions of the world. The conference was structured in plenary and parallel thematic sessions, featuring 40 speakers and authors selected following a competitive call for papers.
At the summit, SAMPAŞ’s EU projects - CRUMBS, Open-Dai and e-EnviPer - were applauded by international participants and referees alike. During the three days of the summit our Deputy GM Eser Karakaya, EU Projects & Business Development Specialist Gonca Kara Demir, Corporate Communications Specialist Rana Babaç and Business Analyst Emre Ardıç represented SAMPAŞ, presented the company and EU projects to an interested international audience.
Beyond the conference itself, NEM Summit programme included:
European MediaTech Investment Forum - organised by Media Deals with the support of the European Commission (DG CONNECT), connecting SMEs and entrepreneurs to European investors.
NEMart contest - real demonstrators/proof of concepts which clearly show the exciting opportunities which exist when technology and art/design conjoin.
EU-funded projects and other initiatives had also taken advantage of the 2012 NEM Summit to co-located parallel workshops: 3DIIM-3D Contournet, Celtic-Plus, Chorus+, FI-Content, GUIDE, and SMARD.