2012 Upcoming Technology Events, Conferences, Expos and Predictions

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2012 is a leap year that started on a Sunday in the Gregorian calendar is 2012th year of the Anno Domini (AD) and Common Era (CE) calenders, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century. 2012 Predictions and forecasts include major transformation and changes in various walks of life.

We would list major 2012 Upcoming Technology Events, Conferences, Expos and Predictions that are expected to play vital and trend setting role in the evolution of technology industry and tech products.

Main 2012 Upcoming Technology Events, Conferences and Expos includes CES, MWC, CeBIT, IFA and CITA Wireless that can serve as launching platform for for new trends and products in technology.

2012 Upcoming Technology Events, Conferences, Expos and Predictions

We expect to see exciting new features in M-commerce, mobile payment solutions. LTE and mobile broadband. In search engines market enhanced search results powered by artificial intelligence, voice input, location based filtering and social personalization is predicted. The clues of 2012 Upcoming Technology Events also predicts a era of smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks coming ahead.

Aside from tech world, 2012 is also an important year form the event of common man interest like 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in UK, 2012 World Expo, 21st Century's Last Solar Transit of Venus and the much hoaxed about 2012 Mayan Calender End of The World. So let check them out:

45th International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's largest consumer technology trade show and the most closely followed events on the technology calendar. CES hosts numerous high-profile technology companies and is the launch-place for many groundbreaking new gadgets and high-tech products. 2,700 exhibitors will be at CES in 2012 from January 10 to 13 in Las Vegas, USA. CES is expected to attract around 140,000 visitors this year.

Apple Macworld / iWorld Expo 2012

Apple Macworld / iWorld Expo 2012 from January 26 to 28 at San Francisco, USA is expected to signify the gradual shift away from desktop Macintosh computers and towards i-devices and iOS applications. Founded in 1985, the Macworld Conference and Expo is the largest annual Apple Macintosh event in the world. In 2011 Macworld attracted close to 25,000 attendees, making it much larger than Apple's own annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is capped at around 5,000 places.

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II on February 6, 2012. Marking the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the 60th anniversary of her becoming Head of the Commonwealth.

26th SXSW / 19th SXSW Interactive 2012

The annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference & Festival attracts an estimated 100,000 members of the international music, film, and interactive media industries in Austin, Texas, for a week-long convergence of ideas and talent. For five days during the festival, the "brightest minds in emerging technology" come to showcase digital works, innovative ideas and new products under the banner of SXSW Interactive. SXSW Interactive focuses on emerging technology, social media and startups from March 9 to 18 at Austin, Texas, USA

27th CTIA Wireless 2012

27th CTIA Wireless 2012 from May 8 to 10 at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA will host more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 40,000 spectators in 2012. The show covers wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries, and in 2012 the focus is on "All things mobile." Companies will demo the latest in enterprise solutions, energy-saving products, and emerging mobile entertainment technology. While Mobile World Congress puts the emphasis on consumer devices, CTIA is all about the technologies that power them, including Location Based Services (LBS), Smart Energy, Wireless Health, Intelligent Transportation, Cloud Computing and Mobile Money.

2012 World Expo

The 2012 World Expo is to be held in Yeosu, South Korea from May 12 to August 12 of 2012.

32nd COMPUTEX Taipei 2012

32nd COMPUTEX Taipei 2012 from June 5 to 9 at Taipei, Taiwan with 106,450 square meters of exhibition space, Computex Taipei (also known as the Taipei International Information Technology Show) is the largest computer exhibition in Asia, second in the world only to CeBIT in Germany. Many large computing firms have research and development centers or production factories in Taiwan and will launch their new products at the event. A full spectrum of products are set for launch during the event including tablets, e-readers, smartphones, 3D technology and cloud services. More than 120,000 visitors attended Computex in 2011 to see products and services from over 1,800 exhibitors.

Last Solar Transit of Venus of 21st Century

The Last Solar Transit of Venus of 21st century will occur on June 6, 2012. This is the second and last solar transit of Venus of the century and the next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.

2012 Olympics

2012 Summer Olympics the mega sport event is set to held in London from July 27 to August 12 of 2012.

Curiosity Rover's Mars Landing

Sent by NASA Mars Science Laboratory, the red planet probe mission, Curiosity Rover is scheduled to launch is landing process sequence on the Mars surface in August 6 to 20 of 2012.

2nd IFA 2012

2nd IFA 2012 from August 31 to September 5 at Berlin, Germany is is one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows. IFA attracted 1,440 exhibitors and 238,000 visitors in 2011, generating 3.7 billion euros worth of orders. The event is a technology paradise. IFA 2012 major product announcements were Sony Personal 3D Viewer (HMZ-T1), LG PZ850T PenTouch 3D TV, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Tablet S and Tablet P, Panasonic Lumix 3D twin-lens camera and a range of new Ultrabooks.

CEATEC Japan 2012

The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (more commonly referred to as CEATEC) 2012 from October 2 to 6 at Tokyo, Japan is a cutting-edge IT and electronics trade show that features new technologies from participating electronics makers. The event attracts around 170,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors. The accompanying CEATEC conference provides industry members with a forum to discuss information technology advancements and key developments within the IT & electronics sector.

32nd Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2012

32nd Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) from October 13 to 16 at Hong Kong is the world's biggest electronics event. In 2011 the event attracted 3,150 exhibitors and close to 61,000 visitors. ElectronicAsia 2012, a fair for electronic components, electronics production and display technologies, will run concurrently to the event. Visitors can also attend the Hong Kong Electronic Industry Summit, Green Electronics Forum, World of Display Technology, and World of Solar events that will also be held at the same time.

24th SITEX Singapore 2012

The 24th SITEX 2012 from November 22 to 25 at Singapore is the longest-running IT event. Consumers have been visiting the expo since 1988 to purchase electronic goods at producer direct prices and to talk one-on-one with the companies developing the latest technological innovations. Organizers expect to attract 900,000 local and international visitors through the doors to talk with the more than 500 consumer electronic product manufacturers in 2012.

8th LeWeb 2012

8th LeWeb 2012 in December at Paris, France is the biggest internet event in the European calendar, bringing together speakers, entrepreneurs, investors, the media, and technology buffs to discuss a "new web." The conference attracts approximately 3,000 participants from 60 countries. LeWeb is a relaxed event that shares a similar vibe and theme (emerging technology) to the much more established SXSW Interactive festival in the US. It mixes keynote presentations with new technology launches, panel sessions, networking events and a Start-Up competition.

Other Upcoming 2012 Science and Technology Events

Other important upcoming 2012 Science and Technology Events that has been announced or set to happen but for which the final dates are not yet known, includes:
  • Kuafu Moon Spacecraft set to be launched by China towards Moon.

  • Pleiades Supercomputer built by Intel and SGI for NASA's Ames Research Center will be completed, capable of performing 10 Petaflops (10 quadrillion floating point operations per second).

  • Sequoia Supercomputer built by IBM for the National Nuclear Security Administration will be completed, capable of performing 20 Petaflops (20 quadrillion floating point operations per second).

  • Solar Maximum of Solar Cycle 24 on sun in the 11-year sunspot cycle is forecast to occur. Solar Cycle 24 is regarded to have commenced January 2008, and on average will reach its peak of maximal sunspot activity around 2012. The period between successive solar maxima averages 11 years (the Schwabe cycle), and the previous solar maximum of Solar Cycle 23 occurred in 2000–2002. During the solar maximum the Sun's magnetic poles will reverse.
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