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Media invites for Christmas! Thanks Santa!

The first clutch of media event invites has arrived in time for Christmas. First up is DLD (Digital, Life and Design). This is the big gig thrown by Burda Media in Munich about 2 days before the World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos in late Jan 2010. They haven't yet put out the full program but thus far the line up includes Marissa Mayer from Google, Nokia's Tero Ojanpera, Jason Kilar from Hulu, and Own Van Natta from MySpace. Then about two hours later the invite rolled in from the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. This one takes place March 9-11 at the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This is a pretty tight event for about 400 people focusing on emerging media markets in Middle East, South Asia, India and China. The co-chairs for this first event are truly world-class: Rupert Murdoch from News Corp., Tim Armstrong from AOL, Kai Fu-Lee (formerly Google's top China person) from Innovation Works, Sunil Bharti Mittal from India's Bharti conglomerate, and several others. As exciting as these events are, they also remind me that in recession wracked America, some of the most important media and digital media deals are happening outside our shores. In one sense, it's a natural evolution. But I'm racking up horrible travel miles simply because the business is overseas.

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John du Pre Gauntt is the founder of Media Dojo, a blog focusing on the intersection of cloud computing and digital media/marketing. Previously, he was senior mobile analyst for eMarketer, where he covered mobile media and mobile marketing. He founded several research and communications firms focused on mobile technology, and worked on marketing research projects for LME Ericsson, NTT DoCoMo, Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Gauntt was also a business editor for The Economist Group in London and a corporate trainer for Matsushita Electric Corporation in Osaka, Japan. He holds a MS in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and a BA degree in English and American literature from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.