Later this month I will be chairing the NextGenTV conference in London, with a top line-up of speakers, addressing some of the challenges and opportunities facing the television industry. They include representatives of major broadcasters such as the BBC and BSkyB, as well as telecommunications companies like BT and Cable & Wireless, and IPTV service provides like Fastweb and Tiscali. Then at the end of the month it is the Interactive TV Show Europe in Barcelona, now in its ninth successful year. Details of these and other conferences are included in our events guide.