THE fast growth of mobile communications technologies in Asia has prompted two new conferences on wireless systems to be held at various regional capitals in May, June and July. The Wireless Technologies for Non-Engineers conference is being held in Asia for the first time, designed for non-technical managers charged with squeezing the maximum profitability from wireless applications. Much of the conference is devoted to explaining the technical mediums employed in wireless systems and the products and services that can be offered through each. The focus of the conference on day one will be wireless voice systems while the second day will be spent on mobile data technologies and the services and products that can be offered through them. The Wireless Technologies for Non-Engineers conference will be held at the Mandarin Hotel in Manila from May 31 to June 1; at the Hilton Hotel in Bangkok on June 2-3; the Hilton Hotel in Jakarta on June 5-6; and the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta on June 8-9. Enquiries should be directed to IBC Technical Services in Singapore on 65-732 1970. Mobile Communications Essentials is a series of three intensive seminars, the first being a one-day introduction to wireless networking; the second seminar a two-day look at digital cellular technologies; and the third a two-day seminar on mobile data and wireless local area network technologies. The seminars seek to cover the whole gamut of wireless applications, from the proliferating mobile data networks to wireless office LANs to cellular radio and paging systems. The seminars will focus on existing and emerging standards for these technologies and provide a useful overview of the market segments that rely on each of the technologies. Mobile Communications Essentials is being presented by the Institute for International Research (IIR) and will be held in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur during July. The organYEARENDisers say that the seminar is targeted at engineering and technical professionals and managers who are involved in using, designing, implementing or specifying and choosing wireless products. IIR can be contacted via fax in Hong Kong on 2507-5666.