Global mobile operators’ association GSMA has announced the first details of the 2013 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo, which will be held June 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai.
Now in its second year, Mobile Asia Expo will include a conference programme featuring CEOs and senior executives from leading companies in Asia and around the world; an exhibition showcasing mobile products and services, including the new Connected City; the App Planet programme for the mobile application development community; a government and regulatory programme; and a variety of other seminars, meetings and educational programmes.
“We are pleased to be returning to Shanghai for our second Mobile Asia Expo,” said Michael O’Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA.
For the first time, the Mobile Asia Expo exhibition will feature the Connected City. In partnership with leading companies including China Mobile, Cisco, the Ford Motor Company and Huawei, the GSMA will showcase a range of mobile connected products and services, providing Mobile Asia Expo attendees the opportunity to experience the “Connected Life” first-hand.
“Asia Pacific has more than half of the world’s 6.8 billion mobile connections and is at the forefront of next-generation mobile broadband technologies and cutting-edge innovation, but there is far greater scope for growth,” commented O’Hara.
App Planet presents opportunities for developers and mobile professionals to sharpen their knowledge as well as connect with other major apps influencers.
In another Mobile Asia Expo first, the GSMA will be hosting the Smart City Summit, a one-day programme for executives from municipalities with “smart city” plans and aspirations in China and the rest of Asia, as well as Europe and North America.
The Call for Papers for the Mobile Asia Expo conference programme will be open through Friday, February 8. You can visit http://www.mobileasiaexpo.com/cfp/ for more information.