The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The GSMA provided several updates, announcing the first confirmed speakers for the conference summit sessions, introducing new feature areas and enhancements to previously announced features, and confirming additional exhibitors, sponsors and partners participating in the annual Shanghai event.
"First and foremost, we are continually working to expand and enhance our attendees' experience at Mobile World Congress Shanghai," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "Along with event favourites such as the Innovation City and 4YFN, we're excited to present additional event feature areas that highlight current and future developments in mobile, such as drones, AR/VR and retail, among many others."
First Summit Speakers Confirmed
For 2017, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme will run for three days and will be held in Hall W3 of SNIEC. In addition to the keynote sessions, the conference incorporates 12 focused summits that will explore the latest industry trends, from connected cars to network evolution to augmented reality/virtual reality and more. The GSMA today announced the first confirmed speakers for the summits:
Wednesday, 28 June
Data Security Summit
MMIX Asia Summit
Operator Evolution Strategies Summit
Transforming Industries Summit
Thursday, 29 June
Digital Consumer Summit
Global Device Summit
Internet of Things (IoT) Summit
Network Evolution Summit
Friday, June 30
Connected Vehicle Summit
Enterprise & The Cloud Summit
Future Tech Summit
Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Summit
For the full details of the conference programme, including the summits, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/conference/.
Mobile World Congress Shanghai Feature Areas
Mobile World Congress Shanghai will cover seven halls at the SNIEC, including an "Industry Exhibition", which addresses the requirements of business users and will be open 28–30 June, as well as a four-day "Experience Exhibition" that showcases mobile devices, gadgets, innovative technologies and entertainment and will be open 28 June – 1 July. The exhibition will include a range of event features, including:
The Innovation City will also include the GSMA Members Pavilion, which highlights how the GSMA supports its members in driving innovation, with a focus on key programmes such as Internet of Things, Future Networks, and Identity. The Pavilion will also underscore the mobile industry's leadership role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, visit: www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition/gsma-innovation-city/.
Newly Confirmed Exhibitors, Sponsors and Partners
In addition to the event features, GSMA announced several newly confirmed exhibitors and sponsors for Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including Channel VAS, Daimler, IDT, Institute for Information Industry, Qvantel, Samsung Electronics System LSI Business, SaneChips, Verizon Wireless and vivo, among others. Companies including BiTech, China Smart City Technology, Onkyo, Snasi Electronics, The9 Education and Tiansec have confirmed their participation in the Smart City Expo at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. For more information, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition/2017-exhibitors/.
The GSMA also announced that QQ.com has been confirmed as an Official Media Partner, joining Mobile World Live. Strategic Media Partners include C114, CCIDcom and Communications World. For a full list of sponsors and partners at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/sponsors-partners/.
Register and Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017
Registration to attend Mobile World Congress Shanghai is now open; for information on registration and pass types, please visit www.mwcshanghai.com/register-plan/register/.
For more information on the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including how to attend, exhibit, partner or sponsor, visit www.mwcshanghai.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS17, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at www.linkedin.com/company/mobile-world-congress-shanghai, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mwcshanghai. In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo weibo.com/mwcshanghai or search "GSMA_MWCS" in WeChat. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/contact/social-media.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.
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