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GSMA Provides New Updates For Mobile Asia Expo 2014

CEOs from Kakao, KT, LINE, Telenor and ZTE to Headline Mobile Forum

LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of Kakao, KT Corp., LINE, Telenor and ZTE will be among the executives delivering keynote presentations in the Mobile Forum at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2014. In addition to the first keynote speakers, the GSMA announced several new exhibitors at Mobile Asia Expo, as well as additional programmes and partner events. Mobile Asia Expo will be held 11-13 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai.

"Asia is one of the most vibrant and innovative mobile markets in the world today and attendees of Mobile Asia Expo will be able to experience this across the event, through the Mobile Forum, the exhibition and many other meetings and programmes," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "We're looking forward to welcoming the mobile world back to Shanghai."

Keynote Speakers for Mobile Forum 2014 
The GSMA today announced keynote speakers for the Mobile Forum conference at Mobile Asia Expo. The two-day Mobile Forum will feature four keynote sessions including the signature Mobile World Live keynote, which will be streamed live to hundreds of thousands of viewers globally via the Mobile World Live portal. The first executives confirmed to deliver keynote presentations in the Mobile Forum include:

  • Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
  • Sirgoo Lee, Co-CEO, Kakao Corp.
  • Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, Chairman and CEO, KT Corp.
  • Dr. Jeanie Han, CEO, LINE Euro-Americas
  • Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group and Chairman of the GSMA
  • Shi Lirong, President and Executive Director, ZTE

In addition to the keynotes, the Mobile Forum will include 10 sessions providing focused content in areas including smart cities, NFC, retail and commerce, mobile payments, identity and privacy, outsourcing, media and devices, among others. For more information, visit

New Exhibitors for Mobile Asia Expo
The GSMA announced that China Mobile has signed on as the Platinum Event Sponsor for the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo and will also be exhibiting at the show. Other new exhibitors include Apenta, Binatone, China Telling Telecom, Doro, Good Technologies, Hitachi, JDSU, Lenovo, Kuaidi Technology Co. Ltd., McAfee, Netscout, QIHOO 360 Technology, Saudi Telecom, Syniverse and Telrad. Three new pavilions have been added, with exhibitions from the Israel Export Institute, the Korea Association of Information & Telecommunication and the Taiwan Committee of Communications Industry Development. These newest exhibitors join previously announced participating companies including Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, AT&T, Canonical/Ubuntu, Chunghwa Telecom, DaTang Telecom, Emporia, Gemalto, Huawei, NTT DOCOMO, Ruckus Wireless, Shanghai Feixun Communications, Visa and ZTE, among others. 

For more information, visit

New Programmes and Events at MAE
The GSMA will host the Global Device Summit on Tuesday, 10 June. This half-day event will explore the key issues facing the global device market today. Speakers from device manufacturers, mobile operators and distributors will cover topics such as subsidisation, global distribution strategies, developed vs. developing market needs and device creation. The Global Device Summit is open to all Mobile Asia Expo attendees. 

The GSMA also announced three new partner events taking place on Friday, 13 June at Mobile Asia Expo. C114 will host the ICT and New Urbanization Summit 2014 and Global Mobile Game Confederation (GMGC) will lead the MAE Mobile Gaming Summit. Both of these events are open to all Mobile Asia Expo attendees. For a second year, DVBcn will present the Mobile Entertainment Summit, which is open by invitation only. For more information, visit  

Get Involved at Mobile Asia Expo 2014
For more information on the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit Follow developments and updates on Mobile Asia Expo (#MAE14) on Twitter @GSMA, on Facebook or on Sina Weibo

About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.


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