Welcome!

News Feed Item

GSMA Sets New Records for Mobile Asia Expo 2014

The GSMA today reported that more than 26,000* unique visitors from 93 countries and territories attended the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo, held 11-13 June in Shanghai. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry’s largest and most influential mobile operators, device makers, equipment providers, software companies and Internet companies, as well as technology-savvy consumers. The conference programme drew more than 3,000 attendees, with more than 55 per cent of delegates holding C-level positions, including over 150 CEOs.

GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2014 (Photo: Business Wire)

GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2014 (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our third Mobile Asia Expo was a resounding success and was our largest-ever mobile industry event in Asia,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “The significant increase in attendees illustrates the continued and growing interest in mobile technologies and products, not only among businesses but also with consumers. Across the exhibition, the Mobile Forum conference and the many other meetings, events and programmes, attendees were able to experience how mobile will impact nearly every aspect of their lives now and into the future.”

Held across three halls at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre, the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo hosted nearly 300 participating companies. More than 640 international media and industry analysts attended the event to report on the many industry announcements made at Mobile Asia Expo.

Industry and Government Leaders Gather in Shanghai

Mobile Asia Expo opened on 11th June with speeches from Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman of the GSMA, Liu Lihua, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Sun Jiwei, Governor of the Pudong New Area. The two-day Mobile Forum conference programme featured keynotes from leaders of organisations including China Mobile, China Telecom, Hong Leong Islamic Bank, Huawei, JD.com, Kakao Corporation, KT Corp., Telenor Group, Xiaomi, Weibo Corporation, ZTE and 4iiii Innovation.

Showcasing Leading Companies Across Mobile

The Mobile Asia Expo exhibition showcased companies from across the mobile ecosystem as well as adjacent sectors, including Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, AT&T, BMW, Canonical/Ubuntu, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Coolpad, Dell, Chunghwa Telecom, Citrix, DaTang Telecom, Gemalto, Hitatchi, Huawei, JDSU, Lenovo, Hangzhou Kuaizhi Technology Co. Ltd., KT Corp., McAfee, NTT DOCOMO, Oberthur Technologies, PayPal, Qihoo 360 Technology, SK Telecom, Visa and ZTE, among others. The Expo included 14 pavilions and zones highlighting mobile companies from a number of regions and countries and specific technology focus areas.

Mobile Asia Expo again included a wide range of Featured Programmes, including App Planet, Innovation Labs, Partner Events, Professional Training and events such as the Global Device Summit and the Wearable Device Summit.

New Consumer Elements at MAE

For 2014, the GSMA introduced many new experiences and programmes for tech-savvy consumers attending Mobile Asia Expo, including the Fitbit Challenge and “The Quest for Area 14” mobile treasure hunt. Over three days, the Showcase Stage featured device demonstrations, product presentations and interviews, and hosted an appearance by Chinese pop star Jane Zhang, as well as the GSMA 360Fashion and Tech Runway Show, among other presentations. Another new element, the Device Unlimited Showcase highlighted the latest devices and technologies from China Mobile, Coolpad, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, Samsung and ZTE.

GSMA Connected City at MAE

For a second year, the Mobile Asia Expo exhibition featured the GSMA Connected City. Across more than 1,600 square metres, the Connected City showcased a range of mobile connected products and services from companies including Accenture, BMW, China Unicom, Cityzen, Fitbit, Huawei, Jibe Mobile, KT, Omate, Oral-B, Qihoo 360, Qualcomm Incorporated, Sequans, Sest-Tech, uPlane, Wanlink Global Technology (SZ) Limited, providing Mobile Asia Expo attendees the opportunity to experience the “Connected Life” first-hand.

Mobile Asia Expo 2014 Partners

China Mobile was the Platinum Event Sponsor for Mobile Asia Expo and Huawei was the Gold Event Sponsor. Strategic Partners for Mobile Asia Expo include China Mobile Communications Association (CMCA) and Shanghai TD-LTE Industry-cum-technological Innovation and Strategy Alliance (SCIA). Official Media Partners include BesTV, Bloomberg, C114, CNBC, Mobile World Live, Sina and The Wall Street Journal.

“We thank all who contributed to the success of our third Mobile Asia Expo, including the government of China, the city of Shanghai, our Platinum Event Sponsor China Mobile and all of our exhibitors, sponsors, partners and attendees,” continued Hoffman. “We look forward to coming back to Shanghai next year and building on the strong success of our 2014 event.”

Mobile Asia Expo 2015 will be held 15-17 July 2015.

For news coverage and video highlights from Mobile Asia Expo, please visit Mobile World Live at www.mobileworldlive.com/mobile-asia-expo-2014. Replays of the Mobile Asia Expo keynote presentations will also be made available on Mobile World Live over the coming weeks.

Note to editor: *This figure represents the number individual attendees at the event, including delegates, exhibitors, contractors and media; it does not represent the total number of entries to the event.

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 www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Grape Up will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company specializing in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the U.S. and Europe, Grape Up works with a variety of customers from emergi...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Most Influential ‘Smart Cities - IIoT' Account and @BigDataExpo has been named fourteenth by Right Relevance (RR), which provides curated information and intelligence on approximately 50,000 topics. In addition, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real time conversations to provide actionable intelligence with visualizations to enable decision making. The Insights service is applicable to eve...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search an...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Analytic. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.