GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers For Mobile Asia Expo 2013

Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:13am EDT

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GSMA Provides Further Updates on Exhibition, Including New Partners in Connected
LONDON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of
KT Corp., Nokia Siemens Networks, NTT DOCOMO and Turk Telecom will be delivering
keynote addresses at the 2013 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo. The GSMA also confirmed
several new partners for the Connected City at Mobile Asia Expo, as well as a
number of new companies that are participating in the exhibition. Mobile Asia
Expo will be held  June 26-28  at the Shanghai New International Exhibition
Centre in  Shanghai.

"The mobile industry is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing sectors in
technology today," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.
"Attendees to Mobile Asia Expo will be able to experience this across the event,
through the thought leadership conference, the exhibition and other meetings and
programmes. Mobile Asia Expo is shaping up to be an outstanding event and we
look forward to welcoming the mobile industry back to  Shanghai."  

CEOs from Across the Industry to Keynote in  Shanghai
Executives from the mobile industry's leading companies will be delivering
keynote presentations in the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 conference programme. Newly
confirmed keynote speakers for Mobile Asia Expo include:

* Franco Bernabe, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group  
* Suk-Chae Lee, Chairman and CEO, KT Corp.  
* Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia Siemens Networks  
* Kaoru Kato, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO  
* Hakam Kanafani, Group CEO, Turk Telekom

Beyond the keynotes, the Mobile Asia Expo conference will include focused
breakout sessions examining areas such as applications, business transformation,
connected living, devices, mobile cloud, mobile money, mobile in retail and
advertising, NFC, small cells and social media, among others. For more
information on the Mobile Asia Expo conference, please visit

New Additions to Connected City, Mobile Asia Expo Exhibition
A highlight of the Mobile Asia Expo show floor will be the Connected City, which
will showcase a range of mobile connected products and services, enabling
attendees to experience the "Connected Life" first-hand. The GSMA today
announced several new participating companies for the Connected City, including
KT Corp., LG and SAP, who are joining previously announced partners China
Mobile, Cisco, Ford Motor Company and Huawei.  

In addition to the Connected City, Mobile Asia Expo exhibition will include more
than 200 companies across the broad mobile ecosystem, as well as in adjacent
industries. Newly announced companies participating at Mobile Asia Expo include
Aricent, AT&T, Huawei, Lenovo, LitePoint, NEC, Sharp, SK Telecom, SOTI, Tekelec,
Toshiba, Ubuntu and Visa. Previously confirmed exhibitors include CyWee Group,
Datang Telecom Technology, Co. Ltd., JDSU China, Mozilla, Oracle, Panguso
Corporation and ZTE, among others.  

In  App Planet  at Mobile Asia Expo, SAP is the Platinum Sponsor for the App Lab
and will hold a developer event there on Wednesday, 26 June. McAfee will be an
exhibitor in the App Zone. FingerQ has joined as a Platinum Sponsor for the
Innovation Lab.

For more information on Mobile Asia Expo 2013, including details on how to
attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visit  

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 more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset
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 the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at 
or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry,


For the GSMA: Palmer Wang (Beijing), +86-10-8569-9946,;
Abigail Faylor (London), +44(0)2070-670-851,;
GSMA Press Office,

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