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Countdown to GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 is On

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With two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai opens, the GSMA provided a final update on the event, including additional speakers confirmed for the keynote programme and 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Summit, as well as further details on exhibition features and partner programmes. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be held 27-29 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

“We are counting down the days to Mobile World Congress Shanghai – we have an amazing programme lined up across the exhibition, the conference and the many other events and programmes taking place during the week,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer. “Attendees will have the opportunity to discover a better future enabled by mobile, experiencing how mobile will positively impact consumers, industries, society and the economy.”

Additional Keynote Speakers Confirmed

The GSMA announced a number of additional keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including executives representing the mobile operator community and other organisations across the broad ecosystem. New keynote speakers include:

  • Edward Tian, Executive Chairman, AsiaInfo Technologies
  • John Tsang, Chairman, Benefit Vantage and Former Financial Secretary, Hong Kong
  • Shang Bing, Chairman, China Mobile
  • Susana Tsui, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network China
  • Gloria Eisman Maraver, CEO, LightBee

Held over three days in Hall N5 of the SNIEC, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme will explore the key topics shaping the mobile industry, including 5G, artificial intelligence, the latest developments in devices, the future of vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT), among many others. For further information on the conference, including agenda and speakers, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/conference-programmes/.

4YFN Summit: New Speakers and Sponsors

Focusing on startups, investors and corporations, the 4YFN programme offers unique connecting initiatives, including inspirational talks, technical workshops, networking activities, community outreach and the 4YFN Summit. The GSMA has confirmed that several new speakers from leading innovators will speak in the 4YFN Summit, which will be held 27-29 June, including:

  • Catherine Yang, Head of AI, Baidu
  • Celina Chew, President, Bayer Greater China
  • Jiaqing Lu, Managing Director, Cash Capital
  • Yang Wang, President, Cybernaut Investment Group
  • Valentina Wu, Senior Director, Fosun Foundation
  • Yingjie Wen, Managing Director, Level Constellation
  • Jianghong Yu, Founding Partner, Mytech China

In addition, RobotUnion and Impact Growth have signed on as Supporting Partners of the Summit. For more information on the 4YFN Summit and the full 4YFN programme, visit: www.mwcshanghai.com/experiences/4yfn/.

GSMA Innovation City: Showcasing the Latest in Mobile

Activity in the GSMA Innovation City will reinforce the Mobile World Congress Shanghai event theme “Discover a Better Future”, highlighting how intelligent connectivity – leveraging 5G, the IoT, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data – can deliver a smarter and more sustainable future. The Innovation City will showcase these technologies and much more through a range of hands-on experiential demonstrations that illustrate how mobile impacts virtually every aspect of life, in sectors such as transport, health, agriculture, industry, home and retail.

Leading brands including BICS, Continental, Huawei, Internet Finance Authentication Alliance (IFAA), Migu, myFC, PwC, Ratta, SI-TECH and Zhejiang Panshi Information Technology will participate in the City, alongside key GSMA programmes including Future Networks, Identity, Industry Purpose and the Internet of Things. For more information, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition/gsma-innovation-city/.

Tencent Cloud, vivo Confirmed in Exhibition

Tencent Cloud and vivo become the latest companies to confirm their participation in the Mobile World Congress Shanghai showfloor, joining previously announced exhibitors and sponsors including China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Ericsson, HTC, Huawei, Intel, Lenovo, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung LSI, Tata Communications, Vodafone, Volkswagen and ZTE, among many others. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition/.

Connected China Spotlights Mobile IoT Technologies

Located in the NEXTech Hall, Connected China will put the spotlight on 12 innovative developers, start-ups and companies focusing on Mobile IoT products and solutions. Spanning six key vertical applications for Mobile IoT including fire safety, industrial IoT, logistics, smart agriculture, smart city and smart home, the demonstrations range from intelligent freight management and smart air purifiers to pet trackers and wearable devices. For more information about Connected China, visit: www.mwcshanghai.com/iot/ .

New Partner Programmes and Workshops Added to Agenda

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, partner programmes and workshops offer attendees another opportunity to engage with and gain perspectives from the top organisations in the industry. The GSMA announced nine new partner programmes taking place in Shanghai including:

Tuesday, 26 June

  • China Mobile E·I Night

Wednesday, 27 June

  • 2018 IOV Summit · Opening Ceremony of CMIM Network @MWC Shanghai
  • Mobile Authentication Open Cooperation Summit 2018 (by China Mobile)

Thursday, 28 June

  • 5G Automotive Association – Connected Mobility in Motion
  • China Unicom 5G Ecological Strategy Conference
  • China Unicom Network Transformation and 5G Strategy Launch
  • China Unicom Network Transformation Conference
  • China Unicom’s Smart City Forum: Smart Cities for Better Governance and Happier Lives
  • Enterprise Ireland: Accelerate Your Growth with Irish Technology

For more information on the partner programmes at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, visit: www.mwcshanghai.com/conference-programmes/partner-programmes/.

Media Partners at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

CNN International is a Global Media Partner at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, as well as other global GSMA events. Additional media partners at Mobile World Congress Shanghai include Mobile World Live (Global Media Partner); BBC World News & BBC.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, CCTV2 and LinkedIn (Official Media Partners); and C114, People’s Posts and Telecommunications News and Tencent News (Strategic Media Partners). For a full list of media partners at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/sponsors-partners/ .

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

For more information on 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 #MWCS18, 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.

-ENDS-

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 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.

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

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