Business Wire

GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

4.7.2017 07:00 | Business Wire

Del

The GSMA today reported that nearly 67,500 unique visitors1 from 104 countries and territories attended the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 28 June – 1 July in Shanghai. The four-day event 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.

“We are extremely pleased with the results for the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “We introduced many new elements for this year’s event, particularly in our “Experience Halls” which were open for four days for the first time. The show truly showcased mobile as the “Human Element” – the technology is impacting nearly every aspect of daily life for billions of people around the world, including more than 2.7 billion mobile subscribers here in Asia, in areas as varied as healthcare, financial services, agriculture, transport, utilities and of course, entertainment.”

Covering seven halls at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC), the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai hosted nearly 600 exhibitors. The exhibition was a truly international showcase, with more than half of exhibiting companies coming from outside of China. The conference programme attracted 3,725 attendees, with more than 55 per cent of delegates holding senior-level positions, including more than 125 CEOs. Nearly 800 international media and industry analysts attended Mobile World Congress Shanghai to report on the many industry developments highlighted at the show.

New for 2017, the Smart City Expo – Shanghai Pudong was incorporated as part of Mobile World Congress Shanghai, promoting the region’s strengths in smart tourism, smart community and smart exhibition. The Shanghai Digital Information Festival was again co-located alongside Mobile World Congress Shanghai at the SNIEC. With almost 10,000 visitors and approximately 120 exhibitors2, the Festival demonstrated how citizens can utilise technology in areas such as education, healthcare, travel and entertainment.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Shanghai Digital Information Festival officially opened on Wednesday, 28 June with a joint ceremony attended by government representatives from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Cyberspace Administration of China, Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Education, Shanghai Communications Administration, Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau and Pudong Municipal Government.

Industry Leaders Headline Conference Programme

Extended to three days, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme included keynotes from leaders of organisations including AsiaInfo Group, Bharti Enterprises, China Mobile, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom Mobile Business, Ctrl-Shift, GlobalFoundries, Huawei, Internet Society, KDDI, Qualcomm, Seeing Machines, Telstra, The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, The Next 3B, Trend Micro and Yingtan City (China). A series of focused summits addressed topics such as 5G, automotive, cyber security, Internet of Things (IoT), device innovation, mobile media and content, and virtual reality/augmented reality, among others.

Alongside the conference, Mobile World Congress Shanghai also included many partner programmes, forums and seminars, providing attendees the opportunity to build knowledge, gain insights and share best practices. These educational programmes focused on subjects such as 5G and next-generation networks, devices, drones, identity, messaging as a platform, video and many others.

Exhibition Showcases Latest Mobile Innovation

Spanning seven halls at the SNIEC, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition showcased companies from across the mobile ecosystem as well as adjacent industry sectors, including Alibaba, AsiaInfo, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, CITIC International Telecom, Datang Telecom, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, PayPal, Qualcomm, Samsung, Toyota, Visa, Volkswagen and ZTE. Mobile World Congress Shanghai also included 15 pavilions with exhibits from specific countries and regions.

The Mobile World Congress Shanghai “Experience Halls” focused on four main themes: sports, lifestyle, entertainment and learning, with features including the Device City, the Health & Fitness Zone, the Mixed Reality Home, the Sports Tech Zone and the VR & AR Zone, among others. Additionally, attendees had the chance to see the world’s leading drone pilots go head to head in the Drone Racing Competition, as well as the top professional all-female leagues battling in the Mobile Gaming Tournament. The Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) was back in Shanghai, with more than 14,000 visitors experiencing interactive exhibits, workshops and hands-on activities designed to foster future innovators.

A highlight of the “Industry Halls” was the GSMA Innovation City. Visitors to the City saw first-hand how mobile-connected products and services are improving the lives of citizens, enterprises and governments in Asia and around the world, with immersive, cutting-edge demonstrations covering industry sectors such as retail, transport, automotive and more. Innovation City partners included BICS, Cubic Telecom, HID Global, Huawei, Guiyang City Government, KT Corporation, myFC, PayPal, Qvantel and SI-TECH.

4 Years From Now (4YFN) was also back in Shanghai for a second year, with 132 startups from 16 countries, including China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Spain and others. The 2017 4YFN programme featured the exhibition, pitch sessions, presentations from entrepreneurs and industry experts, and the 4YFN Awards, as well as external activities to promote China’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to 4YFN participants.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai: A Carbon Neutral Event

Mobile World Congress Shanghai was again certified carbon neutral under the PAS 2060 standard in November 2016, reinforcing its position as the largest carbon neutral exhibition and conference in Asia. In 2017, the GSMA focused on further reducing the environmental impact of the event, reducing electricity consumption and waste in printed materials, utilising digital signage and electronic tools, and working with the SNIEC, exhibitors and local partners to minimise the carbon footprint. As part of efforts to encourage the re-use and recycling of materials at the venue, the GSMA also brought its “Donation Room” programme to Shanghai, where exhibitors were able to donate unneeded furniture to local socially responsible entities at the end of the event. Following Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, the GSMA will pursue re-certification, calculating the event’s total carbon footprint and offsetting any outstanding emissions.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai Partners

Partners for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 included: China Mobile and Huawei (Platinum Partners) and Snail Mobile (Gold Partner). Global Media Partners included CNN and Mobile World Live, and Official Media Partners included BBC World News and BBC.com, Bloomberg Media, Financial Times, QQ.com and Ziff Davis.

“On behalf of the GSMA, I would like to thank all our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and partners who came together to make the 2017 edition of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai our biggest and most successful ever,” added Hoffman. “We also extend our gratitude to the government of China and the city of Shanghai and we look forward to returning to Shanghai next year and building even greater success.”

For news coverage and video highlights from Mobile World Congress Shanghai, please visit Mobile World Live at www.mobileworldlive.com/mobile-world-congress-shanghai-2017. Replays of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai keynote presentations are also available on Mobile World Live.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 will be held the week of 25 June 2018.

Notes to editors:

1. 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.

2. Information on attendance and exhibitors provided by Shanghai Digital Information Festival.

-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.

Contact information

Media Contacts:
For the GSMA
Chloe Lee / Yan Zhao
+86 10 8569 9928 / +86 10 8569 9901
CLee4@webershandwick.com / yzhao@webershandwick.com
or
Ava Lau
+852 2533 9928
alau@webershandwick.com
or
Clare Fenny
+44 20 7067 0749
CFenny@webershandwick.com
or
GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

Natalia Vodianova Joins PicsArt as Head of Aspiration20.7.2017 13:00Pressemelding

PicsArt, the leading image editing app and creative social network, today announced the appointment of Natalia Vodianova, the supermodel and philanthropist, as Head of Aspiration. In this new role, Natalia will inspire and suggest opportunities to drive positive change through creativity. She has also joined the company’s advisory board. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170720005372/en/ Natalia Vodianova, the supermodel and philanthropist, joins PicsArt as Head of Aspiration. (Photo: Business Wire) “We are thrilled to welcome a talent and role model like Natalia into our family,” said PicsArt CEO Hovhannes Avoyan. “Natalia has been deeply involved in bringing creative inspiration to the world through fashion and social commitment. She’ll help connect the fashion world and the

CloudHealth Technologies Expands Business in Europe20.7.2017 13:00Pressemelding

CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, today announced that it is expanding its customer base, partner list and business operations in the European region. Helping to fuel the expansion is $46 million in Series D funding, which the company secured in June. The funding round will help CloudHealth Technologies scale international operations and double the size of its global workforce. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170720005189/en/ CloudHealth Technologies Expands Business in Europe (Photo: Business Wire) Cloud adoption in EMEA is growing steadily, with the market projected to reach €44.8 billion by the year 2020, according to Market Research & Statistics1. As enterprises turn to the cloud to build apps and manage operations, they improve

Pacific Drilling Announces Early Consent Deadline Results20.7.2017 13:00Pressemelding

Pacific Drilling V Limited (the “Issuer”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) (together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”) announced today the results, as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 19 (the “Early Consent Deadline”) of its previously announced private consent solicitation in respect of its 7.25% Senior Secured Notes due December 1, 2017 (the “Notes”) pursuant to which the Issuer is soliciting the consent of the holders of Notes to an extension of the maturity date of the Notes to June 1, 2018 in order to give the Company more time to negotiate a refinancing transaction or undertake a holistic restructuring with all of its creditors (the “Solicitation”). At the Early Consent Deadline, the Issuer has received consents of holders of the Notes comprising less than 66 2/3% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes (disregarding Notes held by the

Watch BizWireTV: AR/VR Innovator Leap Motion Looks to Expand Globally and Stephen Curry, Serena Williams and Other Sports Stars Win Big at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 201720.7.2017 12:08Pressemelding

On the latest BizWireTV, catch the latest Quick Biz Hits and who’s using some Star Power. Also see what’s happening in the startup world with the Accelerator Report, featuring the VC Watch and this week’s Startup Standout. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170720005302/en/ BizWireTV is hosted by Jordyn Rolling (Photo: Business Wire) Now you can watch BizWireTV, and the latest breakthroughs in tech from the biggest brands, on any screen you want by downloading the new app through the Apple TV and iPhone App Store and Google Play for Android devices. Sponsored Headline The State of Channel Marketing: IDG Research study reveals crossroads, opportunity for channel marketers. Top of the Wire

21st Century Fox’s Response to Statement by the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport20.7.2017 12:05Pressemelding

21st Century Fox (21CF) notes today’s statement by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport that she continues to consider the representations that have been made before she makes her decision on 21CF’s proposed acquisition of the remaining shares of Sky. We welcomed the recent statement by the Secretary of State that “Ofcom is unequivocal” regarding 21CF’s genuine commitment to broadcasting standards, following advice from the independent regulator which found “there are no broadcasting standards concerns which may justify a reference by the Secretary of State to the Competition and Markets Authority.” For over 25 years, 21CF and Sky have been proud broadcasters of good standing in the UK, a responsibility we take very seriously. We also welcomed Ofcom’s decision of 29th June that Sky would remain ‘fit and proper’ to hold a broadcasting licence after this proposed

I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.

Besøk vårt presserom