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GSMA Announces First Details For Mobile Asia Expo 2014

-- More than 24,000 Attendees Expected for the 2014 Edition of Mobile Asia Expo

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today outlined the first details of the upcoming 2014 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo, which will be held 11-13 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai. Mobile Asia Expo will include a conference programme featuring CEOs and senior executives from leading companies in Asia and around the world; an extensive exhibition showcasing innovative mobile products and services; a range of specialised featured programmes; a government and regulatory programme; and many other seminars, meetings and educational programmes.

"We're excited to be going back to Shanghai for our third Mobile Asia Expo," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "Set to attract more than 24,000 attendees, Mobile Asia Expo 2014 promises to be bigger and better, with a range of new programmes and experiences for both business and consumer attendees." 

Showcasing Innovation in Shanghai
Huawei is the Gold Event Sponsor for the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo and will also be exhibiting at the show. Other participating companies include Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, AT&T, Canonical/Ubuntu, Chunghwa Telecom, DaTang Telecom, Emporia, Gemalto, NTT DOCOMO, Ruckus Wireless, Shanghai Feixun Communications, Visa and ZTE, among others. The exhibition will also include focused exhibition areas such as the NFC Pavilion, the Innovation Pavilion, the Gaming Zone, the mEducation and mLearning Zone, the Disaster Relief Zone and others. For more information, visit www.mobileasiaexpo.com/expo/

Following its successful Mobile Asia Expo debut in 2013, the highly popular GSMA Connected City will return to Shanghai for 2014. The Connected City enables attendees to experience a real-world urban environment with mobile-connected products and services that can improve people's daily lives across automotive, education, health, homes, retail and other applications. For more information, visit www.mobileasiaexpo.com/connected-city/.

The Mobile Asia Expo exhibition will again feature the Innovation Labs and App Lab, providing a platform for established and up-and-coming companies alike to highlight products, technologies, services and strategies addressing the needs of the mobile ecosystem. FingerQ is the Platinum Sponsor for Innovation Lab One and companies currently scheduled to present Innovation Lab sessions include Canonical and IXIA. For more information, visit www.mobileasiaexpo.com/innovation-labs/.

Mobile Forum 2014 
The 2014 Mobile Forum conference programme offers an exciting mix of visionary keynotes and breakout sessions providing in-depth insights on current and future trends impacting the ever-changing mobile industry. Keynote sessions in the Mobile Forum will focus on topics such as mobile operator strategies, mobile broadband opportunities and the digital lifestyle. Breakout sessions will provide detailed content in areas including smart cities, NFC, retail and commerce, mobile payments, identity and privacy, outsourcing, media and devices, among others. 

The Call for Papers for the Mobile Forum will be open through Friday, 28 March. For more information on the Mobile Forum, including the Call for Papers, please visit www.mobileasiaexpo.com/mobile-forum/.

Mobile Asia Expo will also be host to a number of other meetings and seminars. The Connected Living Asia Summit returns to Mobile Asia Expo and will be held 10-11 June. The GSMA is also launching two new programmes: the Digital Commerce Summit, which will take place on 10 June, and the Innovation Workshop scheduled for 12 June.

GSMA Public Policy Forum
Given the importance of sound government policy to the mobile ecosystem and the impact Asia Pacific has on a global scale, the GSMA will be hosting its third annual Public Policy Forum at Mobile Asia Expo, bringing together key stakeholders from telecommunications ministries and regulatory authorities, mobile operators and industry manufacturers. Under the theme of "Achieving the Big Goals through Aligned Action", the 2014 Forum will examine the big payoffs for society that can be achieved through multi-stakeholder co-ordination in the delivery of new connected devices and services throughout the Asia Pacific region. 

Get Involved at Mobile Asia Expo 2014
For more information on the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit www.mobileasiaexpo.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile Asia Expo (#MAE14) on Twitter @GSMA, on Facebook www.facebook.com/mobileasiaexpo or on Sina Weibo http://weibo.com/maexpo.

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.

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