The GSMA has announced the first details of the 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress, including exhibiting and sponsoring companies, executives speaking in the keynote programme and new event features such as mPowered Industries, which will explore the impact of mobile in vertical industries. The GSMA expects more than 72,000 attendees for Mobile World Congress 2014, which will be held 24-27 February 2014 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.
Watch out for updates leading up to the show and the Mobile Business round up next year.
“Under the theme of ‘Creating What’s Next’, the 2014 edition of Mobile World Congress will highlight the most significant innovations and advances in mobile, providing a blueprint for the future,” said Michael O’Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. “Attendees will have the opportunity to experience firsthand how mobile is revolutionising business across many industries and transforming everyday life for billions of people around the world. We’re looking forward to welcoming the mobile world to Barcelona in February.”
Mobile World Congress Conference Programme
The four-day conference programme will feature 10 keynote sessions including the signature Mobile World Live keynotes, which will conclude the conference programming on selected days and will be streamed live across the venue and to hundreds of thousands of viewers globally via the Mobile World Live portal. The first executives confirmed to deliver keynote presentations at Mobile World Congress 2014 include:
•Jon Matonis, Executive Director and Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation
•John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
•Sirgoo Lee, Co-CEO, Kakao Corp.
•Michelle Gallen, CEO, Shhmooze
•Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam Entertainment
•Franco Bernabe, Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group and Chairman, GSMA
•Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group
In addition to the keynote programme, the conference will also include in-depth track sessions on topics such as business transformation, connected living, data analytics, developing markets, devices, future of communications, intelligent networks, mobile commerce and payments, mobile identity and privacy, network economics and network optimisation, among others.