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Event Listings for 1H 2010
AT&T Developer Summit
Las Vegas, 6 January, 2010
The 2010 AT&T Developer Summit is a full day event giving developers first access to exciting technology announcements, strategy, guidance, and tools for developing applications on the AT&T Network and devices. Dozens of experts from AT&T and partners will be on hand to guide you through the new technologies announced earlier in the day and get you started developing right away!
MOTODEV Summit China
Beijing, 13 January, 2010
The Summit China will be a full day event with five tracks of targeted content focused on development for Android. Tracks will include technical labs, tutorials, panel discussions, technical tracks, Fast Track Partner Showcase and more.It is expected that this MOTODEV Summit event will continue in the success of all of the previous events and should attract well over 500+ attendees.
Pacific Telecommunications Council 2010
Honolulu, 17 – 20 January 2010
This year, challenges and opportunities stand in stark contrast. We have all felt the impacts of a very challenging worldwide economic recession. At the same time, tremendous new opportunities are presenting themselves and organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide are well into capitalizing on them. PTC’10 offers an important and substantial platform for understanding where we are and for providing insights to where we may be heading. As is our tradition in providing forward thinking, this year’s theme reflects the opportunities innovation provides across a wide range of interests. We are also conscious of the major challenges not only in developed economies, but also continuing efforts to connect the unconnected and provision of appropriate systems and services in developing economies.
7th Annual Mobile Games Forum
London, 19 – 20 January, 2010
MGF is now firmly established as the leading Mobile Games event in Europe. With the industry attracting new interest and creativity and a whole new generation of technology before us, MGF 2010 is the best place to discuss the crucial issues of the future. Your opportunities to network and form business partnerships are maximised with the unique Osney discussion pods and the electronic meeting system, which allows you to pre-arrange your one-to-one meetings prior to the event.
London. 21 January, 2010
The M-Football conference will bring together the various international stakeholders who need to collaborate in order to exploit successfully the enormous opportunities on offer. As a new medium, mobile marketing demands new rules of engagement, requiring cross-pollination of new and existing players in the marketing space. The conference aims to share case studies, inspire campaigns, explain the technological landscape and introduce potential partners to each other. The format has been designed to facilitate the creation of calls-to-action and future business partnerships.
Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, 15 – 18 February, 2010
For four days, Mobile World Congress will become the place for mobile leaders to gather, collaborate, conduct business and experience VISION IN ACTION. This year’s Mobile World Congress will include; visionary keynotes and panel discussions; An exhibition; An Awards ceremony and industry seminars that highlight the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world; the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, finding business opportunities, and making deals.
Femtocells Asia 2010
Singapore, 8 – 9 March, 2010
With the recent announcement by China Unicom of femtocell launches in various provinces in China, with Softbank and NTT DoCoMo announcing femtocell deployments and trials in Japan, and Starhub launching their HomeZone service in Singapore, there is growing momentum for other APAC operators, manufacturers and applications developers to quickly enter the femtocell marketplace. The Femtocells Asia 2010 conference, in exclusive partnership with the Femto Forum, will bring the latest updates from these deployments together with news of new trials world-wide, the most recent analysis of market size and timeframe from leading analysts, the current state of play with standards, as well as presentations and exhibits from the major femtocell vendors and manufacturers.
M-Commerce World Summit
Singapore, 16 – 19 March, 2010
Highly-regarded speakers representing the mobile operators, banks, mobile transfer networks, mWallets and interoperability hubs, handset manufacturers, technology and equipment providers will share their latest efforts in launching m-commerce services and the key challenges facing them at this summit. There will be a pre-conference workshop on 16 March 2010 on Mobile Marketing, Advertising and Commerce and a post-conference workshop on How to Build and Calculate A Successful Business Case for Mobile Banking.
WiMAX Forum Congress Asia
Taipei, 13 – 14 April, 2010
Since its launch two years ago, WiMAX Forum Congress Asia has become the most influential and only WiMAX focused trade show for the region bringing together the complete WiMAX value chain across Asia Pacific. This year’s Congress Asia show offers a unique opportunity to showcase your knowledge and expertise to more than 2,000 key representatives from the global WiMAX ecosystem during this two-day, multi-track conference and free to attend exhibition. Taking place in Taipei for the first time, in partnership with ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) of Taiwan, and building upon our impressive pedigree of delivering the most business-focused and informative events for the APAC region, WiMAX Forum Congress Asia is poised to take advantage of the well-established local ecosystem of device vendors and real WiMAX deployments.
East Africa Com World Series
Nairobi, 27 – 28 April, 2010
With voice services reaching saturation, East African operators are naturally turning their focus to provide more data services to subscribers, and with the submarine cable SEACOM having landed last year there’s more capacity to play with, and for the lowest prices yet. Investing in infrastructure will continue to be a priority as operators seek to enhance mobile data transmission across East African markets. Sharing and debating best practice strategies to drive the growth of data services in East Africa’s telecommunications markets will be a key focus at the East Africa Com 2010 Conference, and leading East African operators – including Kenya’s Safaricom, Zain, Orange Telkom Kenya, and others – will meet next month for this purpose at Nairobi’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre. Delegates will hear presentations from Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom, Mickael Ghossein, CEO, Orange Telkom Kenya, Bashar Arafeh, COO East Africa Region, Zain Group, Jayant Khosla, CEO East Africa, Essar Group, as well as CEOs from Uganda, Sudan and the rest of East Africa.
LTE Forum 2010
Stockholm, 27 – 28 April, 2010
The LTE Forum 2010 will help operators to identify the evolutionary steps to 4G LTE, to understand the drivers for migrating, and to determine what they need to be doing now to ensure their network remains competitive. Presentations from mobile operators, analysts, regulators and other industry experts will help delegates to understand why, when and how to migrate to 4G LTE, and what they should be doing now to ensure their networks remain competitive into the future.
WiMax Forum – MENA
Dubai, 4 – 5 May, 2010
Taking place over two days, the event has been thoroughly researched to address the key strategic and technical issues that are pertinent to all Middle Eastern and North African operators investing in WiMAX in 2010 and beyond. This event will give you some valuable exposure to a high level audience and we are expecting around 150 high level attendees. The event will also feature a highly focused exhibition and Etisalat have already confirmed that they will sponsor the event as Strategic Operator Partner.
ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit
Mountain View, 7 May, 2010
An exploration of the latest Mobile development trends, both the technology and the emerging business applications. Get ready to explore, think and create the future of Mobile with the brightest in the industry, your peers! As in our last Summit, The Real-Time Web, the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit is an Unconference. An unconference is a participant driven conference where the agenda is created on the day, in real-time and discussions are lead by conference participants. We will have two main tracks at the Mobile Summit for developers and business, so the Summit will be of interest to managers, marketers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders alike.
Carrier Ethernet World – Americas
Sao Paulo, 10 – 12 May, 2010
With over 250 attendees expected, CEW Americas will be the largest conference and exhibition for Ethernet networking and services professionals in the LATAM region. Take advantage of IIR’s unique cooperation with the MEF to get all of the latest information that you need to succeed in your deployment of Carrier Ethernet. Carrier Ethernet World Americas is the first official MEF Congress in the LATAM region and will feature the largest gathering for the Ethernet transport and service industry.
Vietnam Telecoms International Summit
Hanoi, 18 – 20 May, 2010
The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication’s National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy (NIICS) and Beacon Events invites you to an unrivalled opportunity to meet with key decision-makers in the Vietnam Telecoms market. The 3rd annual Vietnam Telecoms International Summit will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, bringing together senior representative from all of Vietnam’s mobile and fixed-line operators to discuss the future growth and development of one of Asia’s fastest growing markets. Endorsed and co-organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and attended by senior representatives from VNPT, Viettel, EVN Telecom, Saigon Postel, Hanoi Telecom, GTEL, FPT and VTC the Summit is the must attend event on the Vietnamese telecoms calendar.
Mobile Social Networking Asia
Hong Kong, 19 – 20 May, 2010
Banking on extensive interest in this fast emerging value added service to the end-users, Neoedge is proud to announce the roll out of this year’s Mobile Social Networking ASIA. The event that will bring all experts in the field of Mobile Social Networking in one venue that will uncover and discover the trends in the region and the international scene. Mark your calendars on the 19 – 20 of May 2010 and join us in Hong Kong for the most exciting and interesting Mobile Social Networking event of the year.
Mobile Marketing With Youth
Singapore, 20 – 21 May, 2010
The need to establish credibility and trust, and above all give these indifferent consumers their voice in how they are marketed to, has driven the industry to venture deeper into social media, mobile, and other marketing platforms. Join us at this 2-day conference to get exclusive insights from industry experts who are increasingly marketing alongside their youth consumers. Hear how Microsoft and Flesh Imp actively collaborated with youths to deliver value adding products and services, or how Nokia, Nuffnang, Digg and Philips jumped onto the digital, social media and mobile bandwagon for added advantage. Better yet, hear from youths themselves on how they want brands to connect with them!
Saudi Com World Series
Bahrain, 24 – 25 May, 2010
The Saudi Arabian telecoms market is one of the most interesting in the Middle East. Increasingly competitive and involving the key regional operators, this is a very dynamic market. Saudi Arabia has attractive demographics, with 2/3 of the population under 30. The high proportion of technology-literate users, combined with a wealthy subscriber base, make this a market with high growth potential. Saudi Com will gather 200+ regional operators and vendors from across the Saudi Arabian telecoms market – with oprators present such as STC, Mobily, Zain, Bravo PTC, Go Telecom and many more.
Mobile Money Summit
Rio De Janerio, 24 – 27 May, 2010
Unleash the Power of Mobile Money at the 2010 GSMA Mobile Money Summit, planned for 24-27 May 2010, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Conference and Exhibition will be held on May 25th-26th at the InterContinental Rio Hotel, with invitation only events on May 24th and 27th. This year’s event will include: A spectacular conference agenda focusing on new topics and issues never before presented in the Mobile Money market, a cutting edge exhibition showcasing the most innovative Mobile Money products and services, the industry’s premier forum for Mobile Money networking and deal making with the C- Level leaders of financial services institutions, mobile network operators, development organizations and solutions providers, as well as regulators and policy makers.
Tetra World Congress 2010
Singapore, 25 – 27 May, 2010
Join us in Singapore in May to learn and network at the heart of the TETRA industry and meet end-users, operators, application providers and manufacturers from around the globe. The TWC conference will give you detailed analysis of the current market, different user experiences from around the world and expert insights into the latest developments in TETRA. Senior figures from the TETRA community will share information and experiences with you. Benefit from a topical and varied conference programme, as well as the opportunity to attend the largest exhibition of TETRA equipment in the world.
Open Mobile Summit
London, 26 – 27 May, 2010
The Open Mobile Summit is the place where, once a year, the leaders of the converging mobile, Internet and media industries gather to explore how we can build and monetize the open mobile Internet. In 2 condensed days the Open Mobile Summit hits all the hotspots in mobile today from the perspectives of all the players in the value chain. This conference puts the thought leaders from the whole ecosystem in one room – from mobile network operators through to handset manufacturers, wireless software companies, Internet, media and applications companies.
Pacific Northwest Wireless Summit
Vancouver, 27 May, 2010
Once a year PNWS brings together global wireless and digital media industry leaders, visionaries and venture capitalists to share knowledge and resources and to promote the industry’s growth and sustainability. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate new thinking on entrepreneurship and innovation… to understand our differences… gain insights… find out what makes carriers and consumers tick. Find investment and partnerships, network, and even find new talent for your company. You are invited to get involved in what is probably the best wireless event in Canada.
Past Event Listings for 2009
Pacific Northwest Wireless Summit
Vancouver, 18 – 21 January 2009
Once a year PNWS connects the global wireless and digital media community in Vancouver to share ideas; celebrate new thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation; understand our differences; gain insight and find out what makes carriers and consumers tick; help innovative companies find money; and build meaningful and profitable relationships. Once a year likeminded people meet, network, have fun and develop new partnerships and even friendships. Get involved in what is probably the best wireless event in Canada.
Pacific Telecoms Council 2009
Honolulu, 18 – 21 January 2009
The annual PTC Conference, held in Honolulu each January, provides an opportunity to learn and to analyze current issues. Registrants from the ranks of senior corporate officers and management, experts from law and consulting firms, noted analysts and scholars, technical experts, civil society and government representatives, provide a wide diversity of ideas. Many organizations and businesses take advantage of the large number of participants present to host their own meetings, workshops and hospitality suites to meet and interact with colleagues, business partners and potential clients. Representatives from all aspects of the telecom, information technology, multimedia and broadcast fields meet for an exciting four-day event.
Java Mobile, Media & Embedded Developer Days
Santa Clara, 21 – 22 January 2009
This conference is devoted solely to the technologies of mobile, media, and embedded Java platforms and is a unique opportunity for content developers of intermediate and advanced skill levels, platform developers, and technical experts at product companies, device manufacturers, and service providers to get introduced to open source Java ME, the community, and to join in and collaborate. Attendees will enjoy a broad range of technical sessions, lightning talks, poster sessions, panels, hands-on labs, and participatory sessions. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet your peers and the experts from Sun and the industry, to network, and to discover how to apply these technologies to your own projects.
Mobile World Congress
Barcelona, 16 – 19 February, 2009
The GSMA Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM World Congress) combines the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry with a stimulating and insightful congress that brings together prominent leaders and personalities from mobile operators and equipment vendors, as well as Internet and entertainment professionals. The 2009 Mobile World Congress is expected to attract approximately 60,000 attendees, so don’t miss this unrivalled opportunity to conduct business, discuss the hottest trends in mobile communications, and help define the industry’s path to continued growth.
Palm Desert, 1 – 3 March, 2009
DEMO 09 is the place to be for emerging technologies, companies, and products. DEMO has acted as a launch pad for some of today’s greatest innovations. From TiVo, Java, E*TRADE, and Palm in the 90s to OddPost, GrandCentral, IronPort, VMware, Salesforce.com, and Six Apart more recently, DEMO has consistently delivered products that change the dynamics of the marketplace. With 19 years and over 1,500 launched companies under DEMO’s belt, we’ve witnessed astounding results. In the past four years alone, DEMO companies have raised over $2.5 billion dollars following their debuts at DEMO. Over 40 of these companies have been acquired by tech giants.
World Mobile Summit and Exhibition
Shenzhen, 6 – 7 March, 2009
Over the past few years, China Mobile has become an annual pageant of the mobile industry. Over 40 brand phone manufacturers, 27 network operators, and more than 170 OEM and integrated vendors participated in the exhibition in 2008. 15,000 professional visitors and over 1000 buyers from the Middle East, India, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Bolivia and United States visited the exhibition. The accumulative total cooperation intent exceeded 40 million mobile phones. It is anticipated that Mobile 2009 will double in size. The purpose of this event is to promote the improvement of National mobile industry technology, international trade, and the cooperation between the components supplier and the terminal manufacturers.
Mobile Social Networking Forum
London, 9 – 10 March 2009
Mobile social media is starting to take off. Handsets are getting better and mobile broadband is widely accessible. Now the platform exists and people are eager to use it, the question now is how does the industry make mobile internet into not just a complimentry service but a better service and how can social networking influence this transition. As companies converge on technology standards and platforms, we will witness an explosion of services and products available on handhelds. As mobile internet is used more widely, web publishers and brands will be able to target and attract new audiences. This event will highlight improvements in device technology, examine how brands can ultilise mobile social media and how publishers and network operators can monetise their services.
Santa Clara, 10 – 13 March 2009
Where application developers come to understand the range of opportunities available in the mobile market and learn how best to develop the robust mobile applications of the future. Whether you’re a seasoned mobile application developer or a beginner in the space, Mobile Connect delivers informative tutorials, innovative keynotes, case studies, educational sessions and a dynamic Exhibitor Hall where you can learn what’s coming in the next year across the mobile stack, connect with technology providers and potential partners and make the best choices for your organization.
San Francisco, 11 – 12 March 2009
Open Source in Mobile is the only open source event in the world to focus exclusively on the mobile industry. Featuring an unrivalled line up representing the entire ecosystem OSiM USA will once again equip you with all the necessary knowledge to understand, act and succeed in the North American Open Source industry. OSiM USA is part of the OSiM World Series: the only event seriesin the world dedicated exclusively to open source in mobile.
Mobile Advertising and Marketing Conference & Awards
London, March 12, 2009
This event will feature local and international presentations and discussions from industry experts. They will share their knowledge and expertise on how to create, implement and monetise the potential of mobile advertising and marketing. This one-day event will end up by unveiling the winners of each category at an exclusive gala dinner.
Dow Jones Wireless Innovations
Redwood City, 17 – 18 March, 2009
Preview new wireless technologies in development at cutting-edge start-ups; gain clear and accurate forecasts on where wireless is headed in 2009 and beyond; walk away with a roadmap to the sector’s most promising, and profitable, opportunities. Benefit from: Scouting 60 start-ups all handpicked for their innovative technologies and solid business plans. Investors’ perspectives on the trends, start-ups, and technologies they’re watching closely. Sector spotlights on opportunities in voice, network management, security, and more.
ThinkMobile Conference 2009
New York City, 18 – 19 March, 2009
The ThinkMobile conference will provide solutions, uniting content business opportunities with marketing strategies surrounding the ultimate cross-media vehicle: the mobile device. This first of its kind event will engage attendees with best-in-class monetization models and case studies. Leading analysts, keynotes and speakers will converge here, sharing strategies and tips on what’s next in mobile and how you should spend your money – and how much. 2008 was a pivotal year for mobile. The marketplace became flooded with smartphones including the iPhone, Google’s Android, Blackberry Storm and Nokia’s N95. New applications and web experiences emerged daily, and new business models arose for mobile advertising, mobile search, and location-based social media. In 2009, many questions remain unanswered. The top of list is inevitably – what is the best way to make money in mobile?
The iPhone Games Conference
San Francisco, 19 March, 2009
The iGames Summit is a half-day conference focused on the emerging iPhone games space. The conference will bring together leading developers, investors, and executives to share their collective wisdom on what’s working today and where this exciting industry is heading.
Tokyo, 23 – 24 March, 2009
Femtocells Asia 2009 is the first in a series of 3 Femtocells focused conferences to be run by Avren Events in 2009. It is the only femtocell conference programme in 2009 to attract the exclusive endorsement of the Femto Forum – the industry body tasked with developing standards and promoting femtocell technology and services within the industry.
Mobile TV World Summit
London, 25 – 26 March 2009
Colocated with IPTV World Forum, the Mobile TV World Summit features keynote speakers from major operators giving a global overview of working case studies in successful and promising markets. Creatives, media planners and buyers and broadcasters will come together in a special focus on mobile advertising innovation and strategy. Content specialists and web players will debate what content at what price will squeeze profit from their consumers through mobile delivery. Seamless delivery, minimised ‘hassle-factor’ and leveraging handheld with interactivity will be closely addressed. For the first time, delegates will hear IPTV Keynotes open both conference days, and get a richer picture of where the converged multimedia landscape is headed. Mobile TV World Summit 2009 will equip you with the knowledge and the contacts to ensure you don’t miss out on your share of the revenue.
i-VAS Conference & Exhibition
Kuwait, 1 – 2 April 2009
The first i-VAS Conference & Exhibition is going to be held in Kuwait; this event will gather all VAS players in the Middle East and around the globe to share fruitful views, case studies, and forecasts on various VAS topics. As the mobile operator’s market reaches a saturation point in terms of acquiring new subscribers and the emergence of flat rates, the effective weapon to be used to keep the existing customers from churning is to keep him satisfied and addicted to your value added services. Being the leading provider of the latest VAS is the dominant weapon to keep the operator’s share. However, possessing the ultimate weapon does not guarantee winning the customers. At the i-VAS Conference & Exhibition the information and experience circulation among all the attendees will lead to fruitful benefits to all VAS fellows.
Mobile Payments & NFC World Summit 2009
Kuala Lumpur, 1 – 2 April 2009
Carefully researched and proudly organized by Neoedge Singapore, Mobile Payments & NFC World Summit 2009 will draw together expert speakers from across the mobile communications, financial services, public transportation service providers and retail industries sharing vital business insights into how their organisations are successfully delivering payment and banking services to their customers over the mobile channel. Highly-regarded speakers representing the mobile operators, banks, transit operators, merchants, handset manufacturers, technology and equipment providers will be invited to share their latest efforts to launch m-payments and the key challenges facing them.
CTIA WIRELESS 2009
Las Vegas, 1 – 3 April, 2009
The International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 event is where broadband communications come to life. Over 1,200 exhibiting companies and 40,000+ attendees from over 125 countries will converge to do business, discuss innovation and exchange ideas. Join us for four days to learn more about the emerging technologies that enable us to work toward the common goal of taking wireless and broadband communications to yet another level.
WiMax Forum Congress Asia
Singapore, 28 – 29 April 2009
This is the most progressive, exciting and comprehensive event to take place in the Asia Pacific that is completely focused on WiMAX… And it is the only event in this region endorsed by the WiMAX Forum. Combining a free to attend exhibition featuring the largest showcase of WiMAX products and services – together with a high end conference, networking groups, workshops, free demonstrations, features and a free educational seminar program.
Mobile Broadband Asia Pacific Summit
Kuala Lumpur, 5 May 2009
New generations of mobile broadband technology will open new avenues for growth in Asia’s wireless markets, but operators will have to be increasingly careful amidst a global recession to ensure that new services and applications will be both successful with customers as well as profitable. Held for the first time the Mobile Broadband Asia Pacific Summit will analyse case studies on business strategies and evaluate crucial factors that mobile operators in SE Asia will have to understand to harness the full potential of 3.5G/4G. The summit is geared to attract some 150, highly senior, targeted players within the APAC telecommunications industry.
Hong Kong, 12 – 13 May 2009
With the Asian Region a key driving force in the increasingly worldwide adoption of Open Source in Mobile, we are proud to announce the launch of OSiM Asia. Asia is currently a hotbed of open source activity with operators, developers, OEM’s and users combining together to create a unique ecosystem unlike any to be found in the west. This ecosystem will be carefully expounded at OSiM Asia, allowing attendees a tantalising glimpse into what the future of open source will really look like. Be part of this burgeoning sector and participate at OSiM Asia in May.
Mobile Business Conference & Expo
Las Vegas, 17 – 21 May 2009
Mobile Business Conference & Expo integrates the business strategies, technologies, tools and corporate issues necessary to build an end-to-end mobile strategy and manage a mobile workforce. Part of TechWeb’s family of global brands, Mobile Business is the most influential event for businesses ready to unleash the power of mobility. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops and real-world demonstrations, Mobile Business provides the forum for the most powerful mobile innovations and solutions the industry has to offer.
Digital Africa Summit
Uganda, 19 – 21 May 2009
The Digital Africa Summit aims to assist African operators by providing information that will aid them in developing a focused, practical strategy moving forward. The region’s need to capitalize on convergent services and innovations is evident with IPTV, Triple Play and VoIP offerings growing, with an increasing demand from the customer base, service providers are locked in a battle to increase ARPU and boost customer loyalty, while maintaining lean and efficient operations. The demand on their networks and ability to deliver value to their customers is constantly growing. Thus, the challenges to win in this new and dynamic environment are enormous making focus, speed, cooperation and ongoing innovation imperative to its many members.
Music Matters Asia
Hong Kong, 2 – 4 June 2009
Featuring local and global music, entertainment and technology industry “players”, Music Matters is a solutions driven forum and high level think tank designed by, with and for the music industry. Including sessions with some of Asia’s and the world’s most innovative and successful companies and individuals, the Music Matters programme examines the full music entertainment ecosystem in Asia. With focused panels and hard-hitting keynotes, Music Matters 2009 addresses the most important topics and relevant challenges facing the music business today as we continue the exploration of where and how music is consumed. We are not without our challenges in this new year and Music Matters 2009 sets out to unearth new business opportunities presented by the global downturn as we invite our attendees to, once again, Plug into Asia!
The Mobile Web 2.0 Summit
London, 3 – 4 June 2009
The leading mobile web conference is back. It’s bigger, but most importantly, it’s better. Taking place on 3rd & 4th June 2009 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London, the 2nd annual Mobile Web 2.0 Summit truly attracts the entire mobile ecosystem – Developers, Operators, Publishers, Advertisers, Original Equipment Manufacturers – all the stakeholders will be there, and in numbers. The unbeatable speaker line-up for this year’s event features cutting-edge viewpoints from over 60 industry leaders including Vodafone, Google, O2, Nokia, GetJar, Bebo, Mobile Interactive Group, ITV, Orange, Flirtomatic, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Opera, Taptu, AdMob, 3UK, and many more. Visit http://www.mobilewebsummit.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
Insights’09 by MACH
Lisbon, 8 – 10 June 2009
Insights’09 is shaping up to be another exciting event with an outstanding line-up of speakers, sessions and attendees. Enlighten yourself with the latest mobile innovation and thinking whilst networking with your peers. Open to all telecom players, receive a complimentary pass to the industry event of the year.
InterOp Tokyo 2009
Tokyo, 8 – 12 June 2009
Interop has always been an upfront ICT event encompassing the leading technology of the time and functioning as a place to connect the leading professionals. At this year’s Interop Tokyo you can see and learn all about Cloud Computing, Next Generation Wireless, Next Generation Data Center solutions and any other ICT Solution for business. Servers and personal computers are giving up its role to anywhere-anytime devices as technology’s ideal concept is shifting its phase to the reality. Accessibility and connectivity is no longer an inside-the-office monopoly in the very near future. Now the technologies sprint alongside the reality. What we need is not a paper work or a desktop idea but real time demonstrations, verification of movement and above all to see what it was to be an idea become the reality.
Open Mobile Summit
London, 10 – 11 June 2009
As Internet and wireless worlds collide, the Open Mobile Summit brings together board-level executives from across the converging industries to explore the dynamics of the new mobile economy. Open Mobile enables the business leaders driving innovation and open models across the whole ecosystem to meet and do business. From operators and new entrants through to wireless software and handset manufacturers, consumer electronics manufacturers, application developers, content owners and Internet giants. Now in it’s second year, the Open Mobile Summit is an executive event for a board level conversation to define which business models, partnerships and revenue models will be necessary for all players to succeed in the new world order.
CommunicAsia 2009 Summit
Singapore, 16 – 19 June 2009
The Summit this year will have more than 100 speakers, over 8 uniquely crafted sessions. Next Generation Broadband Forum, Green Telecoms & Mobile Marketing & Advertising are 3 new sessions that have been introduced this year to cater to the ever growing needs of the industry. This will be an ideal platform to network with senior-level industry experts, peers, partners, and even your competitors. Book your seats now to enjoy the early bird rates.
MOBILE 2.0 Europe
Barcelona, 18 – 19 June 2009
The MOBILE 2.0 event brings together experts and thought leaders from all aspects of the mobile ecosystem, including startups, investors, mobile carriers, device manufacturers, and mobile application developers and web technologists. The Mobile 2.0 conferences yearly held in San Francisco and Barcelona are an opportunity for companies to connect to industry leadership and startup innovation and broaden your C-level relationships.
Asia Mobile Internet Summit 2009
Singapore, 23 – 24 June 2009
Embracing the theme of Mastering Technology Evolution Trends, Exploring Profitable Business Models, Asia Mobile Internet 2009 will offer a wonderful platform for various market players such as operators, CP/SP, handset manufacturers and software & service & technology providers. The 2-day event has 1 Mobile Operator Forum and 4 streams: Business Model, Mobile Advertising & Marketing, Mobile Content & Application and Device & Operating Systems. For more information, please visit http://www.mobilenetasia.com/
San Francisco, 16 July 2009
Come listen to some of the brightest minds in mobile technology discuss the future of these apps and services in a post-AppStore world. We’re gathering 400 of the most interesting mobile applications developers, influential investors, mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs, mobile marketers, press and analysts at MobileBeat for a day of in-depth discussion, debate and power networking. MobileBeat 2009, along with Co-Host Qualcomm and Platinum Sponsor Velti, will explore the ramifications of this revolution: We will look at which specific applications are driving the excitement and why and we’ll look at what’s coming next.
Wireless Japan 2009
Tokyo, 22 – 24 July 2009
EXPO COMM WIRELESS JAPAN is the only event in Japan held annually which is specialized in Wireless & Mobile networks, Personal Area Networks, Internet ITS, Home networks, and other wireless technologies for Japan’s advanced mobile society. This Exhibition and Conference is the only event that brings buyers and sellers together at the hub of Japan’s wireless market, attracting over 37,000 industry professionals and 180 exhibitors.
Mobile Money Transfer World Conference
New Delhi, 29 – 30 July 2009
Carefully researched and proudly organized by Neoedge Singapore, Mobile Money Transfer World Conference 2009 will draw together highly-regarded expert speakers representing the mobile operators, banks, mobile transfer networks, mWallets and ‘interoperability hubs’, handset manufacturers, technology and equipment providers to share their efforts in launching mobile money transfer services and the key challenges facing them.
IDG MobileWorld 2009
Seoul, 25 – 26 August 2009
IDG cordially invites you to be a part of the MobileWorld 2009, which is the largest mobile conference in Korea for the global industry. The event brings together and connects leaders for true information exchanges and action planning. We provide networking opportunities with the high-quality attendees of carriers, resellers, ISVs, integrators, and developers. During the conference, the global leaders in the mobile industry will share real stories of success and failure, discuss the most current issues facing our industry within 4 tracks of mobile architecture, network, application and lifestyle focusing on smartphone issues. You have two days to be entertained, educated and facilitate new business and partnerships. For more details see this .PDF in English.
Nokia World 09
Stuttgart, 2 – 3 September 2009
In an ever changing and competitive marketplace, Nokia welcomes you to participate in an event that will shape the future, your future: Nokia World 09. Each year we create a destination for people with a passion for mobility. This includes operators, developers, media, music and content houses, games publishers, retailers, technology and internet companies, analysts, bloggers and many more. All come together to connect, share ideas and experience the latest devices, services and solutions, to understand the innovations, their implications and benefits. Two days of prominent keynote speakers along with interactive sessions, the Nokia World Experience lounge and open discussions make this event the most participative exchange of ideas in the mobile industry.
Mobile Pricing Retention & Loyalty Executive Programme
Oxford, 2 – 4 September 2009
Supercharge your strategy to drive consumer spending and maintain competitive advantage. The 14th annual Mobile Pricing conference has expanded to include the latest thinking on retention and loyalty in a brand new open and customised programme. Insights from 15 global operators are combined with industry expertise across a packed three-day agenda, which includes daily analyst breakfast briefings on pricing, prepaid strategy and churn and new breakout discussion groups to give depth to the issues most key to your business learning. Continue your networking in the heart of historic Oxford at a networking dinner at the end of Day One and a drinks evening at the programme’s close, both exclusively for programme participants.
mLife 2009: Three Conferences and Exhibitions
Barcelona, 2 – 4 September 2009
mLife conference and exhibitions are prime events for all organizations and professionals who would like to monitor, take part in, and shape the development of the social impact of the mobile revolution. They provide opportunities to businesses, public sector organizations and researchers to explore the frontiers of the social mobile revolution and be informed about cutting edge applications and services. Covering all aspects of mobile business, mobile society, m/e-government and mDevelopment. mLife Organisation invites research, practice and policy presentations; exhibitions and demos; tutorials and special sessions.
LTE Asia 2009
Hong Kong, 8 – 9 September 2009
The 4th annual LTE Asia takes place at a crucial time in the evolution of LTE in the Asian region, with deployments likely to start taking place in 2012. Join us and the rest of the entire industry at what looks to be one of the most important gatherings of 2009 – this timely and informative conference presents first-class Asian and international operators who will be discussing the current status of HSxPA network deployments, challenges, service strategies and evolution plans towards LTE and future high speed data services.
San Francisco, 10 September 2009
Mobilize ’09 is a one-day conference that brings together the thought leaders and practitioners of the mobile web and telecoms ecosystem for talk, demonstrations and debate. We’ll examine what it means to have wireless broadband speeds at the Gigabit scale and how the explosion of open platforms and hardware beyond traditional handsets create new opportunities, for entrepreneurs, investors and consumers. Join us for a look at emerging devices, from netbooks to smartphones and beyond. Examine the potential presented by application stores and the rapidly expanding variety of mobile tools. Sort through information on users and their needs. We will find the early indicators for opportunity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the mobile web. We’ll also identify bumps in the road ahead — and help players in the wireless ecosystem see the opportunities they present.
4G – WiMax – and Mobile Internet World
Chicago, 15 – 18 September 2009
4G World provides a roadmap for all types of operators planning their 4G technology deployment and business strategies, with a combination of world class keynotes, seminars, training and track sessions. By co-locating with WiMAX World and Mobile Internet World, 4G World covers the entire ecosystem of next generation mobile and broadband networks and strategies for profitably deploying mobile Internet applications and services. Senior executives from leading software and network technology solution providers, and other independent experts, will also present their views on the current state and future of 4G technologies such as HSPA+, WiMAX and long-term evolution (LTE), as well as other key mobile Internet related topics discussed below. The 4G World conference program includes more than 20 case studies of 4G mobile operator deployment strategies.
Near Field Communication World Asia
Singapore, 15 – 18 September 2009
Near Field Communication World Asia 2009 is a C-level, interactive and established global conference where not only Asian but the global NFC community gathers first-hand information on the latest developments on the potential of this very promising technology and evaluates commercial and strategic implications of NFC roll-outs. Now in its fourth year, it will provide attendees with even more insights about developments, commercial and strategic implications of NFC deployments and commercial roll-outs.
Telecoms World 2009
Rio de Janeiro, 15 – 18 September 2009
New regulations are allowing you to compete for business like never before. You shouldn’t have to lose market share or limit your company’s reach because you didn’t take advantage. Telecoms World Brasil offers you a comprehensive outlook of the country’s telecommunications industry in the aftermath of new regulations that will open the competitive landscape among fixed, wireless, satellite and Pay-TV operators. Senior representatives from Brazil’s leading incumbents as well as innovative start-up operators will outline their plans for the future, ensuring that you have the tools you need to grow your business.
TelecomCity Catwalk 09
KARLSKRONA, 16 – 17 September 2009
TelecomCity Catwalk 09 is a business event where the mobile industry gets together with colleagues and customers to discuss current issues and the latest trends through testimonials, debates and business meetings etc. Read more about program and highlights below. At TelecomCity Catwalk 09 you can expect to meet up with colleagues from all steps in the mobile value chain – Handset Vendors, Mobile Operators, Internet Firms, Telecom equipment suppliers, Content Providers, Mobile services providers, System Integrators etc. Our “Catwalk” may be a bit different from those in Paris and Milano, still it has the same purpose; to highlight current fashion and future trends. The difference is that we turn the spotlight towards mobile services within the IT and Telecom industry and the customers using them.
Social Networking Asia
Singapore, 22 – 23 September 2009
With the ever-increasing social use of the internet, websites have become the setting for discussion of ideas, opinions and transactions. These conversations are taking place within the framework of social networks. The challenge for marketers and advertisers alike is to leverage the power of these new social networks to create innovative and original brand experiences. By tailoring a branded experience to a customers needs marketers can benefit from more positive results. Innovative firms combine aspects of social networking with personalization and building loyalty through compelling brand experiences. Content generated and referred by the user allows a firm to leverage marketing’s best tool: a satisfied customer. Social networking emphasizes the reviews and ratings that users care most about – those from their contacts and friends.
Smart Event ’09
French Riviera, 22 – 25 September 2009
Taking place annually in September in the Sophia Antipolis technology park, Smart Event continues its role in the Industry & Research key events calendar as a major forum of knowledge-sharing, learning, and networking in the fields of e-ID, e-mobility and Smart Security. Celebrating in 2009 its 10th edition, it has proven to be a precious meeting place for world-class researchers, innovators, developers, business decision-makers. Smart Event features contents combining scientific and strategic presentations of Industry experts, researchers and academics, as well as governmental and institutional key representatives. The Smart University advanced educational program and a series of workshops and SIG meetings complete the agenda.
Mobile VAS Summit 2009
New Delhi, 23 – 24 September 2009
Indian telecom companies further created a record of 15 million customers in January 2009, indicating that the world’s fastest growing telecom market remains untouched by the economic slowdown. Presently Mobile VAS accounts for 10% of the operator’s revenue, which is expected to reach 18% by 2010. VAS can greatly be improved with forthcoming 3G launch. This event will gather representatives from leading wireless operators, handset manufacturers, content developers, music & film companies, cartoon artists, game makers and musicians for ring tones, music, gaming, sports, mobile imagery, WAP, wall papers, logos, SMS based contests and streaming audio & video.
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2009
Tokyo, 24 – 27 September 2009
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2008 featured an impressive total of 1,768 booths, which even surpassed the record set by the 2007 show. A total of 879 titles were exhibited, another record, truly reflecting the active endeavors of the game industry to further expand the market. Despite the sagging global economy, it is not only games market that is thriving today, but also the entire computer entertainment market. From this strong foundation, TOKYO GAME SHOW 2009 aims to provide people all over the world with a wide variety of the very latest information on games while further expanding the market both domestically and internationally. In the sincere hope that games will cheer up and re-energized the world, “Game, it’s so energetic!” has been chosen as this year’s concept.
ITU Telecom World 2009
Geneva, 5 – 9 October 2009
Only held every few years, ITU TELECOM WORLD is an unrivaled event for the global telecommunication and information communication technology (ICT) sector. Forward-looking, WORLD 2009 attracts all stakeholders from across the sector and around the world for a truly global, world-class event and networking platform. To address shared global challenges in today’s information society, WORLD 2009 incorporates thematic elements to highlight the reach and role of telecommunications and ICT in areas of societal change such as the digital divide, climate change, and disaster relief. With its focus on development opportunities, the event brings together corporate social responsibility and displays cases of best practices.
Mobile Web Strategies @ CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment
San Diego, 6 October 2009
As the official mobile web event of CTIA WIRELESS I.T. and Entertainment 2009, Mobile Web Strategies brings together telecom, internet, content and marketing professionals from around the globe to discuss how to design, market and monetize websites for the mobile world. The event will cover mobile social networks, advertising, app stores, search, location based services and much more.
CEATEC Japan 2009
Tokyo, 6 – 10 October 2009
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, CEATEC JAPAN is a comprehensive exhibition of cutting-edge information technology (IT) and electronics. Every year the world’s most advanced technologies, products and services make their international debut here. This show draws industry insiders from countries all over the world, as well as large crowds of users. It is also a power magnet for international media attention with its wide variety of exhibits, ranging from components to finished products, and conferences featuring key addresses by top industry figures. CEATEC JAPAN 2009 is a must-see event on your calendar, offering a unique chance for engaging in international exchanges in the field of IT and electronics, for cultivating broad demand for your products and services, and for creating new business opportunities.
Silicon Valley, 15 – 16 October 2009
A two-day event on October 15th an 16th, 2009 focusing on new Mobile Applications and Services, the Mobile Web and Disruptive Mobile Innovation. The MOBILE 2.0 Silicon Valley brings together experts and thought leaders from all aspects of the mobile ecosystem, including startups, investors, mobile carriers, device manufacturers, and mobile application developers and web technologists. Our Event does not talk at you — you are the Mobile Community and we strive to create an atmosphere that challenges your business assumptions and provides you with hands on understanding of mobile platforms.
Sprint Open Developer Conference
Santa Clara, 26 – 28 October 2009
Sprint’s first ever Open Developer Conference. Learn, Code, Deliver NOW using the full suite of open development capabilities available: Mobile: Palm Pre, Android, Java, OSGI, RIM Blackberry, Web, Windows Mobile; Network/Product Capabilities: LBS, Messaging, M2M / Embedded, 4G; Implementation and Feedback: Usability labs, Coding sessions; Go to Market: Lightning Pitches, Strategies, Support.
WiMAX Strategies Asia
Kuala Lumpur, 3 – 5 November 2009
With a focus on real-life WiMAX implementations highlighting both successes and failures, the event, cuts through the hype to provide WiMAX operators with information, ideas, strategies and inspiration, essential for creating a successful WiMAX business. Following a theme of “Maximizing Emerging Business Opportunities for WiMAX” the conference will also explore exciting opportunities in vertical markets and previously underserved regions. It builds on a legacy of successful WiMAX conferences organized by Beacon across Asia, and offers inspiration for all WiMAX operators looking to secure and grow market share in Asia’s crowded telecoms sector.
Open Mobile Summit
San Francisco, 4 – 5 November 2009
Now in its second year, the Open Mobile Summit is the leading executive Summit for the converging mobile and Internet ecosystems. The open mobile revolution is driving a fundamental shift in wireless, away from a closed value chain towards an open, internet-style ecosystem. And is set to finally unleash the Internet on the third screen. With this disruption comes huge opportunity, and major players and new entrants are staking the claim to future revenues, today. Get to the Open Mobile Summit and learn how you will profit in the new mobile economy, identify the business models and partnership that will ensure your success and network with the most influential people in the business. Be part of the conversation shaping the future of wireless!
Texas Wireless Summit 2009
Austin, 5 November 2009
This year’s summit is designed to facilitate networking and interative discussions that will that will stimulate your thinking and provide key insights into the future of wireless. TWS will focus on the robust expansion of wireless data networks into new industries, exploring the imminent growth of wireless technologies and the capabilities of industries, such as smart grid, health care and telematics which rely on it.
Philippines Telecom International Summit
Manila, 6 November 2009
The Philippines Telecom International Summit 2009 has been designed to explore the strategic technology, service and business issues crucial to future market competitiveness and realizing new opportunities for increased growth and profitability. The summit will provide an in-depth understanding of the dynamics that will drive future industry growth and forecast key trends and directions.
Blackberry Developer Conference
San Francisco, 9 – 11 November 2009
The conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for any developer – from seasoned experts to newcomers and people exploring new technologies. Developers, architects, industry technical experts, Research In Motion (RIM) insiders, and key partners will come together at this dedicated forum to explore creating consumer and business applications for the BlackBerry Platform.
2nd Annual Indonesia Telecoms Summit
Jakarta, 11 – 12 November 2009
The summit will see participation from the emerging fixed wireless and mobile operators, ISPs, government and regulatory authorities. Encompassing keynote presentations, dialogues and round table discussions the summit will explore the key infrastructure, technology, service and strategic business issues crucial to future growth and profitability in the Indonesian market.
AfricaCom Congress 2009
Cape Town, 11 – 12 November
Join 3,500 of Africa’s telecoms elite. The 12th annual AfricaCom Congress & Exhibition is the continent’s one and only MUST attend event. This year offers you a programme packed with inspirational conference sessions delivered by 50% MORE CxO level speakers, networking with 3,500+ telcos and a 220+ exhibition for you to discover new products and build profitable business partnerships – not to mention the 2nd annual AfricaCom Awards.
Setting Up Your Winning Mobile Payments Projects
Bangkok, 11 – 12 November 2009
Services leverage on the growing contactless cards acceptance infrastructure for payments and transport/toll ticketing, with business benefits cutting across a range of industries. How can you create and extract value for your organization? Who do you need to engage with, when and in which order? This workshop will address best practices to plan pilots for mobile contactless payment, ticketing and value-added-services and to scale up from pilots to real, commercial services.
Mobile TV Middle East
Dubai, 15 – 16 November 2009
As we move closer to a truly converged multimedia landscape, the debate over how to best position, market and monetise Mobile TV is still raging. While spectrum is released and enabled devices hit the mainstream, Mobile TV services are being rolled out with varied results across the industry. Mobile TV Middle East will bring together key thought-leaders from across the sector to demonstrate how to capitalise on this opportunity and how to take Mobile TV forward into 2010. Now in its third year, and co-located with the IPTV World Forum Middle East & Africa event, Mobile TV Middle East 2009 will focus on the specific regional challenges and opportunities being faced by Companies working within this fast-paced market.
Mobile Northwest Technology Event
Seattle, 16 November 2009
Join innovators in Mobile Technology at Mobile Northwest 2009 – a one-day educational conference. Hear from mobile leaders like SeaPoint Ventures VC Tom Huseby, ShoZu CEO, Chris Wade, mobile consultant Chetan Sharma along with executives from T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. Tables available ($750) for companies who want to demonstrate products or services throughout the day.
App Store Asia
Hong Kong, 16 – 17 November 2009
While apps stores will not be the main revenue generators for many handset manufacturers, platform vendors or operators, many of them are jumping on the bandwagon in hopes that their apps stores will help them sell more and keep customers loyal. In 2008, analysts estimated that sales of these applications added up to less than US$1 billion. However, a report from Juniper Research projects that revenue from consumer mobile applications will exceed US$25 billion by 2014. Apple’s market-leading App Store has already achieved more than 1.5 billion downloads of iPhone and iPod touch applications after one year of operation, and more than 65,000 applications are now available from the store.
Telecoms World Middle East
Dubai, 16 – 19 November, 2009
Telecoms World Middle East brings key decision makers of the leading regional operators together to discuss their current position, their growth strategies and how they intend to invest in their future. Last year attracted 56 carriers, operators and ISPs from over 40 countries. The Middle East’s leading telecoms event is dedicated to tackling the key challenges currently facing your business. Now in its 5th annual year, Telecoms World Middle East will offer an unrivalled source of regional telecoms strategy. Your attendance will give you the unparalleled opportunity to hear what the most respected decision makers in the industry really think, and to engage with CEOs and other senior-level executives that you normally only read about.
Mobile User Experience
London, 17 – 18 November 2009
This year we will be embracing the bleeding edge of mobile user experience, delivered by our speaker panel, featuring over 40 innovators from companies including Vodafone, WHAM, Bouygues Telecom, LG Electronics, Serco Usability Services, Fjord, Orange, Symbian Foundation, Nokia to mention but a few, this year’s event will bring design back to the forefront of the overall device concept. We are also launching our UX Designer’s Den 2009! This feature will see five of the industry’s top UX innovations go head-to-head and battle it out in front of our Dragon’s to be crowned UX Den winner 2009.
Mobile Asia Congress
Hong Kong, 18 – 19 November 2009
The GSMA Mobile Asia Congress provides mobile industry executives worldwide an important opportunity to meet, to discuss and to debate industry trends and issues, and to network with peers, partners and prospects. By popular demand, the 2009 GSMA Mobile Asia Congress will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre overlooking the famed Victoria Harbour. The two-day thought leadership event will be by invitation only and complimentary to approximately 850 senior executives from GSMA member operators and sponsoring partners. The GSMA Mobile Asia Congress will focus on addressing operator issues and advancing operator projects through a combination of regionally-specific keynotes, working sessions, a product showcase with breakthrough innovations, and extended networking opportunities.
EUROPEAN TECH TOUR WEB & MOBILITY SUMMIT
Montreux, 18 – 19 November, 2009
After 37 outstanding events since 1998, the proven European Tech Tour Association platform is focusing on the Web & Mobility sector. The 2009 summit will be held in Montreux, Switzerland on November 18-19 and offers an unparalleled opportunity for companies, investors, and organizations targeting the pan-European Web & Mobility industry. Join delegates from Accel Partners, Acton Capital, Balderton, Big Bang Ventures, BNP, Doughty Hanson, Endeavour Vision, Fidelity Ventures, Frog Capital, GIMV, Partech, SGAM, Sofinnova, Swisscom, Time Equity, TLcom, Vodafone, Wellington Partners, Yahoo and others to meet Europe’s top internet and mobile start-ups!
WiMAX Forum Russia Regional Focus
Moscow, 18 – 19 November 2009
This event is sure to provide a much-needed forum for Russian operators, regulators, investors and equipment vendors to come together to share experiences, formulate strategies to support the commercial launch of services, plan for network infrastructure evolution and exchange valuable new contacts across the industry.
Under The Radar – Startup Focus – Micropayment Solutions
Mountain View, 19 November 2009
Under the Radar is a must-attend event for dealmakers from global carriers, brands, media companies, and handset manufacturers responsible for helping their companies leverage new mobile technology and innovation in the fast-evolving digital landscape. Featuring a highly vetted selection of the most cutting edge mobile startups from around the globe, Under the Radar will get you dialed in to what the 2010 mobile innovation marketplace will look like. We’re seeking early-stage mobile startups who are ripe to get in front of (and do deals with): carriers, OEMs, mobile platforms, media companies, branding partners, press and VCs.
Mobile Value Added Services
Kuala Lumpur, 23 – 24 November 2009
Exploiting & monetizing mobile contents and Building winning customer relationships. Workshop Approach with the bottom line in mind: Summarising the industry ‘state of play’ using key market indicators; Identifying whether the trends (technical, commercial or in terms of consumer adoption) are deemed critical to an operator’s business market by market; Specific case studies and segmentation worksheets will bring ideas to life and put audiences in clear focus.
Mobile 2.0 Contents & Services
Berlin, 23 – 25 November 2009
Mobile 2.0 Content & Service 2009 allows an opportunity to network, learn and share information with colleagues. What’s more – Significant discount are available for Operators, Online/Mobile Communities, and Content providers! The event provides a dynamic networking and information-sharing business environment, bringing together key stakeholders within the mobile web 2.0 value chain to discuss current trends and revenue generation possibilities, successful business models and the future opportunities. You’ll also hear best practice presentations from industry leading minds, numerous case studies, interactive panel discussion sessions, innovative showcases and networking events in a relaxed setting.
World Communication Awards
London, 25 November 2009
The World Communication Awards recognise the companies and individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and great new services that are helping to build tomorrows industry. The Awards are open to all communications providers, whether they are traditional carrier, service provider, multimedia content provider or another organisation providing a communication service. The World Communication Awards maintain their fiercely protected independence and focus on the big issues, while encouraging more entries from communications providers across the globe, both large and small, to ensure the awards can truly claim ‘world’ status.
IPTV Forum Asia
Hong Kong, 1 – 2 December 2009
Now in its 5th year, IPTV Forum Asia showcases development in one of the most fascinating and dynamic IPTV markets. Given the diversity of the region, the rapid growth and the speed of the new deployment, it is entirely appropriate that IPTV Forum Asia takes IP network optimisation as a key theme, looking closely at both access and core network solutions to support the deployment of advanced IP Services.
Outsourcing & Managed Services for Telecoms World Summit 2009
Singapore, 2 – 3 December 2009
Outsourcing & Managed Services for Telecoms World Summit 2009 will draw together highly-regarded expert speakers from across the ecosystems of telecommunications industry and outsourcing and managed services providers to share their latest efforts in launching the projects and provide their vital business insights on how the business models can be developed for successful project implementations and the key challenges they have encountered. The highlights of the summit will be Case Studies to be presented by telecoms operators who are pioneers in adopting outsourcing and managed services.
WiMAX Forum Congress Americas
Fort Lauderdale, 2 – 3 December 2009
WiMAX Forum Congress Americas will bring together the WiMAX™ ecosystem across North and South America; it is your opportunity to obtain the most recent updates from the WiMAX Forum® keeping you up to date with the most burning issues surrounding WiMAX today.
Hereos of the Mobile Screen
London, 7 December 2009
Heroes of the Mobile Screen is the premier event for 450 of the mobile industry’s top thought-leaders, innovators, investors, marketers, stakeholders and media/analysts. A one-day conference run by the same team that brings you Mobile Monday London, Swedish Beers, Over The Air, Mobile 2.0 and Tech Media Invest events taking an in-depth look at what’s really going on in the world of mobile. Who are our heroes and villains, which sectors are making the most of mobile and how, what’s coming next and who is the mobile consumer and what do they want? We hope to answer some of these questions and more in a lively atmosphere with the movers and shakers from the mobile, media and marketing sectors globally.
Mobile Excellence Awards
Los Angeles, 7 December 2009
The 2nd annual Mobile Excellence Awards will celebrate the best of the best in mobile entertainment by honoring the best in mobile entertainment, creativity, and breakthroughs from all walks of the mobile ecosystem. Judged by industry luminaries, the awards show celebrates the best in categories that include Best Start-up, Mobile Innovator, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Video, Social Network, Games, Music, Original Programming, Community and Fan Content, Promotion, Mobile Product & Services, including the prestigious Mobile Ambassador and People’s Choice awards, amongst many others. This year’s MEAs added an additional seven new categories in Mobile Technology and Mobile Entertainment.
Forum Nokia Developer Conference India
Bangalore, 7 December 2009
Forum Nokia Developer Conference ’09 is a movement to share and demonstrate the technological advancements & opportunities in the field of Mobile VAS. Get the right inputs, insights and network at Forum Nokia Developer Conference ’09. Access all the resources you will ever need to turn your ideas into reality. Get insights from industry leaders. Learn tricks and tips to create applications, faster. Explore the value OVI store has to offer to you as a developer. This year’s event promises to be very special with live demos, real-life mobile application stars who ‘wowed’ the world with their mobile applications. Also, explore how Nokia’s new Ovi Store ensures developers have easy access to publish applications and content to millions of Nokia devices through a unified publishing channel.
Middle East Telcom World Summit
Dubai, 7 – 8 December, 2009
The 14th Annual event, comprising a 2 day, multi-streamed, strategic conference and 150 stand networking exhibition, is the defacto meeting point for the entire telecoms value chain in the Middle East and beyond. Evolved, from the highly successful GSM > 3G World Series the Com World Series reflects the changing mobile communications market, where previously well defined boundaries between wireless and fixed technologies and providers are becoming increasingly blurred. The Middle East region is forecast to increase its subscription base by 34% over the period 2008-2012 from 144 million to 193 million. But growth rates will fluctuate widely between the advanced Gulf states, most of which are already mature mobile markets with more than one subscription for every person, and other less developed economies where growth will be stronger.
Phoenix, 9 – 11 January 2008
Attend NTCA’s 7th annual Wireless Symposium and feed your need for the latest wireless solutions, strategies and competitive tactics. NTCA’s Wireless Symposium is the only conference produced specifically for the independent telecommunications marketplace, and provides you with the insights, information and resources you need.
Honolulu, 13 – 16 January 2008
This year’s theme, Telecom with Vision, will focus on the dramatic impact of interactive video and user-created content on telecommunications networks, markets and regulatory policy throughout the Asia-Pacific regions and around the world.
London, 14 – 16 January 2008
UMA is one of the most talked about topics in the telecom industry this year. This conference aims to explore all the major issues surrounding the adoption, implementation and marketing of UMA services and technologies. It will examine issues such as technological developments, deployment, interoperability and revenue opportunities. This UMA conference will feature in-depth case studies and targeted presentations from the leading companies in this area, and provide insight on how to convert this technology’s potential into revenue and profits.
Prague, 21 – 23 January 2008
The conference will offer valuable strategic and technical business information on network infrastructure sharing for mobile operators. After meticulous research and planning we are delighted to announce the world’s premier Network Sharing Forum. Analysis from a wide range of research channels has firmly indicated that there is a significant need to provide a senior level knowledge sharing forum on RAN sharing. The conference will offer valuable strategic and technical business information on network infrastructure sharing for mobile operators.
San Francisco, 23 – 24 January 2008
While facing increased support costs and slower-than-predicted adoption rates, operators are realizing the need for a comprehensive management platform that can configure phones for services on demand, diagnose problems in real time, update firmware and software whenever required, monitor the user experience, and secure customer information if needed. Mobile Device Management is an opportunity for operators to cut cost, boost revenue and increase customer loyalty. As the technologies are deployed, the industry is learning more about the opportunities and the complexities of device management and service usability.
Santa Clara, 23 – 24 January 2008
The Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days Conference is devoted solely to the technologies of mobile and embedded Java platforms and will be a unique opportunity for application developers of intermediate and advanced skill levels, platform developers, technical experts at tool vendors, OEMs and carriers, as well as JCP and standards experts to get introduced to the community, to collaborate, and to network. If you are involved or interested in mobile and embedded Java then this is the one conference in 2008 you don’t want to miss.
Bangkok, 28 – 29 January 2008
Featuring premier operator speakers from 14 different countries: Extensive spectrum of prepaid issues covered by international premier operator speakers, 90% operator led presentation and discussions, operators from largest and top virgin/emerging markets in Asia sharing best practice for the prepaid market – China Mobile, Bharti Airtel, Hutch (Orange). Exclusive conference features on top of presentations and discussions on the never ending challenges faced in the prepaid market – Telecom IQ’s Signature Youth Panels, Focus group sessions, “Live” market feedback and a diverse group of premier speakers presenting on countering challenges faced in prepaid markets at different stages.
San Francisco, 28 – 30 January 2008
The IQPC MVNO series have proven successful in providing its participants with state of the art methodologies, business case studies enabling them to enhance their profitability and to gain a competitive edge in the intensely crowded MVNO & prepaid market. The 5th Annual MVNO series will continue this trend by bringing the most innovative business models (FMC for Enterprise, IMS & Web 2.0), forward looking perspectives on how to monetize your content, differentiate your offering, expand your business over the local boundaries and aim for sustainable growth.
Miami Beach, 29 – 30 January 2008
The Mobile Adult Content Congress brings together top technology and content professionals from around the world to discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of mature content delivery and mobile web access. Over 30 countries have been represented at past MACCongresses. Profanity and pornography are not permitted at the event.
Paris, Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 2008
The Triple Play Showcase is truly an ideal opportunity for vendors and providers to expose their equipments and services. The exhibition, organized along side the three conferences, will welcome 100 international players who will exhibit their offerings in terms of triple play solutions: TV over ADSL, Mobile TV, VoIP, Video over IP. The exhibition is open to TVoDSL, Mobile TV and International SIP conference delegates and also free to visitors seeking information on hardware, software and content suppliers.
London, Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 2008
The conference will feature eight panels (How to understand your market and develop customer loyalty in Telecoms; How to raise ARPU through Fixed Mobile Convergence in Telecoms; New Entrant Forum; Financial Forum; How can Voice specialists survive? Is Enterprise Convergence a reality? Technology Forum; what role does the regulator play)
with key speakers from the industry discussing issues affecting every operator whether fixed or mobile. Telecommunications Cannibalisation is the first ever conference discussing how to leverage telecoms cannibalisation.
New York, 1 February 2008
Greener Gadgets is a one day conference featuring key representatives from some of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world, innovators from academic thinktanks, members of startups focused on renewable energy, and some of the leading minds in the word of sustainable design and business. Topics to be addressed include: design for sustainability, product life cycle management, take-back and recycling programs, energy efficiency, greener materials, and green lifestyle and product marketing. An attached gallery space will feature a green prototype office display and technology exhibits from companies on the cutting edge of green tech.
Barcelona, 11 – 14 February 2008
The Mobile World Congress combines the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry with a cutting edge congress featuring the most prominent Chief Executives representing mobile operators, vendors and content owners from across the world. The event is where the industry defines its future and creates business.
San Francisco, 25 – 27 February 2008
At the IQPC Telecom Expense Management Conference attendees will learn about deploying TEM solutions to achieve cost-effective results and improve business processes and ROI. Network with industry experts and hear critical case studies.
Moscow, 25 – 27 February 2008
Telecoms World Russia and CIS recognises the rapid development of mobile and broadband services in the region. If you are positioned to offer differentiated services that cater specifically to the Russian/CIS telecom market you cannot afford to miss this event. The allocation of 3G licenses in March 2007 by Russia’s Federal Communications Agency has seen the mobile sector move into its next phase of development – tackling inherently low ARPU levels within the subscriber base.
Washington, 26 – 27 February 2008
This is the only non-commercial, instructor led course that covers the fundamentals, differences and evolution of all current and future mobile and cellular communications networks, technologies, standards, services, and spectrum bands.
Prague, 26 – 28 February 2008
There is a lot of movement in the fixed and mobile WiMAX market at the moment, especially in CEE and Russia, with huge growth potential predicted by Maravedis. Assess how the inclusion of mobile WiMAX in the IMT-2000 set of standards will influence its position in regards to xDSL, 3G LTE, HSxPA and WiFi. Hear how to successfully manage a mature WiMAX network by assuring effective network maintenance and improving service concepts to optimise WiMAX performance and customers satisfaction, assess the potential of new WiMAX services such as VoIP, data transfer or IPTV to make money out of WiMAX, Gain insights into WiMAX security architecture to optimally ensure device and user authentification, benefit from lessons learnt in WiMAX business cases from successful incumbents and alternative operators to choose the right servicesto ensure fast ROI.
Singapore, 27 – 28 February 2008
Re-aligning your billing and customer care strategies for optimizing revenue, minimizing cost per customer, maximizing customer satisfaction and enhancing receivables management. Are your billing and customer functions performing to the best they ought to be? “Studies show that service providers lose a minimum of 2% to 5% – and in some instances as much as 15% – of their annual billing revenues due to inaccurate or incomplete data collection. Telecom consulting firm RHK estimates that some carriers are losing up to 15% of revenue due to poor billing practices.” Be at the first and largest Customer Care and Billing conference in Asia uncovering latest strategies for enhanced receivables management and customer experience.
London, 27 – 29 February 2008
The programme has been specifically designed for commercial managers and in-house counsel from all areas of the telecommunications sector. The programme consists of two modules; the first module focuses on negotiation skills, which includes case studies and practical exercises. The second module focuses on the understanding and drafting of contracts. In addition, the expert presenters will deliver some of the latest legal and regulatory developments which have a direct impact on your contracts.
Cambridge, 10 – 11 March 2008
The WDF Cambridge event, is a unique forum aimed at the mobile developer community. The independent conference track created by the WDF provides delegates a balanced view of the wireless development market in UK. Attendees gain practical and valuable knowledge by attending the corporate track(s) of their choice, learning about the technical and business challenges, opportunities and latest development tools in mobile service development.
Hong Kong, 11 – 12 March 2008
Last year, Carriers World Asia attracted 164 delegates from more than 29 countries across the globe. The event not only offered leading carriers from Asia Pacific and around the world a meeting point, but also created vast opportunities for successful business efforts. The event has evolved into a premier high level event looking at Asia Pacific and the opportunities the region brings from a financial and strategic perspective. Join us as we explore successful strategies for emerging Asian markets and sustaining profitability in developed markets!
Vienna, 12 – 13 March 2008
As the competitive marketplace is heating up, customer loyalty is a core issue for building a leading position within the dynamic Telecom industry. At this conference we will focus on updated loyalty programs that have been successful in retaining customers and increasing their value. We will give you all answers to the relevant hot issues regarding loyalty in the Telecom industry. Decision makers will show their strategies for winning a loyal customer. Over the course of two days, you will explore these main issues in detailed case studies, interactive panel discussions and networking with High level CRM and Loyalty professionals.
Singapore, 25 – 26 March 2008
Leverage your network to achieve business critical objectives. Join your network peers in Singapore from 25-26 March 2007 to discover how you can extract the most from your existing infrastructure and how to cope with the demands of 3G services. Telecom IQ’s Mobile Network Optimization conference is in its 3rd successive year. Building on our previous success and including feedback from previous attendees we’ve developed a program that addresses your key concerns: Understanding customer expectations when setting KPIs, automating network monitoring and optimization, leveraging drive testing to reduce capex, preparing for 3G services and getting the 3G and 2G mix right.
Las Vegas, 1 – 3 April 2008
CTIA WIRELESS is traditionally held in the spring and is the largest and most comprehensive trade show in the wireless industry. It is the premier venue to exchange ideas, create partnerships and collaborate to bring wireless telecommunications to new heights. CTIA WIRELESS draws tens of thousands attendees from dozens of different industries from more than 100 countries around the world, serving every aspect of wireless – providers, users, developers, buyers and manufacturers in more than 400,000 square feet of exhibits representing a $500 billion global industry.
Singapore, 9 – 10 April 2008
WiMAX Forum Asia Congress offers a unique opportunity to meet, network and do business with 3000 plus high level representatives from the entire WiMAX value chain across Asia. This “must attend” Asian show case is the smartest solution to grow your business in the region. According to In-Stat the WiMAX subscriber base in Asia will grow to over 3.8 million by 2009. In 2009, Asia Pacific WiMAX subscribers will account for 45% of the world total & China is estimated to contribute 38% of the regional WiMAX equipment revenue, followed by South Korea with 23.1% and Japan with 22.5% and by 2009, Asia Pacific WiMAX equipment spending will account for US$1,988.2 million.
London, 14 – 17 April 2008
TWC08 is regarded as the telecom event that discusses the big issues with tier one players and leading executives in their field of expertise. As consumers demand greater interaction with one another, it provides the roadmap to help you through the maze of options that you now face in wireless, wireline and broadband markets. TWC08 is the world’s only global forum that is industry neutral, where executives talk on their investment plans, growth potential and market strategy.
London, 15 – 17 April 2008
NFC uptake has now reached the stage that it requires standardization, interoperability and security across multiple applications and organizations across many disparate industries. Near Field Communications World has brought together representatives of every link in the NFC value chain to explore the possibilities of the technology. It is the only global event that unites mobile operators, banks, handset manufacturers, retailers, payment service providers, public transport operators and advertising and marketing experts.
Moscow, 16 – 17 April 2008
The “Wireless Broadband 2007” Conference was attended by more than 250 representatives from operators, leading vendors, consulting companies and manufacturers. It was endorsed by Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Russian Federation, WiSOA, ICU, WiMAX Forum and GSM operators association. Key topics of the conference in 2008: Broadband access market regulation Standards. Frequency band. EMC and many more! The largest operators, which suggest a wide range of services, active and projected UWB networks’ operators, corporate sector, enterprises, manufacturing companies’ managers and specialists, analysts and experts, integrators and broadband access systems users and international associations’ representatives are expected to take part in the WIRELESS BROADBAND conference.
Vienna, 21 – 24 April 2008
After a thriving inaugural event in 2007, we are delighted to announce IIR’s Roaming World Congress 2008. Roaming represents a significant and profitable revenue stream for Mobile Operators. This four-day intensive event will offer the prime opportunity to learn how to optimise roaming revenues and learn from the world’s most lucrative operators. The conference will look at the European Union roaming directive and the effect it has had on price and operator’s revenues, providing creative and practical business information to increase usage and safeguard revenues.
London, 21 – 24 April 2008
The 21st Century Communications World Forum 2008 is a technology-focused conference in which service providers, suppliers/vendors, enterprise end-users, and industry analysts will gather to examine the technologies, architectures, issues, and lessons learned from the emergence of next-generation networks – both mobile and fixed – and their convergence.
Singapore, 5 – 8 May 2008
Mobile Content World Asia 2008 is a senior level, interactive conference experience. The 4-day information packed event promises to explore future developments and provide valuable insights into the hottest topics surrounding mobile games, music, multimedia, messaging, TV, advertising and marketing. The conference will cover the latest business models and strategies from content owners, content aggregators, operators, agencies and technology companies focused on consumer content.
Canne, 8 – 9 May 2008
MEM 2008 will see a reinvigorated agenda, making the most of the converging mobile entertainment landscape with the brightest stars debating the hottest issues in one controversial and interactive forum. Discussions will continue amid the bustle of a fresh MEM marketplace, where networking opportunities will abound. MEM remains the cornerstone event of the mobile calendar – join us in May to benefit from a new style of conference and a new way of thinking – as well as the not-to-be-missed excitement of the ever-popular Meffy Awards!
Cairo, 12 – 15 May 2008
Comprising a high-calibre Exhibition, a Forum and a whole lot more, ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 will provide a major networking platform for Africa’s top ICT names to come together to focus on the core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region. AFRICA 2008 will encompass an Exhibition, featuring the latest technologies and innovations and an extensive Forum which will explore the key technologies, policies and applications which are driving Africa’s ICT sector. Participants will be able to take advantage of a wide range of ways to take part in this event; from a booth on the show floor to sponsorship of a networking function or high profile item.
Kuala Lumpur, 18 – 22 May 2008
MobileMonday (MoMo), the global community of over 70,000 mobile industry visionaries and developers, will invite the worlds most exciting and innovative mobile companies to attend the 4th annual Global Summit in Kuala Lumpur from May 18 – 22, 2008. MobileMonday’s unique cross-border platform has proven to generate real business opportunities via cooperative relationships with the Open Mobile Alliance and GSMA, which represents 700 mobile operators and 200-technology partners worldwide. The upcoming event, the first ever to be held in Asia, will be co-located with the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2008) conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur.
Munich, 19 – 21 May 2008
Attendees encompass the entire wireless/mobile/broadband landscape. These are key influencers and decision makers from both the business and technology segments of their respective organizations, who attend to specifically develop profitable new business models and relationships, address their future business communications needs and challenges, and evaluate the world’s top WiMAX/mobile broadband products and solutions.
London, 20 – 22 May 2008
In its 13th Year, Informa’s annual Mobile Pricing Conference provides a unique meeting and networking forum for senior pricing decision makers from operators’ worldwide. We have fostered a community that meets year on year to share case studies and experience with the results helping them to forge winning pricing strategies to take back to their businesses. As the telecoms landscape becomes continually competitive with increasing pressure from new entrants, VoIP providers and fixed line innovation, mobile operators need to focus on differentiation to support acquisition, retention and loyalty strategies – Pricing decisions are key to realising the profitability of these tactics. Increasing demand from the subscriber for VAS, content, data and internet packages can only be converted to revenue with the right partnerships, tariffs, transparency, communication and customer relationship management. In addition to the traditional challenges in pricing, recent regulations in roaming and innovations in offering mobile content present still further anxiety in an industry that must adapt fast to hold subscriber attention – Mobile Pricing 2008 will provide the ultimate forum for discussion and learning with your industry experts and peers.
Dubai, 21 – 22 May 2008
As market attention in the TMT sector shifts to focus on growth prospects and emerging markets, the 2nd Telecom Finance Middle East and Africa event has announced the theme of this year’s event will be the search for growth – international expansion, investment and consolidation. Combined with a ‘who’s-who’ delegate profile, the 2-day event has an academy of more than 40 speakers and experts, hosts the annual TelecomFinance Middle East and Africa dinner, and is positioned as the premier networking hub for senior executives at telecom operators and supplier organisations, who will meet with financiers, private equity investors, investment bankers, legal advisers, and other professional intermediaries focused on the sector.
Singapore, 27 – 28 May 2008
The 2nd Asian Mobile Marketing & Advertising Summit will explore the challenges, opportunities and Asian mobile marketing space and provide fresh insights and holistic perspectives from leading experts who have leveraged on mobile and achieved optimum success! Be ahead of the competition and hear how top notch leaders, ranging from marketers, creative agencies, media owners, telecoms embrace mobile and integrate mobile into their marketing mix effectively. Acquire tips to leverage mobile to enhance your position in the mobile value chain and maximise your marketing spend!
San Diego, 28 – 30 May 2008
BREW 2008 puts you together with developers, publishers, operators and device manufacturers who are changing the landscape of mobile applications, mobile gaming and targeted brand exposure through mobile content. See everything Qualcomm can do for you and your business. Be part of a community that is expanding the boundaries of wireless capabilities with compelling data services, advanced mobile retailing, addicting applications and seamless content delivery to customers worldwide. Join them for sessions on everything from the most cutting-edge uses of Qualcomm technology to critical business insights. And don’t miss a chance to make new connections and create new opportunities at BREWfest 2008.
Washington, 2 – 4 June 2008
Created by carriers for carriers, ITW 2008 will be the global place to meet and conduct business for both the voice and data markets. Within just a few weeks, ITW has attracted a global marketplace, with companies representing China, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain and the Ukraine, to name a few. Companies attending include Allstream, Brasil Telecom/GlobeNet, Cable & Wireless, Columbus Networks, Cote D’Ivoire Telecom, Croatian Telecom, Eircom, Gateway Communications, Global Crossing, Jordan Telecom Group, KPN, KDDI Europe, Level3, NTT Communications, Oi, Portugal Telecom, Qwest, Reliance Globalcom, Saudi Telecom Company, Sirius Telecom, Sky Telecom, Smitcoms, Softbank, Telenor, Telmex, Telus, XO Communications and many, many more.
London, 11 – 12 June 2008
Following the recent hype, this year is really the make or break time for Mobile Web 2.0. Many are concerned that Mobile Web 2.0 still does not have a clear definition, the key players’ strategy has yet to be identified and the Mobile Web 2.0 user is still not completely understood. With the whole ecosystem present – operators, developers, internet companies, search providers, handset manufacturers and software providers – all industry viewpoints will be represented. This is the perfect opportunity to question and meet industry experts from 3, Vodafone Group, Swisscom Mobile, Orange, Bouygues Telecom, Telefonica O2 Europe, Google, Yahoo, Mozilla, Nokia and Bango plus many more..
Las Vegas, 16 – 19 June 2008
NXTcomm is expected to attract senior level executives with the power to make purchasing decisions, with industry representation from U.S. and international service providers, large enterprises, government officials and businesses from around the world active in entertainment, cable, wireless, applications, content/software, telecom manufacturing and distribution. NXTcomm 2008 is expected to draw more than 20,000+ attendees from over 100 countries, as well as more than 450+ exhibitors.
Amsterdam, 17 – 18 June 2008
The WiMax Forum Global Congress 2008 will be the leading conference and large scale exhibition for the entire WiMAX ecosystem. It is the flagship event of the series that will be the “must attend” global event that will bring the industry together to define the future of mobile internet. The following major industry players have confirmed to exhibit: Airspan, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Aperto, ASUS, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Navini, Nokia, Nokia-Siemens, Nortel, Pico Chip, Quanata, Runcom, Samsung, Sequans, ZTE and ZyXEL. WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2008 will provide WiMAX Forum members and the global WiMAX market with a focal meeting point to network, learn and do business with 8000 plus key representatives from across the entire wireless broadband value chain.
Sydney, 17 – 19 June 2008
Where IT and communication decision makers can learn about the business benefits and technology considerations related to unified communications. Unified Communications is the convergence of all business communication applications, across a range of interfaces including PC, Telephone, Web or Mobile. The aim of the conference is to identify strategies to prepare organisations to evaluate the business case, understand the technology challenges and take advantage of the opportunities provided by unified communications.
Singapore, 17 – 20 June 2008
At Asia’s most relevant and comprehensive infocomm event of the year, see businesses and technologies converge, as decision-makers from the world over network, do business and form partnerships. Bringing buyers from around Asia Pacific and beyond, our shows are the best investment for you to meet potential clients and business partners and to achieve the branding you need to be a market leader in the region. Meet top operators and service providers, regulators, vendors and consultants at Asia’s most established info-communications technology exhibition and conference.
Dubai, 29 June – 01 July 2008
In light of the increasing importance of Number Portability in the Middle East, IIR is holding a 3-day intensive conference in Dubai to discuss best practice for Number Portability implementation and enable attendees to benchmark their strategies against other operators and regulators. Case studies, in-depth presentations and interactive seminars will show how and why different operational, technical and regulatory strategies have been used by different countries when implementing Number Portability. Attendees will be able to scrutinise the different strategies that have been used and benefit from the successes and the lessons learnt.
Mobile Social Networks and UGC Summit
Amsterdam, 2 – 4 July 2008
IIR’s Mobile Social Networks and UGC Summit has been specifically designed for mobile operators, mobile community platform firms, software & technology providers and content/media companies to share ideas, discuss future trends and establish a common view of getting the most value out of mobile communities and User Generated Content strategies. Delegates will benefit from best-practice perspectives over a three day period offering a programme packed with case studies, roundtable discussions, an interactive pre-summit workshop as well as numerous networking and information-sharing opportunities.
2008 Mobile Pricing Symposium
Cambridge, 10 – 12 July 2008
In mobile markets worldwide there are fundamental changes that are transforming the role of the mobile network operator, including the growth of bundled services, mobile broadband, the rise of VoIP services and new forms of business model to be explored, with mobile advertising and flat rate tariffs to the fore. All these factors are placing pressures on the mobile operator and require the need for further analysis of how to develop a comprehensive pricing strategy. One of the strengths of the programme is the participation by the audience which is encouraged, a strength which is underlined by the diversity of attendees. Over the last two years audience members have joined from mobile operators and regulators in such countries such as , Bahrain, Brazil, Belize, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Russia and as well as the UK and Europe.
Mobile Banking & Financial Services Africa
Johannesburg, 14 – 16 July 2008
IIR’s Mobile Banking & Financial Services Africa event is designed to highlight the potential business models and revenue opportunities that are available to mobile operators and financial institutions seeking to profit from the use of the mobile device as a channel to support payment, banking and financial services. Through a variety of best practice case studies and first-hand insights, it will also outline the potentials risks and pitfalls that banks, operators and payments providers should avoid.
Broadband World Forum Asia
Hong Kong, 15 – 18 July 2008
WiMAX, HSPA, and Fixed Wireless Debated at Broadband World Forum Asia. Wireless access is not coalescing into a single, universal solution, but rather in 3G and beyond, sprouting many new technologies and variants. Service providers and vendors are currently conducting trials with WiMAX deployments as a wireless substitute to wired DSL systems or an alternative to mobile networks supporting nomadic or even enhanced mobility. In the long run, a seamless migration of connections across various fixed-mobile broadband networks will be possible. Terminal devices with multiaccess capabilities (such as HSPA, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, DSL, or FTTH) will enable end users to access their applications over any network, at home or on the move. Our industry struggles to position and understand WiMAX (802.16e) and HSPA versus fixed broadband technologies. This dynamic plenary panel at Broadband World Forum Asia summarizes the relative strengths and opportunities in each system and shows vendors, operators, and subscribers that a win-win solution exists.
WIRELESS JAPAN 2008
Tokyo, 22 – 24 July 2008
EXPO COMM WIRELESS JAPAN 2008 will cover the fundamental technology that maintains the broadband wireless network. The exhibition will pick up to parts of device software, the trend of recent standardization, and the hot application on wireless network. Nowadays, Wireless network is not only for telecommunication and broadcasting. Wireless network is now indispensable ubiquitous society such as banking, credit, payment, ITS, home security, provision against disaster, administration service, and sales promotions. EXPO COMM WIRELWSS JAPAN 2008 is preparing the stage to promote your wireless innovation.
Mobile+ Summit 2008
Kiev, 1 – 3 September 2008
At this Mobile+ Summit, we will be examining these new revenue drivers for mobile operators, but we will also take a look at the technical foundation, such as Content Delivery Systems, Advanced Content Billing, and BSS/OSS, which are critical to the functioning of 3G VAS. We will be discussing strategies for mobile operators in such competitive market places. We will cover the opportunities offered by mobile and 3G advertising. We will be exploring Fixed-Mobile Convergence opportunities for operators in this region, and will be taking a look at the Fixed-Line Digitalization that needs to go along with it. Finally, we will also take a look at the regulatory environment for mobile communications in key countries.
Telecoms Revenue Assurance Forum Africa
Cape Town, 1 – 4 September 2008
Building on the success of the 4th Annual African Telecoms Billing And Revenue Management Forum in September 2007, IIR is delighted to announce the dates and venue for the Telecoms Revenue Assurance Forum Africa 2008. As African subscriber numbers continue to grow and new technologies and services are introduced, revenue leakage is likely to keep growing. African operators need to develop a proactive and holistic revenue assurance approach in order to protect and grow their revenue. Minimising the sources of revenue leakage and maximising revenue increasingly means co-ordinating operations across multiple departments and integrating business functions like RA, billing and fraud.
ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008
Bangkok, 2 – 5 September 2008
Comprising a high-calibre Exhibition, a Forum and a whole lot more, ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008 will provide a major networking platform for the Asia Pacific region’s top ICT names to come together to focus on the core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region. ASIA 2008 will encompass an Exhibition, featuring the latest technologies and innovations and an extensive Forum which will explore the key technologies, policies and applications which are driving Asia’s ICT sector.
Transformative NGN – Next Generation Networks
Tokyo, 3 – 4 September 2008
This event will provide leading case studies from both domestic and international to discuss cutting-edge business and technology aspects. In terms of business, the event covers next generation business service internal/external structure, including IPTV, WiMAX and OSS/BSS. From the technological point of view, it will provide ain depth outlook into service development know-how, and the cutting-edge technological trends in NGN infrastructure construction. All sessions will provide NGN’s complete picture, which will serve as a foundation for winning market leaders.
Mobile Web Strategies 2008
San Francisco, 9 September 2008
The mobile web has created quite a buzz over the last few years and a lot of expectation has been placed on this next multi-billion dollar opportunity. According to Juniper Research the mobile web market will be worth $22.4 billion in 2013 up from today’s $5.5 Billion, this will be driven by user generated content and social networking. This dynamic one-day event will bring together the top mobile minds from around the world to discuss the important issues facing the mobile web. All set in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere. Mobile Web Strategies 2008 is the only Mobile Web conference produced in partnership with CTIA WIRELESS I.T. and Entertainment, the largest wireless data event in the internet, wireless and telecommunications industries.
LTE World 2008
Taipai, 9 – 10 September 2008
The first LTE networks are projected to be ready by 2009 with early adopters NTT Do Co Mo, China Mobile, AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless amongst others making up the pioneer batch of global mobile operators committed to use this new technology as the first step towards next generation 4G mobility. By 2012, 80% of global mobile operators will make the great leap to LTE. Are you ready for it? Be informed, be prepared, Come this September, global mobile operators will be gathering in a 2 days conference to: Find out the trials and tribulations of global mobile operators who have committed to be the pioneers to utilize LTE, learn the tricks to monetize this technology to achieve new revenue streams, be informed about the technology developments and system requirements. LTE mobile evolution will take the entire mobile world by storm, don’t be clueless when it happens!
CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment
San Francisco, 10 – 12 September 2008
CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 is the largest wireless data event in the internet, wireless and telecommunications industries. With a focus on wireless data applications, software development, network architecture and solutions, CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 is where professionals across various industries see first-hand how wireless data technology is applied to a multitude of business solutions. It’s more than just the next generation of wireless data… it’s how you use it that makes it powerful.
Asia Digital Media & Entertainment Forum
Hong Kong, 11 – 12 September 2008
Responding to the increasing industry demand for latest media trends and entertainment initiatives, UNI Strategic presents Asia Digital Media & Entertainment Forum 2008; a regional conference focusing current market trends and latest imperatives in modern Asia. The Asia Digital Media & Entertainment Forum 2008 is a 2-day executive-level and networking conference focused on discussing, analyzing and identifying critical areas of business and market trends in the entertainment industries in Asia. It was organized to bring some of Asia’s most recognized, high-profile film/TV production and distribution houses, online games companies, mobile service providers, product manufacturers, legislative leaders, content providers and more to discuss and analyze how to most effectively generate and maximize profits in Asia.
Mobile Business Expo
New York, 16 – 19 September 2008
Mobile devices are shifting from an executive accessory to a primary business communication device for a much broader group of users. Mobile devices are evolving to become the productivity and communications platform they’ve always promised to be. If your business needs to figure out how to leverage new mobile tools and technologies, come to Mobile Business Expo, the most influential event for businesses ready to unleash the way they work. As mobile moves from nice-to-have to mission-critical, new issues, challenges and opportunities abound. Transforming your business through mobile technology is the focus of Mobile Business Expo’s five conference tracks: Unleash The Way You Work!
Wireless China Industry Summit
Beijing, 17 – 18 September 2008
Since 2000, Wireless China Industry Summit has promoted innovative wireless technologies to improve the way we communicate, work and live. It is the only event of its kind to receive the full support of the Radio Regulatory Bureau, Ministry of Industry & Information. A two-day program focuses on the application of new wireless technologies to enhance business efficiency, quality of service, functionality of products and beyond. In recognition of the value of wireless, the Radio Regulatory Bureau encourages you to attend this important meeting. Together through dialogue and information exchange we can drive forward the development of wireless technologies and their adoption. Anyone involved in wireless design, networks, product development, project management, manufacture, standardization, systems integration, interoperability, research, frequency planning, deployment, or commercialization, will benefit from the knowledge this Summit offers. If you are considering one wireless event in 2008, make this the one — you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to meeting you in September.
Femtocells Asia 2008
Bangkok, 22 – 24 September 2008
Femtocells Asia 2008 will bring together leading operators, business analysts and equipment vendors from Asia, Europe and the USA to discuss the deployment, services and support of femtocells for home and office applications. With over 250 delegates attending the previous Femtocells USA event, this is the leading Femtocell Conference series for the industry. The Plenary meeting for the Femto Forum will be held alongside this event in the Shangri La Hotel, Bangkok.
Tokyo, 30 September – 4 October 2008
Japan’s comprehensive trade show for cutting-edge information technology and electronics, gathers in one location the advanced technologies, products and services that sustain our digital society. The show has grown through the years as a source of industry information for the global audience. CEATEC JAPAN 2007 posted record results in the history of the show with 895 exhibitors and 205,859 visitors. CEATEC JAPAN 2008 will gather the digital products, network technologies and services that drive global market growth, and present invaluable market and industry information through highly topical Conference sessions. The messages originating from this event have a profound influence on the IT, electronics and related industries worldwide.
WiMax World 2008
Chicago, 30 September – 02 October 2008
WiMAX World 2008 Conference and Expo is the world’s largest wireless and mobile broadband event focusing solely on WiMAX. Over 8,500 attendees and 180+ exhibitors participated in 2007. Now entering its fifth year, the event successfully draws a highly qualified, global senior-level business and technology audience. WiMAX World 2008 is organized to bring together people and businesses across the WiMAX ecosystem, including component and equipment manufacturers, service providers, content and application developers, and the financial investment community to facilitate dialogue on opportunities and barriers for WiMAX technologies.
Tokyo Game Show
Tokyo, 9 – 12 October 2008
The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) grows in size every year, in line with the development of the global game industry. In 2007 there was a 50% increase on the previous year in the number of exhibitors joining the show, with 217 companies, and a total 193,040 visitors, including 62,173 visitors on the business days alone. This represented a record number of both participating exhibitors and visitors to the show. The Tokyo Game Show will act as a focal point for the latest information in computer entertainment, attracting attention from around the world. We would urge you to consider participating a booth as a way of publicizing new products, enhancing public relations, making sales promotions or doing new business.
Open Web Asia ’08
Seoul, 14 October, 2008
Social has been a game changing development of the internet industry and the social web is an area where Asia has its own strength and vibrancy. Asian countries have a distinct internet cultures and market players, so informative and educational cross-country comparisons can be made. The first truly pan-Asia web technology event. A one day conference with carefully crafted speeches and panels featuring thought leaders and doers of Asia 2.0. The gathering of thinkers and doers from Asia and beyond is a unique opportunity to learn about Asia’s most astonishing web successes and best practices from online communities, e-commerce, mobile web ecosystems and more! This will also provide unique intelligence on approaching the booming Asian markets. Not only that, plenty of networking opportunities offer the potential for valuable connections with both Asian and Western web industry movers and shakers.
Mobile Internet World
Boston, 21 – 23 October 2008
Mobile Internet World showcases the mobile Internet technologies and business trends paving the way to the future delivered by the innovative pioneers of today. Attended by all the major leading companies and industry experts, it’s the best place to learn directly from the application developers, service providers, device manufacturers, content providers and entrepreneurs behind the future of the mobile Internet in a relaxed and fun environment.The comprehensive program presents thought leading industry keynotes, summits, workshops, and seminars. Mobile Internet World is focused on helping your company learn how to profit from the next generation of the Internet.
Andicom Telecommunications Congress
Colombia, 29 – 31 October 2008
Andicom Telecommunications Congress is the annual international academic and business meeting located on the Caribbean, for all sector representatives, set up to provide participants with the most complete update on major telecommunications technologies, market, regulatory and business matters in a single site. Participants can directly contact solution providers, become acquainted with the latest products and services, and establish business relationships. The Congress is structured in four complementary sections: Main Academic Forum, Commercial Exhibit, Business Forum and Business Rounds. Premium sponsored by Nokia Siemens Networks, the event attracts large numbers of participants around the world. Last year the ANDICOM Congress was attended by representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, United States, France, Italy, Latvia, South Korea, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Sweden and Venezuela.
Mobile Web 2.0 Conference
San Francisco, 3 November 2008
The MOBILE 2.0 conference brings together experts and thought leaders from all aspects of the mobile ecosystem, including startups, investors, mobile carriers, device manufacturers, and mobile application developers and web technologists. The conference is an opportunity for companies to connect to industry leadership and startup innovation and broaden your C-level relationships. A one-day event on November 3rd, 2008 focusing on new Mobile Applications and Services, the Mobile Web and Disruptive Mobile Innovations. In addition to our All Day Business Track, we will offer an Afternoon Builder Track which will focus on tutorials and demonstrations needed by developers, designers and entrepreneurs seeking in depth information about how to build a mobile application/service.
Telco 2.0 5th Executive Brainstorm
London, 4 – 5 November 2008
Using Telco 2.0′s unique interactive format, called “Mindshare”, this event gathers together representatives from across the telecoms, media, banking, retail, government and technology sectors to explore opportunities to leverage underexploited telecoms assets and capabilities to reduce friction and grow business in the digital economy. Run as a large scale structured brainstorm, the time across 2 days is allocated as follows: 30% Stimulus presentations; 22% Interactive brainstorming with peers; 13% Panel discussions; 35% Networking. We have a superb line up of stimulus presenters and panelists who are specially briefed to contribute to the brainstorming process. with 200-250 senior execs from across the telecoms, media, financial services, retail, government and technology sectors.
Carrier Ethernet World Congress
Singapore, 12 – 14 November 2008
As the adoption of Carrier Ethernet gathers pace, this is your unique opportunity to assess the technology and marketing strategies of major operators and service providers active in the APAC region. It’s clear that Carrier Ethernet offers real opportunities to reduce transport costs and deliver new services to enterprise customers. Yet technology debates are still raging and many questions remain about how to market these services to your customers. Attending the Carrier Ethernet World APAC Congress will give you a complete overview and comparison of Carrier Ethernet services and networks. By examining in detail the different business models, technologies and standards associated with Carrier Ethernet, you will be better prepared to make the right choices for your organisation.
GSMA Mobile Asia Congress
Macau, 18 – 20 November 2008
The GSMA Mobile Asia Congress presents a myriad of opportunities for mobile professionals and innovators from operators, value-added service providers, and equipment and device manufacturers from across Asia and around the world. The Mobile Asia Congress provides the ideal personal experience and environment for networking with a select circle of mobile professionals who can positively impact your business. See Presentations, leading-edge technology products, and business strategies from players leading the industry. Sharee your market vision and promote your brand to key influencers and decision-makers. Establish new business relationships with decision-makers from influential markets, including China, Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.
Open Mobile Summit
San Francisco, 19 – 20 November 2008
This is not a mass-market trade show, or a showcase of mobile web start-ups. It’s a meeting of minds for the business leaders of the key players in the mobile and internet industries. This is your opportunity to be part of the dialogue that’s shaping the next generation mobile economy. And network with the industry’s best and brightest. Just take a look at the speakers that are already committed – you won’t see a better line-up anywhere else. Expect to hear from individuals who will really challenge existing thinking, rather than simply regurgitating the same old theories on the conference circuit. Expect powerful debate and well-facilitated interaction. Expect to meet new types of partners. And expect to go home with new ideas and perspectives that will change the way you do business.
Mobility World Congress
Beijing, 24 – 28 November 2008
The Mobility World Congress is Asia’s premier wireless broadband congress and will be taking place from 24 – 28 November in Beijing. Asia continues to be the most important region in relation to the mobile industry. China and India are the largest mobile markets in the world and key emerging markets earmarked for huge investment over the next five years include Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. This four day event welcomed over 1,500 attendees in 2007 and over 200 speakers addressed the event.
Mobile Media Investor Conference
San Francisco , 9 – 10 December 2008
For the past 10 years, mobile media has slowly grown to an inflection point in the U.S., where consumers understand they can do more than make phone calls with their device. As 2008 nears an end, we are seeing a boost in consumer adoption of mobile content; most obviously thanks to advances like Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry. The goal for the event is to bring forth the realities and economics of mobile media, to educate the investment community better. We also aim to create a forum for emerging growth mobile media companies to connect with other key players in the mobile ecosystem. Whether your interest is social networking, billing, video, music, or advertising, the Mobile Media Investor Conference hopes to bring you closer to the sectors you are most passionate about. We look forward to two days of discovering the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead in mobile media, as well as new strategies for monetization.
13th Annual GSM 3G Middle East
Dubai, 15 – 16 December 2008
Reflecting the changing dynamics of Middle Eastern telcos and the market place, the 13th annual GSM 3G Middle East Congress and accompanying exhibition will focus on the opportunities and challenges thrown up by convergence and the evolution to 3G, broadband and beyond. The 2-day congress will again comprise a multi-streamed, strategic and technical conference alongside a networking exhibition showcasing the products and services of over 150 international companies.
Orlando, 27 – 29 March 2007
CTIA WIRELESS is the world’s largest technology event dedicated exclusively to wireless, broadband convergence and mobile computing technologies, covering the entire industry from network infrastructure to microprocessors to applications to content to end-user hardware.
Milan, 26 – 29 March 2007
The C5 World Forum conference and exhibition has emerged from the need to move beyond the digital networked economy to focus more intently on the implications of network convergence of communications and its role in shaping personalized content and communications for customers.
Las Vegas, 17 April 2007
The 2nd Annual MoTV Summit at NAB2007 is about the next revolution in mobile media: the migration of near-TV quality video to cellphones. Carriers are rushing toward two models for mobile video: a “one-to-one” model that lets users pick the video-on-demand or streaming video content they want over the mobile Internet; and a “one-to-many” model that brings true television over a dedicated spectrum to users. For programmers, these are developments as important as the migration of video and television content to the Internet.
Las Vegas, 18 April 2007
Satellite and cable have been battling it out for a decade with industry watchers taking sides and making bets on who will win. With over 70 million cable subscribers and 16 million satellite subscribers in the U.S. market, the telco industry is taking on a huge challenge by deploying pay television services. What opportunities does IPTV offer for competitive advantage between telcos, broadcasters and broadband providers?
Amsterdam, 18 – 20 April 2007
Mobile consumer demands and expectations are changing. Demand for 3G services and expectations on quality, cost and coverage are all putting a huge strain on the operator’s network. A fully optimised network is the answer. By embracing new technologies and understanding the requirements of both the radio access and backhaul networks operators can not only reduce huge Opex costs but also boost the end user experience of their network. The Advanced Mobile Network Optimisation Forum 2007 will address the problems and the potential of today’s mobile network while looking at how future developments will impact capacity requirements and quality expectations.
Bangkok, 24 – 25 April 2007
This international industry gathering will explore innovative business models, technology strategies, network infrastructure, systems and wireless devices, as well as the latest WiMAX-enabled services and applications. A comprehensive range of Conference keynotes and in-depth special interest sessions will explore innovative business models, technology strategies, network infrastructure, systems and wireless devices, as well as the latest developments towards a new generation of WiMAX-enabled services and applications.
Monaco, 24 – 26 April 2007
The IMS 2.0 World Forum will provide the staging point for forward looking discussions around IMS technology and broader themes of IP convergence. Latest IMS case studies from Fixed, Integrated, Mobile, Cable and Internet service providers. Migration Strategy, Convergence Strategy, Service Strategy. From 5 continents, we are bringing together 85+ speakers including 43 confirmed operators for the world’s leading IMS event!
San Francisco, 25 – 26 April 2007
Anytime, anywhere. That’s what it boils down to – the ability for mobile users to access all their content, be it e-mail, Web pages, music or videos, no matter where they are. To help both VCs and entrepreneurs get a view of where the mobile industry is and where it is headed in 2007, Dow Jones VentureWire is putting together an impressive group of speakers, including individuals from some of the major carriers, CEOs from 80 of the most promising mobile start-ups and, of course, some of the leading investors in the sector.
Los Angeles, 2 May 2007
UCLA-WINMEC is hosting the Mobile Web 2.0 Forum on May 2, 2007. The next generation of the Mobile Web – Web 2.0 – is expected to vastly expand the scope of media content generation and consumption by allowing one or more mobile internet users to singly or jointly create and consume content. The forum will address such challenges arising as a result of Mobile Web 2.0 in the Convergence of Content, Devices and Networks for Consumer and Enterprise Spaces. The forum will bring together a panel of experts from Media/entertainment organizations, Content Aggregators, Network Providers, Infrastructure Organizations and Enterprises.
London, 2 – 3 May 2007
We’ve invited 10 of the industry’s most inspiring speakers to deliver 10 keynote presentations and provoke a series of breakout groups and panel discussions. They’ll address topics ranging from graphical interfaces and industrial design to mobile advertising and customer satisfaction. Delegates work side-by-side with industry leaders in the unique Wallacespace environment to respond to the manifesto and set the user experience agenda for the mobile telecoms business.
Seoul, 15 May 2007
The Mobile Video Summit is focused on mobile video-on-demand and mobile broadcasting service which take technology evolution and uptake. This conference will give you an insight on important business and technology issues from the market leaders. The panel sessions, led by the foremost experts, will also discuss current business and technology issues and collaborate on the future trend and strategic development. Come to see how your Korean and Asian partners go through a new mobile issue you are faced with. Industry forecasts and country market analysis (of Korea, Taiwan and China) will more than double your projects for the dynamic test bed in the pipeline.
Los Angeles, 16 – 17 May 2007
Join the dynamic deal-making environment between content owners and distributors where we discuss the hottest trends for mobile content and applications. Due to the huge success of our last summit with over 1000 attending, we have added new benefits for all ticket holders for the low price of only $495 . The price goes up to $550 onsite.
London, 23 – 24 May 2007
For five years, The Wireless Event has brought together hundreds (over 400 in 2006!) of top level executives from mobile operators, telcos and WISPs. Here, they debate strategy, influence policy and develop partnerships in a large scale, independent meeting place. With the emergence of true Mobile Broadband around mobile WiMAX and HSxPA, we are proud to announce that this conference is now called the Mobile Broadband Congress.
Vienna, 29 – 31 May 2007
For WiMAX, 2007 will be the most critical year yet, as products based on Mobile WiMAX start to reach the market and major operators make their commitments and begin their build-outs for personal broadband and convergence services. In Europe, the situation will be particularly interesting, and there are some key events that will help shape the market in this dynamic region over the coming years.
Monte Carlo, 5 – 6 June 2007
Come and network with 2000 attendees, visit 100 exhibitors and learn from 135 speakers. MeM 2007, the official annual event of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) hits the Mediterranean. It’s the industry’s longest standing and most established event promising the breadth of networking, the depth of programme, the quality of speakers and not to mention the glamour and excitement!
Beijing, 5 – 8 June 2007
The advent of broadband networking is changing the nature of communications. In order to survive and thrive, carriers must offer not only voice service, but also a growing variety of broadband-enabled content and entertainment services. They must evolve their access networks, rework their network management and operations, and engage new business models that will drive revenue in a new world of competition.
Sydney, 13 – 15 June 2007
Now in its 3rd year, Mobile Content World Australasia is an event designed to provide you with the latest creative ideas and practical insights for monetising mobile content. Mobile TV and Video, Advertising, Search and Social Media are on the top of everyone’s agenda this year and we have the presentations addressing these mega-trends along with emerging issues in off-deck migration, fixed-mobile convergence and mobile communities.
Singapore, 19 – 22 June 2007
Held concurrent with EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia, you get to do business with more than 67,000 industry professionals and decision makers from over 100 countries/regions in their race to tap into the vast business opportunities in the Asian market and beyond and mingle with a gathering of over 13,000 executives from policy makers, regulators, carriers, ISPs and service providers. Key Technology Highlights for 2007 include: 3G, GPRS. HSDPA, Broadband Wireless, Embedded Technology/RFID, Enterprise Networks and Technologies, Infrastructure solutions, IP Technology, Fixed-Mobile-Convergence (FMC), Mobile and Fixed Wireless Technologies, Next Generation Networks, Network Equipment, Satellite Communications & Technologies, Smart Cards, VoIP, Wi-Fi, WiMAX .
San Diego, 20 – 22 June 2007
Whether you want market insight, technical details or more contacts with the people driving innovation in the industry, BREW 2007 can take you there. We’ve expanded into new businesses. We have new conference participants. And we’ll be delivering more insight and education than ever at this year’s event. This is where publishers, developers, content providers, operators, device manufacturers and more come together to explore the future. From in-depth technical sessions to insightful business segments, you’ll come away from BREW 2007 with a new perspective.
London, 2 July 2007
The Mobility Summit focuses on the business value that mobility creates. This vital event will steer you through the people, process and technology challenges on your way to creating a successful mobile enterprise. With technology architectures advancing so rapidly; encompassing a multiplicity of applications, devices, operating systems and suppliers, it is vital to take time out to assess the solutions and providers that best suit the needs of your employees and your business.
Sydney, 2 – 4 July 2007
Various forms of mobile media have been imagined for sometime, and are now a reality: mobile Internet, new forms of mobile text, mobile music, mobile film and video, mobile games, mobile learning, mobile media for the workplace, videotelephony, and mobile television. In this international conference we aim to comprehensively analyse and debate mobile media – exploring its emerging structures, features, practices, value chains, producers and audiences, delving into its social, cultural, aesthetic and commercial implications, and debating its futures.
Toronto, 18 – 19 July 2007
The 2007 Wireless & Mobile Expo and Conference, being the global meeting place for the wireless industry, attracts key decision-makers to learn and purchase the latest products and solutions, offered by innovative technology vendors and service providers. Together the exhibition and conference of this event facilitates networking for leading industry delegates, making it an unrivalled platform for generating new business and exchanging ideas.
Tokyo, 18 – 20 July 2007
EXPO COMM WIRELESS JAPAN is the largest and the only major event in Japan which is specialized in wireless & mobile network technologies, services, solutions and these products. The show is the meeting point of the wireless market in Asia with over 34.000 industry professionals and 180 exhibitors. EXPO COMM WIRELESS JAPAN is the best opportunity to promote your products to the wireless & mobile industry, develop new business partners and expand your share of market in Asia.
Cambridge, 18 – 20 July 2007
The 2nd annual Mobile Pricing Symposium is a 3-day residential learning experience in the sedate setting of Robinson College Cambridge, to consider the fast paced world of mobile pricing. This year’s theme focuses on pricing and marketing for success in mobile markets. In an enhanced programme, a range of experts will provide in depth assessments of tariffing, pricing and marketing practice in the mobile markets, in what is the only residential pricing course available today. An exceptional speaker academy will participate in the 2007 event.
Kyoto, July 22 – 24 2007
This dynamic two day event will delve into Japan’s technology marketplace and celebrate its numerous-often underrepresented-innovators. Strongly interactive in format, the event comprises six editorial tracks of focus: Web 2.0; Entertainment; Wireless; Investment; Cleantech; and Digital Living / Digital Workplace. Each track will begin with an esteemed industry leader sharing his/her stories with the Publisher and Chairman of Red Herring, Alex Vieux, followed by a high-level panel discussion on hot-button and future-focused topics.
Johannesburg, 31st July – 2nd August 2007
Telecoms World Africa, now in its 4th successful year, is set to be the place that brings you in contact with senior level decision makers with the power to purchase your solutions. Our past delegates included fixed line operators, ISP’s, regulators, carriers, solution providers, manufacturers, consultants, financiers, investors, GSM’s and corporate end users. If this represents your target audience then align yourself with Telecoms World Africa to develop and enhance these vital business relationships.
Seoul, 22 – 24 August 2007
The conference will feature agenda setting keynote sessions, and streams discussing the most exciting industry issues in the Korean and global marketplace. iMobicon is the only conference to bring together the leaders of the Korean telecoms industry with experts from the rest of the world – operators, content providers and innovators. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to share experiences and gain a glimpse into the future of global mobile evolution.
Beijing, 22 – 25 August 2007
iHollywood Forum joins BIRTV to produce the 3rd annual Digital Media Summit at this world class trade show. iHollywood China will expand upon the previous two installments by delivering leading Hollywood and International Technology executives to the mix of Chinese government bodies, regulators, operators and enablers that are shaping the future of new media and technologies for China such as Mobile TV, IPTV and all forms of mobile and digital Entertainment.
Singapore, 10 – 11 September 2007
The telecommunications industry is at the forefront of the information age, delivering voice, data, video and many other value added services. The industry is growing rapidly and experiencing massive changes in operation and services. Therefore it is essential to have information at fingertips to anticipate these changes and quickly make informed decisions. Drawing an executive delegation from across Asia, this event simply cannot be missed. It is an essential platform for networking with key executives in the region and to enhance industry knowledge.
Sydney, 18 – 20 September 2007
WiMax World Australia is the region’s most important conference designed to educate operators and business end-users on the key challenges and benefits of investing in wireless broadband. It will bring together all members of the value chain and provide a targeted platform for you to showcase your expertise, demonstrate your products and offer solutions to a targeted audience.
Tokyo, 20 – 23 September 2007
The TOKYO GAME SHOW began in 1996 and will be held for the 17th time in 2007. In the past, the show has covered a three day period with the first day, a Friday, set aside as a Business Day open only to those in the industry. Having undergone phenomenal growth over the last decade, the computer entertainment industry now occupies an important position among domestic industries and attract attention from all over the world. To further promote business development and internationalization, for TOKYO GAME SHOW 2007 there will now be two Business Days, held on Thursday and Friday, instead of only one.
London, 25 – 28 September 2007
Imagine the impact three-days at Europe’s largest pure wholesale conference will have on your business. An array of real decision makers can give you a clearer picture of the industry whilst allowing you to highlight your own business opportunities. To do this Carriers World 2007 has created a unique experience for you – this is not theory, it’s a real and practical congress. You will benefit from an interactive experience with more keynotes, more panels, more case-studies then ever before.
Beijing, 26 – 27 September 2007
The China Wi-Fi Summit will feature a two-day conference including roundtables, keynote addresses, track speeches, and panel discussions on a wide range of technical and business topics. In addition, the conference will feature a vendor expo with product demonstrations and interoperability testing events. The Wi-Fi Alliance and BII group expect that Chinese firms and multinational corporations alike will participate in the event as demonstrators, speakers, and sponsors. It is first annual China Wi-Fi Summit. This event further signals the significant growth of the Wi-Fi market, with an installed base of three hundred million users and a worldwide growth rate of 25% per year.
Orlando, 2 – 4 October 2007
The Mobile Web Americas conference and expo will bring together industry professionals from around the world to discuss how to improve and capitalize on the mobile web. Experts agree that the United States is about to see the same explosive growth in mobile web users as the UK and Asia. In Japan shopping and surfing the web from the mobile phone is done by over 40% of adults. Americans are more than ready for the mobile web but most sites are not. Early adapters to this technology have a tremendous advantage to establish themselves. Leaders on the traditional web will not necessarily be the leaders on the mobile web.
Tokyo, 2 – 6 October 2007
Bringing together cutting-edge IT & electronics technologies, products and services under one roof, CEATEC JAPAN has grown over the years into the largest exhibition of its kind in Asia, providing the latest information in its field More powerful than ever, CEATEC JAPAN 2007 will open with the theme of Experience the Frontline of Digital Convergence and will feature a myriad of presentations on the latest industry trends.
Mumbai, 8 – 9 October 2007
Acquire a holistic view of the emerging Mobile Device Management market and device/service usability issues. Through experts’ presentations and case studies the Asia Mobile Device Management Forum will discuss revenue generation opportunities and cost savings to enable greater service uptake. This unique event will provide key telecom players with the insights and knowledge in adopting Business Intelligence (BI). The keynote speakers and case studies will enlighten the delegates with key benefits of adopting BI and validate the Return On Investment by implementing BI.
Hong Kong, 8 – 11 October, 2007
Transport Networks for Mobile Operators – Asia Pacific (TNMO-APAC) will deliver two full, intelligence-packed, conference days led by senior transport professionals from the Asia Pacific region, who are driving network evolution and rolling out new deployments. Themed sessions include optical core evolution, 3G & HSPA deployment, 3G transport & backhaul optimisation, IP transport evolution, Ethernet RAN and MW backhaul.
Miami, 9 – 12 October 2007
This forum is specifically designed to help Fixed, Mobile and Cable Service Providers optimise their billing, revenue assurance and revenue management strategies in order to meet the increasing demands of operating in the Next Generation (NGN) environment. The conference will explore in detail how NGN technologies and the increasing need for multiple forms of Convergence, have impacted key organisational functions and processes, suggesting proactive strategies for how billing, IT, revenue assurance and revenue management functions should respond to increasing business and technical demands and requirements.
Los Angeles, 17 – 18 October 2007
The 2nd annual Asia Pacific Entertainment and Media (APEM) Summit 2007 is a 2-day executive-level industry conference and networking forum organized by Entertainment Asia Network (EAN) focused on the businesses of film, television, video games, mobile technology and content, creative power and the Internet in the Asia regions. APEM Summit 2007 was organized to bring leading Asian and Western entertainment companies and executives together to discuss some of the key market opportunities that are emerging in the U.S. and Asia.
Hong Kong, 22 – 26 October 2007
Leading operator speakers will be sharing their valuable and hard won experiences on optimising Billing and RM processes for meeting the requirements of next generation services and capturing maximum revenues. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to gain a considerable advantage over your competitors by optimising your flexible, scalable and convergent billing to drive revenues. Benefit from hearing how a significant number of telecom service providers have optimised RM processes to turn Revenue Assurance (RA) into revenue growth and generation. You will also learn how successful telecom operators are now looking towards cost margin assurance to identify areas for growth.
San Francisco, 23 – 25 October 2007
CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment is the most well-attended mobile data convention in the industry, attracting more than 15,000 attendees, 300 exhibitors and more than 600 members of the media and analyst communities. Our fall trade show is billed as “One Show, Two Personalities,” as it focuses on the emerging role wireless is playing in the enterprise and entertainment worlds. The show focuses on the integration of wireless data technologies into the enterprise through vertical business markets such as healthcare, government, automotive, retail etc. as well as the explosive growth in wireless entertainment—encompassing everything from music downloads to digital cameras to interactive games.
Dubai, 5 – 6 November 2007
The IPTV Middle East and Africa event will be our inaugural event in the region. It is the latest event addition to the successful IPTV World Series and has been added to meet demand for broadcast technology in the region. The conference will feature over 15 platform operators, content providers and system integrators discussing thematic issues faced in the IPTV industry. The exhibition will feature up to 30 leading exhibitors, demonstrating their brand of technology. We are expecting 800 delegates to attend the show, and there will be a networking party for all delegates.
Macao, 12 – 14 November 2007
The only place where the best converge. The GSMA Mobile Asia Congress 2007, formerly known as 3GSM Mobile Asia Congress, is THE place to connect to the Mobile future! Mobile Asia Congress is a unique environment for leading companies to showcase the latest in mobile products and solutions, a place for the industry’s innovators to develop new ideas and for its leaders to set out their visions for growth. Contact us today to register for the most highly-regarded event in the mobile industry.
St. Petersburg, 15 – 16 November 2007
We are expecting over 300 Conference participants, top executives and department heads. The speakers invited, leading world and Russian experts on the mobile VAS, will express their viewpoints on the proposed issues and then will answer your questions and join the discussion. Our goal is to give you an opportunity to express your own opinion, learn new ideas from others, present your own ideas, raise questions and discuss problems. So join us at this high-profile event!
Madrid, 26 – 29 November 2007
Evaluating the strategies and competitive positions of key players in the VoIP and wVoIP market; Developing blended VoIP and data services to drive take-up of FMC, triple play and quad play propositions. Determining how to make the transition to new wholesale and retail pricing models. Understanding regulators approach to VoIP regulation and determining how regulations are likely to evolve. Assessing the business case for different technologies and networks to deliver wireless VoIP services.
Berlin, 26 – 29 November 2007
In this unique event, IIR will bring you essential lessons, news and insights from experts active in IPTV development and delivery to help you perfect your technical implementation of IPTV. This conference is essential for IPTV project leads and technical strategists. The breadth of subjects addressed also means that this is an important subject for Directors, Managers and Specialists in: IP Network Engineering; Systems Architecture; VOD; HDTV; Network Design and Control; Access Networking; Content Compression; Content Delivery; Interoperability; IPTV Standards; Home Gateways; Interactive Services; IP QoS; Systems Integration; OSS/BSS; DRM; Security; Home Networking; Interconnection; Billing; Service Fulfilment; CPEs; P2P Networking.
Hong Kong, 3 – 6 December 2007
The Mobility World Congress is Asia’s premier conference for the mobile and wireless communities. Four days, 150 speakers, 1500 delegates and 50 exhibiting companies. Major technologies to be covered include DMB, DVB-H, EV-DO, HSPA, LTE, NGN/NGMN, TD-SCDMA, NFC, UMB and WiMAX. This ‘week in wireless’ features two afternoons of keynote addresses, two special interest seminars on NFC and Mobile TV. On top of this we have three co-located events including MEF LIVE, the official Asian event for the MEF, Mobile Marketing Forum and the WiMAX Strategy Day. The week is finished off with six congress tracks and six workshops.
Hong Kong, 4 – 5 December 2007
The MEF Live congress will be co-located with the Mobility World Congress & Exhibition attracting operators, content providers, aggregators and technology providers MEF LIVE will be THE Asian event for the mobile and media communities to come together. Featuring speakers from organizations such as Electronic Arts, EMI, Hungama Mobile, ITN, mBlox, Sony BMGMusic Entertainment, Sony Pictures, MySpace, Google Mobile, Walt Disney and Warner Music, this promises to be THE forum in Asia for the mobile entertainment and content industries.
Berlin, 4 – 6 December 2007
Connections Europe will advance the state of knowledge for digital products and services in Europe, North America, and beyond by creating an opportunity for industry leaders and strategists to present their ideas, learn from leaders in many industries, and network in a vibrant environment. By increasing the knowledge of industry leaders, companies will be able to more effectively market their products and services to consumers. This knowledge and understanding will expand and advance European markets for products, systems, and services.
Singapore, 5 – 7 December 2007
The IPTV World Forum will explore the boundaries of what IPTV is, and what it can become, across Asia. Including over 30 Asian and international telcos, industry networking party to meet other delegates, networking area combined with The Connected Home Asia & TV Over Net Asia, and over 4000 visitors anticipated.
Some sage advise when entering new turf; Stop, Look and Listen.. it’s also good to secure a local guide. Japan is the cradle of mobile civilization – we been been dedicated to this space since 2001 – trust our archives here offer some useful material.
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