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GSMA Highlights Success Of Mobile Asia Expo 2013
Jun 30, 2013 (05:06 PM EDT)
LONDON, June 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today reported that more than 20,500* unique visitors from 77 countries attended the 2013 Mobile Asia Expo, held 26-28 June in Shanghai. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry's largest and most influential mobile operators, device makers, equipment providers, software companies and Internet companies, as well as government delegations and technology-savvy consumers. The conference programme drew more than 2,100 attendees, with more than 50 per cent of delegates holding C-level positions, including 130 CEOs.
"We're extremely pleased with the turnout that we've seen this week. The strong level of attendance, particularly among the C-suite of the world's leading communications companies, underscores the importance of Asia in the global mobile landscape," commented John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. "From the conference to the exhibition and the many meetings and events within Mobile Asia Expo, attendees were able to experience the vision of the 'Connected Future' today."
The 2013 Mobile Asia Expo hosted nearly 200 exhibition stands and occupied 25,000 gross square metres of exhibition and business meeting space. More than 640 international media and industry analysts attended the event to report on the many industry announcements made at Mobile Asia Expo.
Industry and Government Leaders Gather in Shanghai
Beyond the keynotes, the Mobile Asia Expo conference included the GTI Asia Conference, as well as focused breakout sessions examining the key trends and issues in mobile. Mobile Asia Expo also hosted several other meetings including the Connected Living Asia Summit, the Smart Cities Forum and the ETSI-GSMA Intellectual Property Rights Summit.
GSMA Public Policy Forum
Exhibition: Showcasing Leading Companies Across Mobile
The Expo was home to a number of pavilions and zones focused on specific topics or regions, such as the Innovation Pavilion, the Augmented Reality Pavilion, the Gaming Zone and the Mobile Entertainment Pavilion. Attendees also participated in a range of informative presentations in the Innovation Labs, which were sponsored by FingerQ and Orange, as well as app developer conferences and App Lab sessions in App Planet.
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Mobile Asia Expo 2013 Partners
"We thank all who contributed to the success of our second Mobile Asia Expo, including the government of China, the city of Shanghai, our Platinum Event Sponsor China Mobile and all of our exhibitors, sponsors, partners and attendees," continued Hoffman. "We look forward to coming back to Shanghai next year and building on the success of our 2013 event."
Mobile Asia Expo 2014 will be held the week of 9 June 2014; specific timing and further details for the 2014 event will be made available over the coming months.
For news coverage and video highlights from Mobile Asia Expo, please visit Mobile World Live at http://www.mobileworldlive.com/mobile-asia-expo/. Replays of the Mobile Asia Expo keynote presentations will also be made available on Mobile World Live over the coming weeks.
Note to editor: *This figure represents the number of individual attendees at the event, including delegates, exhibitors, contractors and media; it does not represent the total number of entries to the event.
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