Industry Events

GSMA participates in many global events. More details on events will be available soon.


The Guardian Changing Media Summit

23-24 March 2016
London, United Kingdom

The Guardian Changing Media Summit returns 23-24 March 2016. We’ll discuss if in a post-digital, mobile-centric age, the consumer been left behind?

Highlights include:

  • Sir Martin Sorrell shares his views on what the changing landscape means for media businesses
  • Sir John Hegarty and BBH’s new worldwide chief creative officer, Pelle Sjoenell, discuss the importance of creativity in a post-digital age
  • Panelists from Hailo, Mindshare and the Rubicon Project discuss if adblocking will lead to the reinvention of advertising



M2M Now Money Talks mHealth Conference

December 9, 2014
Gaylord National Resort, Washington DC

The M2M Now Money Talks mHealth conference, co-located with the mHealth Summit, will present thought-provoking sessions centered around the future of digital health. Industry luminaries will lay the foundation for implementation of an App Formulary Model, showcase real life examples of proven success and participate in “The Great Debate” – should digital health apps and www.ces be prescribed? Representatives from the entire mHealth value chain including: clinicians, payers, researchers, solution vendors, wireless network operators and the ultimate patient advocate will be among the participants.



October 21, 2014
Toronto, Canada

WEST: Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto, is a one-day event which features speakers from adidas, Intel, US Olympics, Golden State Warriors, CFC, 1188 Films and Toronto FC’s Dwayne De Rosario. It looks at how wearables are changing sports and entertainment. We have topics such as a new POV for sports fans, the quantified athlete, VR and film and the new rules of marketing and advertising. Get $120 off the remaining tickets using code GSMA40


MEF Global Forum 2014

The Westin San Francisco Market Street
17 – 19th November 2014

MEF Global Forum 2014 Join mobile content & commerce leaders at MEF Global Forum 2014. On November 17-19 #MEFGF14 brings together mobile’s most influential companies and emerging stars from across the international ecosystem. From Mobile Money to the Apps Economy and across Wearables to EdTech, 25 countries will be represented to discuss, learn & connect. The 3-day program includes regional tracks (EMEA, Asia & LATAM) as well as Pitch & Match business matchmaking and the Meffys Awards Gala Dinner.

Wearable Tech Paris

November 18, 2014
Paris, France

Wearable Tech Paris is a is a one-day event which features international speakers from the fashion (e.g. top fashion designers, watch designers, etc.), sports (Vice world champion in Skydiving; Olivier Lombard, Pro race car driver, pro basketball players, etc..), music, health, wearables (e.g. Withings, Misfit, Citizen Sciences, Optinvent, Qualcomm..), connected car and smart home industry (Renault, etc..). We will discuss the future of the wearable Tech and IoT space as well as key topics such as funding, business models, privacy, OS/API fragmentation, etc..We will also have a chance to meet top VCs, and media (TV, radio..). We will also demo some great technologies and have a startup competition. Get 30% off the remaining tickets using code WPTA30



November 25 – 26, 2014
London, United Kingdom

Internet of Things World Forum 2014 is the world’s leading IoT Conference based in London focusing on IoT applications, IoT Solutions and IoT Companies for all verticals including automotive, healthcare, asset and fleet management, manufacturing, security, retail point of sales, smart grid, smart metering, smart home and consumer electronics industry. For more information, please visit the event site here:

M2M Now Money Talks – mHealthMT-mHealth_rectangle_logo
Date: 10 December 2013
Location: Washington, D.C., United States

With many healthcare and wellness providers struggling to find clear business models within this rapidly emerging technology, M2M Now Money Talks – mHealth is a highly interactive, panel debate led event that will explore how best to build effective business models to provide services more efficiently, save money and generate greater profits.

Event Learning Objectives:

  • From smartphone apps to industrial applications, who’s making money in mHealth and how?
  • Identifying the commercial and cultural obstacles to mHealth adoption
  • Examining the real-world business mHealth models that work

Session A: Consumer or Clinician – Who’s Driving the Future of mHealth?

Session B: mHealth 2020 Vision: Delivering and capitalising on Connected Health

Speakers and panelists include Qualcomm Life, Alere Connect, Vodafone Americas, Kaiser Permanente, Orange Healthcare, China Mobile, the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre & Continua Health Alliance

To learn more, visit here.

Event: GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEKBanner-Gitex-160-x-160-N
Date: 20-24 October 2013
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK is the largest technology trade event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia Region. The 33rd edition of GITEX takes place from October 20th to 24th at the Dubai World Trade Centre, gathering over 139,000 ICT professionals from 144 countries. 25,000+ visitors at GITEX are C-level, making it a highly lucrative business platform. The event hosts an array of ROI enhancing features designed to engage exhibitors and visitors, along with exclusive conferences that focus on the hottest industry topics including Big Data, Cloud Computing, Digital Strategies and many more.

To learn more, visit here.

Event: AirWatch Connect LondonAirwatch-Connect-160x160
Date: October 14 – 16, 2013
Location: Marriott London Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Square London, W1K6JP, United Kingdom

AirWatch Connect is the leading event for enterprise mobility representing a global community of business innovators, thought leaders and technology experts in the enterprise mobility market. AirWatch Connect provides an interactive forum where community leaders can collaborate on mobile initiatives by sharing their ideas, challenges and best practices to stay at the cutting edge of mobility, drive transformation across their organizations and innovation in the market.

To learn more, visit here.

Event:Digital Advertising & Privacy 2013DAP-button_edited-1
Date: 25 June 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom

Digital Advertising & Privacy 2013 will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to navigate the complex issues thrown up by privacy law and online marketing. Organised by DataGuidance, this is a must-attend event for professionals responsible for keeping their organisations compliant with current and upcoming online regulation, such as Do Not Track and the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation.

As modern consumers spend more and more time online, a rising number of companies are shifting advertising from traditional means to digital advertising through mobile apps, social networking platforms, video advertising, cross platform engagement, behavioural advertising and other innovative ways.
Internet giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google, generate millions in revenue from the digital advertising industry every year and with increased customisation of marketing through ‘likes’, views and followers, this landscape is shifting dramatically. Thousands of online businesses offer numerous digital advertising channels, but with their growing popularity comes a raft of legal issues and scrutiny by regulators on both sides of the Atlantic.

As online compliance law gets increasingly divergent, stay on track and gain vital industry insider knowledge at Digital Advertising & Privacy 2013.

Digital Advertising & Privacy 2013 is accredited for 6 CPD points.

To learn more, visit here.

Event: Guardian Changing Media Summitchanging_media_summit
Date: 21 – 22 March 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom

Join us at the Guardian Changing Media Summit, London 21 and 22 March. CMS brings together a unique blend of CXO and director level executives responsible for commercial, creative and digital strategies across online, mobile, social, advertising, gaming, finance, audio and more.

You’ll rub shoulders with the biggest names of today, and the brightest stars of tomorrow as well as interrogate ideas and pick up new strategic approaches, be challenged by some of the biggest thinkers in the business, learn from the biggest successes and the most painful failures and network with peers who can make a difference to your business.

Quote GSMA20 for your exclusive GSMA 20% discount

Speakers include:

  • Linda Grant – Managing director, Metro
  • Jason Titus – CTO, Shazam
  • Jonah Peretti – Founder and CEO, Buzzfeed
  • Michael Comish – CEO, Tesco Digital Entertainment
  • Paul Keenan, CEO, Bauer Media
  • Olaf Swantee, CEO, Everything Everywhere

Already over 150 senior delegates have booked their place, including:

  • Chief marketing and communications officer, Channel 4
  • Chief marketing officer, Proctor & Gamble
  • Chief executive officer, YouView
  • Chief technology officer, News International
  • Chief executive officer, MediaCom
  • Chief marketing officer, Asda
  • President, Europe, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Director, worldwide, EA Mobile
  • Chief marketing officer, Microsoft
  • Vice president, EMEA, Research in Motion

To find out more, take a look here:

TF2013banner_280Event: TelecomFinance 2013 Conference & Awards
Date: 30 – 31 January 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom

TelecomFinance, your definitive news source on raising finance in the telecoms sector, returns with its annual conference and awards. This year’s TelecomFinance conference examines how the telecom industry remains at a crossroads, as operators struggle to adapt to a new world order where technology and OTT providers have gained the upper hand.

TelecomFinance will recognise and celebrate the leading banks and deals of 2012. They will be announced at the annual awards ceremony, hosted by BBC presenter Simon McCoy, on the evening of Wednesday 30th January 2013. This year, the awards will be presented at a networking reception, giving you the opportunity to meet key influencers and industry peers while celebrating the achievements of key players in the telecom and finance industry.

Join us on the 30 January at the Hilton London Bridge Hotel to meet and network with the decision makers from the global telecom finance community.

Register now and quote TFGSMA for your exclusive GSMA 10% discount. To book contact James Smith on +44 (0) 207 963 7615 or email

Speakers include:

  • Roland Haidner, Head of M&A, Telekom Austria
  • Terry Rhodes, co-founder and director, Eaton Towers
  • Kadir Boysan, Chief Strategy Officer, Avea/Turk Telekom Group
  • Aldo Mareuse, co-CEO, Accelero Capital

For full speakers list and programme please visit

35952_MBS2012_microsite_300x100Event: The Guardian Mobile Business Summit 2012
Date: 19 November 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom

The Guardian Mobile Business Summit attracts executives from around the world to define the opportunities and hurdles that face the burgeoning mobile media sector. The summit agenda, curated by the Guardian, offers an unparalleled level of seniority and diversity in the field of mobile technology to bring you close to the executives and organisations that are defining the future of mobile media, giving you good reasons to go home and change your business.

Join us on 19 November at The Grange, St Paul’s, London to find out what’s next in mobile.

Register now and quote MBSGSMA for your exclusive GSMA 20% discount!

Speakers include:

  • Dr Federico Casalegno – Director of the Mobile Experience Laboratory at MIT
  • Alina Vandenbreghe, Head of mobile and gaming, Pearson
  • Simon Stanford, Vice president, UK & Ireland telecommunications and networks division, Samsung
  • Andreas Gal, Director of research, Mozilla

Find out more here:

FNIH-mHealth_logo_4C_F2Event: mHealth Summit
Date: December 3-5, 2012
Location: Washington, DC Area – USA

The largest event of its kind, the 4th annual mHealth Summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad. The summit, presented by mHIMSS, will highlight emerging best practices from mHealth implementations as well as the latest business, finance, policy and technical perspectives, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains and sustainable mHealth business model adoption around the globe. The summit will also provide a dedicated focus on mHealth research, facilitating the www.lopment and commercialization of empirically-supported solutions for specific disease states. Conference sessions will explore, examine, and debate the ways mobile technology is transforming health care delivery, research, business and policy for the 21st century both in the U.S. and internationally, including www.loped and www.loping nations. For more information, please go to:


huaweilogoprtn-1Event: The 2nd Core Business Transformation Forum
Date: 7-8 June, 2012
Location: Cancun, Mexico

The 2nd Core Business Transformation Forum will be co-hosted by Huawei and Light Reading, supporting association by GSMA. The 1st Broadband Transformation Forum was hold in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2011, 300+ attendees joined the 1st forum. The 2nd forum will extend to invite industry leaders and analysts sharing their views about Changing Communications, Creating Value. We expect an exciting event and hope to see you in Cancun Mexico. Sebastian Cabello, Director, GSMA Latin America, will discuss the status, achievements and challenges of the Latin American Mobile Industry.

For further information and details on how to attend please use the contact details given below.

Contact: Dean Tian