Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Start: Wednesday 29 June 2016 7:00 am

End: Friday 11 March 2016 4:00 pm

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre

Join Connected Living at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016, one of the region’s largest and fastest growing technology events.

The Internet of Things will be a central feature at this year’s event as the IoT continues to accelerate economic and social improvements across Asia. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a range of demonstrations, exhibitions, conference sessions and seminars, all designed to enrich your understanding of how LPWA networks, IoT security guidelines and operator-led smart city initiatives are accelerating region’s burgeoning IoT market.

According GSMA Intelligence, in China alone cellular M2M connections are forecast to rise from the present 102 million to 336 million in 2020 – register today and discover how you can make the most of the IoT opportunity in Asia.

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Wednesday 29 June 2016, 16:15 – 17:30

Driving Sustainable Smart Cities

Pudong Ballroom, Level 3, Kerry Hotel

This conference session will focus on how smart city technology is becoming a vital aspect of future development in the Asia Pacific region, where most of the world’s largest and fastest-growing urban areas are developing at a rapid rate. Navigant Research forecasts that annual smart city technology investment in Asia Pacific will almost quadruple by 2023, reaching $11.3 billion. With urbanisation, a growing and aging population, what are operators, governments and platform providers doing in order to resolve the challenges involved in achieving and maintaining a sustainable smart urban environment?

Learn from key industry experts who will showcase examples of successful smart systems and discuss how the ecosystem needs to harmonise in order to address the challenges of making smart cities sufficient and sustainable.

Moderator: Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors

Chen Hongyi, MD, Health & Public Service Lead, Greater China, Accenture

Tom Fisher, Regional MD, IoT Cloud, APAC, Cisco Jasper

Doug Webster, VP, Global Service Provider Marketing, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. Mike Lee, EVP, Enterprise & Carrier Business Unit, FET

Cathy Yeh, Director, IoT, Innovation Center, Microsoft


Wednesday 29 June – Friday 1st July 2016

Innovation City, SNIEC, N3

Experience the future of Mobile technology with GSMA’s Innovation City. Enter a real life city setting, and see first-hand how mobile-connected products and services are improving the lives of people at home, in leisure and work.

Connected Living will showcase the latest Internet of Things technologies here. With everything now getting connected a new generation of secure, reliable, scalable, standardised, operator managed IoT networks are needed. Mobile IoT (Low Power Wide Area) networks are designed for IoT applications that are low cost, use low data rates, require long battery lives and often operate in remote and hard to reach locations. Existing cellular networks are evolving to deliver service to billions of new devices providing complete IoT connectivity.

Come and see how these new technologies are being used by China Mobile to making your street lights smart, Huawei to keep your pets safe and Ericsson to ensure our rivers are clean.

Have your photo take animatronic dog and cat and enter into the prize draw win one of your very own!


Thursday 30 June 2016, 10:50 – 17:30

IoT Summit in association with GSMA Connected Living

Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai, Shanghai Ballroom 1

The large-scale deployment of IoT technology is gradually transforming many aspects of the way we live and work, and the number of smart and connected devices will continue to soar in 2016. The GSMA predicts that there will be 27 billion connected devices by 2020, and 10 billion devices will be mobile connected. But there is still a long way to go from the early adopter phase to mass market acceptance. Issues such as cost, interactivity, security and interoperability will challenge the development of the future market.

During the IoT Summit at MWC Shanghai 2015, the GSMA brought together speakers from the industry ecosystem to discuss the new technology and explore the best user practice in different verticals. At IoT Summit 2016, we will continue to lead attendees to explore the latest development in IoT and demonstrate how to bring the concept to reality.


Thursday, 30 June 2016, 14:00 – 15:40

IoT Security – Mobile Security Forum

Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai, Pudong Ballroom 5

Security is becoming a potential risk in the fast growing IoT industry. According to an HP study, 70% of the most commonly used IoT devices contain vulnerabilities. And Gartner predicted by the year of 2017, over 20% of business will employ digital security services devoted to protect business initiatives in IoT.

Join GSMA in this session to explore the IoT security risks and contribute your thoughts on the IoT Security Guidelines. Register here: