GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for Mobile Asia Expo 2013

GSMA Provides Further Updates on Exhibition, Including New Partners in Connected City

London: The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of KT Corp., Nokia Siemens Networks, NTT DOCOMO, Telecom Italia and Turk Telecom will be delivering keynote addresses at the 2013 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo. The GSMA also confirmed several new partners for the Connected City at Mobile Asia Expo, as well as a number of new companies that are participating in the exhibition. Mobile Asia Expo will be held June 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai.

“The mobile industry is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing sectors in technology today,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Attendees to Mobile Asia Expo will be able to experience this across the event, through the thought leadership conference, the exhibition and other meetings and programmes. Mobile Asia Expo is shaping up to be an outstanding event and we look forward to welcoming the mobile industry back to Shanghai.”

CEOs from Across the Industry to Keynote in Shanghai
Executives from the mobile industry’s leading companies will be delivering keynote presentations in the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 conference programme. Confirmed keynote speakers for Mobile Asia Expo include:

  • Franco Bernabè, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group
  • Suk-Chae Lee, Chairman and CEO, KT Corp.
  • Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Kaoru Kato, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
  • Hakam Kanafani, Group CEO, Turk Telekom

Beyond the keynotes, the Mobile Asia Expo conference will include focused breakout sessions examining areas such as applications, business transformation, connected living, devices, mobile cloud, mobile money, mobile in retail and advertising, NFC, small cells and social media, among others. For more information on the Mobile Asia Expo conference, please visit

New Additions to Connected City, Mobile Asia Expo Exhibition
A highlight of the Mobile Asia Expo show floor will be the Connected City, which will showcase a range of mobile connected products and services, enabling attendees to experience the “Connected Life” first-hand. The GSMA today announced new participating companies for the Connected City, including KT Corp. and SAP, who are joining previously announced partners China Mobile, Cisco, Ford Motor Company and Huawei.

In addition to the Connected City, Mobile Asia Expo exhibition will include more than 200 companies across the broad mobile ecosystem, as well as in adjacent industries. Newly announced companies participating at Mobile Asia Expo include Aricent, AT&T, Lenovo, LitePoint, NEC, Sharp, SK Telecom, SOTI, Tekelec, Toshiba, Ubuntu and Visa. Previously confirmed exhibitors include CyWee Group, Datang Telecom Technology, Co. Ltd., Huawei, JDSU China, Mozilla, Oracle, Panguso Corporation and ZTE, among others.

In App Planet at Mobile Asia Expo, SAP is the Platinum Sponsor for the App Lab and will hold a developer event there on Wednesday, 26 June. McAfee will be an exhibitor in the App Zone. FingerQ has joined as a Platinum Sponsor for the Innovation Lab.

For more information on Mobile Asia Expo 2013, including details on how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visit


About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries and territories, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. 

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