Pre-registration is Open for all GSMA Thrive Events
28 July 2020, London: After the hugely successful inaugural Thrive China event, the GSMA today announced full details of the GSMA Thrive 2020 series of events. Through GSMA Thrive, the virtual convening platform gives participants the quality experience that they have come to expect from the world’s leading mobile industry association. While the world adapts to the challenges of physical distancing, the GSMA continues to showcase world-class content and explore new ways for the industry to engage, interact and network. The GSMA is committed to unlocking the power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive and are pleased to offer GSMA Thrive 2020 keynotes and online sessions to all attendees without charge. Please visit www.gsmathrive.com.
“GSMA Thrive China was our first foray into a virtual offering, to build relationships, deliver meaningful solutions for our future and continue to convene the global ecosystem, and it was a huge success,” said John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Ltd. “The GSMA Thrive platform shows how that while in-person events are not possible at this time, the GSMA is continuously creating ways to connect global decision-makers and industry leaders until we can all meet again in person.”
GSMA Thrive 2020 Event Series
GSMA Thrive events connect the mobile industry to share ideas, drive innovation and impact the technological landscape and will include keynote addresses, online presentations and panel sessions which contain unrivalled insights and best practices. There will be a virtual exhibition that provides additional opportunities targeted at start-ups and innovative companies, all of which aim to help businesses recover and emerge more robust than ever.
Thrive Africa 29 September – 1 October
Topics: Accelerate Africa, Building Wakanda, Generation Digital Citizen, Health of the Internet, Leadership for Connectivity, One People One Purpose
Founding Partners: Mastercard, MTN, Orange and ZTE
Policy Leaders Forum Partners: Facebook and Safaricom
Sponsored by: Africa50, Famoco, Standard Bank, and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers Include:
- Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
- Stéphane Richard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange, Chairman of Board, GSMA
- Rob Shuter, CEO, MTN
- Jorn Lambert, Chief Digital Officer, Mastercard
Thrive North America featuring the CTIA 5G Summit 27 – 29 October
Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Disruptive Innovation, Data and Disruption in the 5G Era, IoT
Lead Partner: Verizon
IoT Theme Partner: Telit
5G Theme Sponsor: Ericsson
Sponsored by: Celerway Communication, Celona, ETS-Lindgren, Global Certification Forum, Infoblox, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Korea International Trade Association, Mavenir, NSYS Group, NTT DOCOMO USA, Skyworks Semiconductor and Zyxel
Thrive Shenzhen 29 – 30 October
Topics: Innovation for Digital Cities in the 5G Era – Digital Government, New Consumption, Future Smart Home, Future Pan-Entertainment, and Future Mobility
Digital Government Forum Partner: Dell Technologies
Thrive Asia Pacific 3 – 5 November
Topics: Empowering a New Digital Nation, Material Movements: Smart Logistics and Supply Chains and Digital Resilience, Reshaping Companies for a Digital Era, Retail and Delivery in the New Normal, The ASEAN Digital Economy
Sponsored by: Facebook
Thrive Eurasia 11-12 November
Topics: 5G, Digital Resilience, FinTech and Value Creation
Thrive Latin America 1-3 December
Topics: Connected Everything, IoT and Cybersecurity, Leadership for Connectivity,
Lead Partner: América Móvil
Sponsored by: Facebook
Get Involved in the GSMA Thrive 2020 Series
Pre-registration is now open for all GSMA Thrive events. Please visit www.gsmathrive.com. For more information on THE GSMA Thrive 2020 series, please visit, www.gsmathrive.com. Follow developments and updates through our social media channels – on Twitter @GSMA using #GSMAThrive, on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/gsma or Facebook at www.facebook.com/gsma/.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.
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