Mobile World Congress 2017

Start: Monday 27 February 2017 08:00

End: Saturday 21 January 2017 17:00

Venue: Fira Gran Via

We have an exciting schedule of events planned for Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. To register for the event, please visit the Mobile World Congress website. For information about the The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, visit the Glomo Awards website.

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Innovate to Lead: A new approach to delivering customer value, revenue and impact
Monday 27 February, 16:00 – 18:00 CET
Hall 1, Seminar Theatre 1
Access: All Passes

This seminar will discover innovative products and services already launched by mobile operators and their partners in emerging markets and will explore how to create socio-economic impact, deliver customer value and ensure revenue generation. Delivering on all three fronts requires specialist skills and knowledge. We will learn from mobile industry leaders how to work with ecosystem and internet players, to create a sustainable future and deliver life enhancing mobile services in the areas of identity, agriculture, health, utilities and financial services. We will also identify the mobile operator assets that best create value for customers and shareholders.

Mobile for Development Networking Reception
Monday 27 February, 19:30 – 21:30 CET
Palau Requesens, Requesens Palace / Royal Academy of Fine Arts Calle Obispo Cassador 3 (Plaça Sant Just) 08002 Barcelona

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We hope you will join us at the Mobile for Development networking reception, offering the opportunity to meet and network with industry practitioners working to accelerate the socioeconomic impact of mobile.

Accelerating Universal Financial Access
Tuesday 28 February, 12:15 – 13:15 CET
Hall 4, Auditorium 5
Access: Silver, Gold and Platinum passes

Examining how the mobile money industry has disrupted the financial services sector over the last ten years, this session will cover the success and opportunities for delivering digital and financial inclusion for women, sharing commercial achievements and key milestones. This session is open to silver, gold and platinum pass holders.

Connected Women and Mobile Money Networking Reception
Tuesday 28 February, 17:00 – 19:00 CET
Hall 1, CC1 Tapies Corner

The Connected Women and Mobile Money teams will be hosting a drinks reception for those working to close the mobile gender gap. Successfully reducing the gender gap in mobile access and use can unlock a substantial opportunity for the mobile industry, deliver significant socio-economic benefits and transform women’s lives. Join us to network with those that are taking on the challenges and realising the opportunity.

Innovate to Lead: Taking new mobile solutions from concept to scale
Wednesday 1 March, 16:00 – 18:00 CET
Hall 1, Seminar Theatre 1
Access: All Passes

After exploring the mobile industry’s approach to innovation, value creation and the need to work with the wider ecosystem in our earlier seminar, this seminar will shine a light on product-level challenges in the Mobile for Development space, focused on socio-economic impact in emerging markets. We will take an in-depth look at innovation tools, the significance of agile decision-making and the importance of quick prototyping and iterations in the building of valuable, feasible and commercially viable products. This seminar will showcase services and products at different levels of scale and adoption and explore the roles of mobile operators and ecosystem players in taking impactful and commercially viable solutions to market.

The Mobile for Development Rural Village
Every Day, Innovation City, Hall 4

Join us at the GSMA Innovation City in Hall 4 to experience innovative mobile technologies that are transforming the lives of farmers and rural communities. The Mobile for Development Rural Village will allow you to interact with a range of mobile products and services, offering innovative solutions to everyday challenges, from weather forecasting and smart irrigation, to solar energy, and cooking gas, mobile health and mobile money. We look forward to welcoming you to take part in this exclusive experience at Mobile World Congress 2017.