GSMA announces first keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015

mwc, mobile, world, congress, shanghai, 2015, china, asiaThe GSMA provided updates on the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the first keynote speakers, new exhibitors and additional events and programmes at the annual mobile industry event. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will take place 15-17 July 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

“The keynote speakers announced today will offer attendees important insights on the trends, opportunities and challenges that are shaping the mobile industry today,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “In addition to the conference, Mobile World Congress Shanghai offers a wide range of educational programmes and experiences that address attendees’ varied interests, whether it’s the latest in connected living, new developments in digital commerce or hot topics in mobile entertainment.”

 Mobile World Congress Shanghai Keynote Programme
The Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme will feature three keynote sessions over two days, bringing together C-level executives to explore the latest mobile industry trends. The first speakers confirmed to participate in the keynote programme at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 include:

  • Karsten Ottenberg, CEO, BSH Home Appliances
  • Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
  • Himanshu Kapania, Managing Director, Idea Cellular
  • Tadashi Onodera, Chairman, KDDI
  • Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia
  • Kaoru Kato, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
  • Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group and Chairman, GSMA
  • David Thodey, CEO, Telstra

The conference programme will address a range of subjects such as digital commerce, enterprise mobility, innovation and start-ups, LTE and 5G, M2M and the Internet of Things, mobile identity and personalisation, network virtualisation and new business models for the mobile internet, among other topics. The Call for Papers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be open through Friday, 10 April 2015.

New Additions to the Mobile World Congress Shanghai Exhibition

The Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition will spotlight the leading technologies, products and services that are shaping the future of the mobile industry, from network infrastructure to mobile handsets and devices to software and applications and much more. Cheetah Mobile, Droiders, Lenovo, Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), PCCW, SD Alliance, Silent Circle and SOTI, Inc. are among the latest companies to sign on for the exhibition, along with regional pavilions from India (Internet and Mobile Alliance of India), Indonesia, Thailand and Washington State (USA). Previously announced exhibitors include Airwatch, Alcatel-Lucent, Askey, China Mobile, Far Eastone Telecommunications, Gemalto, Huawei, LeTV, Mozilla, Nokia Networks, SK Telecom, Suzhou Snail, Visa and ZTE, with pavilions from Berlin, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea, Shenzhen and Taiwan.

New Programmes at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

In addition to the exhibition and conference, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will include a range of informative educational programmes that address attendees’ specific requirements. The Mobile Internet Summit, with partner CCTV, will feature discussions between mobile and internet leaders on hot topics such as online-to-offline commerce, collaboration and security issues.

The Digital Commerce Summit will share best practices for mobile operators and service providers to simplify product launches and overcome operational challenges. The programme will also focus on collaboration to drive interoperability and scale for economic growth, while sharing live case studies from retail, public services, finance and other applications. Global Platform and PayPal have both signed on as Supporting Partners for the Digital Commerce Summit.

Registration for Mobile World Congress Shanghai Now Open

Registration for Mobile World Congress Shanghai is now open for all attendees and pass types. For information on pass types and how to register, visit