|[August 04, 2014]
GSMA Announces Strong Speaker Line-up for Mobile 360 Series-Middle East
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
The GSMA (News - Alert) today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360
Series-Middle East conference taking place on the 13-14 October in
Dubai. The GSMA also announced a number of event sponsors including
Ooredoo, STC and Huawei. The industry thought leadership event will
again be co-located with GITEX at the Dubai World Trade Centre and is
open to all organisations across the mobile ecosystem with an interest
in the Middle East and North Africa.
"Mobile technology is having a transformative effect across the Middle
East, with many network operators ready to launch 4G-LTE this year, as
well as making significant investments in sectors such as mHealth and
Smart Cities. At the same time, we see other countries in the region
that are in earlier stages of mobile development," said Michael O'Hara,
Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "The Mobile 360 Series-Middle East
conference aims to bring key stakeholders together to discuss the
issues, challenges and opportunities facing the mobile industry in the
Through keynote presentations, interactive panel sessions and networking
events, Mobile 360-Middle East will provide CEOs and senior executives
of companies throughout the mobile industry, as well as key government
and regulatory representatives, the opportunity to discuss the impact
and potential of mobile technology. The keynotes will cover a wide range
of topics including "Smart Cities", "Strategies for New Revenue Growth"
and "Mobile Commerce" amongst many others. The full conference agenda is
available at http://www.mobile360series.com/middle-east/#agenda.
Keynotes speakers confirmed to speak at the Mobile 360 event include:
Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
Ahmad Julfar, Group CEO, Etisalat
Eng. Abdulaziz Al-Sugair, Chairman of the Board, Managing Director and
Hatem Dowidar, Regional CEO, Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asa
region and Chairman, Vodafone (News - Alert) Egypt
H.E. Atef Helmy, Minister of Communications and Information
Michael Kogeler, COO and CMO, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft (News - Alert)
Ger Baron, CTO, City of Amsterdam
Other prominent speakers include:
H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim Director-General, Telecommunications
Regulatory Authority (TRA), United Arab Emirates
Zahir Khoja, Vice President, Global Channels, MasterCard (News - Alert)
Ghazi Atallah, Managing Director, NexGen
Dr Imad Hoballah, Chairman & CEO, TRA, Lebanon
Abrar Mir, EVP & Group Head - Digital Money & Mobile Payments, United
Sami Smeirat, CEO Orange Enterprise & VP, Orange Jordan
Partnership with GITEX
The GSMA will be co-located with GITEX for the second year running.
GITEX attracts more than 25,000 C-Level executives and is recognised as
one of the leading ICT events in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
region. Attendees of the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference will
also have access to GITEX Technology Week.
Leading Mobile Companies Support Mobile 360 Series- Middle East
The GSMA has also announced several new sponsors for Mobile 360
Series-Middle East. Ooredoo has signed up as Platinum sponsor with STC
as Gold sponsor and Huawei as the Silver and Registration sponsor.
Mobile 360-Middle East Registration Now Open
Registration for Mobile 360 Series-Middle East is now open; individuals
wishing to attend should visit http://www.mobile360series.com/middle-east/#registration
for registration. For more information on Mobile 360 Series-Middle East,
including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.mobile360series.com/middle-east.
Follow developments on Mobile 360 Series-Middle East on Twitter (@GSMA
#MOBILE360) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/mobile360series).
Mobile 360 Series
The GSMA's Mobile 360 Series-Middle-East is the third in a series of
five regional industry-focused events held in major cities across the
world. For information on the Mobile 360 Series, including sponsorship
opportunities, please visit www.mobile360series.com.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators
worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800
of the world's mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset and device 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 Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) and Mobile Asia Expo.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com.
Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.
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