AgendaThe agenda below includes all conference and seminar events at MWC2013. Beloware the session involved in the event.Conference ProgrammeCore conference programme featuring CEOs and industry visionaries from aroundthe world. Available to Silver, Gold and Platinum pass holders.Featured ProgrammesTopic-specific, sponsored sessions run by our featured programme partners.Available to holders of all pass types; pre-registration may be required.GSMA SeminarsInsights into GSMA-led initiatives. Available to holders of all pass types; pre-registration may be necessary.
Event PreviewThe mobile ecosystem is expanding at lightning speed, with endless innovation and new applications ofmobile technology. From contactless payments and augmented reality to embedded devices andconnected cities – mobile technology is changing the landscape. The impact mobile will have on the worldis limitless.Mobile World Congress 2013 will explore the New Mobile Horizon.Even the landscape of Mobile World Congress will look different in 2013. While the Mobile World CapitalBarcelona remains the host, they’re moving to a state-of-the-art new facility, Fira Gran.Depending on the type of pass you select, attendees can take advantage of the many components thatmake up this industry-leading event:A world-class thought-leadership conference featuring visionary keynotes and panel discussionsA cutting-edge product and technology exhibition featuring 1,500 exhibitorsThe world’s best venue for seeking industry opportunities, making deals, and networkingApp Planet, the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe, where the mobile app community gathers to learn,network and engage with innovatorsmPowered Brands, where marketers, advertisers and global brands explore the possibilities in mobilemarketingAnd the Global Mobile Awards programme, where we recognise advancements and achievements in theindustryThe 2012 Mobile World Congress was the largest and most exciting event to date, yet they’re planning aneven better event in 2013.
New VenueIntroducing New, Larger Venue for MWC 2013 and BeyondFira Gran Via, the exciting, new home of Mobile World Congress. Located just down the road fromold location, Fira Gran Via is a large state-of-the-art event space which will allow the show to growand expand in the years to come.Beginning in 2013, Mobile World Congress will take place at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.The new location is located a mere 4 km away from previous location.
Conference OverviewMobile is more pervasive than ever before and soon nearly everything aroundus, people and things, will be connected. Mobile has forever changed the way wecommunicate, the way we conduct business, the way we manage our lives, and the waywe are entertained. The possibilities for future innovations are nearly endless.During the four days of Mobile World Congress, the 2013 conference programme willhighlight the impact of mobile on individuals and businesses – in developed anddeveloping markets – across a range of industries. As always, the conferenceprogramme will challenge and educate attendees, providing essential insights on thelatest technological developments, market opportunities, next-generation services, anddevices which are shaping mobile communications.Thought leaders and industry experts from the most influential companies within theexpanding mobile value chain will be participating in more than 40 conference sessionsat Mobile World Congress, from thought-provoking and visionary keynotepresentations to interactive panel sessions, all addressing the most pressing topics inmobile
Conference Agenda at a Glance
Keynote SpeakersIn the keynote programme, CEOs and executives from established and new companies in the broad mobile ecosystem will share their insights intothe critical global business trends, growth strategies an technological innovations that are shaping the New Mobile Horizon.Confirmed Keynote Speakers Included:
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Top Discussions prior to the eventIt was seen that most of the telecom giants were attending the MWC and werepresenting their innovations and new products/devices in the event, following aresome hot topics prior to the event:• MWC: Samsung Galaxy Note 8, hands-on with the iPad mini rival• MWC: Mozilla to Launch Firefox OS in 2013 w/ LG & Huawei on 17 Carriers• HP Announces Slate 7 tablet with Android Jelly Bean to $ 169 and will be at MobileWorld Congress• Huawei to launch ascend P2 in the showcase of Mobile World Congress• MWC: Lenovo outs three Android tablets, the 7-inch A1000 and A3000, and the 10-inch S6000• Alcatel launches the One Touch Star an affordable handset featuring a 4-inchWVGA AMOLED display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, quad-bandGSM and 900 / 2100 UMTS, all powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU• Samsung sets sights on Apple TV with new HomeSync media streamer• Nokia launches four phones Nokia Lumia 720 & 520 and Nokia 105 & 301 at MWC• NSN announced plans to embed IBM application servers into its base stations. Theyare merging the radio and services networks which have always been separate.
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Highlights of 2012Mobile World Congress 2012 Showcased How the World is Redefining MobileLast year’s industry-defining event, Mobile World Congress, hosted in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, featured attendees from 205countries who were treated to a wealth of learning and networking opportunities; product showcases and announcements; inspiration andinnovation, including:Conference An exciting lineup of inspiring speakers from mobile operators, consumer brands, organisations, and industries touched by the mobile marketincluding advertising, health, entertainment and education presented at more than 40 conference sessions at MWC. Keynote speakers included:Franco Bernabè, Chairman & CEO, Telecom Italia GroupBen Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-LucentWarren East, CEO, ARMRalph de la Vega, President & CEO, AT&T MobilitySunil Mittal, Chairman and MD, Bharti AirtelLi Yue, President, China MobileDan Callahan, COO & CTO, CitigroupRené Obermann, CEO, Deutsche TelekomJohn Donahoe, President and CEO, eBayHans Vestberg, President and CEO, EricssonWilliam Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor CompanyDennis Crowley, CEO, FoursquareEric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, GooglePeter Chou, CEO, HTCMichael Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic GroupMichael Abbott, CEO, ISISKevin Johnson, CEO, Juniper NetworksStephen Elop, President & CEO, NokiaRyuji Yamada, President & CEO, NTT DOCOMODan Hesse, CEO, Sprint NextelSantiago Fernandez Valbuena, Chairman & CEO, Telefonica Latin AmericaJon Fredrik Baksaas, President & CEO, Telenor GroupJo Lunder, CEO, VimpelComJohn Partridge, President, VisaVittorio Colao, Chief Executive, VodafoneShi Lirong, President, ZTE
Keynote speeches by some expertsKeynote speeches by Ford Motor Company’s Bill Ford, Google’s Eric Schmidt, andEricsson’s Hans Vestberg were broadcast live and archived for viewing on MobileWorld Live. So visit the site today to hear them speak for yourself!Additional learning opportunities at MWC included the Forum Series, asponsored programme which brought together industry players to discuss anddebate a range of topics in focused sessions. 2012 Forums included the AugmentedReality Forum, the LTE Forum, the Mobile Cloud Forum and the Mobile SecurityForum, as well as the GTI LTE TDD/FDD International Summit.
GSMA Seminar programme & exibitionThe GSMA also hosted the GSMA Seminar programme, educating attendees on industry initiativessuch as Mobile Spam, Mobile Privacy, Spectrum, and Disaster Response. Exhibition Nearly 1,500 companies showcased their organisations through exhibition stand and hospitality space across eight halls at Fira Montjuïc. Visiting the exhibition halls provided glimpses of exciting new phones, tablets, technologies, applications, back-end solutions, accessories and more. Between the GSMA Pavilion in Hall 8, the Connected House in The Courtyard and several initiatives pavilions in Hall 2, the GSMA highlighted several important initiatives benefitting the industry, including Mobile Money, Mobile Health and Embedded Mobile.
APP PlanetApp Planet Hosting more than 12,500 app developers in 2012, App Planet was once again the Centre ofthe Apps Universe. App Planet was packed with an exciting app-focused exhibition, an AppLounge for networking, and App Developer Conferences hosted by:BlackBerrydeveloperprogram.comIBMIMGANokiaSamsungWIP
MPowered Brands & Highlighting the best of industryMPowered BrandsNew for the 2012 event was mPowered Brands, which focuses on building marketers’ knowledge and accelerating their use of mobile as amarketing medium. The mPowered Brands programme provided an indispensible opportunity for professionals across the mobilemarketing ecosystem to gain important and timely insights, practical knowledge and innovative solutions from the companies at theforefront of mobile marketing today, such as McCann Worldgroup and Nielsen. Learn more about mPowered Brands here.Highlighting the Best of the Industry Mobile World Congress 2012 hosted the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards, which recognised outstanding offerings in a number ofcategories, covering topics from apps and entertainment to devices and innovation. For a full winner list, please click here.
Who AttendsFacts and Figures about who attended MWC 2012Mobile World Congress 2012 was a record-breaking year – and our best-ever event: Highest-ever total attendance: more than 67,000 attendees Highest-ever C-Level attendance: more than 38,000 C-Level leaders Highest-ever number of CEOs in attendance: more than 3,500 Largest-ever number of exhibitors: Nearly 1,500 exhibitors utilising 70,500 net square metres of exhibition and business meeting space Largest-ever number of press: 3,300+ press members representing 1,500 media outlets from 92 countries Largest-ever gathering of Mobile App Developers: more than 12,000Year over year, the GSMA Mobile World Congress attracts the largest number and highest-qualityattendees of any event in the mobile industry. And true to our name, this is truly a global event:attendees came from 205 countries from around the world.