Press release

GSMA Outlines New Developments for MWC19 Shanghai

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The GSMA today announced new developments for MWC19 Shanghai, including
recently confirmed keynote and 4YFN speakers, Artificial Intelligence
Accelerate Programme, leading players showcasing latest mobile
technologies at the GSMA Innovation City, Seminars and Forums and newly
joined exhibitors, partners and sponsors. Taking place 26 – 28 June 2019
at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), the GSMA expects
more than 60,000 professionals from over 110 countries and territories
representing a wide range of industry sectors to attend.

“Intelligent Connectivity, encompassing 5G, AI, IoT and Big Data, is
paving the way for a new era which is set to impact almost every aspect
of our daily lives,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “Across MWC19
Shanghai, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leaders who
are driving this innovation globally. They will have access to exciting
experiences and discussions through the exhibition and specialised
programmes such as Artificial Intelligence Accelerate Programme, Digital
Leaders, Women4Tech, 4YFN and more. We look forward once again to
welcoming the mobile industry to Shanghai.”

New Keynote Speakers Confirmed

The GSMA announced additional keynote speakers for the MWC19 Shanghai
conference programme, including:

  • Yang Jie, Executive Director and Chairman, China Mobile
  • Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific,
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm

These executives join previously announced speakers including:

  • Hooi Ling Tan, Co-Founder, Grab Group
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman, Huawei
  • Greg Wyler, Chairman, OneWeb
  • Sigve Brekke, President and CEO, Telenor Group
  • Xu Ziyang, CEO, ZTE

For more information on the conference, including the agenda and keynote
speakers, visit:

Headline Speakers at 4 Years From Now (4YFN)

Meet the headline speakers taking part in 4YFN’s start-up focused
conference programme:

  • Cindy Chow, Executive Director, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund
  • Minjun Liang, Venture Partner, ATM Capital
  • Michelle Wu, Chief Information Officer, General Electric Power
  • Janet Tang, Chief Strategy Officer, Lenovo Group
  • Chad Xu, CEO and Founding Partner, Shenzhen Valley Ventures

4YFN, the GSMA’s start-up programme, is extending its investor presence
at the event by welcoming on board new Investors Club member Shenzhen
Valley Ventures and bringing back long-term partner Cathay Innovation.
Community partners Momentum Works, Tusstar and Chinaccelerator will
bring innovative and exciting startups to the exhibition floor and the
Discovery Area Stage, while Mobile World Capital will bring a delegation
of Spanish startups and Sud de France will sponsor an exclusive VIP
reception. A custom working lounge provided by Spaces will be open to
all visitors.

For more information about 4YFN, visit:

First Artificial Intelligence Accelerate Programme at MWC Shanghai

New to MWC19 Shanghai, the Artificial Intelligence Accelerate Programme
will host a range of activities that bring together stakeholders
including policymakers, industry leaders, AI specialists, academia and
start-ups, to discuss key policy forumulation, stimulate new innovations
and explore how AI can be applied throughout the digital economy. The
programme, held from 25-28 June, includes events such as AI in Network
Seminar, AI Policy Roundtable, Think AI Summit, AI Trust Panels
partnered with Digital Asia Hub – a think tank incubated by Harvard
University and a number of workshops. For details about Artificial
Intelligence Accelerate Programme, visit:

GSMA Innovation City Showcasing Latest Mobile Technologies

Located in Hall N5, the GSMA Innovation City will once again put a
spotlight on the latest leading mobile products and solutions and how
they are positively impacting society and helping to create a better
future. The City includes interactive demonstrations by new partners
China Mobile Migu and Singtel, who join previously announced companies,
including BICS, Huawei, myFC and Shanghai Ratta Smart Technology. The
City will also host exhibits from the GSMA’s industry programmes
including Future Networks, Identity and the Internet of Things.
Demonstrations include how blockchain is helping to monetize the value
of IoT data, how drones and unmanned boats are supporting environmental
monitoring and how China’s mobile operators are using
mobile authentication to help consumers make daily financial
transactions. For more information about the GSMA Innovation City,

Additional Exhibitors and Sponsors Confirmed for MWC19 Shanghai

Taking centre stage in Super Hall N3, leading industry players include
China Information and Communication Technologies (CICT), China Mobile,
China Telecom, Ericsson, New H3C, Nokia Shanghai Bell and ZTE will
feature the application of 5G technology in the intelligent connected
era. Newly confirmed exhibitors and sponsors for MWC19 Shanghai include
Ericsson as the “Connectivity Event Theme Sponsor”, new exhibitors
Apigate, Gemalto, FIME, Gosuncn Technology, Intracom Telecom, Korea
Information and Technology Industry Association (KICTA), Microsoft
China, SI-Tech join previously announced companies including Lenovo,
Qualcomm, OPPO, Samsung, vivo, among others. For more information on the
exhibition, visit:

DISPLAY CHINA 2019 Co-located For Second Year at MWC19 Shanghai

DISPLAY CHINA will be a concurrent event with MWC19 Shanghai for the
second year in Hall E5 at the SNIEC and will promote the latest flexible
and HD displays and future innovative applications. MWC Shanghai
attendees holding VIP, Gold, All Exhibition or Press/Analyst passes will
have access to Display China 2019. For more information about Display
China, visit:

GSMA Forums and Seminars

The GSMA will host a range of forums and seminars at MWC19 Shanghai to
provide insights and updates on key industry developments.

  • GSMA Future IoT Convention, sponsored by Nokia Shanghai Bell and
    Sunsea AIoT
  • 4th 5G Spectrum & Policy Forum, co-hosted by GSA
  • eSIM Forum, sponsored by Valid
  • Future Broadband Forum, co-hosted by C114
  • 5G Network Forum

For more information on GSMA Forums and Seminars, visit:

Register and Get Involved at MWC19 Shanghai

Registration to attend MWC19 Shanghai is now open, for information on
registration and pass types, please visit:

For more information on MWC19 Shanghai, including how to attend,
exhibit, partner or sponsor, visit
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About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting
more than 750 operators with 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, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well
as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at
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