GSMA Announces Keynote Speakers for Mobile Asia Congress 2011

By Gsma, PRNE
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

LONDON, July 20, 2011 -

The GSMA today announced that CEOs and other senior executives
from companies including Axiata, Bharti Airtel, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO,
Telstra and ZTE will deliver keynote presentations at the 2011 GSMA
Mobile Asia Congress, which will be held 16-17 November at the Hong
Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The company also
provided details on the Mobile Asia Congress edition of App Planet,
its award-winning developer-focused “event within an event”.

“The 2011 edition of the Mobile Asia Congress will showcase the
innovation, ingenuity and intelligence that are the hallmarks of
the Asian mobile industry,” said Michael O’Hara, chief marketing
officer, GSMA.  ”The stellar line up of keynote speakers
featuring CEOs from throughout the region, around the world and
across the ecosystem will offer Mobile Asia Congress attendees
important insights into the vision and strategies that are shaping
the mobile industry today.”

Executives who are confirmed to speak at Mobile Asia Congress

  • Jamal Ibrahim, Managing Director, President and Group CEO,
  • Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, Bharti Airtel
  • Takashi Tanaka, President, KDDI
  • Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
  • David Thodey, CEO, Telstra
  • Shi Lirong, President, ZTE

In addition to the Mobile Asia Congress keynote programme, the
conference will feature track sessions exploring a range of topics
such as applications, mobile advertising, mobile broadband, mobile
health, mobile Internet, mobile money and network capacity, among
others. Alongside the thought leadership conference, Mobile Asia
Congress will also include an exhibition showcasing mobile
technologies and solutions from leading players across the mobile

Focus on Developers: App Planet at

The GSMA will again host App Planet, a developer-focused “event
within an event” at Mobile Asia Congress. Designed to bring
together the many critical elements of the broad mobile application
ecosystem together in one location, App Planet will feature:

  • App Zone -An app-focused exhibition area dedicated to
    the world of apps designed to showcase the latest technology from
    the fast-moving apps industry.
  • App Bytes - A diverse, two-day sponsored programme
    featuring a number of “byte-sized” app-focused sessions aimed at
    the mobile application developer audience. App Bytes sessions will
    facilitate close engagement between the attending developers and
    the key players and platforms in the applications market.
  • App Cafe - An area within the App Zone that provides a
    retreat for attendees and developers to relax, meet with fellow
    attendees and make new connections.

For more information on App Planet, please visit href="">

For more information on Mobile Asia Congress 2011, including
details on how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visit href="">

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide.
Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s
mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader
mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies,
equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and
entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces
industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and
Mobile Asia Congress.  

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the online
portal for the mobile communications industry, at href="">
or the GSMA corporate website at href="">

For the GSMA, Ben Evetts, bevetts at or press at, +44(0)7879-614941; or Penny Cheung, pcheung at, +852-2533-9987

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