According to organizers, GSMA, it expects more than 70,000 attendees to gather for the world’s leading event in the mobile industry.
The event will take place at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona from February 25-28, 2013 under the theme “The New Mobile Horizon”.
It will showcase the mobile industry’s leading companies, technologies, solutions and services across the exhibition, in the conference programme and through a range of specialised programmes for audiences such as government ministers and regulators, the mobile application community and mobile marketers, advertisers and brands.
Keynote speakers for Mobile Congress include René Obermann, CEO, Deutsche Telekom; Franco Bernabè, Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group; Suk-Chae Lee, CEO, KT Corporation; Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla; Susan Whiting, Vice Chair, Nielsen; Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia and Lars Nyberg, President and CEO, TeliaSonera, the GSMA confirmed in a statement.
An integral part of Mobile World Congress, the statement said is the GSMA Ministerial Programme, which takes place from February 25-27, 2013 and is “designed to bring together governments, regulators and industry leaders to discuss the specific regulatory issues shaping the development of mobile around the world”.
According to Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at GSMA, attendees will be able to experience firsthand the latest trends in mobile, “whether they’re on the show floor, attending a conference session or networking with colleagues, and now this experience will be even more seamless with all venues under one roof.”
“We have an outstanding programme planned for 2013, and we look forward to again welcoming the mobile industry to Barcelona,” O’Hara said.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide uniting nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators spanning more than 220 countries.
By Ekow Quandzie