GSMA Announces New Speakers, Exhibitors and Sponsors for Mobile World Congress Shanghai

By: | Published: June 3, 2015 9:15 AM

The GSMA today provided further updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the addition of new ...

The GSMA today provided further updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the addition of new keynotes and conference speakers, as well as confirmation of new exhibitors, sponsors and programmes for the event. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be taking place 15-17 July at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.


“Over three days, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will offer attendees the opportunity to experience the latest innovations in mobile, whether they are a business user or a tech-savvy consumer,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at the GSMA. “Moreover, from the exhibition to the conference to targeted educational programmes, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will highlight the intersection of mobile and adjacent industry sectors and the impact this has on our everyday lives.”


Leaders from China Mobile, Huawei and LG Uplus Join Keynote Programme


The GSMA today announced three new keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai:


  • Xi Guohua, Chairman, China Mobile
  • Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating CEO, Huawei
  • Dr. Sangchul Lee, CEO, LG Uplus and Vice Chairman, LG Group

These executives join previously announced keynote speakers, including:


  • Karsten Ottenberg, CEO, BSH Home Appliances
  • Dr. Walter Schlebusch, CEO, G&D
  • Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
  • Himanshu Kapania, Managing Director, Idea Cellular
  • Tadashi Onodera, Chairman, KDDI
  • Bill Morrow, CEO, nbn – Australia
  • Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia
  • Kaoru Kato, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
  • Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group and Chairman, GSMA
  • David Thodey, CEO, Telstra

Beyond the keynote programme, the conference will address a wide range of topics across the mobile industry, with presentations by business executives and industry experts from companies including Citigroup, Flipkart, IBM, KT Corporation, Netflix, Olacabs and Samsung Electronics, among others. For more information on the conference programme, visit


New on the Exhibition Floor


The Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition will spotlight the leading technologies, products and services that are shaping the future of the mobile industry, from network infrastructure to mobile handsets and devices to software and applications and much more. Newly confirmed exhibitors include BSH Home Appliances, China Telecom, Dialogic Distribution Ltd., the Korea Broadcasting Technology Association, Linux Foundation, NTT Data, ThinFilm and Tronxyz Technology Co., Ltd. For more information, visit


The Mobile World Congress Shanghai show floor will again feature the Tech Unlimited Fashion Show. Delivered in partnership with the Sino-French Institute of Fashion Designer (IFA) of Shanghai University of Engineering Science, this exciting experiential event will put the spotlight on the latest devices, gadgets and innovations and highlight trends combining high fashion and cutting-edge technology. For more information, visit


MyKronoz is sponsoring the “Swiss Fashion Smartwatch Challenge”, which gives attendees the opportunity to experience MyKronoz’s trend-setting portfolio of products firsthand and enter to win a MyKronoz smartwatch as part of a special onsite competition. For more information, visit


Comic Writer Ding Yichen (DYC) to Appear on Showcase Stage


Chinese comic writer Ding Yichen (also known as “DYC” or “DingXiaoDian”), who has nearly 5 million Weibo followers, will make an appearance on the Showcase Stage on Friday, 17July. DYC is creating a comic story specifically for Mobile World Congress and 200 autographed posters of the special edition comic will be given away to attendees. During her visit, DYC will also sign 500 copies of her latest comic books. For more information, visit


New Sponsors for Mobile World Congress Shanghai


The GSMA introduced new sponsors for several programmes across Mobile World Congress Shanghai. Accenture Open Innovation is confirmed as a Track Sponsor for the Baustein Innovation Summit and other new sponsors include Huawei, the Official Sponsor for the IoT Summit; LeTV, a Supporting Sponsor for the Global Devices Summit; and CompTel, the Official Event App Sponsor for Mobile World Congress Shanghai. For more information, visit


Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015■


For more information on the 2015 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS15, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at, and follow us on Facebook at In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo or on the GSMA account on WeChat.




About the GSMA


The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 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 industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.


For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.





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