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Leaders From China Mobile, Huawei, Nokia and Smart to Keynote at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2012

Exhibitors at Mobile Asia Expo Include China Mobile, China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO and ZTE

LONDON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that executives from China Mobile, Huawei, Nokia, Smart Communications and ZTE will be making keynote presentations at the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo, which will be held 20-22 June 2012 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai. The GSMA provided further details on the Mobile Asia Expo conference programme, as well as companies exhibiting, sponsoring and supporting the event. Additionally, the GSMA announced that advance registration for the event is now open for individuals wishing to attend the Mobile Asia Expo conference and exhibition. 

"We are entering a new era -- mobile has completely changed how we communicate, interact, learn and are entertained, and this transformation will only continue to accelerate as greater numbers of people and things are connected by mobile technology," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer of the GSMA. "The Mobile Asia Expo will bring together the people and companies that are driving innovation in today's mobile world and will highlight the leading role of Asia in the global communications marketplace."

The GSMA announced that the following executives will be participating in the Mobile Asia Expo keynote programme:

  • Xi Guohua, Chairman, China Mobile
  • Ryan Ding, CEO, Carrier Business Group, Huawei
  • Olivier Puech, President, Asia Pacific, Nokia
  • Napoleon Nazareno, President and CEO, Smart Communications
  • Shi Lirong, President, ZTE

Beyond the keynote programme, the conference will include focused breakout sessions providing essential insights on current and future trends impacting the ever-changing mobile industry. Topics to be addressed in the Mobile Asia Expo conference include applications, devices, embedded mobile, mobile advertising, mobile broadband, mobile health, mobile Internet, mobile money, mobile operator strategies, network evolution, NFC, retail in mobile and social media, among others.

Mobile's Leading Players to Showcase Innovation

At Mobile Asia Expo, 500 leading companies from across the broad mobile ecosystem will be highlighting innovative products, services and solutions. Exhibitors currently confirmed to participate at Mobile Asia Expo include China Mobile, China Unicom, Datang Telecom Technology, Co. Ltd., MasterCard, NEC, NTT DOCOMO, Panguso Corporation, Sprint, Visa, Yahoo! and ZTE, among others. China Mobile is the Platinum Event Sponsor for Mobile Asia Expo, and supporting partners for the event include China National Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Corp. (PTAC), Shanghai Communications Industry Association (SCIA) and the Telecommunications Terminal Testing & Approval Forum (TAF).

Mobile Asia Expo Registration Is Now Open

Registration to attend the Mobile Asia Expo is now open online and individuals wishing to attend the conference programme or visit the exhibition can access information on the different pass types and pricing at

For more information on Mobile Asia Expo 2012, including details on how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visit

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 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 Asia Expo and Mobile Asia Expo. 

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


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