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GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress 2015

Executives from ARM, Ericsson, Micromax, Qualcomm and SAP Added to 2015 Keynote Programme; Registration for 2015 Mobile World Congress Is Now Open

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

LONDON - Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

Mobile World Congress 2015

The GSMA today announced that executives from ARM, Ericsson, Micromax, Qualcomm Incorporated and SAP will be delivering keynote addresses at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress, taking place 2-5 March 2015 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The GSMA also announced the addition of several sponsors and companies participating in partner programmes at the annual mobile industry event.

“The breadth of companies represented in the Mobile World Congress keynote programme underscores the transformative impact that mobile is having across a wide range of industry sectors,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We have an outstanding roster of CEOs set to take the stage in Barcelona in March, offering attendees new insights and perspectives into the developments that are shaping mobile today and well into the future.”

New Keynotes Added to Agenda

The GSMA announced that it has confirmed executives of leading companies from across the mobile industry to deliver keynote presentations at Mobile World Congress. New keynote speakers include:

    Simon Segars, CEO, ARM
    Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
    Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, Micromax Informatics Limited
    Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated
    Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP

These executives join previously announced keynote speakers, including:

    Gary Kovacs, CEO, AVG Technologies
    Francisco González, Chairman and CEO, BBVA
    Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
    Raja Teh Maimunah, MD, CEO and COO, Digital and Transactional Banking, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
    Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO, Huawei
    Jeanie Han, CEO, LINE Euro-Americas
    Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation
    Thiru Arunachalam, Founder and CEO, Peel
    Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance
    Alvaro del Castillo, Founder and CEO, TAPTAP Networks
    Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group and Chairman, GSMA
    Dr. Davor Sutija, CEO, Thinfilm
    Charles Scharf, CEO, Visa
    Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia

For more information, visit

Partner Programmes at Mobile World Congress

Several additional companies have confirmed their participation across a range of partner programmes at Mobile World Congress. Eyefortravel is back for a second year at Mobile World Congress, hosting a partner event in Hall 2, CC2 Auditorium on Monday, 2 March, focused on the impact of mobile and data analytics on the travel industry. AllSeen Alliance will hold its partner event on Wednesday, 4 March, while OPNFV will lead a Power Hour session on Thursday, 5 March; both events will be held in the Theatre District in Hall 8.0 at Fira Gran Via. For more information, visit

Mobile World Congress Media Welcome Reception

The GSMA will host the official Mobile World Congress Media Welcome Reception from 17:00 to 19:00 on Sunday, 1 March at Fira Gran Via. This networking cocktail reception will offer accredited press and industry analysts the opportunity to meet with leading players from across the mobile ecosystem and preview the week’s activities in relaxed social environment. The reception will feature a select number of exhibition showcases and demonstrations from companies including Accedian, Mozido and Umeox Perfect Tecnology (Shen Zen) Ltd. For more information, visit

Nominations for Global Mobile Awards Open Through 12 December

The nomination deadline for the 20th annual Global Mobile Awards, which honour excellence and innovation across the mobile industry, has been extended by one week and will now close on Friday, 12 December 2014. Nominations for two special awards, the ‘Young Mobile Innovator of the Year’ and ‘Connected Women: Leadership in Industry’ awards, will be open until Thursday, 15 January 2015. Global Mobile Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at Mobile World Congress. The Global Mobile Awards are open to companies across the entire mobile ecosystem and may be entered online; the full list of categories and award criteria are available at

Mobile World Congress Registration Now Open

Registration for Mobile World Congress 2015 is now open; attendees wishing to register should visit For more information on Mobile World Congress including details on how to exhibit or sponsor, visit

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress 2015

Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress on Twitter @GSMA using #MWC15, on our LinkedIn company page or on Facebook at

The Mobile World Congress is the cornerstone of the Mobile World Capital, which will be hosted in Barcelona from 2013 to 2018. The Mobile World Capital encompasses programmes and activities that span the entire year and will benefit not only the citizens of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, but also the worldwide mobile industry. For more information on the Mobile World Capital, visit


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.


For the GSMA

Charlie Meredith-Hardy

+44 7917 298428



Núria Picas

+34 93 236 09 00



GSMA Press Office




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