26 September 2011

MEF Connects… event roundup

As you may know, MEF provides its members unrivalled opportunities for business development and facilitates brand visibility for mobile content and commerce leaders on a global scale. Exclusive event co-ordination and participation with significant member discounts is just one of the many benefits our members enjoy. MEF is involved in numerous events around the world in the coming months, many exclusively organised by MEF for the benefit of our members and the wider industry. An events calendar can be found on the MEF homepage and is continually updated with new events of interest across the mobile spectrum. Such events are always being suggested by our members, so it's worth checking the calendar frequently to ensure you’re up to date with where in the world you need to be to avoid missing the best gatherings in the world of mobile content and commerce.

A roundup of all our current events can be found after the break, with details of some fantastic savings and opportunities for MEF members – click continue reading to check out what we have lined up for the rest of the year..

Upcoming Events

Sep 27-30 - The 7th Annual Asian Carrier Conference [Philippines]

MEF is proud to support the telecom industry community and is the collaboration partner of The 7th Annual Asian Carrier Conference. This year’s theme is: ‘Embracing new value streams for growth’.

For four days, the ACC provides a platform to network, collaborate and conduct business with the extended telecommunications industry. The ACC is the venue where you can forge new business alliances and explore new opportunities in Asia, the fastest growing telecoms market in the world.

MEF members are entitled to a discounted delegate pass. Click for more info

Oct 9-13 - GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2011 [Dubai]

MEF is pleased to advance its Middle East office, co-founded by Q-Tel International, with key member activities taking place at the pivotal GITEX Technology Week 2011.

For the second year running, MEF has formed a partnership with the “Mobile, Apps and Content World” section at GITEX and is driving numerous opportunities for members.

MEF will have a dedicated stand at the event and MEF supported panels will be a major feature of the week with 4 days of open panel debates focusing on mobile content & commerce.

Contact MEF Middle East GM George Daaboul to learn more about our activities and organise an appointment.

Announcing MEF Connects Dubai – sponsored by InMobi

Date: Tuesday, 11th October, 2011
Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm

MEF Connects Dubai is an exclusive event for MEF members and their guests.

MEF Connects Dubai will offer the opportunity to mingle with local and international business guests including the leading Middle Eastern companies from the mobile content and commerce value chain. Attendees will be able to leverage our global network in addition to networking with operators, handset manufacturers, content owners, aggregators, retailers, financial institutions and the media.

This is an exclusive member only event - Please click here to register

Finally, we have 20 complimentary five day passes for GITEX Technology Week for MEF Members, on a strictly first come, first served basis. Contact George for details.

Oct 10-13 – CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 [San Diego]

CTIA Enterprise & Applications showcases the benefits of wireless data in the enterprise and the new opportunities available in the application and content markets. MEF is pleased to be partnering with CTIA to address some of the most pressing issues facing the M-commerce industry including rules for privacy and security, promoting transparency and reducing cost of compliance.

MEF will be hosting an M-Commerce Panel - Which M-Wallet?

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 PM

Venue: San Diego Convention Center − CTIA Exhibit Innovations Stage

MEF is assembling an expert panel moderated by Gary Schwartz, Chair of MEF North America and CEO of Impact Mobile, to delve into the complex privacy, security and transactional issues surrounding m-commerce. The panel will provide practical advice to assist brands, financial institutions, content owners and operators best utilize new and old forms of payment, and is set to be an essential addition to your CTIA itinerary. Click for more info

mCommerce Pavilion & Showcase at CTIA

MEF is pleased to be CTIA’s partner for the mCommerce Pavilion & Showcase. This unique area of the CTIA floor space will focus on the boundless capabilities of mobile commerce and showcase companies providing the platforms and applications key to mobile commerce. Programmed by MEF and with significant benefits for MEF members, this is a must attend part of the show for mobile network operators, retailers, financial institutions, media and entertainment companies interested in the digital transfer of money mobile technology.

MEF Members interested in exhibiting in the mCommerce Pavilion & Showcase can secure preferential rates. Click for more info

Oct 27-28 - Planet of the Apps, Australia [Sydney]

Join MEF at our first endorsed event in Australia! Planet of the Apps brings together global and local leaders to showcase the best the world of mobile apps has to offer. Through innovative case studies, presentations and panel discussions attendees will learn how to leverage the power of mobile apps for communication, collaboration and entertainment.

MEF Members are entitled to a 20% discount on delegate passes. Click for more info

Nov 1-2: IP&TV Forum Middle East and North Africa [Dubai]

The IP&TV Forum offers the opportunity to explore developments in the telco and media services across the Middle East & North Africa. Co-located with the Digital TV Event, the conference will offer attendees to learn and network with 55+ Service Providers. Attendees will also have the unique chance to gain additional information on App development and OTT monetization.

MEF Members are entitled to a 15% discount on the registration fee. Click for more info

Nov 1-3: The Next Billion, Future Telecoms for Emerging Asia [Jakarta]

MEF continues its successful collaboration with ‘The Next Billion’ hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia, one of the world’s largest mobile markets with more than 180 million mobile phone subscribers and the second largest country on Facebook with 35 million users. The Next Billion will bring together regulators, policy makers, operators, technology specialists, content and applications developers and development organizations.

MEF will be hosting an Innovation Showcase on November 2, highlighting the most creative business models developed for cutting-edge content and services from across emerging Asia.

MEF Members receive a 30% discount on delegate passes. Click for more info

Nov 13-15: Festival of Media Asia [Singapore]

Join MEF at the inaugural Festival of Media Asia. In the five years since launching, the Festival of Media Venice has become a world class media event regularly attended by a veritable “who’s who” of the media industry. The inaugural Festival of Media Asia 2011 has been launched to address the unique issues and challenges faced in the Asian region, and is the place to learn about best practices from media giants and gain valuable networking time with some of the most coveted names in the media industry.

MEF Members receive a 15% discount on delegate passes. Click for more info

Nov 29-30: MEF Americas 2011 [Miami]

MEF is pleased to be returning to Miami with its seminal annual event MEF Americas 2011 – Mobile Content & Commerce. Reserve your place now for this exclusive MEF event, to be held on 29th-30th November in Miami, Florida; where North & South America will meet.

MEF Americas 2011-Mobile Content and Commerce, is the essential gathering for North America and LatAm companies looking to understand cross continental opportunities and drive investment in mobile.

Headline speakers confirmed to date for MEF Americas include Citibank, Coca-Cola, MTV and Turner Broadcasting. Founding Members supporting MEF Americas 2011 include Binbit, Movile, Neomobile, OpenMarket, Playphone, Sixth Sense Media and WAU Movil, with InMobi supporting as Research Partner.

Register before 30th September to take advantage of our early bird discount.

MEF Members are entitled to further significant discounts Click for more info

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