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Ilse Jurrien
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MWC 2010

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Ilse Jurrien
Sunday, November 1st 2009 - 11:00 CET - Comments: 0
T he GSMA, which represents the interests of the mobile communications industry, announce that the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2010 will be held 15-18 February, 2010 at the Fira de Barcelona at Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain. Under the theme of “Vision in Action”, the upcoming MWC 2010 will feature a world-class thought leadership conference, including visionary keynotes and insightful panel discussions; an exhibition with more than 1,300 companies showcasing cutting-edge products and technologies; an awards ceremony highlighting the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the globe; and a venue that facilitates mobile industry networking and business development opportunities.
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"Mobile communications impacts nearly every facet of our lives, whether it's how we conduct business, how we access information and experience content or how we stay connected to friends and family," said Michael O'Hara, chief marketing officer for the GSMA. "Now, more than ever, the Mobile World Congress provides a forum for participants across the broad mobile communications ecosystem to debate the issues impacting our industry today and to explore the technologies, solutions and services that will shape the mobile future."


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Global Mobile Awards at MWC 2010 in Barcelona

The GSMA also announced that it is now accepting nominations for the Global Mobile Awards 2010, which will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday, 16 February at the MWC 2010. The Global Mobile Awards recognise excellence, achievement and innovation in mobile communications. Twenty-three awards will be given in 11 categories, including:

  • Mobile Entertainment
  • Mobile Advertising and Marketing
  • Best Mobile Services
  • Social and Economic Development
  • Green Mobile
  • Best Technology
  • Mobile Innovation Grand Prix
  • Handsets and Devices
  • Mobile Personality of the Year
  • GSMA Chairman's Award
  • Government Leadership Award

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MWC event for the mobile industry

"The mobile industry continues to be one of the most vibrant and dynamic market segments, stimulating the economy on a local, regional and global scale," continued O'Hara. "Similarly, MWC remains the must-attend event in the mobile industry, providing a critical platform for developing new business opportunities in both the private and public sectors."


MWC visitors

In 2009, MWC drew approximately 47,000 attendees from the world's largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies and media and entertainment organisations, as well as government delegations. More than 50 per cent of 2009 Mobile World Congress visitors held C-level positions, including more than 2,800 CEOs.

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