ACCELERATING GROWTH THROUGH A CONNECTED EUROPE

Across the European Union, access to mobile broadband is improving citizens’ lives and increasing business productivity by providing access to information and services in real time with nearly ubiquitous coverage. The next wave of mobility will depend more than ever on a robust mobile industry empowered to invest in developing and deploying the advanced networks that will connect us intelligently to the communities and cities we live in, and in turn provide the platform for sustained growth and innovation across all industry sectors.

Against the backdrop of a Connected City exhibition, industry and policy leaders will explore how mobile communications infrastructure and services are transforming commerce across the single market, enabling public services in areas like health and transport, and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across the internal market.

While everyone is welcome, we strongly encourage the following to attend:

  • Representatives from the EU institutions
  • Senior-level mobile network operators
  • Public policy officials
  • Associations
  • Infrastructure vendors
  • Communications and regulatory agency representatives

 

Mobile 360 - Europe will be held in Brussels, Belgium at the Albert Hall Complex.

 

 

 

SPECIAL FEATURES AT MOBILE 360 - EUROPE

The GSMA Mobile 360 conference agenda will be accompanied by an industry showcase including mobile operators and technology innovators. The Showcase will allow delegates to explore first-hand how mobile communications infrastructure and services are transforming commerce across the single market, enabling public services in areas like health and transport, and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across the internal market.

Partners in the showcase include:

Proximus

Since 2014, Proximus is the brand name of Belgacom SA on the Belgian market. The quality of its interconnected fixed and mobile networks makes Proximus the leading provider of all fixed and mobile voice, Internet, digital television, content and ICT services in Belgium. With its convergent offer, it allows customers anywhere and anytime access to what matters for them, whether consumers or enterprises. This is how Proximus contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the society in which it is rooted. www.proximus.be – www.belgacom.com

Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia operates as an advanced Service Provider that provides communications services associated with the capacity to process digital information and content.

My Data Store is a data vault where you can safely store all your valuable personal data, collected from your smartphone or created while accessing online and offline services. It transparently manages how different services can access, share or use your personal data in a privacy-preserving way. In 2013 My Data Store has been inserted among the top reference cases for Personal Data Store systems by the World Economic Forum. In the Exhibition area a demo of the Personal Data Store will be available.

Thin Film

Thin Film was the first company to commercialize printed rewritable memory and is now creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication. Such integrated systems will make it possible to use electronic intelligence in applications where they have never before been affordable, even, for example, in disposable goods.

GSMA

Also prominent in the showcase the GSMA will present key initiatives, how the mobile industry is working together to further areas such as Personal Data and Identity, Digital Commerce, Connected Living and IoT and future mobile networks. Not only will delegates understand key steps the industry is taking to further enhance the lives of citizens and businesses now and in the future, but they can also experience a number of live demonstrations of such technological advancements taking place in the industry. Demonstrations include:

  • A virtual journey through augmented reality to see the future of driver information, mobile entertainment, vehicle telematics and associated services, such as connected insurance, all powered by the GSMA Embedded SIM specification.
  • A truly native IP-based communication experience hosted by D2 Technologies and NewNet, who have teamed up to provide VoLTE calls, video-based calling and Rich Communication Services (RCS) via D2 Tech’s embedded IMS client integrated in the handset device.
  • A glimpse into what retailers and digital commerce may offer in the near future, through a SIM-based NFC API solution that turns your smartphone into a shopping assistant – a product developed in partnership with the GSMA, Orange France and Déjàmobile.
  • A look into the latest that mobile has to offer in online consumer authentication.  Mobile Connect is convenient and can help simplify the authentication process using a mobile phone.

 

Check out the video below to view highlights of the 2013 Mobile 360 Series - Europe event.

Agenda

The Mobile 360 – Europe conference will bring together industry and policy leaders to explore the opportunities mobile provides. The objective is to identify a common agenda and to examine how industry and policy makers can work in partnership to ensure that Europe maximises mobile’s contribution and realises its full potential to drive growth, competitiveness and job creation across all sectors of Europe’s single market. 

8 December

13.30 – 14.30Infrastructure Driving Growth in Europe

In the last few years, South East Asia and North America have taken the lead in deploying the advanced mobile networks that are enabling the incredible technology and service innovations we are seeing today. European markets need to accelerate the roll out of next generation mobile networks to maximise the significant benefits high quality ubiquitous access to the internet can bring to their constituents and economies. Governments, EU institutions and industry players will need to work together to develop regulatory policies that incentivise investment and sustain growth in the mobile space while safeguarding citizen and consumer rights, and ensuring that universal coverage obligations and digital inclusion goals are met.

In the opening session of the 2014 Mobile 360 – Europe  conference, leaders from the across the digital ecosystem will examine and discuss how the mobile industry can work to overcome existing obstacles to the deployment of mobile broadband and how to best position Europe to take a lead in the development of 5G technologies.

14.50 – 15.50Building Trust in the Next Wave of Digital Services
Mobile technologies are playing a key role in stimulating innovation in digital services aimed at better addressing the needs of consumers, businesses and governments across the EU. Important and legitimate concerns over privacy and security however present significant obstacles in the development and uptake of more advanced and sophisticated digital services such as healthcare, finance and e-government . Resolving issues involving the ownership, sharing and commercialisation of personal data and online records will also be a key factor in determining the scope of the digital services industry. How can industry leaders work with governments to ensure citizens, businesses and service providers follow best practice measures to protect their online assets? Which emerging technologies will help best protect consumers, businesses and governments from future online threats? How can digital ID and authentication technologies help enhance online security and provide the mechanisms through which to deliver advanced digital services? 

15.50 – 16.50Transforming Commerce & Transactions in a Digital Single Market
New and innovative digital payment solutions are increasingly being embraced by consumers and businesses alike, blurring the line between online and physical retail, and changing the nature of commerce in the process. Near ubiquitous access to the internet and feature rich applications are empowering consumers by transforming their smartphones into a gateway to product and service information, loyalty schemes, price comparisons, ticketing, ordering, purchasing and more. Businesses and service providers are also leveraging mobile and digital technologies to enhance their operations and gain better insights into their markets and customers to provide new products and services as well as more compelling experiences.

How can industry heads and regulators ensure existing consumer rights and protections evolve in line with this changing commercial landscape? How should regulators respond to the challenges posed by the disruptive nature of disintermediation as the digital world merges with the physical? Which solutions are best equipped to offer the safest and most secure experiences for consumers and businesses alike? Industry leaders will take to the stage to discuss how mobile technology will continue to play a key role in the digitalisation of commerce.

17.10 – 18.10Seizing Europe’s Mobile Opportunity: The Partnership Agenda
The next wave in computing will see a vast array of connected devices leveraging the power of the network to intelligently and automatically manage countless processes and support new and exciting products and services. Although projections on the size of the opportunity certainly vary, there is a universal acceptance that the current economic and regulatory frameworks cannot support the full potential of the “Internet of Things”. While some verticals are already embracing and benefiting from digital and mobile technologies, many sectors remain constrained in their ability to invest in scaling these solutions in a sustainable way. Identifying and resolving technological and regulatory barriers will require a high level of cross industry collaboration, and a new approach to developing policies that can keep pace with the changing requirements of this rapidly evolving space. The final session of the Mobile 360 – Europe  conference will draw on the outcomes of the previous sessions to provide an insight into the future of the Connected Life.

Speakers

Thought leaders and industry experts from the most influential companies within the expanding mobile value chain will address the most important topics in mobile through visionary keynote presentations, thought-provoking interviews and interactive panel discussions.

 

Registration

Mobile 360 Series – Europe is an invitation-only event.  If you received an invitation code, please click Register to enter your invitation code and follow the prompts to submit your registration.  You will then automatically be added to our attendee list.

If you have not received an invitation code but would like to register your interest in attending the event, please click Register and submit your information.  Should your request be approved, you will be notified within 5 days to confirm your attendance.

FAQ

LOCATION & DATES

Where will Mobile 360 Series – Europe be held?

The event will be held at the Albert Hall Complex, located at 9 Avenue Eudore Pirmez, 1040 Brussels.

What are the event dates?

Monday, 8 December, 2014

Should I have any health concerns about travelling to this event?

We are watching the Ebola virus situation very closely and are regularly monitoring advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO), who on 8 August released a statement following a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee that included a recommendation that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade.

Brussels is not an affected area and there are currently no travel restrictions in place. However, Mobile 360 attendees traveling to Brussels from affected areas may experience extra screening at ports of entry.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and should advice from the WHO or the Belgian government change we will adjust our guidance accordingly.

 

REGISTRATION

How do I register?

Please visit the Registration section to register for Mobile 360 - Europe.

What types of passes are available? What does my pass type give me access to?

There is a single pass type for Mobile 360 - Europe. All passes to the event are free and include access to all conference sessions, lunch and networking breaks on 8 December, 2014.

What’s the registration cost for Mobile 360 Series – Europe? Are there any discounts for registering multiple colleagues?

The event is free to attend, however please note this is an INVITE ONLY event. If you have not received an invitation code, you may still register your interest in attending the event.

Will I be able to register and pay for the conference onsite?

Yes, unless we reach the venue capacity prior to the event. If we do close registrations before the event begins, we’ll post notice on this page.  The event is free to attend.

What are the registration opening hours?

8 December 11:00 - 19:00

All hours are provisional.  Please see our agenda for up to date information on start times and session details.

Is there a minimum age to attend Mobile 360 - Europe?

Yes.  The minimum age for an attendee is strictly 16 or over. Any requests for visitors under the age of 16 must be put in writing to [email protected]. Requests must be approved by GSMA.  Attendees under the age of 16 will not be able to enter the event without GSMA's approval.

How do I register as Press/Analyst?

Those media wishing to attend Mobile 360 Series – Europe should review the accreditation criteria. For questions regarding press registration, contact a member of the GSMA Press team.

Once you have applied for accreditation, your application will be reviewed by the GSMA Press team and you will be notified by e-mail if your application is successful. If you are successful, you will receive an email containing a Registration Code to register for a Press / Analyst pass.

I am speaking at the conference. How do I register?
What are the Event Terms and Conditions?

To view the Event Terms and Conditions, please click here.

HOTEL & TRAVEL

Are hotel rooms included in my Mobile 360 Series – Europe Pass?

No. We will suggest nearby accommodations, but securing and paying for rooms is the responsibility of the attendee.

Are discounted hotel rates available?

We are pleased to work with the following hotels, both located in close proximity to the venue, in order to assist Mobile 360 Europe attendees with discounted hotel rates. 

 

The Sofitel Brussels Europe

Please click here for more information about hotel accommodations and room availability.

You will be directed to the Accor Website on which you will have to select Sofitel Brussels Europe and the dates of your stay.

Alternatively you can email the reservations department directly. Please mention the GSMA preferred code SCP269205 – 1027731 to obtain the corporate rate. 

 

Aloft

Please click here for more information about hotel accommodations. To book a room, visit the Aloft website and mention the GSMA corporate number: 209484

 

Where can I find more information about Brussels?
What’s the weather like in Brussels during December?

The daily temperature averages 5C / 41F.

What’s the nearest airport?

Brussels is served by Brussels Airport (BRU).

AGENDA & SESSIONS

What type of sessions can I expect?

Mobile 360 - Europe will include an interesting mix of keynote sessions, panel discussions, pitch presentations and case studies, allowing plenty of time for audience participation.  Please view the agenda for updated session information.

Do I have to sign up for specific sessions?

 No. Your pass includes access to all keynotes and sessions. If more than one session is offered during a single time slot, you can select which session to attend on the day.

Will conference presentations be made available?

We always make conference presentations available to attendees. However, not all speakers make their presentations available for download. Details on how to access presentations will be shared at the event.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

What if I still have unanswered questions?

Please contact us! We’re active on social media (FacebookTwitter, etc) and we’ve got a contact form further down on this page. Reach out, and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible!

Sponsors & Partners

Being a sponsor of Mobile 360 Series – Europe allows companies to showcase their leadership in Brussels and throughout Europe. If you are interested in available sponsorship opportunities, please contact us using the form below.

 

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