GSMA M4D Summit: Capetown 2013

 

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Invitation to GSMA M4D Summit

 

We’re delighted to invite you to the GSMA Mobile for Development Summit, the debut of an annual thought leadership event, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, 11 – 12 November 2013. The two-day event will feature an engaging series of keynotes, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities to highlight innovation, explore opportunities to harness disruption, share best practices in scaling services and catalyse partnerships to enable growth of high quality M4D products and services. GSMA Mobile for Development to date has partnered with 46 mobile operators, rolling out 83 initiatives, impacting tens of millions of people across 45 countries. Now, it will host the platform for a unique convening of senior leaders and industry experts from mobile operators, development organisations, investors and entrepreneurs to catalyse partnerships and enable the future of the M4D sector.

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Promoting VAS partnerships with mobile operators

In the course of our work to drive investment and innovation in mobile for development (M4D), we frequently hear from entrepreneurs, non-profits and others that they don’t know enough about how to engage with mobile operators to launch M4D services. Therefore, we are actively working to understand how our diverse community of stakeholders can partner with mobile operators more effectively. To this end, we recently received over 75 applications from amongst over 800 operator representatives who work in value added services (VAS) to apply to attend a closed workshop at the GSMA M4D Summit. The session is designed to better understand the role of VAS in customer attraction and engagement and understand how those with innovative M4D services can best work with mobile operators for mutual benefit. Sincere thanks to all those who applied; the attendees have been selected and will be informed today. Insights derived from both the application survey and the workshop itself will inform publicly available research, which we look forward to sharing with the whole community over the coming months.

Those working in VAS for mobile operators wishing to be considered for future events should complete the application form here.

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at: mdi@gsma.com.
Warm regards,

Julia Burchell
Community Manager
GSMA Mobile for Development Intelligence
About us
Powered by GSMA Intelligence, MDI monitors the economic, environmental and social impact of mobile solutions in the developing world. We aggregate data from sources such as the World Bank, UN, member operators and from vendors and development organisations, alongside producing ground-breaking research and analysis. Our team of experts convenes the diverse M4D community to facilitate connections to drive investment and innovation in the sector.

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