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The plans are set – your MEF (Mobile Ecosystem Forum) team and event sponsor Sam Media are pleased to say that REGISTRATION for the MEF CONNECTS Mobile Content & Payments event in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) next January is now OPEN!

MEF will be hosting this in-person event on January 11th from 9am to 6.30pm in Sam Media’s office in Kuala Lumpur – Menara Ilham Suíte 02, Level 11, No. 8, Lrg Binjai, 50450

The event is for a maximum of 80 people. The evening prior to this, on January 10th, you can attend the MEF Meet-Up – all details for that HERE. (NB. registering for the MEF CONNECTS event on January 11th will not automatically register you for the MEF Meet-Up – you need to do that separately)

MEF CONNECTS on January 11th will bring together stakeholders from the Content & Advertising and Payments industries across South East Asia to discuss ALL the relevant issues – trust, security, customer support excellence, monetisation, how to best engage with your customers, the impact of increasing regulation and of course what the future might hold.

We have got some great content lined up for you with plenty of opportunities for networking:

9.00 – 10.00: Breakfast Reception

10:15 – 10:45: Panel #1 MEF Yearbook Payments with Ross Flynn (MEF – Programme Manager)

10:45 – 11:30: Panel #2 The Evolution of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) & Mobile Payments with Leon Dijksman (COO – Sam Media), Jim Thomas (Regional Director MENA – Empello), Benjamin Foo (Director – Business Development – Bango), James Williams (Vice President of Business Development – Xconnect)

11:30 – 11.45: Break

11:45 – 12:15: Panel #3 Get Security Right & Revenues Will Flow with James Williams (Vice President of Business Development – Xconnect), Leon Dijksman (COO – Sam Media), Nilay Kumar (VP – mFilterIt), Matt Ekram (Director & Board Member – Malaysia-America Society)

12:15 – 12:45: Panel #4 Demystifying DCB Regulation with Ross Flynn (MEF – Programme Manager), Frederico Rosato (Group Sales Director, Payment & Carrier Solutions – Digital Virgo), Alexis Bartelds (Co-Founder – Sam Media), Leon Dijksman (COO – Sam Media)

12:45 – 2.00: Lunch

2:00 – 2:30: Panel #5 Mobile Mastermind with Ross Flynn (MEF – Programme Manager), James Williams (Vice President of Business Development – Xconnect)

2:30 – 3:00: Panel #6 What Should Exceptional Customer Support in the Mobile First Era Look Like? with Matt Ekram (Director & Board Member – Malaysia-America Society), Alexis Bartelds (Co-Founder – Sam Media), Roy Phua (VP Sales – Sendquick)

3:00 – 3:30: Panel #7 The Future of Content Monetisation on Mobile with Ross Flynn (MEF – Programme Manager), Yoseph Wijaya (Head Of Product – Forest Interactive), Bram Gumilar (Head of Sales – Dialogue Media)

3:30 – 4.00: Break

4:00 – 4:30: Panel #8 Business Messaging & CPaaS: Opportunity Knocks with James Williams (Vice President of Business Development – Xconnect), Ermin Hamzić (Head of Customer Growth APAC – Infobip), Robin Ng (SVP Strategic Accounts & Partnerships – Soprano Design), Gang Su (Sales Manager – Netnumber)

4:30 – 5:00: Panel #9 Case Studies: The Power of Business Messaging Done Right with Ross Flynn (MEF – Programme Manager), Sedin Gabeljić (Head of Customer Success – Asia – Infobip)

5:00 – 6.30: Event Conclusion & Goodbye Drinks / Networking

Please email if you have any queries related to the event!

Thank you MEF member Sam Media for getting behind this event and making it all possible. They liked the event in January 2023 so much that practically the moment it was over committed to doing it again for you in 2024!


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09:00 – 18:30