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MEF @ MWC 2018

February 26, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Essential briefings for your Mobile World Congress 2018 Diary

MEF is hosting a series of leadership and expert sessions during MWC 2018 in Barcelona.  The 60-minute sessions are member and invite-only showcasing the work of MEF’s Programmes and Chapters across Consumer Trust, Mobile Messaging and Value Added Services.  Space is limited, please register your interest for the session below for early access to tickets

Monday 26th February – University of Barcelona

Speed Networking 5.30PM – 6.30PM

New for 2018, MEF is delighted to host a member-only speed networking session supported by the Operator Alliance. This is a fantastic opportunity for MEF members to meet MNOs one-on-one and explore new opportunities for growth and innovation. The Operator Alliance is a community of 20 operators worldwide who exchange leads on innovative partners and best practices of open innovation.

Registration is CLOSED for this session

MEF Annual Leadership Session in Association with ForgeRock 6.30PM – 8.00PM

MEF’s annual Leadership Session – this year in association with ForgeRock – looks at The Trust Opportunity in a Connected World. Moderated by industry veteran David Birch the VIP panel will be announced in January with a keynote from ForgeRock’s Co-Founder & CTO Lasse Andresen.

Registration is now CLOSED

8.00PM – 11.00PM: MEF Connects MWC 2018

The 16th annual MEF Connects MWC 2018 takes place in the grand entrance hall of the University of Barcelona. Supported by ForgeRock, Syntonic, CLX Communications and Telecoming.

Tuesday 27th February – Meeting Room CC8.19-CC8.20 Hall 8.1, Fira

MEF is once again hosting a series of sessions to showcase the work of its Programmes and Chapters. Taking place in Hall 8.1 at the FIRA – the day’s thought leadership programme will gather global MEF members and industry visionaries.

Speaker line-up will be announced soon.

  • Beyond voice, text, and data – disruptive services to grow carrier ARPU in association with Syntonic

MEF Partners 2018

Moderated by Susan Welsh de Grimaldo from Strategy Analytics this panel session of mobile industry experts will explore the next generation of content services and business models to increase operator ARPU, add new subscribers, and strengthen customer retention.  Space is limited please register here to secure your seat.

Unlimited data plans swept the US in 2017 and are now making their way to other developed markets. However, these plans are not available in emerging markets due to limited network capacity and prohibitive pricing.

To better monetize their networks, mobile carriers in emerging economies, such as Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America are showing great interest in new content-centric models. Many operators are already experimenting with zero-rated content, sponsored data, and “content plans.”  In 2018, more economical and targeted solutions, such as unlimited data content offers, ad- supported content, time or usage-based micro plans, and unlimited-data content subscriptions can lower the access barrier for consumers and grow carrier ARPUs. These new models also open up the funnel for the entire ecosystem, allowing brands, app developers, and publishers new ways to acquire, engage, and monetize consumers by reducing the unnecessary tax associated with mobile data limits.

  • MEF’s Future of Messaging

How will the major consumer, technology and regulatory developments impact enterprise messaging?

Artificial Intelligence, cryptocurrency, automation or GDPR are only some of the significant innovation and regulatory developments impacting (or about to) everything in our lives. Enterprise mobile messaging, one of the preferred channels through which businesses interact with us, is already being pushed by all these, with the likes of RCS, chatbots, just to name a few. With 2018 promising to experiment the impact in the way businesses handle personal data, the explosion of new use cases fuelled by artificial intelligence, it is vital for the enterprise messaging ecosystem, from the enterprise to the mobile network operator, from the app developer to the messaging aggregator, to understand what opportunities these changes are creating, whereas quickly understanding which have the potential to disrupt their business model.

Following up on last year’s success MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme will host a workshop looking at how different stakeholders are preparing for change. What are businesses demanding from enterprise messaging players? How can you stay competitive in enterprise messaging delivery – today and tomorrow? And how can you stay ahead of the game and not be disrupted.

Please email us to pre-register your interest for the MEF Future of Messaging sessions.

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February 26, 2018
February 27, 2018
Event Category:


Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF)
+44 (0)20 8819 0554
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Multiple Venues
Barcelona, Spain + Google Map