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MEF Leadership Forum Wholesale Europe took place at Orange’s state-of-the-art offices in the heart of Paris and explored the wholesale mobile ecosystem with a uniquely European flavour.

With a strong focus on industry innovation, the day featured a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops, exploring what a mobile operator could look like in 2030, where the telecom industry stands in terms of cybersecurity, telco cloud, NaaS, API monetization and more, developments in 5G roaming, authentication and verification in voice and business messaging, and to tackle what’s really needed to transform and shape the industry.

Taking place at the prestigious event facilities of The Honourable Society Of The Inner Temple in London MEF CONNECTS Omnichannel brought together stakeholders from across the Messaging ecosystem globally for the perfect stage to review mobile engagement strategies, build new partnerships, identify new target audiences, integrate innovative ideas and expand knowledge of this constantly evolving area. No matter the size, type or location of any enterprise, organisation or government, they’re all ultimately here to serve and protect. And, done right, this is exactly what Omnichannel can play a key role in delivering on so many fronts. And globally….

Now is the time for you to seize the Omnichannel opportunity, taking advantage of the amazing array of Digital Channels out there to grow your business, all whilst keeping an eye on keeping your defences strong – and this event will show you exactly how you really can do it all!

MEF CONNECTS Wholesale 2023  brings together stakeholders from across the industry, and from around the world – analysts, representatives from other trade organisations, mobile operators, content providers, messaging companies and many others.

The event tackles new revenue streams and growth drivers for Wholesale, achieving efficiencies, sustainability, new commercial models, automation, the emergence of new industry segments, Mobile IoT, SMS, Voice, Roaming, 5G, CPaaS, regulation, commercial models, anti-fraud, industry talent and more.

MEF CONNECTS Mobile IoT explores how the Internet of Things is transforming our lives. From the latest trends and innovations to the future potential of IoT, this event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and case studies to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of IoT technology. This event is perfect for anyone interested in the future of technology and the impact it will have on our lives. Whether you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or simply curious about the latest trends, this event is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve.

Business messaging is going from strength to strength. With more enterprises using A2P SMS and OTT channels developing new use cases and pricing strategies to augment Conversational Commerce, this event will focus on how RCS Business Messaging (RBM) is looking to grow the overall ecosystem.

Held in Google’s impressive HQ in Paris, MEF Members and guests gathered to gain first-hand knowledge from the exploration, education, explanation, and experience of RBM. Utilising the latest innovations around the technology, insights from real experiences and success stories, and teaching from experts from around the globe, watch now to explore the full potential of conversational messaging.

Mobile Communications are used by billions of people around the world and a growing target for fraudsters globally. Mobile is emerging as the centre of digital transformation and with that increasingly at the centre of attacks: communications, payments, verification, ecommerce are now intertwined with mobile networks.  

In response to growing concern and a unified desire to combat fraud, MEF’s “Future of Mobile Fraud Prevention” event focussed on new practices and solutions to help businesses protect themselves, consumers, and brands from fraud. The event brought together regulators, operators, carriers and brands for a lively discussion and expert insight on how the ecosystem can work together to eliminate fraud and bring trust to text messaging.   

The MEF and the Canadian Telecommunications Association partnered to bring the industry together for a one-day event in Toronto on Tuesday, July 18th, 2023. The event focussed on the latest trends and technologies in text messaging, including the role of trust, identity, and interoperability.

Members and guests gathered in Toronto for a day of thought-provoking discussions and valuable networking opportunities, with key telco stakeholders all across the value chain from operators, aggregators and enterprises. Gain a better understanding of the future of messaging and the state-of-the-art in this fast-evolving industry.

At this year’s MEF CONNECTS Personal Data and Identity event we introduced organisational identity; a new approach for combating fraud at the source, securing and streamlining online, offline, and ‘phygital’ engagements, and re-establishing trust throughout the world’s economies. Organisational identity establishes a root of trust; not just for an organisation but also for its agents—employees, messages, machines, and bots.

MEF CONNECTS Nordics was the place to hear from stakeholders from across Mobile in the Nordic region. Covering Business messaging and more, we’ll be showcasing the latest developments and use-cases from aggregators, CPaaS providers, MNOs, OTTs, technology suppliers and speaking with enterprises.

Is Italy building the right digital infrastructure to power up a stronger country? Can it play a leading role in the making of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Lagging years behind South Korea, China and the US in the roadmap for the 5G rollout, will Italy make up time?

In order to get the answers, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum hosted the leaders from Italian telecom, and the new world of mobile services in Rome . Reenergising the tenth largest economy in the world will require an unprecedented level of collaboration between business, the public sector and broader stakeholders in society. MEF Leadership Forum Rome brought together the key players: industry leaders, policymakers and regulators to talk about interaction, orientation and support to the change.

MEF CONNECTS India 2023 was THE place to hear from stakeholders from across Mobile in India. Business Messaging proved to be the the primary focus but Personal Data & Identity related issues figured heavily too, The latest developments and use-cases from aggregators, CPaaS providers, MNOs, OTTs, technology suppliers and enterprises were all showcased in a series of lively physical panel discussions. MEF will be back in India next year so keep an eye out for that event!

The global industry bodies represented under one roof. A mixture of conferences, live streaming and networking where you drive the thought leadership. Ample exhibition, networking and hospitality space included.

Broad Agenda themes include: SMS Forum, Rich Messaging Forum, Anti-Fraud Forum, Identity Forum, Mobile Edge Forum, Regulation Forum, Forum for Change to name a few.

MEF once again takes entre stage in MWC for its Members, with the Future of Mobile Summit.
Explore a ‘Vision of the future of personal data and identity management and a new path to value’ to the Future of Identity and Authentication, and onto the Future of Messaging.

JP Morgan Chase, Bloomberg Intelligence, iProov, Rakuten Viber, mFilterIt, Lanck Telecom, XConnect, Hot Telecom & Bango deliver incredible thought-leadership Sessions with phenomenal speakers and experts in their respective fields.

The MEF Leadership Forum Americas brings together experts in the field of text messaging and other technologies to discuss the latest trends. The thought-leadership conference focuses on the role of trust, identity, and interoperability in the future of messaging.

This fully hybrid MEF event is THE place to hear from stakeholders from across the globe who share everything you need to know about how to ace Business Messaging, all while protecting consumers.

We showcase the latest developments and use-cases from aggregators, CPaaS providers, MNOs, OTTs, technology suppliers and speaking with enterprises. Global brands such as Uber tell us how they choose their digital channels and suppliers. A truly global perspective awaits.