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ABOUT THE EVENT

New this year, we are pleased to join together with the GSMA Latin America Working Groups Plenary No. 43 to bring one comprehensive mobile event to the region. This specialised event will combine a thought-leadership conference with workshops and GSMA Latin America working group meetings.

The Latin America and the Caribbean mobile market is now the fourth-largest globally, with almost 326 million unique subscribers and with more than 90 mobile operators. This is expected to grow to drive this region to the second-highest installed base of smartphones in the world by 2020.

Exponential growth such as this isn’t without its challenges. From mobile operators and regulatory agencies to the financial and investment communities, each must find a way to optimise the growth while sustaining profitability. While adjacent industries such as automotive, health and utilities must leverage the new opportunities in this growth market.

The GSMA’s regional arm in Latin America has a long tradition of bringing together key stakeholders through its Plenary meetings. Together with Mobile 360 – Latin America, the regional ecosystem now has a more extensive opportunity to convene with other industry decision-makers and discuss topics that are relevant to this dynamic and diverse region.

Make plans to join us 13-14 May at this new, exciting Latin American event!

 

Conference Programme

Through a series of high-level presentations and panel discussions, day one will address the most pertinent opportunities and challenges for mobile operators. Topics include:
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Delivering returns on network investment
  • Developing sustainable 4G business models
  • Reaching the underserved with mobile financial services
  • Transforming digital identity

 

Industry Workshops

Day two of the conference will focus on specific relevant topics, presented by GSMA Latin America, that directly impact the mobile industry . The workshops are open to all attendees of Mobile 360 - Latin America with a few exceptions that are closed sessions for operators only. These are noted in the agenda below.
 
These workshops include:
  • Regulatory (REGU)
  • Billing and Roaming (BARG LA)
  • Technical and Terminals (TECT)
  • Security and Fraud (SEGF)

 

About GSMA Latin America

GSMA Latin America has 4 operator-led working groups that provide GSMA regional members the opportunity to get engaged in GSMA activities and programmes, exchange information, provide training, network as well as establishing regional industry positions. The Plenary Meeting No. 43  will be encompassed in day two of the Mobile 360 - Latin America event.  

  • Regulatory Working Group (REGU): This group is focused on the debate and analysis of current regulatory and public policy trends happening in Latin America. It looks after promoting GSMA positions across the region. The group is an important mean for exchanging information about regulatory practices, training as well as discussing and drafting new positions that will then be taking to the Chief Regulatory Officers’ Group for the region.
  • Billing & Roaming Working Group (BARG LA):This group brings together all the roaming community to discuss best technical and commercial practices, promote new standards for agreements and stimulating roaming services across Latin America. It is a great networking opportunity for regional operator and service providers to get together. It aligns with GSMA global technical and roaming and interworking groups such as the BARG, TADIG, IWG and others.
  • Technical & Terminals Working Group (TECT): This group supports regional members involved in areas such as technology, network, devices as well as value added services with an opportunity to get together to discuss new technology and standards implementations. The rapid technology changes, network management, deployment of 4G services, IP communications are among the topics covered here. This group works with the guidance of regional CTO roundtables and the Product and Services Management Group (PSMC).
  • Security & Fraud Working Group (SEGF): This group seeks to promote cooperation between regional members on the challenges that operator networks and services face nowadays. Issues like fraud, credit risks, by pass, handset theft and IMEI and SIM security are, among others covered here in coordination with GSMA Fraud Forum

More information about Working Groups current operator authorities please see: http://www.gsma.com/latinamerica/working-groups

We strongly encourage Latin American operator members interested in participating in the Working Groups sessions to get engaged with each coordinator to obtain a REGISTRATION CODE:

 

 

AGENDA

Thought leaders and industry experts from the most influential companies within the expanding mobile value chain will address topics through a mix of visionary keynote presentations, thought-provoking interviews and interactive panel discussions. Simultaneous Spanish/Portuguese/English translation will be available. 

 

Speakers

The call for papers process is an important step in our research and agenda development. We are always keen to hear from companies and individuals who would like to speak at GSMA events.


The list below gives some guidance on the topics that will be addressed at Mobile 360 - Latin America 2015. This list is not exhaustive and we welcome submissions covering additional relevant topics.

 

Call for Papers Topic List

 

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Applications
  • Big Data
  • Rio 2016 Olympics
  • Connected Living
  • Content
  • Devices
  • Digital divide
  • Internet of Things
  • LTE
  • M2M
  • M-health
  • M-education
  • M-commerce
  • MVNOs
  • M&A/Partnerships
  • Operator business models
  • OTT
  • Network Economics and ROI
  • New Services
  • Regulation
  • Rural coverage
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Smart cities
  • Socio-economic growth
  • Spectrum

 

Please submit your speaking proposal for Mobile 360 - Latin America 2015 by completing the form below.   The Call for Papers will close on the 20 April 2015.  We will contact successful applicants as soon as possible. Please note that making a submission does not guarantee a speaking slot and we are not able to give feedback on individual submissions.



Advertising/Marketing
Applications
Big Data
Connected Living
Content
Devices
Digital divide
Internet of Things
LTE
M2M
M-health
M-education
M-commerce
MVNOs
M&A/Partnerships
Operator business models
OTT
Network Economics and ROI
New Services
Regulation
Rio 2016 Olympics
Rural coverage
Scalability
Security
Smart cities
Socio-economic growth
Spectrum
Presentations
Demonstrations
Panel Discussions
Smaller Discussion Groups
Yes
No
Yes
No

REGISTRATION

Registration for Mobile 360 – Latin America is now open!

For a limited time, we are offering a 20% discount off the full price for a conference pass. Don’t delay – register today!

 

Conference Pass

Special Limited Pricing
Ends 17 April!

Full Price
Non-GSMA Members USD $ 750 USD $ 999

 

Registration fees for the Mobile 360 – Latin America must be paid in US Dollars.

 

 

 

 

Please note this is a single pass event and purchasing a pass includes access to the Conference sessions, GSMA Programme Seminars, Industry Workshops, GSMALA Working Groups*, Conference presentations, daily lunches and networking breaks on both event days.

*some Working Group sessions are closed to Operators only

 

Information on visa invitation letters, cancellation policies and substitution refunds are available under Registration FAQs section below

 If you have any questions regarding registration, please visit our Registration FAQ’s which feature answers to common questions about registration. You are also welcome to contact the registration team through our Contact Us form.

 

Press Registration

If you are a member of the press and would like to attend Mobile 360 – Latin America, please contact pressoffice@gsma.com. The press team will provide you with the criteria for media accreditation and further information on the process of applying to attend. To read the criteria click here.

 

Speaker Registration

If you are a confirmed Speaker, the team will be in contact to provide you with instructions on how to register shortly. For all other enquiries relating to Speakers for this event, please contact the Speaker Team.

 

GSMA Member Discount

GSMA members receive a 30% discount on the full-price pass to Mobile 360 – Latin America and most other GSMA events. Please email the Registration Team for instructions on how to obtain your Member discount.

Please note: GSMA Member Discounts can only be used by attendees from a member organisation. Member Discount codes should not be shared with external customers and clients.

FAQs

Where will Mobile 360 – Latin America be held?

The event will be held at Sheraton Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. View Map

What are the event dates?

Wednesday, 13 May – Thursday, 14 May 2015

Registration

What passes are available?

There is a Conference Pass available for Mobile 360 - Latin America 2015. For more information on prices, please visit the top of this page.

What credit cards do you accept?

We accept payment by American Express, Visa and MasterCard only.

What currencies do you accept?

Payment will be accepted in US$ (US Dollars) only. Payment can be made by Credit Card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard).

Can I pay by Bank / Wire Transfer?

No, there is no facility to pay by Bank / Wire Transfer.

Is there a minimum age to attend?

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 the Registration and approved by the GSMA. Attendees under the age of 16 will not be able to enter the event without GSMA’s prior written approval.

What is the cancellation policy?

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Cancellations, as well as ‘no shows’, will be liable for the FULL registration fee. No refunds shall be given. Cancellation of travel reservation and hotel reservation are the exclusive responsibility of the registrant.

For more information please review the Event Terms and Conditions.

How can I make a substitution (replace my registration with another person)?

Substitutions between attendees from the same company and at the same invoice address may be made by providing the GSMA with written notice of the name of the original attendee and full details of the substitute attendee.

To arrange a substitution, please e-mail full details to the Registration Team. Please place “Pass Substitution Mobile 360 LATAM” in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that this might take a few days to complete.

Once a badge has been issued onsite, substitutions are no longer allowed.

What are the Registration Opening Hours?

Wednesday, 13 May* 08:00-17:30 Thursday, 14 May* 08:00-16:00.

*All timings are provisional.

Hotel & Travel

Are hotel rooms included with a Mobile 360 Series – Latin America Pass?

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

Are discounted hotel rates available?

GSMA has negotiated special rates for our attendees with the Sheraton Rio Resort & Spa which is the same venue as Mobile 360 – Latin America. The deadline to receive this preferred rates is 11 May 2015. After this deadline, regular rates will vary according to the hotel availability. To make a reservation, book directly with the Sheraton Rio Hotel through the Mobile 360 – Latin America hotel reservation portal.

What is the nearest airport?

The city is served by Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport

What do I need to know about traveling to Rio?

Rio de Janeiro, the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the second largest city of Brazil is on the strip of the Atlantic Coast close to the Tropic of Capricorn. Located in the southeast part of Brazil, the city/state is surrounded by forests on one side and sparkling beaches on the other.

  • Official language: Portuguese.
  • Population: According to the 2010 census, the population of Rio de Janeiro is 6,323,037.
  • Time Zone: Standard Time Zone of Rio de Janeiro is UTC/GMT -3 hours. In the summer, it observes daylight saving time of +1 hour.
  • Currency: Brazilian currency is called 'Real' and pronounced as "hay-al". Since the Dollar is not accepted in Brazil, you'll need to convert your home currency to Real at a money exchange counters (banks, airport exchange kiosks, exchange shops or exchange houses). Do not exchange money on the street!
  • Tipping: Unless the 10% additional charge is not included in the bill, tipping is expected from customers in restaurants. Give extra money if the service was friendly. Round up to the nearest denomination for taxi drivers while bell boys and chamber maids expect at least R$1.
  • Electric current voltage: 127 V in Rio de Janeiro, though some hotels may provide 220 V. It is different from the U.S. or some European countries, so bring an adapter.
  • Typical business hours in Rio de Janeiro are: Offices: Monday - Friday: 9:00 to 18:00 Stores: Monday - Friday: 9:00 to 19:00, Saturday: 9:00 to 13:00 Malls: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 to 22:00
  • Recommended clothing: Since Rio de Janeiro is warm and humid year round, tourists should carry casual, cotton clothes. Shorts, T-Shirts, sports shirts, and jeans are a common attire to wear in Brazil. Also, throw in a sweater or jacket if you are travelling to the resort town of Petropolis.
  • Health insurance: Tourists should take out an all-inclusive health insurance before travelling to Rio de Janeiro since foreign nationals can encounter unexpected medical emergencies in Brazil.
  • In the summer and rainy season, the risk of contracting dengue is high. Consult a medical expert on the appropriate vaccinations, present health outbreaks and general disease protection. All travellers should visit their physician 4-8 weeks before the date of departure. Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow fever, and Hepatitis B vaccines are recommended for all travellers.
Do I need a Visa?

The Brazilian government recommends you reach out to your local Brazilian Embassy or Consulates-General first for travel information. 

Where can I find more information about Brazil?
How can I stay safe while travelling to Rio de Janeiro?

We suggest you take the common sense precautions as you would when visiting any major city:

  • Always remove your Mobile 360- Latin America Pass upon leaving the venue
  • Do not display large amounts of cash; carry only as much as you need
  • Do not carry valuables or jewellery like expensive watches, iPad, digital cameras, etc. Store them in hotel lockers.
  • Keep your personal belongings with you, both inside and outside the venue
  • Be vigilant in crowds, restaurants and on public transportation; watch out for people creating distractions and diversions
  • Avoid taking to strangers who are trying to strike up a conversation or selling things.
  • Avoid roaming on the streets unattended by the police after dark.
  • When walking around the city, know how to get to your destination in advance so you appear confident in where you are going.

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