MEF Meets the members @MWC 2015

Every year at MWC in Barcelona, we visit as many of our exhibiting members as possible to catch up with their latest news and announcements, get their views on how the mobile ecosystem has evolved in the past year, and where they see it going in the future. This week meet three companies from across our diverse global membership, Perform Group, CLX Networks  and mBlox. Perform Group - Dan Price, Mobile Distribution Director, Africa CLX Networks - Kristian Mannik, CEO & Co-founder mBlox - Tom Cotney, CEO & Rob Malcolm, SVP Commercial Operations Stay tuned … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 4 – say goodbye to passwords, hello to connected cars and pizza

This year at MWC consumer trust and privacy have taken up position as a central theme.  There's also been plenty of announcements at the device level on how consumers can protect themselves with more sophisticated biometric authentication technology.  ZTE, Fujitsu and EyeVerify all announced eye scanning technology and Qualcomm putting forward its own 3D unltrasonic finger print scanning tech as a credible alternative. Elsewhere there's more evidence that the automotive sector is increasingly embracing mobile as the latest poster-boy of the ecosystem.  Visa announced that it has joined … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 3 – from mobile phones to connected bow-ties

Day three at Mobile World Congress saw much more buzz around the Internet of Things, data, wearables and smart devices. The words *mobile* and *phone* are deliberately omitted because so much of the exhibition and discussion has noticeably shifted out to capture the array of things that mobile now enables.  Connected cars, health bands, connected watches - even hat-pins, bow-ties and cuff-links were featured on one of the many Samsung stands. Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Executive Ken Hu took up the issue in his keynote stating, in no uncertain terms: 'be careful smartphone, your days are … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 2

Day two at Mobile World Congress has seen a lot of discussion around some key topic areas both from company led announcements and general discussion from the show floor, particularly the need to balance the industry's need to create, ingest and use consumer data against the very real need to foster trust and protect privacy bought in to sharper focus by the anticipated growth with the Internet of Things.  One live discussion concluded that: 'trust is the new currency in mobile'.  Global News Stories BlackBerry goes keyboardless again with new Leap ArsTechnica BlackBerry today … [Read more...]

MWC15 News Round-up Day 1

Daily news from the floor at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.  Global News Stories Mobile World Congress 2015: wearables, virtual reality and three-sided phones Telegraph Samsung has unveiled a three-sided phone, the Galaxy S6 Edge, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, alongside its new flagship Galaxy S6, in the hope that differentiating itself from its Android competitors will help to reverse its slump in smartphone sales. The Galaxy S6 Edge is curved on both sides, meaning the display wraps around the entire width of the handset. This is intended to create … [Read more...]

Take on MWC 2014 with The MEF Pavilion

Kim Arazi, Global Director of Events at MEF is already planning Mobile World Congress 2014, developing new benefits exclusive to MEF members. UPDATE: After a positive response, MEF Members now have until Wednesday the 17th July to confirm their interest and secure their place on the MEF Pavilion - Contact us now! Aching feet, hunger, exhaustion, crowds, no wi-fi, hunger, perpetually getting lost, queues, hunger… No - this isn’t a description of trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro or braving a rainy Saturday at the mall, but rather an average day at the industry’s definitive global trade event: … [Read more...]

MEFTV @ MWC – Andrew Bud, MEF Global Chair

MEFTV took to the halls of MWC again for 2013, speaking to MEF members about their businesses and their MWC exhibits & announcements. In this video, MEF Global Chair Andrew Bud gives an overview of the week from the MEF perspective, and shares his impressions on the show. For more MEFTV videos from MWC 2013 - checkout our Youtube channel. … [Read more...]

MEF Connects MWC 2013 Photos

Over 500 MEF members and invited guests from 55 countries rocked the MACBA (that's the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona to you) at our 11th annual MEF Connects MWC 2013. The glitzy new venue provided a quality backdrop for our guests to undertake some serious networking, formed of  a broad variety of our global membership from across the mobile value chain for a truly international evening. Check out a selection of photos from the party below. … [Read more...]

MEF Consumer Trust in Mobile Applications Breakfast Briefing with Kaspersky Lab

MEF is again hosting an essential MWC briefing session for 2013, this year with Kaspersky Lab and focusing on the latest threats affecting mobile app consumers, with a special emphasis on the latest developments in mobile malware. The morning session (Wednesday, 27 February 2013 from 08:30 to 10:30) will also include a  roundtable discussion featuring industry experts from MEF’s Privacy in Mobile Apps Working Group including Brendan Eich, CTO Mozilla, Chris Davies, General Counsel EMEA and Head of Privacy at InMobi and Nick Graham, Partner, SNR Denton. Moderated by Tim Green from Mobile Money … [Read more...]

Win MEF Connects MWC13 tickets

MWC 2013 is just around the corner and as ever MEF is hosting the hottest ticket of the Congress - MEF Connects MWC 2013. Now in its 11th year, the legendary party has moved to an exciting new location; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA).  MEF Connects MWC is an exclusive bash for MEF members and their guests only, which means tickets can be hard to come by. So for 2013 MEF has teamed up with the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe to give away ten pairs of tickets in an exclusive prize draw, meaning not only could you get to rub shoulders with the cream of MWC attendees, you get to take a friend … [Read more...]

MEF Connects MWC 2011 Party

We had a great time at the MEF Connects party at Mobile World Congress 2011 - and so did our attendees by the look of the photos below:View more on the MEF Flickr photostream. … [Read more...]

Stand for MEF ASIA or MEF EMEA Boards @ MWC, 15 February 2010- Barcelona

Mobile World Congress draws international delegates from the leading telco and media companies across the globe, so where better to hold elections for MEF’s Asia and EMEA boards? Join us at the MEF meeting which will this year feature a round-up of MEF’s activities as well as elections* for both the EMEA and Asia boards. Stand as a candidate for your local region and create thought leadership, share knowledge and address issues facing the mobile media industry. Monday 15 FebruaryRegistration at 16:45 for 17:00 startFinish at 19:15 (MEF Connects networking event starts nearby at 8pm)Hotel … [Read more...]