The full conference, forums and seminars agenda will be available soon, but here is what you can expect:
Day 1: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Agenda Dayone 1 EN
Opening Ceremony & Keynote 1: LimitlessLeading CEOs discuss their plans and visions of a 5G future
Welcome to MWC: Orientation for Non-Telco Visitors
MWC Shanghai can be overwhelming for visitors, especially first-time visitors. This introductory session from GSMAi will give you the latest research on what’s going on in the tech and telco world; how it aligns with the needs of other industries; and how you can make the best of your visit to the show.
Telco Transformation SummitBuilding a digitalised, customer centric future for APAC’s telcos
In the Asia-Pacific region, housing over fifty mobile operators and more than two billion subscribers, the demand for mobile internet shows continuous growth. As the influence of digitalisation on lifestyles through the region grows, mobile operators have increasingly strategised around creating customer centric experiences in their core services, and increasingly in new services such as finance and media.
Meanwhile, investments in the network and IT infrastructure are enabling digital transformation in enterprise clients as well as their own digitalisation. We see this in services such as cloud, edge, security and IoT solutions. According to the World Economic Forum, digitalisation could contribute approximately $100 trillion in value to the telco industry over the next decade.
This summit will highlight the many facets to digitalisation for mobile operators and why customer engagement is at the forefront.
Future Mobility Stage Day 1Catalysts for change, value creation, partnership models, 5G V2X, future car design
GSMA Future IoT Convention
Agenda Dayone 2 EN
Keynote 2: Limitless CustomersThought leading CEOs defy traditional, geographic and industry boundaries
Leaders Stage: GreentechCut costs and benefit the planet: The best greentech APAC can offer
Greentech (Green Technology) for many people only relates to concerns of climate change and a growing scarcity of natural resources. However, greentech – essentially, altering production processes to reduce negative by-products and increase efficiency – has existed since the industrial revolution. Behind the buzzword is a burgeoning industry that’s attracting enormous amounts of investment capital. The benefits extend to financial opportunities as well as creating a more sustainable, cleaner environment.
This rapid fire presentation style session will feature the best Greentech technologies that the Asia-Pacific region has to offer.
Banking & Fintech SummitCompetition, collaboration and regulation for the intelligent connectivity age
Today there is a crucial tension at the heart of the financial industry. Technology is changing fast, along with the capabilities it offers to reinvent traditional cost bases, value propositions, services and customer engagement. Meanwhile compliance, regulation, legacy infrastructure and risk mitigation all limit how, and how fast, those technologies are applied. It’s like pressing the brakes and the accelerator at the same time.
Banks and fintech firms are facing the same challenge, but from two very different starting-points. In 2020 we will see more co-innovation and collaboration between banks and fintechs to find answers… but there are other ways forward. Virtual banking and neobanks are on the rise globally; open banking offers an ecosystem play to those who can seize the opportunity; while we are seeing both banks and fintech firms partnering with brands in industries such as telco, automotive and more to create new services.
How should local conditions affect your strategy, and how can established banks and fintechs overcome the challenges each faces in developing effective partnerships – both with each other and outside the financial industry? The Banking and Fintech Summit explores all these solutions through lively debate and thought-provoking case studies.
Smart City Forum
Digital Leaders Programme(invitation only roundtable)
Day 2: Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Agenda Daytwo 1 EN
Day Two Keynote: Limitless IndustryTop CEOs enabling breakthroughs for APAC companies large and small
Industry X SummitCombining strategy, technology and partnerships for today’s industrial revolution
Today’s world is in constant change with the introduction of new technologies such as 5G, applied intelligence and Internet of Things providing platforms for new business models and services to grow. Diverse industries such as sports, gaming, banking and fashion are now powered by this blend of technology and in doing so, a new digitally driven industrial revolution is underway: Industry X. Consumers are set to benefit most, enjoying applications and services at the touch of their fingertips. For manufacturers and brands this opens up new models of engagement, as well as offering new opportunities and efficiencies in producing and shipping stock… and new challenges in effective, secure operational transformation.
The Industry X Summit welcomes cross-sector leaders to discuss how, within a fast changing digital landscape, mobile can play a key part of the emerging ecosystem.
Leaders Stage: BlockchainBest practices and hands-on advice to boost your business with blockchain
Much of the hype over blockchain has passed – only to be replaced by practical, real-world usage in 2020. Many large enterprises and consortia are using services based on blockchain and distributed ledgers today. Whether you’re an SME or a multinational, this Leaders Stage session will bring you practical insights from leading companies into how enterprise blockchain can be used; what it’s not ready to do yet; and how you can implement it to streamline your business activities and boost your bottom line.
The AMO Awards Ceremony
Future Mobility Stage Day 2Vehicle data, autonomous vehicles, ridesharing & in-vehicle infotainment
5G Private Networks Forum
Agenda Daytwo 2 EN
Diversity & Inclusion Forum
Entertainment 2025 SummitSharing the $2.6tn 5G era market for hardware, streaming, gaming, VR and more
By 2025, PwC forecasts that the entertainment market will be worth $2.6tn, with the greatest growth in Asia Pacific. We can expect to see a growth in personalisation and curated entertainment through digital, while technologies such as streaming, edge and cloud services, VR, XR and haptics will grow dramatically. The implications for gaming, video and music services are huge – from the hardware all the way through to integrated messaging and experience-sharing; AI-controlled media and gaming environments; and the intelligence in the network. The business models and partnerships to support this emerging ecosystem are still being developed, but they bring together media, gaming, technology and telecoms in ways previously unheard-of.
Join us in the Entertainment 2025 Summit, bringing together the most influential and innovative minds to understand what the 5G era entertainment industry will look like, and how to take a share of this huge opportunity.
- What will the 2025 APAC entertainment market look like?
- Entertainment hardware: Screens and beyond
- Media personalisation in the 5G era
- The evolution of the APAC gaming environment
- Partnership models and opportunities for the telecommunications sector
- Monetising the 2025 entertainment environment
- Content creation and distribution
- Live experiences cross the real/virtual divide – From 5G to AR
- Start-up Showcase: Companies to watch
Leaders Stage: CybersecurityProtecting yourself from the new generation of cybercrimes
5G Spectrum & Policy Forum
Day 3: Thursday, 2 July 2020
Agenda Daythree 1 EN
Connectivity & 5G SummitReshaping network infrastructure, software, operations & standards for the next decade
It will take quite some time for 5G to deliver on its promise across APAC. For reasons of strategy, finance and technological immaturity, it will coexist with – and complement – LTE, WiFi and other solutions for the foreseeable future. What’s certain is that deployment of 5G will not mirror the costly 3G process… not least because of the attention being paid to enterprise users.
If the path towards 5G seems difficult, there are some quieter revolutions under way that every operator stands to benefit from… and which will simplify 5G adoption later on. Innovation at all levels of the technology stack can reshape your company’s financials and business strategy.
In the Connectivity & 5G Summit we will focus on critical elements that take business and technology transformation forward hand-in-hand, including:
- Network virtualisation, cloudification & open-ness: progress & implications
- Developing LTE, NB-IoT and WiFi capabilities
- The opportunities in emerging operator platforms
- Taking advantage of an infrastructure revolution
- Operations & process transformation enabling new use cases and cutting costs
Join our experts as we share best practices, updates and case studies that help you understand each element; how they fit together; and how to use them as vital enablers of your company’s transformation.
Leaders Stage: Customer EngagementBest practices for building relationships in a crowded digital age
Consumers today have more power and influence than ever before. Social media and constant connectivity have shifted the ways in which brands achieve success, driven by entertainment and creativity. To succeed in the digital era, it is mandatory to understand and adopt the latest technologies and channels preferred by your target market.
Successful brands now see customer experience and customer service as drivers of business growth and innovation. Consumers enjoy connecting with brands such as Grab, Taobao, Netflix, Deliveroo because they are fanatical about providing an experience that is both distinctive and effective. These companies’ disruptive and innovative ways have not only allowed them to acquire new customers at a lower cost but also turned them into reliable repeat customers.
Join us as we learn lessons in best practice which any company can learn and implement.
Future Mobility Stage Day 3Urban mobility, public transport, intelligent traffic systems
Agenda Daythree 2 EN
AI SummitIntelligence at the heart of business productivity, innovation and personalisation
Businesses in the Asia-Pacific region are adopting machine learning and AI at a staggering rate. According to Protiviti’s AI/ML Global survey report, “Among companies in the (Asia Pacific) region, 22% are at advanced stages of machine learning against just 7% in Europe and 11% in North America… 43% of Asia-Pacific firms see AI as important to their business’s future, versus 33% of firms in North America and just 18% in Europe.”
Any market’s competiveness is limited by two vital factors: Innovation and productivity. AI is set to accelerate the rate of innovation and employee productivity over the next few years. It offers the tangible potential to drive the next phase of economic growth in the Asia region.
This Summit will show how the adoption of AI and machine learning is triggering productivity gains, and how to leverage it in your business.
Leaders Stage: RetailSurviving and thriving in a fast-changing retail environment
As Deloitte’s Retail Transformation report comments, “New technologies and new ways to connect with consumers are transforming the retail sector”. Online shoppers are demanding more responsiveness than ever, as evidenced by Amazon’s recent shift to free one-day shipping. Meanwhile, brands and traditional retailers are forced to innovate and deliver an exceptional customer experience across multiple touch points in order to compete with the newcomers. For example, Toyota recently allowed users to try out ten of their cars in augmented reality, saving them the need to pick up keys.
This session will highlight the techniques, strategies and technology used by leading retailers and brands to keep them relevant in today’s changing retail landscape.
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