LONDON, October 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced additional keynote speakers for the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress, which will be held 17-18 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company also provided an update on App Planet at Mobile Asia Congress, announcing that China Mobile, Internetq and Research In Motion (RIM) will be delivering presentations as part of the App Bytes application developer conference, and outlining further detail on the Macworld Mobile developer conference at App Planet.

The Mobile Asia Congress thought leadership conference programme truly reflects the rapidly evolving and expanding mobile ecosystem, featuring leaders from mobile operators, infrastructure providers, handset makers and Internet players, as well as companies from the advertising, mobile money, health and government sectors, said Michael O'Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. Through our comprehensive App Planet event, we also provide the critical educational information, product insights and business development and networking opportunities for the mobile applications development community.

Newly confirmed keynote speakers for Mobile Asia Congress include:

-- Rajeev Singh-Molares, President, Asia Pacific, Alcatel-Lucent -- Richard Yu, CMO, Huawei Technologies -- Hyungchul Joo, CEO, SK Communications

Previously announced keynote speakers include:

-- Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, Bharti Airtel Ltd. -- Li Yue, President and CEO, China Mobile -- Lu Yimin, President, China Unicom -- Joseph O'Konek, CEO, CSL -- Peter Chou, CEO, HTC -- Tadashi Onodera, President and Chairman, KDDI -- Hyun-Myung Pyo, President, Mobile Business Group, KT -- Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO -- Dr. Nasser Marafih, CEO, Qtel -- Charles Chao, President and CEO, SINA Corporation -- Sigve Brekke, Executive Vice President, Telenor Group and Head of Telenor Asia Operations -- Shi Lirong, President, ZTE

Keynote sessions at Mobile Asia Congress will include Changing Business Realities in the World of Mobile Applications, LTE - The Dawn of a New Era for Voice and Data Services, Operator Strategies in High-Growth Markets, What Does the Future Hold for the Mobile Internet? and A Vision of 2020 - Asia's Influencers of Innovation.

In addition to the keynote programme, the conference will include breakout sessions exploring a range of topics such as applications, advertising, consumer electronics and devices, embedded mobile, media and entertainment, mGovernment, mHealth, mobile broadband, the mobile Internet and mobile money.

New Developments in App Planet at Mobile Asia Congress

Building on the success of App Planet at Mobile World Congress 2010, the GSMA is holding its application developer-focused programme at Mobile Asia Congress. Designed to bring together the many critical elements of the broad mobile application ecosystem together in one location, App Planet features the App Zone Exhibition, App Developer Conferences (ADCs), the App Planet Forum and the App Networking Lounge.

In addition to the full-day App Planet Forum conference programme on Tuesday, 16th November, App Planet will also include the App Bytes ADCs on Wednesday, 17th November and Thursday, 18th November. App Bytes is a diverse developer conference featuring sessions hosted by some of the key players and platforms in the applications market, including China Mobile, Internetq and RIM, among others.

The Macworld Mobile iOS Developer Conference, which is taking place on Wednesday, 17th November, will provide full-day, in-depth training on the iOS platform, with technical sessions, targeting tools and applications specifically designed for mobile application developers and engineers. Conference sessions in the Macworld Mobile conference include: Using Core Animation to Build Attractive Interfaces, XCode Customization, In-App Purchases, Game Center, Beyond Games, Social Media Opportunities for iOS Developers, and iOS Design for Developers: Improving the Usability and Appeal of Your Applications.

For more information on App Planet, please visit

China Mobile is the Platinum Event Sponsor and Huawei is the Gold Event Sponsor for Mobile Asia Congress. For more information on Mobile Asia Congress 2010, including details on how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please visit

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.

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