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GSMA launches ‘GSMA Thrive’, a virtual convening platform

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GSMA has introduced GSMA Thrive series, with the inaugural GSMA Thrive China event taking place 30 June – 2 July.

A virtual industry convening platform, GSMA Thrive will give ‘attendees’ the quality convening experience that they have come to expect from the world’s leading mobile industry association.

While the world adapts to the challenges of physical distancing, the GSMA will offer the best of the industry’s voices and perspectives to learn from and to connect.

The GSMA is committed to unlocking the power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive and are pleased to offer GSMA Thrive China 2020 keynote and online sessions to all attendees without charge.

“At a time when connectivity has never mattered more, the GSMA is excited to offer a new online stage. This is the first of a series of exciting enhancements to achieve GSMA’s Vision: to unlock the power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive,” said the CEO GSMA Ltd., John Hoffman. “Like our physical events, our new GSMA Thrive platform shows how the GSMA is continuously innovating ways to harness the collective knowledge of global decision-makers and industry leaders. GSMA Thrive China brings people together to build relationships and deliver meaningful solutions for our future.”

GSMA Thrive China builds on the extensive work the GSMA is doing advancing the industry in China and globally, and consists of three-days of online activities that bring GSMA’s development and advocacy efforts together with the industry’s brightest minds.

The virtual platform is designed to provide world-class content and explore new ways for the industry to engage, interact and network.

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GSMA Thrive China includes keynote addresses, online presentations and panel sessions which contain unrivalled insights and best practices.

For the first time there will be a virtual exhibition that provides additional opportunities targeted at start-ups and innovative companies, all of which aim to help businesses recover and emerge more robust than ever.

Execs from Across the Mobile Ecosystem to Keynote

Industry leaders will discuss key topics in the regional and globally, such as Accelerated Digital Transformation, AI, Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Response, the Future of IoT, 5G Innovation and Investment and the 5G Era. Executives scheduled to headline the three-day virtual programme include:

Rachmat Kaimuddin, CEO, Bukalapak

Yang Jie, Chairman, China Mobile

Ke Ruiwen, Chairman and CEO, China Telecom

Yoriko Goto, Chair of the Board, Deloitte Tohmatsu Group

Minette Navarrete, President, Kickstart, Globe Telecom

Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA

Wang Jianzhou, Senior Advisor, GSMA

Guo Ping, Rotating Chairman, Huawei

Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Inc.

Andrew Penn, CEO, Telstra

Anna Yip, CEO, SmarTone

The GSMA is working with several partners across GSMA Thrive China including Event Partner GTI; Theme Partners Huawei and ZTE and 5G IN Partners Deloitte, Fibocom Wireless Inc., Huawei and ZTE.

Hoffman concluded, “While we would always rather chat with a person than an avatar, there are many meaningful takeaways and inspired insights that we can offer via GSMA Thrive, which harness the collective knowledge of our industry’s best minds. So until we meet again, welcome to GSMA Thrive China.”

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