With two weeks until MWC19 Shanghai, the GSMA today announced a number of exciting 5G experiences at MWC19 Shanghai including 5G immersive experience of sports, performing arts and culture open to all event attendees; 5G-connected exhibition halls and 5G-enabled tele-mentored surgery. Also announced were additional keynote speakers, new partner programs, topic tours and other event updates.
"This promises to be the most exciting MWC Shanghai ever as 5G becomes a reality. Under the theme of 'Intelligent Connectivity', 5G will be prominent all across MWC19 Shanghai and it will be exciting to see a glimpse of that new world," said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. "Along with event favorites such as the Innovation City and 4YFN, attendees will get to experience the impact of Intelligent Connectivity first hand, across the conference and exhibition and the many programs and events taking place. We look forward to enjoying the many new amazing experiences at MWC19 Shanghai."
China Mobile To Deliver 5G Immersive Experiences China Mobile will demonstrate a number of interactive 5G experiences at Hall E6, Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and bring ultra-high-definition 5G connectivity to all attendees at the event, across sports, performing arts and culture. Attendees will be able to explore activities such as traditional Chinese dance and calligraphy in an 8K theatre in full-scale ultra-HD; enjoy an interstellar journey in the "Innovation Planet" and enter a virtual reality sports arena and experience a holographic basketball training camp and much more. China Mobile is the Diamond Event Partner at MWC19 Shanghai.
5G Connectivity Covers All Seven Exhibition Halls All seven exhibition halls at MWC19 Shanghai will be covered by live 5G networks supported by the three principle Chinese operators and their partners. A number of the exhibitors will perform 5G-enabled demonstrations and activities at the event including AsiaInfo, Ericsson, Gosuncn, H3C, Huawei, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz, Si-Tech, Spirent, Viavi, among others.
5G-Enabled Tele-Mentored Surgery in Shanghai A live example of 5G-enabled tele-mentored surgery will be performed over a 5G connection supported by China Mobile during MWC19 Shanghai. The surgery will be carried out during the 5G Summit on Friday, 28 June at SNIEC. Dr. Antonio de Lacy, Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Service at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, will provide live guidance from the auditorium at SNIEC to the operating room in Shanghai East Hospital, with the full consent of the patient. Industry experts including Rodrigo Menchaca, CEO of the Advances in Surgery (AIS) and senior executives from Deloitte, Intel, New H3C, Syniverse, among others, are the panelists of the summit.
4YFN Shanghai Awards 2019 Finalists Announced 4 Years from Now (4YFN), one of the most influential start-up event platforms in the world, announces the finalists of the 4YFN Shanghai Awards 2019 including AMBEENT, BroadBit Batteries, ClareKnows, RefundMe and YouBeWon. The finalists will pitch live on stage in front of a judging panel who will name the winner at 14:00, 28 June on the 4YFN Stage in Hall E7, SNIEC.
A new networking activity, "Landing in China", will be hosted at the 4YFN Discovery Area on 27 June to help overseas start-ups build relationships with incubators, accelerators and government platforms that are vital to succeed in doing business in China.
Connected China Spotlights Cost-Effective Mobile IoT Technologies Located in Hall E7 in 4YFN, Connected China will put the spotlight on three key IoT vertical markets: smart industry, smart cities and smart home. Chinese operators and industry players, including Ericsson and Huawei, will partner with innovative developers and start-ups to demonstrate a range of cost-effective consumer IoT solutions ranging from door locks, facial skincare diagnostics, pet tracking, gas sensing to fire alarms, and much more.
Women4Tech Expands Programme of Activities The Women4Tech Programme is back in Shanghai with an expanded set of activities and events designed to address and reduce the gender gap in the mobile industry. A central element of the program is the Women4Tech Summit, with keynote presentations and panel discussions exploring topics such as gender equality and career development; mentoring; women in communication and women as entrepreneurs and innovators. Ericsson is confirmed as Headline Sponsor at the Women4Tech Summit and senior executives from JPMorgan Chase Asia, KDDI, Lenovo, LinkedIn China, Mastercard, UNICEF, University of Hong Kong, among others are confirmed as speakers.
New Partnerships Announced The event will also feature a diverse range of Partner Programmes containing dynamic content from leaders in the mobile ecosystem. Confirmed partners include 5GAA, CertusNet, China Information Communication Technologies Group (CICT), China Mobile, China Mobile Group Device, China Telecom, China Unicom Network, China United Network Communications, FiberHome Telecommunications Technology, Gosuncn, GTI, Huawei, Invest Baoan Shenzhen, New H3C, Ruijie Networks, Whale Cloud and ZTE. In addition, Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Positive Technologies and Skyworks Semiconductor will hold Partner Workshops.