Mobile events 2014: best mobile conferences, great discounts and free tickets – mobile marketing, mobile Web, m-commerce…

August: MMA Forum (Shanghai) * September: Mobile Innovation Europe Summit (London) * MMA Forum (Mumbai) * Mobile Web Africa (Joburg) * Mobile Media Summit (New York) * October: Mobile Shopping (Phoenix) * November: Open Mobile Summit (San Francisco) * Apps World Europe (London) * Mobile Money & Digital Payments (Istanbul) * December: Mobile Collaboration (Frankfurt) *

Planning which mobile events to attend in 2014? You’ve come to the right place. This is our pick of mobile conferences from the North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa and we’ve also negotiated some great discounts and, from time-to-time, free tickets to give away. This is not your usual mobile events list.
• Event organizers of mobile marketing, mobile Web, mobile payments and m-commerce conferences interested in media partnerships, please contact: editor (at) mobiThinking.com.


Great mobile events from mobiThinking partners:


MMA Forum 2014 Shanghai / The Smarties China 2014

Image: MMA Forum Shanghai, links to conference site* When: August 14, 2014.
* Where: Shanghai, China.
* Organized by: Mobile Marketing Association.
* Who’s speaking: Dentsu Aegis, GroupM, Google, HDT Mobile, iResearch, Isobar, Madhouse, Mindshare, PHD, Renren, Samsung, Tencent, Unilever,
* Topics: Future of mobile marketing, big data, content marketing, young consumers, standards, measuring effectiveness, apps, m-commerce, advertising.
* How much: Free (for MMA members) to CNY1688.00.
* mT reader offer: Save 15 percent with discount code “mobiTHNK_2014


Mobile Innovation Europe Summit

Image: Logo of Mobile Innovation Europe Summit, links to conference site
* When: September 9-10, 2014.
* Where: London, UK.
* Organized by: KCC Events.
* Who’s speaking: Just Eat; EE; Somo Global; Rovio; Spotify; Razorfish; The Box/Channel 4; Manning Gottlieb OMD; Orange; Swiftkey; Aimia; Hotwire; Salesforce.Com; Daily Mail Group; SAP; Blippar; Adobe; Smaato.
* How much: £1,295.
* mT reader offer: Save 10 percent with discount code “mobithinking10”.


MMA Forum India 2014 and Smarties Awards India

Image: MMA Forum India, links to conference site* When: September 11, 2014.
* Where: Mumbai, India.
* Organized by: Mobile Marketing Association.
* Who’s speaking: Mindshare, Vserv.mobi, Madhouse, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, Opera Mediaworks.
* Topics: consumer trends, path to purchase, m-retail, messaging, acquisition and loyalty, second screen, success stories.
* How much: US $125 (with early bird) to US $325.
* Early bird ends: August 4, 2014.
* mT reader offer: Save 15 percent with discount code “mobiTHNK_2014
* Brand marketers may qualify for a free pass.


Mobile Media Summit NY during Advertising Week 2014

Image: Logo of Mobile Media Summit New York, links to conference site* When: September 29, 2014.
* Where: New York, USA.
* Organized by: Mobile Media Summit.
* Who’s speaking: Details to follow.
* How much: US $995 to $2,500.
* mT reader offer: Save 10 percent with discount code “MOBI10”.
* Brand marketers may qualify for a free pass.


Mobile Shopping 2014

Image: Mobile Shopping 2014, links to conference site* When: October 06-08, 2014.
* Where: Phoenix, AZ, USA.
* Organized by: Worldwide Business Research.
* Who’s speaking: Avon Cosmetics; Whole Foods; JCPenney; Calvin Klein; Kohl's; Urban Outfitters; Sears; PepsiCo; AutoTrader.com; Toms; Travelocity; Green Mountain Coffee; Time; Fargo; Nordstrom; Kellogg’s; Yelp; Forrester Research; Twitter; Lenovo; Viceroy Hotel Group.
* How much: US$999 to $1299.
* Early bird ends: July 31; august 31; Sept 30.
* mT reader offer: Save 25 percent with discount code “MSS14MBT25


Mobile Web Africa

Image: Mobile Web Africa 2014, links to conference site* When: September, 10-11, 2014.
* Where: Johannesburg, South Africa.
* Organized by: All Amber.
* Who’s speaking: Tomi Ahonen; Praekelt Digital; Retroviral; GamesGrabr; Stuff Magazine; Mob 76; Saya; Africori; Gbamm!
* Read this: What is the future of mobile? Q&A with Tomi Ahonen
* How much: R7000, with early bird (US $657) to R8500 (US $798).
* Early bird ends:
* mT reader offer: Save 20 percent with discount code “1MWAMT”.


The Open Mobile Summit

Image: Logo of The Open Mobile Summit, San Francisco, links to conference site* When: November 10-11, 2014.
* Where: San Francisco, US.
* Organized by: Open Mobile Media.
* Who’s speaking: AKQA; American Express; American Eagle Outfitters; CBS Interactive; Citizen; ESPN; Expedia.com; Forrester; Fox; Glu; Google; HTC; Hulu; LG Electronics; LinkedIn; Lopez Research; OpenMarket; R/GA; Razorfish; Saatchi and Saatchi; Scale Venture VC; Sears; Shazam; Shopkick;
Verizon Wireless; Waze.
* How much: $1395 (with early bird) to $1995.
* Earlybird ends: 25th July, 2014.
* mT reader offer: Save $100 with discount code “2515MT”.


Apps World Europe

Image: Logo of Apps World Europe, links to conference site* When: November 12-13, 2014.
* Where: London, UK.
* Organized by: Six Degrees Events.
* Who’s speaking: Unilever, BBC, Telegraph Media Group, Freesat, Carat, O2, Just-Eat Group, EE, Deutsche Telekom, Fox, Tesco, Orange, Groupon, Ticketmaster, Channel 4, Sky News, Thomson Reuters, Weather Company, Strategy Analytics, Moss Bros, British Gas, ITV.
* Free workshops: Developer; Droid; Enterprise; Tech; Gaming.
* Paid workshops: HTML5; Mobile Marketing; Payment; TV; API strategies.
* How much: Free to UK £1025 (US $1,734).
* Early bird ends: Aug 12; Oct 1, 2014.
* mT reader offer: Save 15 percent with discount code “MOBI15”.


Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global

Image: Logo of Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global 2014, links to conference site* When: November 18-20, 2014.
* Where: Istanbul, Turkey.
* Organized by: Clarion Events.
* Who’s speaking: Airtel, Banco Central Do Brasil, Bank of Swaziland, Bank PKO BP, Barclays, Bitcoin Foundation, Fidor bank, Garanti Bank, Google, Grameen Foundation, Indosat, MCB Bank, NED Bank, Orange, Russian Electronic Money Federation, Safaricom, Scotiabank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Turkcell, USAID, Wells Fargo. * Topics: Cashless society, partnerships, interoperability, adoption and retention, regulation, the future of payments.
* How much: Registration opens on August 4, 2014.
* Early bird ends: Details to follow.
* mT reader offer: Save 20 percent with discount code “MOBI20”.
* Free ticket to be won: Details to follow.


World Class Mobile Collaboration 2014

Image: Logo of World Class Mobile Collaboration 2014, links to conference site* When: December 3-4, 2014.
* Where: Frankfurt, Germany.
* Organized by: Manetch.
* Who’s speaking: Volvo, Bilfinger, Vodafone, British American Tobacco, Electrolux, NSN, German Aerospace Centre and Sanofi-Aventis Group.
* Topics: mobile collaboration, device management, BYOD and IT security.
* How much: €990 (US $1,325).
* Early bird ends: Aug 31, 2014.
* mT reader offer: Save 40 percent before Aug 31; save 20 percent after Aug 31; with discount code “WCMB14MOBI”.
* Free ticket to be won: Details to follow.


Past partner events:



Mobile Media Summit Chicago • Read this: Q&A: Matt Biespiel, McDonald’sMobile + Web Developer ConferenceApp Promotion Summit London • Read this: The insiders’ guide to mobile app promotion. • Mobile Media Summit London • Read this: What do brands need from mobile and agencies?MLOVE ConFestival Europe • Read this: The insider’s guide to mobile Web marketing in GermanyEnterprise Apps WorldMobile and Social EnterpriseMMA Forum SingaporeThe Open Mobile SummitMobile Media Upfront New YorkMobile West AfricaMMA Forum New YorkMobile Media Summit Los AngelesMobile Media Summit at Mobile World CongressMobile Marketing Strategies SummitMobile East AfricaMobile Money and Digital Payments Asia 2014Mobile Media Summit San FranciscoMEF Global Forum and Meffy Awards • Read this: 2013 Meffy winners with video case studies. • App Promotion Summit Berlin • Read this: The insiders’ guide to mobile app promotionEnterprise Mobility: BYODMMA Forum EMEA 2013The Open Mobile Summit USA and AppcelerateThe Mobile Show AfricaGMIC Silicon Valley • Read this: Q&A with Yu Yongfu, chairman & CEO, UCWebApp Promotion SummitAugmented Reality AR SummitBYOX World ForumThe Mobile Convention AmsterdamMobile Payments & NFC World Summit 2013Apps World North AmericaM-Days



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