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

September: MMA Forum LATAM (São Paulo) * Mobile Media Summit (New York) * SM2 Innovation / Smarties Awards (New York) * October: Mobile Shopping (Phoenix) * November: Open Mobile Summit (San Francisco) * Apps World Europe (London) * MMA Forum (London) * Mobile Money & Digital Payments (Istanbul) * December: Mobile Collaboration (Frankfurt) * Win free ticket * MEF Global Forum / Meffy Awards (San Fran) * Mobile Payments Latin America Summit (Miami).

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.
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Great mobile events from mobiThinking partners:


MMA Forum LATAM

Image: MMA Forum Brazil, September 23-24, 2014, São Paulo, Brazil, links to conference site.* When: September 23-24, 2014.
* Where: São Paulo, Brazil.
* Organized by: Mobile Marketing Association.
* Who’s speaking: Mondelez; Hyper Island; Sparkflow; Factual; Booking.com; AdTruth; Adknowledge; Sony Music; Vivo; Visa; FCB; Contagious; F.biz; McDonald’s; Nielsen; Adsmovil; Brandtone; Agência Ginga; Pontomobi.
* Topics: Internet of things; geolocation; m-commerce; mobile marketing.
* How much: 2-day Conference: US $950, MMA members $665.
* mT reader offer: Save 15 percent with discount code "mobiTHNK_2014" * Brand marketers may qualify for a free pass.
* Read this: The insider’s guide to mobile Web and marketing in Brazil 2014.


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: Honda, xAd, JPMorgan Chase, Weather Company, Neo@Ogilvy, Calvin Klein, AKQA, Clear Channel, Razorfish, Kellogg, MEC, DigitasLBi, Google, Thinknear, SMG, Joule, Fetch, Millennial Media, PlaceIQ.
* 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.


SM2 Innovation and The Smarties Awards

Image: SM2 Innovation, New York, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2014, links to conference site.* When: Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2014.
* Where: New York, USA.
* Organized by: Mobile Marketing Association.
* Who’s speaking: Dunkin’ Brands; Facebook; Ford; PepsiCo; Instagram; Mercedes-Benz; Mondelez; 1-800 FLOWERS; Starwood Hotels; Snapchat; Old Navy; BBC; R/GA; Toyota; Unilever; Urban Airship; Kimberly-Clark; MailOnline; Razorfish; Digitas.
* Tracks: Mobile creative & cross-screen experience; innovation & internet of things; LATAM & Hispanic.
* How much: Conference: US $1595, MMA members $1,295; Awards: $249.
* mT reader offer: Save 15 percent with discount code “mobiTHNK_2014" * Brand marketers may qualify for a free pass.
* Read this: • Smarties winners 2013 MMA, with 17 videos.


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


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: American Express; American Eagle Outfitters; CBS Interactive; HTC; Citizen; ESPN; Expedia.com; Forrester; AKQA; Fox; Glu; R/GA; Razorfish; Google; Hulu; LG Electronics; LinkedIn; Sears; Shazam.
* 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”.


MMA Forum London

Image: MMA Forum London, September 23-24, 2014, São Paulo, Brazil, links to conference site.
* When: November 10, 2014
* Where: London, UK.
* Organized by: Mobile Marketing Association.
* Who’s speaking: Garanti Bank; R/GA; ASDA.
* Topics: Building mobile capability; impact of mobile; innovation.
* How much: £575 Conference: £575, MMA members £500. Awards: £150.
* Early bird ends: September 26, 2014.
* mT reader offer: Save 15 percent with discount code “mobiTHNK_2014
* Brand marketers may qualify for a free pass.
* Read this: The insider’s guide to mobile Web marketing in the UK.


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, Grameen Foundation, Indosat, MCB Bank, NED Bank, Orange, Safaricom, Scotiabank, Turkcell, USAID, Wells Fargo.
* Topics: Partnerships, interoperability, adoption, retention, regulation.
* 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).
* mT reader offer: Save 20 percent with discount code “WCMB14MOBI”.
* Free ticket to be won: Competition details.


MEF Global Forum and Meffy Awards

Image: Logo of MEF Global Forum, November 17-19, 2014, San Francisco, USA, links to conference site.* When: November 17-19, 2014.
* Where: San Francisco, USA.
* Organized by: MEF.
* Who’s speaking: Andreessen Horowitz; Etisalat; Indiegogo; 500 Startups; Autodesk; LinkedIn; DT; Movile; Firefox; RocketSpace; Wikimedia Foundation;.
* Topics: Wearables & health; sharing economy; Internet of things; m-commerce.
* How much: Conference + awards US $1499; members: $1199.
* Early bird ends: September 30, 2014. Saves $300
* mT reader offer: Save 20 percent. Details to follow.
* Read this: 2013 Meffy winners with video case studies.
* Free ticket to be won: Details to follow.


Mobile Payments Latin America Summit

Image: Logo of Mobile Payments Latin America Summit, December 2-3, 2014, Miami, FL, USA, links to conference site.* When: December 2-3, 2014.
* Where: Miami, USA.
* Organized by: Open Mobile Media.
* Who’s speaking: Scotiabank; Walmart; American Express; Banorte; Fargo Wells Bank; IBM; MasterCard; MercadoLibre; SAP; MovilRed.
* Topics: Mobile payment; mPOS; mwallet; cloud; remittances.
* How much: US $1695 to $1895 (cheaper with early bird).
* Early bird ends: October 10, 2014.
* mT reader offer: Save US $100 with discount code “2649MT".


Past partner events:



Mobile Web Africa • Read this: What is the future of mobile? Q&A with Tomi AhonenMMA Forum India / The Smarties India 2014Mobile Innovation Europe SummitMMA Forum Shanghai / The Smarties China 2014Mobile 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 WorldMMA 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 FranciscoApp Promotion Summit Berlin • Read this: The insiders’ guide to mobile app promotionEnterprise Mobility: BYODThe Mobile Show AfricaGMIC Silicon Valley • Read this: Q&A with Yu Yongfu, chairman & CEO, UCWebAugmented Reality AR SummitBYOX World ForumThe Mobile Convention AmsterdamMobile Payments & NFC World Summit 2013Apps World North AmericaM-Days



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