Evernote and Shazam CEOs Join Visa, Mozilla and Silicon Valley Bank to Speak at MEF Global Forum 2013
LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
– inaugural two-day conference and 10th annual Meffys Awards on 14th and 15th November
in San Francisco will bring together an international audience to discuss and celebrate
global mobile innovation, growth and monetisation
MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce has announced the CEOs of
Evernote and Shazam as part of the international speaker line up at its global event in
San Francisco on November 14th and 15th – MEF Global Forum 2013.
Phil Libin, CEO at Evernote and Rich Riley, CEO at Shazam will join speakers from over
20 countries including senior representatives from Visa, Mozilla, Telefonica Ventures,
Deutsche Telekom, Singtel Innov8, Verizon and Berkeley’s Centre for Entrepreneurship &
Technology, bringing together today’s global mobile thought leaders.
The event is co-located with MEF’s 10th annual awards the Meffys. Extended deadline to
enter the awards is 23rd of September (http://www.meffys.com).
The awards, which are widely acknowledged as the benchmark for global mobile
excellence, will take place on day one of MEF Global Forum and bring together entrants
from around the world to reward success and innovation in the mobile space. The gala
dinner will be hosted by Emmy nominated and award winning author and broadcaster and
Google’s Head of Media Outreach, Partnerships Lead and official spokesperson Daniel
The program for MEF Global Forum 2013 is set to deliver an international perspective
on mobile innovation, growth and monetization strategies. ‘Inside-Out’ on day one’s
Innovation Day – in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and supported by Mooreland
Partners – looks at the latest trends and successes in mobile technology and business
models coming out of Silicon Valley. The second day, ‘Outside-In’, focuses on
international trends and regional success stories and will also host three regional
workshops on how to do business in the LatAm, African and Middle East regions.
As well as the Meffys gala dinner attendees can also enjoy a raft of networking
activities including welcome drinks at Mozilla roof terrace on the evening of Wednesday
the 13th (overlooking the Bay Bridge) and a VIP media breakfast on day two.
Rimma Perelmuter, CEO of MEF said: “MEF has an international footprint with a diverse
mobile community network for companies in both growth and established markets. As a centre
for innovation and deal-making, San Francisco was a natural choice to host the inaugural
MEF Global Forum as well as celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Meffys.”
“With an international speaker line up from some of the mobile industry’s pioneering
thought leaders, MEF Global Forum 2013 brings our diverse mobile ecosystem together,
connecting mobile business leaders, VCs and start-ups.”
Sponsors for MEF Global Forum include: Kaspersky, Playphone, Mozilla, Mooreland
Partners, Binbit, Silicon Valley Bank and Vserv. Opportunities for sponsorships for MEF
Global Forum 2013 and Meffys 2013 are still available – If you want to showcase your brand
to an international and influential audience please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEF is the global community for mobile content and commerce. It is the leading trade
organisation for companies wishing to monetize their goods, services and digital products
via the mobile connected device. MEF provides competitive advantage to its diverse
membership, shapes industry growth, connects thought leaders and spearheads groundbreaking
initiatives which explore and promote monetization opportunities.
With global headquarters in London and operational chapters and offices in Africa,
Asia, EMEA, Latin America, Middle East and North America, MEF is a member network with
global reach and strong local representation, ideally placed to drive market growth.
Established in 2000, MEF provides an impartial, consistent and powerful voice for the
foremost companies and entrepreneurs from across the mobile content and commerce value
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