Over 300 mobile operators from 150 countries, who serve half the world’s mobile subscribers, are due to attend the GSMA WAS#9 mobile operator summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 8 April – 11 April 2019.
This global industry event will bring together more than 1,200 senior executives from mobile giants including AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, MTN, Orange and Telenor to discuss the latest developments, explore trends and hear from top experts within the telco industry.
It is here where delegates will have the unique opportunity to reach their wider mobile community, fostering further collaboration. Not just on a local scale, but a global one as well.
YB Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia welcomed the decision by Irish telecommunications company, Anam to host the four-day event. This welcome was issued when receiving His Excellency Mr Patrick O’Donovan, Ireland’s Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform who visited Malaysia, in conjunction with a networking lunch that was held for the Malaysian & Irish telecoms industry.
“The Minister’s visit reflects the strong ties between Malaysia and Ireland which are based on a strong foundation of friendship and mutual respect. Anam’s decision to locate its South East Asian and South Asian Headquarters to Kuala Lumpur clearly shows that Malaysia truly has a telecoms-friendly infrastructure in place,” said YB Gobind Singh Deo
Speaking at the networking lunch, Conor Devine, CEO of Anam Asia said “We’re delighted to play host to a major mobile operator summit. On a macro-level, hosting such an event will elevate Malaysia’s status as a ‘go-to’ telecoms hub for international investors, as well as boost spending in the local tourism industry,”
The decision by GSMA on its choice of this year’s summit host and location includes Anam’s previous and very successful hosting of the WAS#4 event in Dublin. The event is estimated to bring in RM12 million in revenue for the local economy, in business tourism alone. In view of this, Anam Asia has also secured support from the Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).
“Anam Asia will also benefit through hosting this major gathering of GSMA WAS#9 mobile industry leaders as it will bring existing and potential customers right to our doorstep. It’s of enormous significance in the context of our business development strategy and reflects Anam’s strong position in the global industry.”
Anam first established its representative office in Kuala Lumpur in 2016 to build out its Sales, Support & Managed Services capabilities in Asia. Today, Anam Asia’s KL office supports the company’s presence not only in Malaysia where it partners with Maxis and Apigate, but also in Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Macau and Hong Kong
For more information and updates on the GSMA WAS#9 mobile operator summit, visit www.anam.com/was9/