dotMobi Advisory Group and Informa Telecoms & Media Join Forces to Host Key Global Industry Events Addressing Challenges and Opportunities of the Mobile Web

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The dotMobi Advisory Group partners with Informa Telecoms & Media to launch Mobile Web Conference series beginning with Mobile Web USA Event in San Francisco from 21-23 January 2008.

The dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG), the dotMobi accredited independent not-for-profit industry forum, and Informa Telecoms & Media, the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic marketing solutions to global telecoms and media markets, today announced its partnership on a series of global industry events focusing on the mobile web. The Informa Telecoms & Media successful Mobile Web event series launched in September 2007, will now be the Official Event of the dotMobi Advisory Group.

"Informa's well established presence in the telecoms and media industries, along with their recognition of the mobile web as the next global major communications' frontier' make them an excellent fit with the dotMobi Advisory Group and a solid anchor for our international events' strategy in 2008" stated Michael J. O'Farrell, Chair and Executive Director of the dotMobi Advisory Group. "The open mobile web marketplace is a very complex space. Informa's approach to educating global markets and regionalising key issues for new service adoption success aligns very well with our next wave of MAG growth initiatives."

"In seeking out a strategic industry trade partner for our global Mobile Web event series, the MAG seemed like a logical choice for us," noted Carolyn Dawson, Events Director, Informa Telecoms and Media "MAG member companies represent many of the key players in the open mobile web value chain - from domain through to service delivery - seeking to improve the mobile experience and to commercialize the new opportunities that mobility brings with it."

Mobile Web USA 21-23 January, 2008 in San Francisco (http://www.informatm.com/mobilewebusa) is the first event in the global series. The event will provide the latest updates on mobile web developments and feature speakers from industry leaders including Facebook, Yahoo!, Amazon, AOL, Reuters, U.S Cellular, Orange and many other leading brands. MAG member companies participating in the event include dotMobi, Nokia, Nubiq, Carlson Marketing, Funamobl, 3/Hutchison Whampoa, Samsung, Millennial Media and iLoop Mobile.

There will also be a one day pre-conference workshop hosted by the MAG. The MAG .mobile internet forum will outline immediate commercialisation opportunities in the mobile internet world and feature key MAG member insights into leveraging dotMobi and MAG member services to build out innovative new mobile web and .mobi domain based offerings. The MAG workshop will offer attendees with access to new developer tools, feature new product releases and networking opportunities for brands and the mobile web developer community. The Mobile Web USA event will also be the venue for the MAG's Annual General Meeting as well an opportunity for a number of the MAG task forces to convene face to face.

To grow the Informa-MAG Official Mobile Web event series globally, the MAG will work with Informa and establish an Informa-MAG Mobile Web Event Sub-Committee from the MAG's Educational Council. Upcoming locations for the next Mobile Web events in 2008 are Asia and Europe.

About the dotMobi Advisory Group - http://advisorygroup.mobi
The dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG) is a dotMobi accredited independent not-for-profit industry forum with the goal of ensuring that the dotMobi Top Level Domain (.mobi) is operated in the best interests of the global dotMobi community and the Internet at large. The MAG is a global forum exploring the dotMobi technical style guides and best practices, domain policies and commercialisation initiatives, providing policy advice to dotMobi through the Policy Advisory Board (PAB). The MAG enables its members to keep in touch with market trends and understand, assess, and prioritise the needs of the mobile Internet community. It acts as a vehicle for mobile industry stakeholders to network and voice their opinions and ideas for the betterment of the mobile web experience. For more information and to join the MAG, go to http://advisorygroup.mobi

For more information contact:
Simi Grosman
Marketing Services
dotMobi Advisory Group
Phone:      1.416.822.7262

About Informa Telecoms & Media
Informa Telecoms & Media is the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic marketing solutions to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry our 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in-depth market reports and datasets focused to technology, strategy and content. Informa Telecoms & Media also organizes more than 125 annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives. In addition to the GSM>3G World Series, our events cover subjects as diverse as fixed and mobile operator strategy, technology, TV, mobile music and games. For more information please visit http://www.informatm.com

For more information contact:
Kate Biggs
Marketing Manager
Informa Telecoms & Media
Phone: 44 (0)20 7017 5753

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