i-Free Announces Sponsors and Partners for 10th Mobile VAS & Apps Conference and Mobile Trends Forum

St. Petersburg, Russia, 5 November 2013. i-Free, host of the 10th Mobile VAS & Apps Conference and Mobile Trends Forum, today announced the names of the event’s sponsors and partners. This year, the convention is sponsored by MasterCard, Samsung, PayOnline, and SAP, with MEF and ROSSOFT as partners. The event will be covered by some of the leading Russian and international mobile industry media.

The biggest mobile industry convention in Eastern Europe, Mobile VAS & Apps Conference and Mobile Trends Forum brings together close to 500 top mobile industry professionals and analysts from all over the world every year.

This year, conference attendees will hear presentations and reports from Almaz Capital, Alawar, App Annie, BBG, beSUCCESS, Creative Mobile, Dentsu, DNA Partners, Google, Halfbrick, HTC, i-Free, Mail.Ru, MasterCard, MobileMonday Silicon Valley, Mobilium Global, MEF Americas, Microsoft, Momentum Accelerator, PayPal, Rovio, Samsung, Sony, ТopFace, Qiwi Bank, Qualcomm Europe, Warner Music, WeVideo, Beeline, LitRes, MTS, MegaFon, Megalabs, TCS Bank, Tavrichesky Bank, Yandex.Money, and others.

The conference will be covered by leading Russian and international media that have registered as information sponsors for the event: App2top.ru, Apps4all.ru, BFM.ru, CMS magazine, Digit.ru, EWDN, It world, MForum, Mobile Review, NBJ, Pocket Gamer, PreApps, Telecom Daily, The Paypers, RusBase,  SPbIT, Telecomblog, WIP,  Mobile Telecommunications and many more.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss mobile distribution, game and non-game apps, mobile market investments, new devices and interfaces, mobile and NFC payments, and the new strategy choices offered by mobile operators to both end users and developers today.

 “The Mobile VAS & Apps Conference is an important forum for IT professionals to keep abreast of the industry’s key strategies,” said Aleksey Pronichev, who leads the multimedia solutions center at Samsung, a sponsor of this year’s event. “For us as a global leader in mobile technology, the conference and forum provide a great environment to present services and content under the aegis of our Samsung Apps app store.”

Olga Koreneva, Director of Marketing at PayOnline, noted that “this is not the first time we have partnered with the Mobile VAS & Apps Conference. The event has become an important fixture on the calendar for mobile industry professionals around the world. Mobile solutions are now spreading to a broad spectrum of industries, including finance, and that’s where we come in.”

As with earlier events, the 10th conference is backed by the premier mobile players and major mobile industry media. This year’s sponsors are MasterCard (Platinum Sponsor), Samsung, PayOnline, and SAP (which will sponsor the buffet lunch at Russian Mobile Awards ceremony).

“The integration of payment technology, mobile services, and NFC solutions is a hot topic globally today,” said Dmitry Tartyshev, Vice President for Business Development at MasterCard, the conference’s Platinum Sponsor. “We are delighted that the VAS & Apps Conference will focus a significant amount of time on these issues. I’m sure that our partnership will be a success, and the conference will give a new impetus to the mobile industry in Russia and beyond.” 

“It is a great honor for us to host the mobile innovation trailblazers as the forum’s sponsors this year,” said Ekaterina Ivanova, head of i-Free Events and of the conference organizing committee. “Cutting-edge innovation and the latest market trends will be the focus of this 10th conference.”   

The conference will also feature a Mobile Projects Show and a ceremony for the winners of Russian Mobile Awards. The ceremony will feature a stage performance set to the musical accompaniment of the Capella International Symphony Orchestra.

Please visit the official website for more information about the Mobile VAS & Apps Conference and Mobile Trends Forum, the event program, the speakers and the events planned during the conference.

Click here to register for the conference.



i-Free is a Russian innovation company that has operated in the CIS since 2001 and internationally since 2006. The company develops and implements cutting-edge solutions in mobile and NFC technology, electronic finance, digital content distribution, electronic payments and micropayments, applications for smartphones and new network devices, digital products for the B2C market, and B2B projects in mobile marketing.

i-Free has more than 750 employees and is headquartered in St Petersburg with a regional office in Moscow. Outside Russia, i-Free has offices in Kiev (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Mumbai (India), Beijing (China), and Sao Paulo (Brazil). The company’s products and services are available to consumers and businesses in more than 100 countries.

i-Free partners with the leading mobile operators in Russia and the CIS, with international mobile equipment vendors, banks, transnational brands, major media groups, publishers, and online resources.

For more information, please contact: pr@i-free.com; or visit www.i-free.com/en




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