The GSMA has announced the finalists for the 14th Annual Global Mobile Awards, as well as the competitors for the EMEA leg of the annual Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition.
The overall winners will be announced and recognised during the GSMA’s annual gala dinner at the spectacular National Palace in Barcelona on the evening of Tuesday 17 February. The ceremony is one of the highlights of the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry, which will be held 16 to 19 February in Barcelona.
Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board of the GSMA, commented: “Our congratulations go to all the nominees in this year’s Global Mobile Awards and Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition. Mobile communications continue to drive social, economic and technological developments, and this becomes even more critical in the uncertain economic environment we’re living in. To have been shortlisted from the impressive, high quality field of more than 450 companies that entered is a tremendous achievement, and we look forward to celebrating the innovation and ingenuity of our winners at the Global Mobile Awards evening next month.”
The awards ceremony will be hosted by the rising star of British comedy, Michael McIntyre, and the evening will feature exclusive performances and special guest appearances from leaders in the mobile and entertainment industries.
For the Global Mobile Awards, the GSMA’s judging panels reviewed more than 450 submissions to select 80 finalists across 16 categories. Categories range from ‘Best Mobile Handset’ to a host of mobile entertainment awards for games, music and video, advertising and social networking services. New categories this year also include ‘Best Mobile Money Service’ and the ‘Green Mobile Awards’.