Bangkok Bursts On Digital Scene: Global Mobile App Summit & Awards'16

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[prMac.com] Bangkok, Thailand - Bangkok, a hub of app development and mobile phone penetration is this year's venue for hosting GMASA 2016, the Global Mobile App Summit & Awards, organized by Indian-based Apps World Mag which is a part of the DCI Group. GMASA was first held in the fast-growing startup and IT city of Chennai in India in May last year.

Digital visionaries, tech specialists, entrepreneurs and marketing experts from across Thailand, ASEAN and the world are gathering for the in-depth one-day event at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit on January 22nd 2016 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. A networking evening follows, promising attendees an unparalleled opportunity to meet and connect with savvy individuals at the forefront of this exciting and rapidly changing digital arena.

Future Tech and Interactive Tech Debate:
GMASA 2016 promises lively, intelligent debates and is an educational must for professionals involved with mobile markets on a localized or international scale; a unique platform for participants and attendees to come together and share new ideas in an engaging, focused and interactive environment. A spectacular, hands-on exhibition at GMASA will also feature the latest mobile technology available today and being utilized by groundbreaking companies and the consumers of tomorrow.

In its second year, GMASA is designed to reveal and discuss future trends, effective strategies and relevant experiences in the fast-developing mobile market. Eight panel discussions engage visitors with interactive insights, featuring industry leaders involved with mobile markets, app development, gaming and digital media, such as Singapore's leading media company, Mediacorp.

The focus this year is on gaming which should attract many of Thailand's estimated 60,000 app developers and the growing numbers abroad, according to C R Venkatesh, Managing Director and CEO of Dot Com Infoway, organiser of the conference.

"Although relatively small compared to the bigger Asian countries, the Thai mobile games market is on a steep growth curve. The total revenue from mobile games in Thailand reached USD93.5 million in 2014 and should increase up to almost USD300 million in 2017. Mobile currently makes up over 40% of all games revenue in Thailand, and this share is due to reach over 60% in 2017."

Mobile Penetration:
Thailand is a natural choice for GMASA 2016, being a leader within the ASEAN region in terms of the smartphone market. Mobile phone penetration in Thailand in Q1 2015 was close to 180% due to multiple phone ownership, with over 80 million 3G subscribers. Some 75% of mobile internet users in the country are under 35 years old with a culture of utilizing apps for gaming, video access and music, as well as adding to the region's rising and extremely lucrative e-commerce industry.

International Keynote Speakers:
GMASA also features 10 keynote addresses, giving visitors a wealth of invaluable advice and real-world tips to sharpen their competitive edge within or via mobile markets. An impressive line-up of high-profile speakers includes Global Head of Gaming Partnerships and Head of Mobile APAC at Google, Sergio Salvador; Markuu Lepisto, Principal Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services in Singapore; and Director of Product Strategy & Sales at Twitter for APAC, Americas & Emerging Markets, Maya Hari.

Game App Competition:
The Indie Pitch Fest invites indie app developers and startups to showcase their individually developed, downloadable mobile games. With submissions online before January 15, 2016, 10 game developers will be given 10 priceless minutes to pitch their ideas at GMASA 2016 to top industry professionals. First prize is USD1,250, with USD750 for second prize and USD500 for third place, with each winner receiving an Amazon Kindle.

About Apps World Magazine:
Apps World Mag, a division of DCI is a monthly tech magazine that focuses predominantly on mobile apps. It features the latest news and events, trends, recent launches, big name interviews, reviews, articles, and advertisements from app developers and marketers. It also showcases noteworthy gadgets, smartphones, and innovations to provide access to informative and entertaining tech updates on the go. Apps World Mag has been designed to cater to the likes of tech-savvy readers who look to keep up with the pulse of the mobile app industry. This monthly magazine is sold in India in print, and is available on key digital platforms for global audiences.

Pricing and Availability:
Early bird conference tickets are $50 and include access to GMASA 2016, Indie Pitch Zone, lunch, invitation to After Party and $25 Amazon AWS credit coupon. The early bird VIP tickets at $300 (USD) include all the above plus exclusive access to the speakers' lounge and invitation to the VIP dinner. Early bird tickets are available only until Jan 14, 2016. To register for the summit and the awards, please log on to GMASA online.

DCI, is a 15 year old information technology company providing services including software development, mobile application and internet marketing solutions. With offices in India, the United States and Germany, DCI provides enterprise solutions that include software solutions, web solutions, mobile application solutions, Internet marketing and a whole gamut of IT solutions and products to clients. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Dot Com Infoway. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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