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2016 Event Overview


Tuesday 18th October 2016

09:30 T52 Golf Day
Sponsored by Speak 2 Save, Oxygen 8, Goodman Associates, Veoo, & Telemedia Magazine

12:00 Noon – Registration Opens

15:00 Expo Lounge Opens

Empello Country Updates
15:30 Middle East
– Qatar
– Egypt
17:00 UK

17:00 Speed Networking 1

17:30 Keynote Presentation
  • The Growing Importance of VAS to MNOs

18:00 Piano Bar Open
Sponsored by kwak Telecom

18:25 “Cheers Lola” A Toast From The Industry

18:30 Welcome Expo Drink
(courtesy of Lola’s friends and colleagues at Atlas Interactive)

18:30 Sponsor Hospitality Breakouts
  • International Voice Forum 1
    (International Premium Hospitality Suite)
  • Premium Content & Services
    (Oxygen 8 Hospitality Suite)
  • UK Telemedia Workshop “State of the Nation”
    (Telecom 2 Hospitality Suite)

20:30 Platinum Party @ La Sala
Sponsored by International Premium, Mobile Life, Oxygen 8, Telecom 2

23:00 Night Cap After Party @ Slainte Irish Bar
Sponsored by Mobile Life, Reliance Compliancy

Wednesday 19th October 2016

09:00 Expo Lounge Opens

Empello Country Updates
09.30 Turkey
10.00 Germany
11:30 Russia & Ukraine
12:00 TBC

ACI Worldwide Logo

10:30 Conference Presentation
  • The Expanding World of Payments
    Sponsored by ACI Worldwide

11:30 Speed Networking 2

12:00 Conference Presentation
  • Carrier Billing To Engage & Convert

13:00 – 14:30 Directors* / Working Lunch

13:00 to 14:30 UK Domestic Voice – Private Lunch
  • Addressing Billing Disputes & AITS

(By invitation only)

14:45 Conference Presentation
  • Digital Advertising & Marketing of VAS

Empello Country Updates
15:30 Belgium & Switzerland
16:00 Poland
16:30 South Africa


16:00 Conference Presentation
  • Connecting Merchants To Customers Panel
    Sponsored by black6ADV
17:30 Empello Research Presentation
  • How Price Points Affect Complaint Levels
18:00 Sponsor Hospitality Breakouts
  • UK Domestic Voice – Forum
    (Telecom 2 Hospitality Suite)
  • Premium Content & Services
    (Oxygen 8 Hospitality Suite)
  • Managing Consumers – Workshop
    (Conference Room [20min] then Veoo Hospitality Suite)

18:00 Piano Bar Open
Sponsored by kwak Telecom

19:00 to 20:00 Sun Terrace Drinks Reception
Sponsored by Veoo

19:00 to 21:30 Client Dinners 

21:30 Gold Party In The Port @ Newscafe
Sponsored by kwak Telecom, Empello, Veoo, Talk Talk, MobBill

* Supplement required

Thursday 20th October 2016

10:00 Expo Lounge Opens

Empello Country Updates
10.30 East Africa
11.15 Brazil
13.00 Mexico

11:45 Conference Presentation
  • Creating Value From OTT Messaging – WhatsApp & Facebook

13:00 to 14:00 Working Lunch
(Expo Lounge )

13:00 Sponsor Hospitality Breakouts
(International Premium Hospitality Suite)
  • International Voice Forum 2
13:00 Conference Presentation (Regulation Working Lunch)
(Conference Room – please bring your lunch in with you )
  • One Size Does Not Fit All
mGage Vivial logo14:30 Conference Presentation
  • Telemedia FOR The Media
    Sponsored by mGage

16:00 Close


The show returns to Marbella with the general theme of “Driving Value Added Services for Voice & Mobile Billing” but, in addition to providing the industry with a practical forum that covers “the issues of the day”, we’re also committing the event to “future opportunities through new technology, markets, partnerships and services”. With this in mind, we’ve sourced a number of high level speakers that work just outside the industry to offer a fresh perspective on the opportunities within it. This will include representatives from the world of networks, billing and infrastructure – so expect to hear more about how Telemedia and the operators could and should be more effective in partnership together. At the other end of the value chain we’ll be reaching out to the vibrant world of Affiliates and Ad Networks to consider how VAS Merchants can maximise this powerful route to market, whilst operating in a turbulent commercial environment where compliance, Ad Blocking, social media and OTT business models (eg. WhatsApp) are becoming increasingly more prominent.

Empello Country Updates

Many of our delegates are looking to enter new international markets or develop their business in existing ones. Each update will be co-hosted with incumbent specialists that represent billing gateways, aggregators, service providers and / or network operators. During these “quick-fire drop in” sessions, delegates will gain valuable local knowledge, expertise and insight; to help assess new commercial opportunities and succeed in each of our featured markets.

Each Country Update Session Features

  • Market Overview
  • Latest News
  • Top Services
  • Major Content Providers
  • Billing & Subscription Options
  • Carrier & Regulator Rules
  • Compliance Overview
  • Marketing & Ad Flow (examples)

Sponsor Hospitality Breakouts

New for Marbella, like-minded delegates are invited to grab a glass, head for the relevant sponsor hospitality area and mingle with some specially selected “hosts” that are ready to discuss some of the key “issues of the day”.