European Directory Marketplace 2008: Search in the Mobile Era (EDM08)

Venue: British Academy of Film and Theatre Arts (BAFTA)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 09, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 09, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 09, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jun 06, 2008
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Some parts of the market are down, but EDM08: Search in the Mobile Era will focus on future growth, not past decline, in information services. Some parts of the market have been very good indeed. Over the past year (4/18/07-4/17/08), we have seen the following market performance:

* Research in Motion (RIM): up 141.6 %
* Apple (APPL): up 71.0 %
* Nokia (NOK): up 21.0 %
* Google (GOOG): -4.9% (GOOG rose sharply after hours on earnings above forecast.)

This is a period of tremendous change and opportunity, as illustrated by a few items:

* Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin called recently for wireless operators to become the primary means of accessing information without becoming simple bit pipes;
* Google has a multi-pronged effort, including Android, new open access spectrum rules, to open information access through mobile phones;
* Last year, Bill Gates said that in five years, no one under 50 will use yellow pages: that's one down, four to go.

Whether Sarin’s call will be answered or Gates’ forecast will come true, we think a new directory and search ecosystem is rapidly evolving and it is critical that participants understand this ecosystem in order to thrive in this transformation. We see five key components in this ecosystem and a number of key questions that EDM08 will address:

* Information Service Providers: who—search engines, Yellow Pages, Directory Enquiry providers, or others—will be the information service providers of the future, what will they be delivering, how will they be delivering?
* Advertising: what role will advertising play?
* Operators: what role will operators play and how will they work with other participants?
* Technology: what technologies will have the greatest impact on information service?
* Content: what content will be in demand, and how can you deliver it?

EDM08: Search in the Mobile Era will bring together leaders from each of these five key components.

In addition, recognizing the importance of innovation in this space, we will have an Innovation Showcase in which firms with innovative products and services will make presentations to which leading investors will be invited to respond.

* Registration
* Agenda
* Speakers
* Advisory Board
* Questions?

This will be our eighth conference, our fifth in London, though different from any before. We have had delegates from over thirty-two countries and over 200 organizations. Sponsors have included mobilePeople, Call Genie, Local Matters, btslogic, Market Location, LSSi, Soleo Communications, VoltDelta, ISx, varetis, INFONXX, BT Wholesale, Phonetic Systems, Nuance, ScanSoft, Fujitsu, Philips, Conduit, IBM, Nortel Networks, and telegate.


Additional Information

Discounts off full price still available . . . use code "EDM08AllConferences" for an additional 50 GBP discount!