GSMA Announces YoMo Festival at 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA

Designed to Inspire Young People to Pursue Education and Careers in

Event Set to Draw More than 6,000 Students and Educators from Across
Los Angeles

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The GSMA today announced the launch of the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo),
an exciting, hands-on educational experience for young people between
the ages of six to 18. Building on its success in Barcelona, YoMo Los
Angeles will inspire future generations to pursue education and careers
in science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math (STEAM)
disciplines, offering young people and educators a wide range of
educational exhibits, live shows, interactive workshops and more. YoMo
will be held at Mobile World Congress Americas taking place at the Los
Angeles Convention Center (LACC) September 12-14, 2018.

YoMo is open to all students and education professionals in Los Angeles
and Southern California and is free to attend. The program is designed
to showcase the innovation and creativity delivered by organizations
across STEAM industries, as well as professional institutions, R&D
laboratories, universities and other specialist education institutions,
and importantly, motivate young people to consider the wealth of career
opportunities available in STEAM-related fields.

“YoMo showcases the passion, energy and excitement around science and
technology and will highlight the amazing innovation at the intersection
of mobile and education,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “With nearly
500 hours of inspiring content, YoMo will expose students to a vast
array of science and technology innovation, ranging from virtual reality
and augmented reality to animations and creations, from coding and
chemistry experiments to managing vital natural resources, and much,
much more.”

It is anticipated that more than 6,000 students and educators from
across the region will come to the Los Angeles Convention Center to
participate in this engaging and inspiring three-day showcase of science
and technology. Exhibiting organizations include 9 Dots, the Columbia
Memorial Space Center, Girls Who Code, the Port of Los Angeles, the
Space and Missile Systems Center (a subordinate unit of Air Force Space
Command), and UploadVR, among others.

Official partners for YoMo include arc-experience, the California
Department of Education, Girl Up, the Los Angeles County Office of
Education, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Office of Los
Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Propel L.A., Samsung Electronics America,
Star Education and Think Together.

Full details on YoMo are available at

Media Day on Thursday, September 13
The GSMA will host the
official YoMo Media Day on Thursday, September 13. Media registered to
attend YoMo will also have the opportunity to attend Mobile World
Congress Americas; similarly, the YoMo Media Day is open to registered
media and analysts already accredited for Mobile World Congress
Americas. For more information on the YoMo Media Day, contact

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018
for the first time in Los Angeles, the three-day Mobile World Congress
Americas will convene leaders, innovators and influencers from across
the broad mobile ecosystem, as well as the content, media and
entertainment sectors, to explore the technologies, products and
services that are driving the future of communications, from 5G to
artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things to virtual reality, and

Full information on Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 is available at
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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile
operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350
companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device
makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies,
as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also
produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile
World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile
360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at
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For the GSMA
Amelise Lane
Press Office