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MobileCON™ 2012 Draws More Than 5,000 IT Professionals from 43 Nations, 48 States, Every Sector of Mobile Communications Industry


Focus on High-Value Enterprise and Applications Sectors Pays Off for Attendees and Exhibitors; MobileCON™ 2012 Delivers $17.1 million in spending to San Diego Businesses

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As MobileCON 2012 enters its final day, CTIA-The Wireless Association® today announced more than 5,000 information technology professionals attended the three-day event which has focused exclusively on the mobile enterprise sector. 


Drawing IT professionals from 43 different nations, 48 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, the more than 5,000 MobileCON attendees represent more than 1,800 companies, organizations and institutions, according to attendee registration. 

61% of MobileCON 2012 attendees were comprised of enterprise and IT solutions providers, users, application companies, carriers and M2M providers. 59% of registrants were C-level or senior executives, CTIA said.

"With MobileCON 2012, we created something new and the response from industry, in terms of the number of attendees, the number of exhibitors and the diversity of geographies and sectors represented in both those camps has been extremely positive and a real validation of our vision for the show.  Perhaps most significant is the flood of new interest we saw in the show this year. Forty-five percent of MobileCON 2012 attendees have never been to a CTIA event before," said CTIA Vice President and Show Director Rob Mesirow.

"The best shows, the ones that really matter and really deliver value to attendees and exhibitors, don't stand still — they evolve. That's what we've done with MobileCON in building on our Enterprise & Applications™ conference. Next year's event is likely to be even stronger," Mesirow said.

Most importantly, here is what some attendees had to say:

"I felt that with all the companies I spoke to and gotten a lot of information from, I'm feeling I can sleep at night because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel." – Donna Hale, Corporate, Director Information Technologies, Evans Hotels

"Made a lot of progress this week … a lot of great companies to talk to at this show." – Paula Harris, IT Mobility Supervisor, ConocoPhilips

"The show brought me all types of products and vendors and solutions …have a really good set of opportunities to follow-up on." – Adrian Gonzalez, Public Safety IT Manager, County of San Diego

Top Areas of Interest to MobileCON 2012 Attendees, in order of popularity:

  • M2M
  • Mobile App/Device Management
  • Applications/Software
  • Mobile Cloud
  • Mobile IT Enterprise Solutions & Strategy

Level of Senior Executive Attendance at MobileCON 2012:

  • C-level, Executive & Senior Management – 59 percent

Top 3 Job Functions of Attendees:

  • IT, Engineering and R&D – 32 percent
  • Corporate Management – 15 percent
  • Marketing & Communications – 10 percent

Nationality of Top Non-U.S. Attendees:

  • Canada
  • U.K.
  • China
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Greece
  • India

Additionally, MobileCON 2012 infused more than $17.1 million to San Diego area businesses, hotels and restaurants, according metrics supplied by the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

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CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. MobileCON 2012 takes place Oct. 9-11, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego and International CTIA WIRELESS® takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Visit

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CTIA–The Wireless Association® ( is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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