MobileMonday Global Summit 2010 coming to Vancouver?

The Wireless Innovation Network of BC (WINBC) announced today that senior executives from MobileMonday will be visiting Vancouver from December 10-13th in search of partners for Vancouver to host the MobileMonday Global Summit 2010.

Jari Tammisto, President and CEO of MobileMonday Global and Lars Cosh-ishii, Founder of MoMo Tokyo, commenting on the decision, “This event has never been held in North America and Vancouver was a strong contender due to the growing strength of the wireless industry in BC. MoMo GS is the annual meeting of MobileMonday (MoMo) chapters from around the world, drawing 1,500+ delegates.”

In October 2008, WINBC and its local partners submitted a Vancouver bid in an effort to turn the Pacific Northwest Wireless Summit (PNWS) into a true global event for wireless and mobile new media.

Michel Bidu, Executive Director of WINBC said, “We are very excited to work with the world’s leading mobile community. Bringing MoMo GS to Vancouver in May 2010 represents an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Vancouver and its wireless community to the influencers and decision makers in the global industry. It also represents a chance to market brand Vancouver to the world and to attract investment and world class talent to our city.”

WINBC is working in close partnership with Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, the BC Innovation Council as well as industry partners TELUS, NOKIA, Alcatel-Lucent, Sierra Wireless, Wavefront, and NAVTEQ.

The final announcement will be made at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2009.