The Mobile Content 2009 Conference & Awards has announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Mobile Content 2009 Conference & Awards from May 2009. This event will be hosted by KOCCA (Korea Culture & Contents Agency) and Maeil Business and sponsored by MCST (Ministry Culture, Sports & Tourism, Korea).
The wireless technology industry in South Korea has been leading the global TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) sector and is at the center of the evolution of broadband and mobile. Due to Korea’s mobile infrastructure, global mobile players consider it as an early adapter for mobile technology and other businesses.
Recently Apple has broken revenue records despite worldwide economic turmoil, signifying a new milestone for the company as a whole. Meanwhile, its App Store has marked a milestone of its own – it served its one-billionth app on April 23, 2009. With this progress and the increasing number of users of smart phones, the future of mobile content markets has huge growth potential. As a result, global mobile players are now turning to focus on the issues of a mobile application’s ‘usability’, ‘recreation’, and ‘convenience’ with a profit-return structure.
The 4th anniversary of the Mobile Content 2009 Conference & Awards will be held from September 9-10 at DMC (Digital Media Center) in Seoul, Korea. The Awards will show the most innovative and creative mobile content and the clear direction of the future of the mobile content business.
The Mobile Content 2009 Conference & Awards will grant awards in the following categories of mobile content and services: Best Mobile Game, Best Mobile Service, Best Infotainment & Community, (Special Awards) Most Innovative Content and (Special Awards) Most Outstanding Contribution. The winners will receive a trophy, prize money (KRW 5,000,000) and an emblem. Last year saw 115 entries from 11 countries and the five winners were from three countries including the USA, Japan and Korea.
Mobile content developers and service providers can apply online at mobilecontent.co.kr from April 15 (Wednesday) to June 28 (Sunday). Participants may also attend the global mobile conference portion of the event.
- Mobile Content 2009 Conference & Awards –
• Time Schedule
- Awards application: April 15 to June 18
- Conference & Awards: September 9-10
• Location: DMC (Digital Media Center) in Seoul, Korea
• Host: KOCCA (Korea Culture & Contents Agency) and Maeil Business
• Sponsor: MCST (Ministry Culture, Sports & Tourism, Korea)
• Mobile Game – Mobile Games
• Mobile Services - MOD, Streaming, Ring Tones, Ring Back Tones, DMB/DVB-H, Animation & Film VOD, Mobile Broadcasting, Comics, etc.
• Mobile Infortainment & Community - Search, News, Information, UCC, Instant Messenger, Social Networking, etc.
• Most Innovative Content - Most Innovative Content
• Most Outstanding Contribution - Most Outstanding Contribution in technology (company or person)
• Benefits: Trophy, prize money (KRW 5,000,000) and an emblem
• Application: Online Application at mobilecontent.co.kr/.
About the Korea Culture & Contents Agency (KOCCA)
Korea Culture & Contents Agency (KOCCA) is a public institute which was established on August 2001. By constructing a complex support system for the promotion of a cultural contents industry, it aims to become one of the world’s top five cultural contents producers and become a nation that produces creative cultural contents through the industrialization of cultural contents exports. The Korea Culture & Contents Agency operates various businesses in efforts to help the cultural contents industry become one of the core businesses to lead the Korean economy. The agency develops policies for the promotion of cultural contents and leading human resources development businesses in order to develop human resources as a base for creativity. Support for businesses in overseas markets has also been promoted, as well as investment and loan programs to encourage more active investment, cultural contents distribution, and digital contents business culture archetypes to expand the variety of cultural contents.
About the Maeil Business Newspaper
The Maeil Business Newspaper is one of Korea’s leading economic daily newspapers established in 1966. The Maeil Business Newspaper set up MBN, a cable news channel in 1993. Currently, it has 556 employees and sxi overseas local offices in the USA, Japan and Hong Kong.
About the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Republic of Korea
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Republic of Korea is a central government agency responsible in areas of tourism, culture, art, religion and sports. It has two vice ministers, three offices, five bureaus, two special Offices, eleven Commissioners, sixty-two divisions and eleven subordinate organizations. It is enhancing the quality of cultural experience by encouraging citizens' participation in cultural education programs and activities.