29 May 2006

Mem 2006

I have visited MEM 2006 conference in London last week. I was at similar conference at Barcelona (3GSM) earlier this year and I have to say that MEM is its poorer brother.

MEM is a two days conference about mobile content. More than 1000 people came to Islington Business design center in London. ItÂ’s a very nice number, because entrance ticket cost about 499 pounds, which is not cheap.
What interesting one could see there? There were several very nice booths with mobile games from various genres. Mobile gambling was big topic this year too, gambling has now doors open in mobile entertainment and I believe, we will soon see mobile casinos in the Czech Republic too. You can play not only poor slot machines, but rich roulette or poker and pay it using your credit card directly from your mobile phone. Global SMS aggregators or mobile community portals with photo blogs had nice booths too.
If you are not sure, where to go next year, I would suggest going to 3GSM. ItÂ’s much bigger, with more attractions and new information. MEM is moving to Monte Carlo next year, so if you want to make a nice trip, you will be mostly welcome there.