It’s a new year – all hail the Golden Pig – and we’re looking forward to the Mobile Monday kick-off, on 5 February, with a relaxed evening of person-to-person networking with plenty of the best gourmet pizza in Tokyo.
In 2007, Mobile Monday Tokyo enters its fourth year, and the size – over 350 at our last event – and sophistication of the MoMo community continues to expand. MoMo is now regularly attended by CEOs and professionals from Japan’s best-known mobile players, as well as a large number of entrepreneurs, developers and other tremendously knowledgeable people.
Moreover, as many MoMo participants tend to arrive on Monday evening direct from work, it’s clear that providing a reliable networking venue – complete with food and drink – are prerequisites for fostering a growing, ever-more dynamic community.
Therefore, starting in February, your humble organizers have decided to adopt the MoMo Beijing model and charge a modest entry fee (¥1,000 with preregistration – OR – ¥2,000 at the door). The revenue will ensure that we can book suitable locations and offer a decent light buffet, which we think will be appreciated by those ‘running on empty’ come 19:00 ish..
Regardless, corporate sponsorship will remain the primary support for MoMo Tokyo. Our sincere thanks to Jonckers and Robert Leonard for their fantastic on-going support! We remain keen to sign up additional forward-thinking companies interested in sponsoring the most switched-on mobile community in Japan.
Finally, we are delighted to announce that Tokyo’s very own NaviBlog was selected as the Japan nominee for the upcoming Mobile Monday Global Peer Awards, to be held at 3GSM in Barcelona, 12 February. NaviBlog presented to us here last May and also received Red Herring Asia’s Top 100 award in August. Good luck to Mandali and his team, we hope you bring home some hardware like Opera Japan did at the Global Summit in Helsinki last year.
Date: Monday, 5 February 2007 :: 18:30 – 23:00
Venue: Pizza Express in Harajuku – GMAP
Admission: ¥1,000 with registration – OR – ¥2,000 at the door
Includes: 1 drink ticket and Tokyo’s best pizza buffet
18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Networking – Buffet
22:30 – Last Call
23:00 – Close – Nijikai
A quick tip for the pre-registration form:
Save the trees! Use your keitai email address to have the confirmation email sent to your handset and just show that for easy check in at the door!