“With due regard to the health and safety environment in Barcelona and the host country, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, which make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event.”
However as discussed in Telemedia Online this week, many of those who were due to attend the conference still plan to go out to Barcelona and will attend an unofficial MWC. Are you one of them, and if so what are your plans?
GSMA Statement on MWC Barcelona 2020 from John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Limited
The world’s biggest mobile trade show, Mobile World Congress, took place in Barcelona between 22-25 February 2016. As has become customary, the show’s attendance broke previous records: the GSMA announced on the final day that 101,000 people had attended MWC in 2016, an increase of almost 8% over the 2015 show’s attendance of 93,000.
The event is slowly moving to become more of a consumer electronics show as a variety of networks connect an increasingly significant number of consumer devices together. Read my report here: Review of Mobile World Congress 2016 .