He said Organizers of the Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s largest annual gathering, today, Wednesday: They are postponing next year’s event (MWC 2021) to late June so that it can be held safely despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2021), originally scheduled for early March, will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from June 28 to July 1, 2021.
Was done Cancel this year’s conference – which was supposed to take place between February 24 and 27 in Barcelona, and usually attracts more than 100,000 participants from 200 countries – at the last minute as the virus spreads around the world.
The decision to cancel came after the withdrawal of many companies, including LG, Ericsson, Nvidia, Intel, Vivo, Sony, Amazon, Cisco, Facebook, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, (ZTE), (NTT Docomo), (BT), (HMD), (Orange) and (Sprint).
The event, which represents an opportunity for thousands to come together for partnerships, deals and product launches, will be face to face, but the numbers attending will drop from the 110,000 delegates who usually meet in the Catalan capital.
Mats Granried said (Mats Granryd), Director General of the Telecommunications Industry Association (GSMA), Who is hosting the conference: It will be physical, it will be face to face, but it will have a larger virtual component.
“Events with more than 110,000 attendees are less interesting, and more interesting is getting the right people,” he added.
“We made a careful decision to reschedule (MWC 2021) Shanghai in February, and (MWC 2021) Barcelona in June after consulting with the board of directors and top exhibitors, and the health and safety of the exhibitors, attendees, employees and the people of Barcelona are of the utmost importance,” Granrid said.
The delay seeks to buy time to strengthen hygiene precautions, and Granrid expressed hope that it will be possible to conduct rapid (COVID-19) tests by next summer, while vaccines under development may now also be available.
The GSMA is also working to present the Chinese version of the Mobile World Congress, which is being held in Shanghai, from 23-25 February 2021, amounting to a calendar exchange with the main Barcelona event.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (GSMA), which represents 750 operators and 350 other companies in the mobile device industry around the world, has been hosting the Mobile World Congress (MWC) since its first time in 2006.
The MWC is usually held annually in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and has a major economic impact on the city, providing $ 500 million to the local economy and also generating 14,100 part-time jobs.