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GSMA Mobile World Congress
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Status Active
Genre Mobile communications
Venue Fira de Barcelona
Location(s) Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona
Country Spain
Inaugurated 1987; 31 years ago (1987) (as GSM World Congress)
Attendance 108,000 (2017)
Organized by GSMA
Website
https://www.mobileworldcongress.com

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry, incorporating a thought-leadership conference that features prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.[1]

In 2014, the GSMA announced[2] that their annual summer event in China would be rebranded under the Mobile World Congress banner as "Mobile World Congress Shanghai".

In 2016, the GSMA announced the creation of Mobile World Congress Americas,[3] an event created in partnership with CTIA to bring an extension of the event to North America in 2017.

Further info[edit]

The GSMA Mobile World Congress usually takes place in February but occasionally, the show occurs the first week of March. The location is the Fira Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Spain. Annual attendance is generally more than 100,000 people.[1] Up until 2006, the event took place in Cannes and was known as 3GSM World.[4] Attendees represent more than 200 countries from across the globe.

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2018 takes place in Barcelona from 26 February to 1 March 2018.

Event dates[edit]

In 2011, it was announced that Barcelona, Spain had been chosen as the "GSMA Mobile World Capital"[5] and continue to be the site of GSMA Mobile World Congress through 2023.[6][7] [8]

  • The 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 25–28 February 2018
  • The 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 27 February–2 March 2017
  • The 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 22–25 February 2016
  • The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 2–5 March 2015
  • The 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 24–27 February 2014
  • The 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 25–28 February
  • The 2012 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 27 February–1 March 2012
  • The 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 14–17 February 2011
  • The 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 15–18 February 2010
  • The 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from 16–19 February 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GSMA Mobile World Congress". 
  2. ^ GSMA launches Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 "[1]"
  3. ^ "[2]"
  4. ^ "MWC claims 60,000 visitors as dates shift". Global Telecoms Business. 
  5. ^ GSMA names Barcelona the first Mobile World Capital"[3]" 22 July 2011.
  6. ^ Peter Clarke, EE Times. "Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2018." 22 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  7. ^ Alberto J. Sánchez. "Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2023." 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ CDN Solutions Group "will be present in Mobile World Congress 2018 Barcelona." 31 January 2018.

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