Mobile World Congress

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GSMA Mobile World Congress
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Status Active
Genre Mobile communications
Venue Fira de Barcelona
Location(s) L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
Country Spain
Inaugurated 1987; 30 years ago (1987) (as GSM World Congress)
Attendance 101,000 (2016)
Organized by GSMA
Website
https://www.mobileworldcongress.com

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is a combination of the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.[1] The event, initially named as GSM World Congress and later renamed as the 3GSM World Congress, is still often referred to as 3GSM or 3GSM World.

The 2017 event will take place in Barcelona between 27 February to 2 March 2017 and Mobile World Congress Shanghai between 28th June 2017 to 1st July 2017.

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.

In 2017, the Barcelona, Spain event had a major focus on Nokia, 5G, and the Internet of Things.[4]

Further info[edit]

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009

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 between 90,000-100,000 people.[1] Up until 2006, the event took place in Cannes and was known as 3GSM World.[5] Attendees represent more than 200 countries from across the globe.

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016 took place in Barcelona from February 22–25, 2016. The theme was Mobile is Everything[6] and was attended by more than 100,000 participants.[7]

Past & Upcoming event dates[edit]

2012 Mobile world congress
  • The 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress is going to take place in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2, 2017
  • The 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place in Barcelona from February 22–25, 2016
  • The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from March 2–5, 2015
  • The 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 24–27, 2014
  • The 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 25–28, 2013
  • The 2012 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 27 to March 1, 2012
  • The 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 14–17, 2011
  • The 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 15–18, 2010
  • The 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress took place from February 16–19, 2009

In 2011, it was announced that Barcelona, Spain had been chosen as the "GSMA Mobile World Capital"[8] and continue to be the site of GSMA Mobile World Congress through 2023.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GSMA Mobile World Congress". 
  2. ^ GSMA launches Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 "[1]"
  3. ^ "[2]"
  4. ^ 5G: The next wave of mobile and Internet of Things, retrieved 2017-02-27 
  5. ^ "MWC claims 60,000 visitors as dates shift". Global Telecoms Business. 
  6. ^ GSMA Announces Mobile World Congress 2015 "[3]"
  7. ^ 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress Surpasses Record 100,000 Visitors "[4]"
  8. ^ GSMA Names Barcelona first GSMA Mobile. World Capital"[5]" July 22, 2011.
  9. ^ Peter Clarke, EE Times. "Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2018." July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  10. ^ Alberto J. Sánchez. "Barcelona selected to host MWC through 2023." July 14, 2015.

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