The organizers of the Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition of mobile technology – has officially announced that the canceled event. MWC 2020 was supposed to start on February 24 in Barcelona. The main industry event is held annually and attracts hundreds of thousands of participants and visitors. According to some estimates, the abolition of MWC this year may have far-reaching consequences.
Participating companies spend millions of dollars on the rent of premises, transportation and placement of personnel and equipment, and so on. So cancel Mobile Congress could become a serious financial blow to the GSM Association, an organization which since 2006 holds this exhibition. The financial impact can be so massive that will jeopardize the continued existence of the largest events in the mobile industry.
Anyway, the GSMA has decided that public safety is more important.
Taking care of a safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country in General, GSMA MWC Barcelona has canceled 2020. The concern that has caused a worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, the problems with travel and other circumstances make it impossible to hold the event, – says the official statement of the organizers.
Earlier, dozens of companies have cancelled their participation in MWC 2020. They include the biggest global brands – Sony, Ericsson HMD, Intel, LG, Nokia, Facebook, Amazon, NTT Docomo and others.