Press Releases

GSMA ANNOUNCES DATE CHANGES FOR ITS MWC21 SERIES

23rd September 2020

MWC Shanghai to Precede MWC Barcelona, MWC LA Remains as Planned 23 September 2020, London: GSMA today announced a rescheduling of its world-class MWC series for 2021. MWC21 Shanghai will now take place from 23 – 25 February 2021, and MWC21 Barcelona, including 4YFN, will now take place between 28 June – 1 July 2021....

4YFN to Co-locate with MWC Barcelona in 2021

29th July 2020

4YFN to Co-locate with MWC Barcelona in 2021 28 July 2020, London: The GSMA today announced that it is moving its 4YFN event from Fira Montjuïc and co-locating it with MWC Barcelona 2021 at Fira Gran Via. Combining these two influential events signals a new era and commitment to working together to fulfil the potential...

GSMA Statement on MWC Shanghai 2020

17th April 2020

GSMA Statement on MWC Shanghai 2020 Shanghai: In light of current government guidance*, the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel restrictions and other circumstances, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Shanghai 2020. The GSMA has been in regular contact with stakeholders, and sought the advice of health officials and other authorities, as health and safety...

GSMA and Host City Parties Extend MWC Barcelona Agreement

15th April 2020

GSMA and Host City Parties Extend MWC Barcelona Agreement World’s Premier Mobile and Vertical Ecosystem Event Extended Through MWC2024 London: The GSMA today announced an agreement to extend MWC Barcelona through to 2024. In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the GSMA and the Host City Parties have been working through the impacts of the...

GSMA Statement on Financial Package for MWC and 4YFN Barcelona 2020

25th March 2020

GSMA Statement on Financial Package for MWC and 4YFN Barcelona 2020 London: Following the cancellation of MWC Barcelona 2020, the GSMA has given much consideration to a financial package for its clients which demonstrates genuine goodwill and also ensures the longevity and sustainability of the GSMA and MWC series of events. Our vision at the...

A message from the 4YFN team

17th February 2020

A message from the 4YFN team We are unbelievably disappointed that 4YFN Barcelona 2020 and xside are not able to go ahead because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, have made it impossible. Of course, we are sad because we have worked so hard to bring you an incredible...

GSMA Statement on MWC Barcelona 2020 from John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Limited

13th February 2020

GSMA Statement on MWC Barcelona 2020 from John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Limited 12 February 2020, Barcelona: Since the first edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2006, the GSMA has convened the industry, governments, ministers, policymakers, operators and industry leaders across the broader eco[...]

GSMA UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS

10th February 2020

GSMA Update on Coronavirus GSMA and Partners Enhance Measures for Attendees and Exhibitors Attending MWC Barcelona 2020 Based on Latest Information 9 February 2020, London:  The GSMA knows that the Coronavirus has created disruption, in particular for exhibitors and attendees from around the world, including the 5-6,000 (5-6%) who have historically attended from China. Our sympathy...

GSMA UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS

7th February 2020

GSMA Update on Coronavirus 07 February 2020, London: The GSMA regret to see Ericsson’s decision not to attend MWC Barcelona this year as they are an important player in our ecosystem. We respect their decision and are reassured by their commitment that they will be at MWC Barcelona 2021 in full force and our rebook...

GSMA UPDATE INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS

7th February 2020

GSMA Update information on Coronavirus 06 February 2020, London: The GSMA continues to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on MWC Barcelona 2020. The GSMA confirms that there remains minimal impact on the event thus far. MWC Barcelona 24-27 February 2020, will proceed as planned, across all venues at Fira Gran Via Fira...

UPDATED – GSMA STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

4th February 2020

UPDATED – GSMA STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS 04 February 2020, London: The GSMA continues to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on its MWC20 events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles and as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. The GSMA confirms that there is minimal impact on the...

GSMA STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS

1st February 2020

GSMA STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS 31 January 2020, London: The GSMA is continuing to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on its MWC20 events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles and as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. The GSMA confirms that there have been no registration impacts on...

xside presents leading international voices in music and technology as speakers and performers for first event

3rd December 2019

xside presents leading international voices in music and technology as speakers and performers for first event A keynote from electronic music innovator and technology advocate Richie Hawtin and performance by music icon Honey Dijon among others will take the xside stage   xside will take place 24-26 of February at Fira Montjuïc, in parallel to...

GSMA’S 4YFN ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF DEDICATED HEALTH AND WELLNESS HUB AT MWC20 BARCELONA

18th November 2019

GSMA’s 4YFN ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF DEDICATED HEALTH AND WELLNESS HUB AT MWC20 BARCELONA Health Start-up Ecosystem Has New Platform to Showcase Growing Industry Importance 18 November, Barcelona: Following the continued success of the Digital Health and Wellness Summit at 4YFN 2019, the GSMA today announced that 4YFN Barcelona 2020 will feature a specialist Health...

xside Press Release

GSMA and Sónar Release First Details of xside

23rd October 2019

GSMA and Sónar Release First Details of xside Renowned festival of design and creativity OFFF, announced as first content partner 23 October 2019, Barcelona: The GSMA’s successful Four Years From Now (4YFN) start-up platform and Sónar, the international festival devoted to advanced music, creativity and technology, today announced further details of their hotly anticipated co-curated...

ANTICIPATION BUILDS AS MWC19 BARCELONA APPROACHES

21st September 2019

ANTICIPATION BUILDS AS MWC19 BARCELONA APPROACHES GSMA Announces Additional Keynote Speakers, Programme and Event Updates 21 January 2019, London: The GSMA today announced final updates for MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. Taking place 25-28 February 2019, with events being staged at Fira Gran Via, Fira...

FULLY INTERACTIVE 5G EXPERIENCES SHOWCASED AT MWC19 SHANGHAI

1st July 2019

FULLY INTERACTIVE 5G EXPERIENCES SHOWCASED AT MWC19 SHANGHAI Annual Mobile Event Attracted Over 7,900 CEOs; Attendees from Across the World Convene in Barcelona to Shape the Future of Mobile; 5G Front and Centre Stage 1 March 2019, Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 109,600* visitors from 198 countries and territories attended MWC19 Barcelona,...

GSMA WRAPS UP HUGELY SUCCESSFUL MWC19 BARCELONA

11th March 2019

GSMA WRAPS UP HUGELY SUCCESSFUL MWC19 BARCELONA 1 March 2019, Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 109,600* visitors from 198 countries and territories attended MWC19 Barcelona, the mobile industry’s premier event. More than 55 per cent of this year’s MWC attendees held senior-level positions, including 7,900CEOs. There were over 3,600 international media and...

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR MWC19 BARCELONA

14th November 2018

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR MWC19 BARCELONA EY, Ford, Rakuten, Royole and Volkswagen Among Newly Confirmed Exhibitors; Registration for MWC19 Barcelona Now Open 14 November, London: The GSMA today announced further details for MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. Taking place 25-28 February 2019, with events...

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST DETAILS FOR MWC19 SHANGHAI

25th September 2018

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST DETAILS FOR MWC19 SHANGHAI MWC19 Shanghai Expected to Attract More Than 60,000 Attendees from Over 110 Countries and Territories; 550 Leading Companies to Showcase Latest Innovations 29 November 2018, Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the first details of MWC19 Shanghai (formerly Mobile World Congress Shanghai), including participating companies, as well as...

5G REALISED AT MWC19 SHANGHAI IN 2-WEEK COUNTDOWN

13th June 2018

5G REALISED AT MWC19 SHANGHAI IN 2-WEEK COUNTDOWN 5G Innovation Front and Centre Stage; Digital Leaders Convene in Shanghai to Discuss the Digital Future; 4YFN Shanghai Awards 2019 Winner Announced as RefundMe 1 July 2019, Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that more than 75,000 unique visitors1 from over 100 countries and territories attended MWC19...