The Mobile World Congress was one of the first major events to be canceled earlier this year due to the coronavirus outbreak 瑞士商务电话清单. Months after making this decision, the GSMA, the association behind this inescapable event that is held every year in Barcelona, has announced the postponement of the edition that will take place in 2021.
The MWC, which was to be held from March 1 to 4 next year, has been postponed until June due to the evolution of the pandemic.
An option that the GSMA was already considering for a long time. John Hoffman, his CEO, pointed out last July that there was the possibility of moving the dates in order to guarantee the safety of all those attending the event.
In a press conference this morning, Hoffman confirmed the postponement of the Mobile World Congress 2021, which will take place from June 28 to July 1. According to statements offered to La Vanguardia, he has assured that at the moment they have a commitment of 78% of the 100 largest companies in the sector worldwide, and considers that in June they will be able to reach 80% or 85%.
The Shanghai MWC also changes its dates and will be held from February 23 to 25, 2021.
Last April, the MWC organization extended the contract of permanence in the city of Barcelona in compensation for the cancellation of this year and confirmed that the event will continue to be held in Barcelona until 2024. Losses from the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress 2021 settled at 492 million euros and 14,100 jobs. socialposts