Mobile World Congress 2020 edition cancelled over coronavirus fears

Posted on Thursday, Feb 13 2020 @ 09:54 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
With many names pulling out of the show over coronavirus outbreak fears, GSMA decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The expo was supposed to take place on February 24-27 but with so many companies cutting or scaling back their presence, the organisation saw no other option than to cancel the show.
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 ecosystem.

With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event.

The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision.

The GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to be working in unison and supporting each other for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions.

Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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