According to the official Twitter handle of GSMA, the MWC (Mobile World Congress) will take place next year. Due to the epidemic, every big event got canceled and MWC 2020 was one of them. A lot of investment and the financial impetus given to the mobile-focused summit which was canceled by the local Catalonian authorities, exhibitors, and the GSMA itself.
MWC 2021 has been confirmed as postponed or delayed until late-June 2021. The event will now take place from June 28-July 1 in an attempt to make it safe despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
While this is interesting news, as firms have shifted to holding online live-streamed launch events in favor of flashy demos at events such as Mobile World Congress, it will be interesting to see just how the 2021 event fares.
Moving MWC 21 Barcelona, initially scheduled for the first week of March 2021, allows the GSMA to contend with external circumstances related to Covid-19.
#GSMA today announced a rescheduling of MWC Barcelona & MWC Shanghai 2021.
Moving the Barcelona event to 28 June – 1 July 2021 allows the GSMA to contend with external circumstances related to COVID-19.
— GSMA (@GSMA) September 23, 2020