MWC 2021

Information technology Telecommunication
Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
Fira Barcelona - Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
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The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is the global benchmark event for the mobile connectivity sector. The MWC 2021 dates were announced shortly after the cancellation of the show’s 2020 edition due to coronavirus-related concerns. Originally rescheduled for March, the next MWC Barcelona has now been postponed further to 28 June - 1 July 2021. The exhibition will be staged at Fira Barcelona - Gran Via, with the exception of a small group of events set in the Montjuic venue.

MWC Barcelona 2021 is all about Connected Impact. Under this key theme, the exhibition will encompass the full range cutting-edge technology solutions on the market, including 5G connectivity, connected industry and the Internet of Things, AI, creative technologies, customer experience and information spread solutions. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the traditional MWC focused topic tours led by top experts in each thematic area.

As the industry’s most influential event, the Mobile World Congress welcomes over 100,000 attendees. Participating in the show allows you to stay in touch with the latest industry developments and connect with the biggest names on the market. Unmissable special events will enhance the value of every fair visit. The GSMA Ministerial Programme offers unique networking advantages, welcoming over 2,000 C-level executives, government representatives and thought leaders. The 4YFN start-up business platform will enable co-operation between top investors and the visionaries of tomorrow.

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MWC in Barcelona is the flagship mobile industry and technology event. The fair covers all horizontal and vertical sectors and regularly attracts over 2,000 exhibitors and 100,000 professional visitors from 200 countries. The upcoming MWC 2021 is scheduled on 28 June - 1 July. The congress and exhibition are held mainly at Fira Barcelona - Gran Via. However, certain events - such as the 4YFN start-up business platform - are held in the Montjuic centre.

Who can you meet there

The first-rate MWC experience regularly attracts some of the most influential decision makers in the world, including 59% of the most senior decision-makers in the industry. The show floor hosts the most innovative companies with their latest ground-breaking offers, as well as visiting ministers, telecom regulators, data protection authorities, senior representatives of international organisations and over 8,000 industry CEOs – all gathering to share knowledge and engage on important policy and regulatory topics. Participating in MWC also grants you visibility to over 3,600 press and media representatives.

Past editions

What makes it special

Covering all horizontal and vertical sectors, MWC is essential for the mobile community. It provides an overview of the developments, processes and innovations which will have an impact on the future of mobile ecosystems. The main exhibition themes include Connectivity and Connected Industry, AI, Creative Technologies, Start-up innovation, Future Society and Customer Experience. Attendees can also explore the Healthcare, Fintech and Manufacturing verticals through special showcases and activities. The supporting programme includes over 250 conference and keynotes sessions with leading experts, as well as the Ministerial Programme and the 4YFN start-up hub.

What is new for Mobile World Congress 2021

The MWC 2021 edition will revolve around the topic of Connected Impact – Technology that will shape the future. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be reflected in the showcase through a focus on themes like technology and pandemic recovery, the new workplace, information spread and misinformation, and digital health services. The fair format will also be adapted to the present situation, with sophisticated safety measures, including distancing and traffic flow organization, PPE and hygiene measures

Quick info

Organiser:GSM Association
Also called:Mobile World Congress 2021
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:MWC 2022 
Sectors: Information technology | Telecommunication
Visitors:Tickets for MWC
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 2400 exhibitors in 2019
  • 120,000 sq m of exhibition space
  • 109,000 visitors
  • 7900 CEOs
  • 198 visiting countries
  • 3,000+ media representatives
  • zero carbon footprint event
Trade fair location
Fira Barcelona - Gran Via location map

Fira Barcelona - Gran Via

Av. Joan Carles I, 64, Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates: 41.35465 , 2.12736

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