Thursday, February 13, 2020

Show Calls it Quits After Mass Exhibitor Exodus

The embattled Mobile World Conference 2020 in Barcelona couldn’t overcome the exodus of major exhibitors and attendees anymore and announced late yesterday they were canceling the show. In a statement from CEO GSMA Limited John Hoffman, concern for the health and safety of participants was the deciding factor.

“Since the first edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2006,” Hoffman said,  “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,” he said. Continue Reading

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