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MWC 2020 Barcelona show finally canceled

The most important trade fair dedicated to mobile telephony, the MWC for Mobile World Congress de Barcelona will not take place this year. After several major brands in the sector decided to give up their participation, the event organizer decided to throw in the towel by simply canceling the 2020 edition, initially scheduled for February 24-27. In question, the threat of the coronavirus.

MWC Barcelona, ​​2020 meeting of the mobile industry is canceled

Faced with coronavirus crisis, MWC 2020 Barcelona mobile show is finally canceled

It’s official, faced with the coronavirus epidemic and the withdrawals of some of the important participants, the GSM Association, in charge of the organization of the event, preferred not to take any risk and to cancel the appointment. you Catalan annual dedicated to mobile novelties. A press release signed by the boss of the GSMA, John Hoffman, thus confirmed what many expected or feared: “Faced with the various travel restrictions and other current circumstances and in order to preserve the health integrity of Barcelona and the host country, the GSMA has decided to cancel the organization of MWC Barcelona 2020. This decision is the result of close collaboration between those responsible for the event and the city, whose partnership will be renewed for future editions, including that of MWC Barcelona 2021. Our thoughts are now on the victims of the virus, in China and around the world. “

The GSM Association has decided to cancel the MWC 2020

While many have already announced their withdrawal from the event, the GSMA cancels MWC 2020 Barcelona

Founded in 1987, the GSM Association represents no less than 1,200 companies around the world, manufacturers and operators, from the global mobile phone industry. Organized every year in Barcelona, ​​the MWC fair is the rallying point for many of these players and the opportunity for many to present their new offers and products, as well as to forge commercial partnerships. The most important gathering of its kind, the Mobile World Congress therefore represents an important financial windfall for the Catalan city and every year allows the creation of a large number of temporary, direct or indirect jobs..

Faced with the coronavirus crisis, the organizers preferred not to take any risks

The GSM Association organizing MWC 2020 has decided to cancel the event

The cancellation of this 2020 edition, a first in the history of MWC, stems from the announced withdrawal of many major brands such as Nokia, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Sony, Amazon and Nvidia. While the meeting was supposed to give pride of place this year to Chinese companies like ZTE, Vivo, Huawei and others, the current coronavirus crisis which particularly affects the country and its industries was right in their coming..

Important event in the world of global telephony, the Mobile World Congress closes the door

MWC: the coronavirus crisis got the better of the 2020 Barcelona mobile show, which is finally canceled