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GSMA moves MWC Barcelona 2021 event to June

Paul Lipscombe
September 23, 2020

The showpiece tech event usually takes place in February

Mobile World Congress has been rescheduled by the GSMA to take place next June instead of its usual February slot.

It follows the continued disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with the event still to go ahead in Barcelona.

The event has been moved from its usual February slot to next summer instead, taking place between June 28 and July 1.

It comes after this year’s MWC event was cancelled, becoming the first tech event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement GSMA director general Mats Granryd said: “With a continuously changing global outlook and following consultation with our board and membership and our top exhibitors, we have taken the careful decision to reschedule MWC21 Shanghai in February, and MWC21 Barcelona in June. The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, staff and the people of Barcelona are of paramount importance.”

The GSMA also revealed that MWC Shanghai will now take place between February 23 and February 25 next year.

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