MWC 2021, the well-known Barcelona commerce truthful, can be postponed to June 2021. The organizers have simply made the information official. The Shanghai version will even be postponed till February 2021.
We anticipated it and the information is now official. The GSA Affiliation, which represents almost 800 operators and smartphone producers, has simply confirmed the postponement of the Barcelona version of the world cell telephony exhibition. Because of the international Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers have chosen to open the MWC in Barcelona from June 28 to July 1, 2021.
Often, the present opened in February every year. As well as, the Cellular World Congress in Shanghai can be held from 23 to 25 February 2021. “THE GSMA is dedicated and invested in making certain that MWC21 in Barcelona can transfer ahead in full security and provide the distinctive and unmissable expertise that has made it crucial platform for bringing collectively cell ecosystems on the planet ”, writes the GSMA on its official web site.
[ANNOUNCEMENT] #GSMA as we speak introduced a rescheduling of MWC Barcelona & MWC Shanghai 2021.
Transferring the Barcelona occasion to 28 June – 1 July 2021 permits the GSMA to cope with exterior circumstances associated to COVID-19.
– GSMA (@GSMA) September 23, 2020
A fastidiously thought of postponement
The affiliation ensures that it continues to work in shut collaboration with the varied establishments of the Catalan capital, and that this postponement follows an extended interval of planning and session with all stakeholders. “We have been all impressed with the assist from all of our companions and purchasers who stay devoted to the success of MWC21 in Barcelona. MWC is extra than simply an occasion. It is an expertise that brings all the trade collectively and offers a platform to unleash the ability of connectivity so that folks, trade and society can thrive ”, says John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA.
As a reminder, the 2020 version of the MWC in Barcelona had been canceled as a result of international coronavirus pandemic. The financial affect of this cancellation had been described as “colossal”. The GSMA’s choice adopted quite a few withdrawals from producers.
Certainly, Sony had chosen to not come to MWC 2020, similar to LG, Nvidia or ZTE. Confronted with the lack to make sure “the safety and well-being of its clients, companions, media and workers“, The Japanese producer most well-liked to show to an internet convention. A number of corporations have adopted the instance of the producer, corresponding to Samsung, which initially determined to cut back its presence on the present. Intel and Vivo most well-liked to surrender their go to to MWC due to the epidemic.