MWC 2020 is officially cancelled
February 13, 2020

Organizers have canceled the world’s largest mobile tech show.

Citing the widespread concern about the coronavirus outbreak, GSMA has announced that Mobile World Congress (MWC) will no longer take place this year and is officially canceled. GSMA CEO John Hoffman said in a statement that the current situation of the outbreak made it impossible to hold the event.

The cancellation follows the exodus of companies like Sony, Nokia, ZTE and LG which all cited concerns about the health of their staff and attendees due to the coronavirus threat.

The full statement from GSMA is detailed below:

“Since the first edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2006, 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 canceled 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.

The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision.

The GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to be working in unison and supporting each other for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions.

Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.”

MWC 2020 was supposed to take place on February 23-27, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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