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The Mobile World Congress 2020 will not take place



The Mobile World Congress 2020 will not take place

The news arrived in the late afternoon today with a statement released by John Hoffman – CEO of the organizing company GSMA: the Mobile World Congress 2020 has been canceled.

After an extraordinary meeting, the GSM Association (GSMA) has thus decided that the MWC 2020 will not be done.

“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. “

Since when LG was the first to desert the Mobile World Congress, a series of large and small companies have followed the wave for the fear of the Coronavirus which has already made more than 1000 deaths and over 42,000 infected. We talk about Amazon, Facebook, Sony, Ericsson but also Vivo and many others.