It’s that time of the year mobile app developers worldwide ardently wait for, as they would for Christmas. One of the largest congregation of the brightest and innovative minds in the world of mobile - GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 is all set to begin next month (22-25 February 2016) in Mobile World Capital Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain.
Mobile World Congress: The Keystone of ‘Mobile World Capital’
The Mobile World Congress is the foundation of the Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) which will be hosted in Barcelona through 2023. The Mobile World Capital - an initiative to make Barcelona a benchmark for mobile transformation, comprises of programmes and activities that span the entire year and will help act as an engine for development and internationalization of the whole business of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain.
MWC 2015: The Year that was….
According to GSMA statistics, 2015 was one of the most eventful years at the MWC that saw an outpouring of participation from participants across the world. While it saw footfalls of more than 94,000 attendees, including 2,199 Exhibitors and thousands of C-Level leaders; the event also saw more than 140 inspiring speaker sessions – not to forget the 3,800+ international press and industry analysts.
What to expect at MWC 2016
Mobile World Congress 2016 is expected to see a never-before event with more than 95,000 attendees and 2000 companies including global brands such as AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Ford Motor Company, Google, Huawei, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, SK Telecom, Sony Mobile Communications, Telefónica, and VMware to name a few.
Attendees are expected to see several specialty pavilions throughout the exhibition highlighted important initiatives benefiting the industry, including Mobile Apps, Cloud, Green Technology, Mobile Money and Wearables. Look out for the Pavilion of your choice on your visit to MWC 2016 - the Graphene Pavilion, Green Pavilion, IoT Pavilion, Mobile Money Pavilion and Wearables Pavilion.
MWC 2016 - Keynote Speakers You’d Love to Hear
Keynote addresses are undeniably the most sought after attractions of Mobile World Congress. Not only do keynote speakers pride of delivering their addresses, the world look forward to hearing the announcements of innovation that can set mobile trends for the future. Check out the first confirmed keynote speakers listed by GSMA:
- Simon Segars, CEO, ARM
- Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed
- Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson
- Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman, GSMA
- Mats Granryd, Director General Designate, GSMA
- Anne Bouverot, Chair and CEO, Morpho (Safran)
- Sifiso Dabengwa, Executive Director, Group President and CEO, MTN Group
- Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
See you there….
MWC annual event is emerging as one of the most happening platform for mobile leaders to gather, network, collaborate and conduct business. Getting fast recognized as a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions, Mobile World Congress 2016 has been raising expectation of global attendees every passing year.
Indeed Mobile World Congress 2016 is one trade show event no vendor or operator can afford to ignore. Are you going to #MWC2016?
Watch this space for more updates.