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GSMA Reveals MWC Barcelona 2022 First Details

MWC Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile technology event, returns to Barcelona in 2022 under the theme "Connectivity Unleashed".

Building on the success of the 2021 edition, GSMA has opened registration for the event, which will take place from February 28 to March 3, 2022. During the four-day conference, attendees will hear first-hand about the future of connectivity from leaders within the mobile industry and beyond.

“This year, I was incredibly proud that we were able to bring the industry back together in Barcelona after so long apart. Building on the success of MWC21, I’m thrilled that we can do it again,” said GSMA CEO John Hoffman. “At the 2022 edition of MWC, we will provide a platform for the debates that define society’s relationship with technology and, ultimately, we will be the place where business gets done.”

Connectivity Unleashed

“Connectivity Unleashed” will be explored through topic areas, including:

  • CloudNet. Networks continue to adapt to support service delivery and, today, cloud is considered a key enabler of large-scale transformation with the market projected to reach $75 billion by 2026.
  • 5G Connect. This theme will explore what tomorrow’s world looks like with 5G and the business models shaping its growth.
  • Internet of Everything. With 24 billion IoT connections predicted by 2025, smart technology offers a new means to reimagine and transform physical spaces.
  • FinTech. The mobile ecosystem is the heartbeat of fintech as technology continues to reduce barriers and enable new disruptions and innovations.
  • Tech Horizon. The Tech Horizon theme aims to explore how mobile is transforming our future with innovations that go beyond the industry and deliver purpose.
  • Advancing AI. With global investment set to top $170 billion by 2025, geopolitical lines are taking shape on AI’s use of data and where collaboration is needed to develop new industry innovations.

A window into the future

The GSMA’s startup exhibition will once again be at the heart of MWC in the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue. It will bring together over 450 international startups and 500 investors to shape eight programs in sectors including Digital Health, Fintech, Frontier Tech, Sportstech, Impact, Investors, Communities, and Diversity and Inclusion. Delegations from Austria, Andorra, Chile, Egypt, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. will be showcasing their solutions on the show floor together with ground-breaking startups from the rest of the world.

As MWC returns for another in-person event, health and safety remain the number one priority. To ensure all delegates have a safe and enjoyable MWC Barcelona 2022 experience, GSMA has evolved its Committed Community Health and Safety plan. The plan reflects the changing global circumstances, going beyond required measures to ensure MWC remains a safe environment to conduct business.

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