February 14, 2020

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Coronavirus's concerns led to the cancellation of the MWC mobile trade show

The coronavirus has removed one of the biggest technology shows.

MWC (formerly Mobile World Congress) was canceled in Barcelona, ​​the world's largest mobile trade event, by its organizers on Wednesday.

"With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and in the host country today, the MWC GSMA canceled Barcelona 2020 because it is impossible for GSMA to hold the event, because of the global concern about the coronavirus outbreak, travel concerns and other circumstances. ”John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA, wrote in a statement sent to the USA.

MWC was due to run from February 24 through February 27 and attracted approximately 100,000 people and over 2,400 exhibitors.

It is unlikely that GSMA will attempt to reschedule the show in 2020. Hoffman's statement continued that GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to work together and support each other for the MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions. . "