[Update February 17, 2020: For health reasons related to the coronavirus outbreak, the congress has been cancelled by the GSMA.]
The Mobile World Congress of Barcelona is back in town for a new edition! The world's largest conference for the mobile phone industry opens its doors at Fira de Barcelona from February 24th to 27th 2020.
From presentations of the latest trends to technological innovations, what are the promises of the Mobile World Congress 2020? What can we expect from this congress, a must-attend event for players in the electronics, tech, IT and telecom sectors?
Whether you intend to visit the Catalan capital as a visitor or exhibitor, discover what awaits you at this world-class exhibition centre.
If you are from a tech or telco field, the MWC is the place to be, a major event not to be missed.
Organised at the Fira de Barcelona for several years now, the event is at the heart of current and future trends and is one of the main showcases for those who set them.
In fact, it's the time to raise the curtain on the sector's leading new products, from the most innovative smartphones to the most unusual connected objects.
At last year's Mobile World Congress, which brought together more than 2,400 international exhibitors, the world's mobile phone giants brought their latest generation of devices to the forefront of the high-tech scene:
Other innovations were also announced during the event such as new flash memory cards, including the SanDisk Extreme 1TB, ultrabooks, such as the MateBook 13, a high-end device that competes directly with Apple's Macbook Air, accessories for iPhone and Android devices, and even a smartwatch, the Nubia Alpha, which is none other than a smartphone with a curved screen that can be worn on the wrist.
Limitless Intelligent Connectivity is the main theme of this year’s event which outlines the vision carried by the GSMA. The GSMA is the organiser of the event, which brings together 250 manufacturers and 850 telecom operators from around the world.
Thanks to the long-awaited deployment of 5G, the field of possibilities is opening up and becoming infinite. Indeed, the mobile industry is moving towards more intelligence: more effective work, more efficient use of resources, and an enhanced customer experience.
By connecting objects and people, across all sectors and around the world, connectivity has no limits.
MWC Barcelona continues to lead as the world’s ‘must-attend’ industry event where over 100,000 participants will explore and experience how the mobile industry will continue to transform our everyday lives.
John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd.
Driven by 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and IoT are synergising and propelling many sectors into a new era of the digital-based industrial revolution.
Whether in the fields of health, leisure, industry, automotive or retail, or for all branches of production or services based on new technologies, opportunities are becoming a reality.
At the world's leading event for smartphones and mobile technologies in the broadest sense, you are embarking on an unprecedented experience, the preview of a future digitalised world.
Exhibitors from different backgrounds come to this event to promote their innovative products and services, mainly:
The latest devices are related to mobility and state-of-the-art technology, which you can experience hands-on demonstrations with.
Amongst others, 5G smartphones, mobile phones with foldable screens, connected cars, virtual reality systems, augmented reality, and the latest AI technology innovations are expected at this event.
The four-day event is also filled with groundbreaking conferences led by keynote speakers from major brands, event partners and influential personalities from the mobile industry and related sectors.
Newly confirmed keynote speakers include:
The complete conference program is available on the event website.
The conferences cover a variety of topics within the following major themes:
Some of these themes will be put in the spotlight during a major ceremony: the Global Mobile Awards or GLOMO Awards 2020, which awards the pioneering and most deserving companies in the digital industry.
Customer engagement is also one of the main challenges for tech companies and mobile operators. In the telco industry, it is clear that innovation and the regular offering of more attractive packages go hand in hand with extremely tough competition.
This is why the innovations and many of the topics announced revolve around the engagement of a connected customer, which is also one of the categories competing for an award at the GLOMO Awards.
Companies need to take care of their customer relationships as much as, if not more than, their service offering, as users are becoming increasingly connected.
To meet these new expectations, customer satisfaction can be improved by using dedicated tools, such as the RingCentral Digital Telco omnichannel engagement platform.
By centralising all digital conversations related to your brand, you create an innovative digital customer experience. You significantly improve your quality of service, including faster response times, without requiring additional resources.
A multi-channel marketing software such as ActiveCampaign ensures that all customer data collected across multiple channels is stored to allow you to launch personalised and relevant marketing campaigns. This lets you fine-tune the segmentation of your targets to deliver marketing campaigns that are more relevant to their needs. With a customised and enhanced customer experience, you can improve customer engagement at the same time.
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For any other information, including how to get a stand, participate as a sponsor or attend the other highlights of the event, please visit the official page of the MWC Barcelona website.
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