Mobile World Congress 2020 has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns
After a number of of the most important firms exhibiting on the present pulled out over the final week as a result of concerns over the coronavirus epidemic, GSMA has now introduced that Mobile World Congress 2020 is formally cancelled…
In an emailed assertion to each Bloomberg and the Financial Times, CEO of GSMA John Hoffman stated the outbreak has made it “impossible” to carry the occasion.
“Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,” he stated.
Financial Times reporter Daniel Thomas was first to report the information.
Among the businesses that had already confirmed they might not attend have been Amazon, Ericsson, Intel, LG, MediaTek, Nvidia, Sony, Vivo, Facebook, AT&T, Telus, and Nokia amongst others.
Update: Here’s the official assertion from the GSMA:
Since the primary version of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2006, the GSMA has convened the business, governments, ministers, policymakers, operators and business leaders throughout the broader ecosystem.
With due regard to the secure and wholesome setting in Barcelona and the host nation as we speak, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 as a result of the worldwide concern concerning the coronavirus outbreak, journey concern and different circumstances, make it unattainable for the GSMA to carry the occasion.
The Host City Parties respect and perceive this choice.
The GSMA and the Host City Parties will proceed to be working in unison and supporting one another for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions.
Our sympathies right now are with these affected in China, and all around the globe.
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