In the tech world, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is among the anticipated events every year. Unfortunately, the GSM Association (GSMA) has announced that this year’s event will no longer be pushing through because of the coronavirus.
The decision comes a week after several companies and exhibitors have pulled out of the event. CEO John Hoffman shared that the coronavirus outbreak has made the event “impossible” to push through. Here is the statement of the organizer:
“With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event. The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision. The GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to be working in unison and supporting each other for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions. Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.”
MWC was originally set to occur in Barcelona on February 24-27.
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