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MWC Americas 2017

We hope you were able to attend and experience the first ever Mobile World Congress Americas, held September 12-14 2017 in San Francisco! We are so proud to add this to the roster of year-long GSMA events. In case you missed the fun, here’s a recap of The Tech Element:

More than 21,000 unique visitors from 110 countries and territories attended the event, held September 12-14 in San Francisco. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry’s largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, device makers, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as government delegations.

Over 55% of attendees held senior-level positions, including more than 2,400 CEOs, and 20% of all attendees were female. Over 300 members of the media and industry analysts attended to report on the event. It was quite a turnout!

Conference contained 39 hours of content and more than 200 speakers, highlighted themes included networks, platforms, consumer IoT, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, content and media, public policy and sustainability.

Exhibition showcased the latest in mobile technology featuring more than 1,000 companies, including Amdocs, AT&T, Cisco, Ericsson, IBM, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, PayPal, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Electronics Networks, Sprint, TATA Communications Transformation Services, TELUS, TracFone Wireless, Verizon Wireless, VMWare and ZTE, as well as country pavilions.

4YFN program made its debut in the Americas after successful runs in MWC Barcelona and MWC Shanghai. Over 140 startups attended the event from various countries and featured a competition between 15 startup finalists, with Mobipromo winning the first 4YFN Americas Awards 2017. Way to go Mobipromo!

Women4Tech also made its Americas debut, offering three days of in-depth analysis of the topics shaping gender diversity in the mobile industry.

The mobile industry’s support for the SDGs was on display across the event. The Better Future Lounge showcased the recently introduced “Case For Change” and demonstrated how mobile technology initiatives are positively impacting lives and communities across the world in areas such as health, education, climate change, digital inclusion, agriculture and finance, among others.

Next year, Mobile World Congress Americas will move to Los Angeles and will be held September 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). For more details on #MWCA17, find the official press release here.