Committed Community, our multi-layer health and safety plan, uses technological and scientific advice to create an environment that addresses the risks associated with Covid-19.
No matter how you travel – our trusted partnerships provide layers of precautionary procedures, at every step of our attendees’ journey.
John Hoffman CEO GSMA Ltd
When we made the decision to cancel MWC Barcelona 2020, none of us anticipated just how significant an influence the global pandemic would continue to have on our lives one year later… I want to thank the people of Barcelona for your spirit of generosity and we look forward to hosting a safe and vibrant MWC21 … With a number of partners, we’ve designed Committed Community… Using the latest technology and scientific insights, the multi-layered plan creates a safe environment so we can bring together the mobile ecosystem, even in our new normal.
Our multi-layered safety approach includes prevention, protection, mitigation, monitoring and maintaining safety.
The plan was developed and approved by the Catalan health authorities, responsible for the regulations governing MWC21, including the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Technical Committee of the PROCICAT. According to the Sectoral Plan of Fairs and Congresses, the plan satisfies the directives and recommendations for event organisers.
We’re proud to be working with prestigious partners across Spain, including Fira Barcelona, transportation and hospitality industries, Spanish and Catalan governments, as well as Catalan medical authorities.
From before you fly to Barcelona, to returning back home again – we’re always with you to maintain a safe environment at the venue and all across the city.
To create a safe environment, we need all attendees to contribute.
The steps are simple, starting with registering online. You also have the option to participate in BREEZ when verifying your ID. It’s our online facial recognition technology that fast-tracks the process.
And downloading the My MWC app gives you access to your Digital Badge for touch free entry. Think of Check In To Get In as an easy way to check off your requirements, that will keep everyone safe.
As we approach the event date, we’ll be providing updates, advice and the latest news. So, check back regularly or Register your interest for our MWC21 communications.
We’re also pleased to share an additional safety net for international attendees. Our partner, Fira Barcelona, is providing contingency health insurance related to Covid-19 for the entire duration of the event, including official build-up and dismantle days.
Planning in a pandemic is complicated. Global circumstances are always changing and so we are constantly re-evaluating and fine-tuning. We are adapting as necessary whilst leading consistently with our role as conveners of a critical ecosystem.
We’ve worked on options and developed ways to modify your MWC experience. To discuss these options in further detail, contact your account manager or [email protected]
MWC21 will be a hybrid event for the first time. Meaning attendees can either fly into Barcelona or log on from anywhere in the world. And this year, GSMA will abide with our health and safety guidelines and ensure that exhibitors and attendees also comply. We’ll be constantly updating our advice as we approach the event, so find out all about our rigorous health and safety updates on our FAQs page.
**The Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Spain made a decision in April to expand the existing travel exception for ‘highly qualified workers’ to include MWC21 Barcelona registrants. With only two countries currently on the ‘denial of entry’ list, most MWC registrants are now permitted to travel to Spain under this exception.