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The GSMA’s prestigious Ministerial Programme brings together the most influential telecommunications leaders from across the world. Convening industry CEOs, ministers, telecom regulators, data protection authorities, and senior representatives of international organisations, this unique forum expands knowledge, stimulates debate around current issues and provides an opportunity to engage with mobile industry experts on policy and regulatory topics.

Since launching in 2006, the Ministerial Programme’s popularity and scope has grown each year. In 2019, the event welcomed 2,000 senior-level participants, including governments from 150 countries and 40 international organisations.

On 24-26 February 2020, the Ministerial Programme will return to MWC Barcelona’s Hall 4, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain.

The 2020 Ministerial Programme will feature:

A three-day agenda focused on change

Transformation is inevitable but how industry’s evolve and adapt is key. Sessions will be structured around three daily themes:

  • Day One: Disrupt
    The advent of next generation of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and 5G has seen intelligent connectivity bridge new markets and industries. By putting the digital citizen at the heart of innovation, how can disrupting the status-quo be a new opportunity for mobile?
  • Day Two: Enable
    With every new technology introduced, value chains evolve as and new ecosystems grow. In a rapidly changing industry, how are policy frameworks adapting to innovation and enabling change for our long-term future?
  • Day Three: Deliver
    Discover the very latest in technology innovation as the spotlight is placed on leading technologists who are delivering change for society, not only for today but for generations to come. How will technology change your future?

Interactive and immersive experiences

Discover a future world powered by mobile.

High level roundtables and bilateral meetings

The GSMA brings together governments and representatives of the mobile industry for focused discussions on specific opportunities and challenges of mobile.  

Extensive networking opportunities

Engage with your peers over daily lunches and evening receptions.

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