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The GSMA’s prestigious Ministerial Programme brings together the most influential telecommunications leaders from across the world. Convening ministers, telecom regulators, data protection authorities, international organisations and industry CEOs, 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

Disrupt, Enable, Deliver – three daily themes putting into action what change can mean for our long-term digital future.

Unlocking new ecosystems

Pushing the boundaries of the ICT industry, how far can the digital ecosystem grow through mobile?

New debate: Change my opinion

Agree or disagree, a highly interactive debate set to challenge your thinking on key industry matters.

Ask the Regulator returns

Returning for a third year, an interactive session – by regulators, for regulators – presenting innovative tools and strategies for improving and streamlining regulation.

Securing our future

Building open networks and frictionless borders comes with risk. How can security be built into future innovation and is it time to create global standards?

Four years from now

Presenting the very latest in technology, what does our future hold?

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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