2019 Recap

MWC Insider Blog

Post date

September 1, 2019

As we look forward to 2020, let’s take a step back to appreciate all the awesomeness of 2019.

Under the theme of Intelligent Connectivity, MWC19 flourished. In fact, more than 109,000 professionals from around the world gathered in Barcelona to discuss current and trending topics in the mobile industry.

With a focus on Intelligent Connectivity, MWC Barcelona focused on eight specific industry themes; Connectivity, AI, Industry 4.0, Immersive Content, Disruptive Innovation, Digital Wellness, Digital Trust and The Future. CEOs, senior executives and thought leaders from mobile operators and adjacent vertical industry organisations around the world, gathered to explore these themes while discussing key developments in the broad mobile ecosystem and their impact.

Across 10 halls and at Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc, exciting companies from across a wide spectrum of industries showcased their products, technologies and services via exhibition stands and hospitality spaces. The exhibition included everything from 5G products and services, connected cars, VR, AI, IoT devices, new handsets and ingenious app ideas, privacy protection and backend solutions were on display. Visitors also explored and experienced immersive demonstrations of the most cutting-edge mobile enabled products and services in the world today at Innovation City.

For a sixth year, MWC hosted the 4 Years from Now (4YFN) programme at Fira Montjuïc. This pioneering programme, jointly developed by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and the GSMA, brought together a huge community of 23,000 attendees representing start-ups, investors and the wider mobile community for exhibition, education and networking opportunities.

Not only did attendees gain an unmeasurable amount of knowledge from the conference, seminars, summits, workshops and other features but many grew their professionals’ circles increasingly at the event through various networking opportunities.

Looking back to 2019 makes me realise that the best is yet to come. For more details on what unfolded in 2019 check out the Post Event Report here. See you all in 2020!

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