GSMA’s eventful ‘Mobile World Congress’ conference

Around 67,500 technology-savvy consumers from 104 countries came to China this year to celebrate GSMA’s Mobile World Congress at Shanghai’s New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) on the 28 June–1 July.

To highlight industry developments, 10,000 people attended the conference, which included: 3,725 mobile operators, device makers, equipment providers, software companies and internet companies; 800 worldwide media professionals; 125 CEOs; 600 exhibitors and 55% of delegates who held senior-level positions within the industry.

“We introduced many new elements for this year’s event, particularly in our ‘experience halls’, which were open for four days for the first time. The show truly showcased mobile as the ‘human element’” said CEO at GSMA, John Hoffman.

“The technology is impacting nearly every aspect of daily life for billions of people around the world, including more than 2.7 billion mobile subscribers here in Asia, in areas as varied as healthcare, financial services, agriculture, transport, utilities and of course, entertainment,” he added.

GSMA also brought its ‘donation room’ programme to Shanghai, where exhibitors were able to donate unneeded furniture to asset local socially responsible entities.

Written from press release by Leah Alger