The GSMA announced the first details of MWC19 Shanghai (formerly Mobile World Congress Shanghai), including participating companies, as well as a range of programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. MWC19 Shanghai will be held 26-28 June 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The GSMA expects that more than 60,000 professionals from across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industry sectors will gather for the 2019 event.
“Under the theme of ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, MWC19 Shanghai will highlight the powerful combination of ‘hyper-connectivity’, enabled by 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘intelligence’, delivered by artificial intelligence (AI) and big data,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Across all aspects of the event, MWC19 Shanghai will showcase how intelligent connectivity will positively impact individuals, businesses and the economy across the Asia Pacific region.”
More Than 550 Leading Companies Participating at MWC19 Shanghai
Covering seven halls at the SNIEC, MWC19 Shanghai will feature the leading products, services and technologies that are shaping the future of mobile, from handsets and devices to network infrastructure, software and services and much more. The exhibition will again include the Super Hall, where the industry’s largest players including Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Shanghai Bell and ZTE and others will showcase cutting-edge solutions in areas such as 5G, AI, IoT and more. Other exhibitors confirmed for MWC Shanghai include China Transport Telecommunications Information, CICT, H3C, Hengtong Optic-Electric, Intracom, Lenovo, PwC, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sunsea and Whale Cloud Technology, among others.
The GSMA Innovation City will again be a highlight of MWC19 Shanghai. In this unique space, attendees will immerse themselves in technology-led experiences that illustrate how intelligently connected products and services are improving the daily lives of citizens and businesses.
4YFN: Accelerating Business Opportunities
4 Years From Now (4YFN), the innovation platform for MWC, returns to Asia for a fourth year with a comprehensive international programme to accelerate business opportunities for startups, investors and corporations from across the innovation ecosystem. In 2019, the 4YFN exhibition will double in size, showcasing innovative technologies such as 5G, AI, blockchain, fintech and IoT, among others.
As always, 4YFN will offer inspirational presentations and discussions on the 4YFN Stage and the Future Tech Stage, while the new Discovery Area will feature unique connecting initiatives such as business matchmaking and mentoring sessions, along with custom pitching activities. Additionally, the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards will include the “4YFN Startup Award”, which recognises organisations focused on accelerating business development and the investment in new technologies within the startup community.