MWC is the world’s largest annual trade fair for the mobile telecoms industry with 100,000 attendees from operators and vendors from around the world.

The GSM Association, which organizes the show, canceled it after more than a week of exhibitors and companies pulling out of the February 24th to 27th event.

With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event. The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision. The GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to be working in unison and supporting each other for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions. Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.