The COVID-19 pandemic has left many victims, both personal and financial. One of the first was the celebration of MWC 2020, which was canceled in a move that we see today as successful.
The beginning of the end of the MWC? 5 consequences of cancellationSince its inauguration in 2006, this is the first time that an MWC has been canceled in Barcelona. This can be much more than a year without an event.
During the last 12 months there has been speculation as to whether this congress would be held again or if it would end up being canceled or the format changed. Today the CEO of the GSMA, the company that organizes it, has given the answer.
MWC 2021 will be face-to-face in Barcelona
Contrary to previous occasions, in this year 2021 the celebration of the international congress will take place in June in the city of Barcelona, and the Shanghai congress will take place in this same month of February. So the dates are swapped, at least on this occasion.
GSMA CEO Jon Hoffman has stated that “The requirements required by Covid will reduce our capacity. We are not going to have 110,000 people, with travel restrictions, testing capacity and one-way traffic through the exhibition, there is no way«.
So that, the capacity limit will be set at about 40,000 people, who will need a negative result of the Covid-19 test in the previous 72 hours to enter the premises.
You will not be forced to be vaccinated to enter the different pavilions but contacts will be minimized both between attendees and in the exhibitors themselves.
There are still months for the celebration, which It will go from June 28 to July 1, And although vaccinations have already begun in most of the countries that attend the MWC, there is still the possibility that the situation will change and the authorities will take measures before the celebration of this event.
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