MWC (Mobile World Congress) is a trade show organized by GSMA that holds every year in Barcelona, the exhibition focuses on the mobile communications industry.
The exhibition, canceled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, had been held at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, usually in February or early-March. primarily device manufacturers, network equipment providers, representatives of wireless carriers, and the press attend MWC. Every year it has around 100,000 attendees, while mobile phone manufacturers often use the conference to unveil upcoming devices.
There are two other MWC exhibitions in Shanghai and Los Angeles. But the MWC brand is mostly known for the Barcelona event.
The first event held in Brussels in 1987 as a business conference.
Before 2006, every year the event was held in different cities and countries, for example, Rome in 1990, Lisbon, Athens, and Madrid.
From 2006, the event moved to Barcelona, and in 2011 GSMA announced a deal that MWC will hold in Barcelona until 2023