The GSMA today announced MWC Shanghai 2020 will be held from 30 June to 2 July 2020 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), with events also at the Kerry Hotel Pudong and Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel.
The GSMA expects more than 75,000 professionals from across the mobile ecosystem and vertical industry sectors will attend the event.
John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA said, “This year the theme of the event is ‘Limitless Intelligent Connectivity’. We will explore how 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data are critical to every industry to enable them to unlock the full power and potential of connectivity – so that people, industry and society thrive in the new 5G era.”
Newly introduced for 2020, the 5G IN (Innovation and Investment) Exhibition Hall is part of the 5G Innovation and Investment Group initiative, launched in China by the GSMA in September 2019. Building on the success of 4 Years From Now (4YFN), 5G IN provides a unique international business platform that unites the most talented and advanced tech start-ups with key investors that are focused in the emerging technologies of 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), among others.
The Hall will include a mix of activities including summits, pitching platforms and investor tours that provide the best 5G opportunities for the startup community. Twelve companies have joined the 5G IN Group as founding members including China Broadband Capital, China Mobile Capital, China Mobile Fund Management, CSDN, China Telecom Investment, China Unicom Capital Investment, Deloitte China, Huawei, Mount Morning Capital, Orient Securities Capital Investment, Shenzhen Valley Ventures and ZTE.
Covering eight halls at the SNIEC, MWC Shanghai will feature the leading products, services and technologies that are shaping the digital future across both the mobile ecosystem as well as adjacent industry sectors such as automotive, manufacturing and retail.
Returning companies including Anritsu, AsiaInfo, BICS, CITIC Telecom, China Information Communication Technologies (CICT), China Transport Telecommunication Information Group (CTTIC), Comba Telecom, Ericsson, Giesecke+Devrient, Huawei, New H3C Technologies, Nokia Shanghai Bell, OPPO, Qualcomm, Samsung LSI, Sony, TUV Rhineland, VIAVI, vivo, Whale Cloud and ZTE, among others.
Key exhibition features include the Super Hall, where the industry’s most significant players will gather, and dedicated areas such as Future Mobility Zone, Internet of Things Zone, and many more.
The Conference Programme at MWC Shanghai builds on major themes surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI), Connectivity including, The 5G Era, Customer Engagement, Industry X, Our Planet and Privacy and Security.