The 2020 MWC has been canceled by GSMA because of Coronavirus fears. The biggest mobile phone conference was previously planned for February 24 in Spain, Barcelona. The decision was made by the organizer, GSMA, after different companies pulled out of the conference.
The companies that pulled out of MWC are Facebook, Intel, HMD Global, Nokia, Amazon, Nvidia, Vivo, and Ericsson. The annual event attracts more than 100,000 tech enthusiasts from around the world.
In a statement GSMA said,
“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.”