GSMA unveils new keynote speakers and exhibitors for MWC

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Chairman-elect Sunil Bharti Mittal amongst speakers added to line up, with BT, China Mobile and Verizon confirmed as exhibitors

The GSMA has provided further details for Mobile World Congress (MWC) next year, including a number of additional keynote speakers and participating companies at the event.

MWC takes place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona from February 27-March, 2017 and is yet again expected to attract more than 100,000 attendees from around the world.

Newly confirmed keynote speakers for the four-day conference programme include GSMA chairman-elect Sunil Bharti Mittal; NEC Corporation president and CEO Takashi Niino; Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings; and Turner chairman and CEO John Martin.

Exhibitors added

Organiser the GSMA has also announced additional companies participating at MWC, including BT Group, China Mobile, MasterCard, PayPal, Twitter and Verizon.

They join previously announced exhibitors such as Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Ford, Google, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Microsoft, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone, Volkswagen and ZTE.

The updates for MWC come following initial details released by the GSMA in August.

GSMA chief marketing officer Michael O'Hara
GSMA chief marketing officer Michael O’Hara

Excitement

GSMA chief marketing officer Michael O’Hara said: “We have a great event lined up for February – I’m particularly excited about the conference, where we’ll see several keynote speakers make their Mobile World Congress debut.

“Across the entire event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore and experience the cutting-edge technologies, products and services that have become so fundamental to our everyday lives.”

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