Mobile World Congress, taking place annually in Barcelona, is one of the biggest tech conferences not just in Europe, but also in the world. Tomorrow, Monday March 2nd, MWC returns for its 2015 edition and EMEAstartups.com will be there to attend the most interesting keynotes, discussions and companies’ presentations as well as explore the new technologies big corporates and startups alike are going to showcase.
MWC consists of three separate segments:
- The Conference will host notable speakers, such as: Mark Zuckerberg (Founder, Chairman & CEO, Facebook), Anne Bouverot (Director General, GSMA), Tom Wheeler (Chairman, FCC), Hans Vestberg (President & CEO, Ericsson), Timotheus Hφttges (CEO, Deutsche Telekom), Gary Kovacs (CEO, AVG Technologies), Siret Schutting (Managing Director, e-Estonia), Ralph de la Vega (President & CEO, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions), Francisco Gonzαlez (CEO, BBVA), Ken Hu (Deputy Chairman & Rotating CEO, Huawei), Brian Krzanich (CEO, Intel), Mitchell Baker (Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation), Stιphane Richard (Chairman & CEO, Orange), Steve Mollenkopf (CEO, Qualcomm), Carlos Ghosn (Chairman & CEO, Renault – Nissan Alliance), Ajay Banga (President & CEO, MasterCard), Bill McDermott (CEO, SAP), Cιsar Alierta (Executive Chairman & CEO, Telefσnica), Patrick Gelsinger (CEO, VMWare), Vittorio Colao (Chief Executive, Vodafone), Jimmy Wales (Founder, Wikipedia). They will be discussing topics like connected lifestyles, new mobile identities, digital transactions, innovation in the real and digital world, 5G, social interaction and more.
- The Exhibition will be featuring more than 1.900 companies that will be showcasing new products and technologies. From smaller European startups to global giants like Ericsson, Huawei, LG, Microsoft Mobile, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Gran Fira’s 100.000 square meters will host exhibits on mobile apps, cloud, thew digital spectrum, Internet of Things, wearables and more. Other companies that will take part in MWC 2015 include: Dolby, Fujitsu, IBM, Visa, Twitter, HP, ZTE και άλλες.
- The Global Mobile Awards will be awarded to the most important visionaries of the mobile industries.
Apart from GSMA’s own program, MWC 2015 will be featuring a variety of side events. When it comes to startups the one that takes the spotilight is 4 Years From Now, taking place for a second year. It will be featuring international mobile startups and it will host discussion panels and a series of awards with 56 startups participating in the competition.
MWC 2015 takes place on March 2nd – 5th. Last year it broke its attendance record, with more than 85.000 people visiting (60% Europeans) from more than 60.000 in 2011.