MWC Barcelona 2024 is shaping up to be a fantastic event, where attendees can catch up on the latest digital trends, discover the game-changing power of mobile technology and access leading global content.
Hosted by the GSMA at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona from 26-29th February 2024, registration is now open. The line up features a diverse group of keynote speakers which consists of industry giants, technology pioneers and thought leaders that continue to shape the world of technology.
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Also attending is Dell Technologies Founder, Chairman and CEO, Michael Dell, who will talk about the importance of Dell being a valued partner for telcos. In addition, Ethio Telecom’s CEO Frehiwot Tamru will share her technology vision for telcos across Africa and Oxford Quantum Circuit’s CEO, Ilana Wisby who will discuss all things Quantum-as-a-Service.
All discussions at MWC Barcelona will be centred around its event theme, Future First, which speaks to the urgency of bringing industries, continents, technologies and communities together to realise the future’s potential. The agenda will be shaped by six sub-themes reflecting the latest trends and technologies, with the themes featuring across the 17 different stages we have across the nine halls of MWC and 4YFN, providing a platform for more than 1,100 speakers.
4YFN: Shaping the future of global business
2024 is a special year as MWC celebrates the 10th edition of 4YFN, the global digital and tech startup event which partners with MWC to showcase global tech entrepreneurs and the business leaders of the future. Over ten years, 4YFN has helped startups thrive, starting with exposure to investors and the business community at MWC and continuing throughout the year with the online 4YFN global community of founders and investors.
Taking place across Halls 8.0 and 8.1, 4YFN will welcome startup leaders, including Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder & Executive Chairman at S4 Capital and Nigel Toon, CEO, Chairman & Co-founder at Graphcore. The 4YFN agenda will feature trailblazing talks and debates, with discussions centred around the 4YFN themes: the Age of AI, Growth, Startup Funding, Corporate Innovation, Art of Innovation and Decentralisation & Beyond.
Accelerating digital transformation
MWC Barcelona ultimately showcases how connected technologies are transforming the mobile industry. Extending beyond that, it is now able to reflect on the impact of mobile on vertical business sectors and celebrate a broad ecosystem across multiple industries who are integral to global digital transformation.
More than half of MWC attendees are from businesses beyond the mobile industry, with the event helping to facilitate the next wave of digital transformation across the entire connectivity ecosystem.
Aiming to combine networking and innovation, MWC has set up a hub in Hall 6 solely dedicated to networking, offering collaborative networking areas, auditoriums and a VIP lounge. Hall 6 is shaping up to be a hot spot of inspiration and must-attend immersive experiences with the return of Journey to the Future, MWC’s high-tech feature area. It will showcase innovations with technology’s transformational impact on tomorrow’s industries, communities, and citizens.
It will also feature the Connected Industries space, inviting attendees to discover how mobile technologies are changing the face of four spotlight industries - Manufacturing, Smart Mobility, FinTech and Mobile Commerce and Sports and Entertainment. Global industry experts will take to the Connected Industries stage across each of the four days at MWC Barcelona to explore topics such as the commercialisation of drones, the emergence of robots in smart factories, the future fraud landscape and the role of technology in creating world-class fan experiences.
MWC Barcelona will also be co-located with Sports Tomorrow Congress, presented by the Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB). Sports Tomorrow Congress is a showcase of the decades of knowledge that FC Barcelona has accumulated on topics such as health, nutrition, high athletic performance, the digital sphere and the impact of sports on society.
MWC Barcelona is a great place for those within the technology sector to network and catch up on the latest digital trends, brought together by the GSMA Ministerial Programme. Ministers, heads of regulatory authorities and policymakers come to MWC every year to meet with mobile industry CEOs and senior representatives of international organisations, share knowledge and evolve priority policy and regulatory issues.
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