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MWC Barcelona (formerly but still commonly referred to as Mobile World Congress) is an annual trade show organised by GSMA, dedicated primarily to the mobile communications industry.

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MWC Barcelona
Entrance of MWC Barcelona 2019
GenreMobile communications
Date(s)27 February – 02 March 2023
VenueFira de Barcelona Gran Via
Inaugurated1987 (1987) (as GSM World Congress)
Attendance109,500 (2019)
Organised byGSMA

The event is held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, usually in February or early-March. It is attended primarily by device manufacturers, network equipment providers, representatives of wireless carriers, and the press, among others. Its annual attendance is generally around 100,000 people, while mobile phone manufacturers often use the conference to unveil upcoming devices.[1]

GSMA has extended the MWC brand to two other trade shows in Shanghai, China (MWC Shanghai[2]) and Las Vegas, United States (MWC Las Vegas, formerly MWC Los Angeles), but the brand remains most synonymous with the Barcelona event.