Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2023

SNIEC - Shanghai New International Expo Center , Longyang Road 2345号
Jakarta (ID)

Mobile World Congress Shanghai: the trade show

MWC Shanghai is the Asia’s best annual gathering of mobile C-Level executives as well as consumers passionate about mobile. If you want to experience upcoming mobile trends, you’ll see them at MWC Shanghai. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities.

The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.GSMA works with its operator members globally in a range of areas that deliver collective benefit for the industry. The GSMA focuses on key programmes including Connected Living, Mobile Commerce, Future Communications, Spectrum, Mobile Identity and Network APIs.

Underpinning this, the GSMA is actively involved on behalf of its members in areas such as government and regulatory affairs, industry strategy and market intelligence, technology and technical projects, and expanding the reach of mobile to underserved markets through our Mobile for Development group.Mobile World Congress is held each February in the Mobile World Capital of Barcelona, Spain, the GSMA Mobile World Congress provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, business opportunities and deal-making. It includes a world-class conference, an exhibition with more than 1,700 companies, App Planet, mPowered Industries, and the Global Mobile Awards, which recognise the most innovative solutions and initiatives from around the world.In 2013, Mobile World Congress hosted more than 72,000 mobile professionals from 200 countries. Of these, more than 4,300 of these were C-Level executives, and 10,000 were mobile developers part of App Planet.

July 2015 Edition:

Spread over two days, the Mobile Asia Expo conference programme will form a central point of focus for the event, providing essential insights on the current and future trends impacting today’s global mobile industry geared towards an audience of senior industry executives.

Below are the suggested areas of focus for 2015, as a point of reference.  Please note that submissions should not be limited to this list and we welcome the suggestion of new topics for inclusion.

June 2014 Edition:

The GSMA’s third annual Mobile Asia Expo debuted in Shanghai to a resounding success. In fact, MAE 2014 was the GSMA’s largest-ever mobile industry event in Asia.Both senior-level industry leaders and mobile consumers were treated to a wealth of product and technology showcases, industry learning and networking opportunities, including:

Event profile Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Mobile World Congress Shanghai editions

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2023 From to Shanghai International Exhibition Centre (INTEX) & Shanghai Mart
Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019 From to Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)
Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 From to Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)
Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 From to Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Internet of Things and next-generation networks at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Under the theme of “The Human Element”, MWC Shanghai includes an “Industry Exhibition”, which addresses the requirements of business users and will be open 28-30 June, as well as a four-day “Experience Exhibition” that showcases the latest mobile devices, gadgets, innovative technologies and entertainment and will be open from 28 June – 1 July.  This is the first time MWC Shanghai held on Saturday to address the growing consumer demand.

MWC Shanghai is a leading event in Asia. What are the main novelties in this 2017 edition?

MWC Shanghai conference has also been expanded to three days and will be first time held in Hall W3 of the SNIEC, alongside with the GSMA Innovation City from 28-30 June. The new venue will provide attendees with an unprecedented conference experience as well as convenient access to the exhibition. There will be 4 keynote sessions and 12 summits focusing on the latest industry trends including Internet of Things, media and content and next-generation networks, among others.  

The 2017 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO) Ceremony and Dinner Reception will also be held during MWC Shanghai on June 28.  Judged by independent industry experts, the AMO Awards are open to companies across the entire mobile ecosystem.  

Are there any differences regarding the MWC in Barcelona?

Mobile World Congress Shanghai is the largest mobile event in Asia and has a major focus on the Asian market, though it does attract exhibitors and attendees outside of the region. Further, Mobile World Congress Shanghai is unique from the GSMA’s other events in that it welcomes both mobile industry professionals and consumers, while all other GSMA events are B2B only.

Digital security & privacy is something essential for the advancement of technology and social networks. What are the expectations and proposals for the future?

The amount of digital information readily available to each of us is increasing exponentially with the proliferation of smartphones and the growth of connected devices.  Together with the increase in services, this creates new threats to data privacy and security.  This unprecedented access to information and services means that users must deal with new complexities such as password management, privacy and security.  Working with its members, the GSMA developed Mobile Connect to address these challenges.  51 operators have launched Mobile Connect in 29 countries, and 65 consumers are now using the service.  

Mobile Connect leverages the existing mobile infrastructure, the SIM card and the operator’s own authentication systems to accurately identify the person at the end of the phone.  Mobile Connect provides users with the ability to create and manage a universal digital identify via a single login, using their mobile phone number combined with a unique PIN to give:

Access: Mobile Connect delivers a fast, secure log-in system that enables people to access their online accounts and services and authenticate themselves using their mobile phone;
Authorisation: Mobile Connect allows users to easily and securely authorise transactions with any device, from anywhere without sharing vulnerable personal data, and allows service providers to collect and verify permitted consumer data, minimising the risk of fraud and data theft and building trust and loyalty.

At MWC Shanghai, there will be summits focused on these topics, such as Data Security Summit, among others.

Your event is a perfect place for business and reunites international professionals…Could you give us some tips about business etiquette?

China is one of the fastest-growing mobile markets in the world, with leading technology companies and a technology-savvy population, particularly in Shanghai. The business etiquette has become universal, particularly during an international event of MWC Shanghai, such as respect for elders and rankings, patience, politeness and modesty are all important, among others.   

'Yomo' allows you to see the demands of younger consumers ... What is the tendency?

Technology has completely changed how we communicate, interact, work and play, mobile has become fundamental to our younger consumers.  The Youth Mobile Festival held within the Experience Halls of Mobile World Congress Shanghai is dedicated to inspiring and educating young people 6 – 18 years about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design and Mathematics (STEAM) subjects through hands-on interactive workshops, demonstrations, theatre shows and presentations. We aimed at encouraging young people to pursue careers in these vital areas.  

Finally, could you give us some participation results of the 2016 edition?

  • More than 53,000 attendees from 140 countries
  • 550 exhibitors and sponsors
  • 840 press and analysts





Mobile World Congress Shanghai comes back on july with new meetings and events!

Mobile World Congress Shanghai will take place 15-17 July 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The Congress is hold by GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.

As the next edition is close, we present you all the novelties and features to let you know everything you need to get ready.

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What's up for the Mobile World Congress Shanghai next edition?

Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition will spotlight the leading technologies, products and services that are shaping the future of the mobile industry, from network infrastructure to mobile handsets and devices to software and applications and much more.

Newly confirmed exhibitors include:

  • Airwatch, Askey, Far Eastone Telecommunications, MonitorLinq, Nokia Networks, Phicomm, Raisecom, Shenzhen Pavilion, Software Park Thailand and Spectrummax, and more!

  • Previously announced exhibitors include Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile, Gemalto, Huawei, LeTV, Mozilla, SK Telecom, Suzhou Snail, Visa and ZTE.

  • As well as regional pavilions from Berlin, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea and Taiwan.

About Gsma

After its successful debut last year, the GSMA 360Fashion & Tech Runway Show returns to Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015. Jointly produced by the GSMA and 360Fashion Network, the Runway Show will again deliver a unique catwalk experience that will showcase the latest devices and innovations and highlight the intersection of technology and high-end fashion.


Working with Los Angeles-based memBrain LLC, the GSMA is launching “Pop Forum: Shanghai” which will provide a platform for content creators, entertainment companies and marketers, enabling them to connect with leading technology companies and China's highly coveted consumer market in a high-impact environment. Pop Forum exhibitor area will feature special focus on:

  • Transmedia storytelling, gamification, big data and immersive/experiential content such as virtual and augmented reality, holograms and more.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai Exhibition

New meetings and events:

  • The Enterprise IoT Summit will bring together CIOs from a range of industry sectors, as well as leaders of technology enablers, to discuss the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how enterprises can benefit from this rapidly developing technological shift.

  • The newly introduced Smart Home Summit will examine the potential of the burgeoning smart home market, with a particular emphasis on how cloud services, smart life applications and smart home devices will be accessed and managed by households, as well as the communication specifications and standards that will make the smart home a reality.

  • The GSMA is also launching the Entertainment Unlimited Summit, a programme highlighting the convergence of entertainment, the Internet and the mobile industry.

  • Another new programme at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA Smart Retail Summit is a dedicated event featuring provocative ideas, innovative practices and disruptive technologies and will bring together senior managers from retailers, brands, smart technology providers and other vertical players to decode the future of smart retail. This event will illustrate the impact of mobile technologies on the shopping experience, as well as on the retail industry as a whole.

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Digital Health:

  • The GSMA has formed an agreement with China Connected Health Alliance (CCHA), the branch organisation of European Connected Health Alliance (ECHA), to bring digital health to Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

GSMA Expands Innovation Programme:

  • Building on last year’s success, the GSMA is expanding its Innovation Programme to include the Innovation Series, the Baustein Innovation Summit 2015, Startup Alley, Innovation Labs and a range of innovation-focused networking activities.

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Why we can't miss Mobile World Congress Shanghai Exhibition?

  • The Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition will spotlight the leading technologies, products and services that are shaping the future of the mobile industry, from network infrastructure to mobile handsets and devices to software and applications and much more.

  • In addition to the exhibition and conference, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will include a range of informative educational programmes that address attendees’ specific requirements.

  • The Digital Commerce Summit will share best practices for mobile operators and service providers to simplify product launches and overcome operational challenges.

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Some facts

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting:

  • nearly 800 operators

  • more than 250 companies

The GSMA today reported that 2014 Mobile Asia Expo:

  • was attended by more than 26,000 unique visitors from 93 countries

  • the conference programme drew more than 3,000 attendees

  • hosted nearly 300 participating companies

  • more than 640 international media and industry analysts attended the event to report on the many industry announcements made at Mobile Asia Expo

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Asia's biggest mobile event of the year, MWC Shanghai, comes back on July 2016!

GSMA which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, celebrates MWC Shanghai, the best annual event in Asia for the mobile industry. On July 27-31, we will enjoy about a new addition at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). And yes, we have interviewed the organisers to show you the highlights and coming trends in Mobile Commerce, Connected Living, Future Communications, and more! Let's go!

MWC Shanghai is the largest show in Asia for the mobile industry, but what makes MWC Shanghai different from other similar shows?

Mobile World Congress Shanghai is Asia’s biggest mobile event of the year. It’s organised by the GSMA and held each year in the business hub of Shanghai, China. It is a mobile event like no other, bringing together the worldwide mobile industry from C-level mobile executives to tech-savvy consumers to experience a connected life full of exciting new technologies and products.

MWC Shanghai will be co-located at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre along with two great events — Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Smart City Expo • Shanghai Pudong – to showcase innovations in mobile from 1,000 total exhibitors across seven large exhibition areas. The three events combined have been anticipated to attract more than 70,000 attendees.

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What represents MWC Shanghai to the annual calendar of the industry?

We work all year long to plan the world-class exhibition, award-winning conference programme, and outstanding networking opportunities that comprise the event each year to create an unparalleled experience. The three-day exhibition, from 29 June to 1 July, runs alongside a two-day industry-leading conference, attracting thousands of decision-makers from the world’s largest and most influential companies.

An entire ecosystem of mobile technology and products will be showcased. There will be a multitude of consumer-specific experiences to explore as well such as a drone flying cage, a Virtual Reality Zone, professional skateboarding and Mobile Gaming Zone.

In short: if you’re interested in the latest mobile trends or in an industry that supports mobile, are looking to make contacts in the mobile industry, or if you’re looking to make a splash in the Asia market, you simply have to attend MWC Shanghai in 2016.

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Can you advance us some of the highlights for this year's edition?

  • GSMA Innovation City
  • 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Startup Area
  • Drones! At MWC Shanghai
  • YoMo: The Youth Mobile Festival
  • Mobile Gaming Zone
  • Virtual Reality Zone

The congress is held alongside with Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Smart City Expo. What is the exhibitions profile?

Shanghai Digital Information Festival brings us a combination of B2C and C2C showcase. The Fair sets its themeon "Internet +", and encourages SME innovation and entrepreneurship,focuses on "medical", "dining", "living", "travel","education", "entertainment", "finance" and "credit".

Smart City Expo is focusing on the construction and development of Smart City, the expo will cover sectors of Mobile Communications, IoT, Urban Solutions, Smart Home, Smart Building and Smart Education to present how technologies and innovations improve people’s daily life and allow participants to experience latest mobile technologies.

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And who can attend?

MWC Shanghai is proud to be co-located at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre with two great events — Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Smart City Expo • Shanghai Pudong – to showcase innovations in mobile from 1,000 total exhibitors across seven large exhibition areas. The three events combined will attract and inspire more than 70,000 attendees.

Among them, we will find professionals like:

  • Mobile Operators
  • Device Manufacturers
  • Software Companies
  • Internet Companies
  • Enterprises
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Gaming
  • Vertical industries such as Auto Manufacturing, Retail, Health, Travel, Sport, Marketing, Media, Finance, and more, where mobile is digitising and creating unparalleled opportunities for growth and expansion
  • Tech-savvy consumers seeking hip gadgets, products and solutions displayed in our interactive experience zones. Consumers get a chance to explore and discover everything related to mobile, including devices, drones, virtual reality, gaming, skateboarding and much more.
  • More than 1,000 press and industry analysts who come to report on the latest and greatest in mobile technology

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Apart from MWC Shanghai exhibition, we can enjoy other co-located events, activities and lectures. Do you recommend us a session or activity in particular?

There are a lot of summits taken place during the MWC Shanghai. We recommend visitors to register for these sessions as well:

  • Connected Vehicle Summit
  • Collaboration in Asia for Spectrum for 5G
  • Digital Commerce Summit
  • Digital Transformation Forum
  • Drone Summit
  • Graphene Summit
  • Global Device Summit
  • IoT Summit
  • Mobile Security Forum
  • Network 2020 Summit
  • Virtual Reality Summit

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Finally, can you tell us some participation results from the last edition?

  • MWC Shanghai 2015 had a record-breaking 50,000+ attendees from 100 countries.
  • Nearly 350 companies participated in our 2015 exhibition.
  • Fourteen countries and territories from around the world showcased innovative companies and ideas from their citizens in dedicated Country Pavilions.
  • At the GSMA Innovation City, 12,000 attendees saw first-hand how mobile-connected products are transforming our personal and working lives.