The Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2024

MWC Shanghai returns in June 2024
MWC Shanghai: Asia’s top telecommunications event will take place in Shanghai, featuring speakers from Axiata Group, Huawei, Qualcomm and many more

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai is back for 2024 at the New International Expo Centre and Kerry Hotel Pudong, 26th - 28th June 2024. The themes which will be a focus of discussion this year are Future First, with 5G and Beyond, AI Economy and Manufacturing DX standing in as sub-themes for the event.

As the top connectivity event in APAC, MWC Shanghai exhibitors will enjoy three days of keynote sessions, conference tracks and various showcases, featuring speakers from Axiata Group, Huawei, Qualcomm and more. 

GSMA's MWC Shanghai is a platform for mobile technology and industry collaboration

The GSM Association (GSMA) is the force behind MWC Shanghai, which first ran in 2012. It is the same organisation behind the flagship MWC Barcelona event, which is held every year and first opened in 1987. 

Besides offering a wealth of information on the latest in mobile technology, the event also encourages collaboration across the sectors, including automotive, healthcare and finance, of which the impact of mobile technology has been enormous.

Speakers at MWC Shanghai 2024 include: 

  • Axiata Group’s CEO Telecoms Business & Group EVP, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya
  • China Mobile’s Chairman, Yang Jie
  • China Telecom’s Chairman & CEO, Ke Ruiwen
  • China Unicom’s Chairman, Chen Zhongyue
  • HONOR’s CEO, George Zhao
  • Huawei’s Executive Director, David Wang
  • Qualcomm’s CFO & COO, Akash Palkhiwala
  • Sun Media Group’s Chairperson, Yang Lan 
  • ZTE, CEO, Xu Ziyang
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The GSMA will also host the finalists of the GSMA-China Telecom Open Gateway Hackathon, on 23th - 25th June 2024, where participants will aim to transform telecommunications capabilities into fresh solutions. This will be followed by the awards ceremony on 28th June 2024, at the Open Gateway DevCon at MWC Shanghai.

MWC Shanghai: A hub for advancing the digital ecosystem

Over the years, MWC Shanghai has grown to become an essential platform for those across the mobile technology sector, where executives can meet to advance the digital ecosystem. 

“MWC Shanghai has quickly become the key tech and telecoms event in China, and we're excited to convene the sector’s major players and those from adjacent industries across this dynamic region,” said Sihan Bo Chen, Head of Greater China at the GSMA. “The development of AI, computing and 5G-Advanced are initiating a new wave of growth potential, which is reinforced by the growth and impact of 5G in China. I am confident that the next few years will see the ecosystem in China and the rest of Asia drive even more cross-sector innovation globally.”

In the GSMA’s Mobile Economy China 2024 report, the GSMA suggested that more than half of Chinese mobile connections will be 5G by the end of 2024 and that 5G’s contribution to GDP in China will reach almost US$260bn in 2030, which is 23% of the overall annual economic impact of mobile in China. 

Clearly, the guests at MWC Shanghai will have a lot to discuss and even more to explore.

Mobile Digital included the event in our Top 10: Global Telecom Events, the ten must-attend telecom events, essential for telecom executives - including Mobile World Congress - Shanghai. 

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