A brand new outbreak of coronavirus has already affected many individuals in China. For that reason, a number of corporations had already withdrawn from the Cellular World Congress (MWC) 2020, which is why the GSMA determined to cancel this 12 months's occasion.
In an announcement, the GSMA stated it was not doable for it to arrange the occasion as a consequence of international considerations in regards to the coronavirus epidemic.
"Given the secure and wholesome surroundings in Barcelona and the host nation right now, the GSMA canceled MWC Barcelona 2020 due to international concern in regards to the coronavirus epidemic, journey points and different circumstances make it not possible for the GSMA to arrange the occasion, "stated the GSMA in its assertion.
It’s the first time that the GSMA has canceled this mega annual occasion for the reason that first version of the Cellular World Congress Barcelona which was held in 2006.
The GSMA added that components of the host metropolis revered and understood its determination to cancel the occasion. As well as, the GSMA and components of the host metropolis will proceed to work in unison for the MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions.