Mobile World Congress

Every year for the last 21 years, Strand Consult has published previews of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). MWC started 37 years ago in Cannes as a nice little conference. Attendees would meet at the Hotel Majestic’s bar following each day’s events. In 2019 it attracted a record 107,000 participants and 2400 exhibitors. The pandemic cancelled the 2020 event and turned 2021 into a hybrid online/in-person event with 30,000 participants. In 2022 61,000 participated, and in 2023 88,500 with 2400 exhibitors. The goal for GSMA is to reach 100,000 participants in 2024.

The mobile industry has evolved through the years too. Mobile products and services were something used by just a few; now they are accessed by nearly every person on earth.

Mobile Worlds Congress is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what is happening around the world. The vast majority will come home from Barcelona more confused than when they came. It is part of the MWC experience, and this is one of the reasons why we go to Barcelona year after year.

Strand Consult provides both pre and post review of the Mobile World Congress. Read reviews from the past twenty one years.