Today, Nokia, HMD, AT?amp;T, Sprint, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook and others joined the ranks of the companies that pulled out of the MWC 2020 conference, once again making the future of the world’s largest mobile phone show uncertain. Multiplemedia reported that Beijing time at 21 o’clock, the conference host GSMA held an emergency meeting, but the outcome of the negotiations are still not canceled.
British media reported that the GSMA had in fact wanted to give up, but it failed to persuade the Spanish government and the province of Catalonia to declare a so-called public health emergency, which means that if the GSMA insists on canceling MWC 2020, it will have to bear the loss on its own, and can not get compensation from the insurance company.
For now, at least, MWC 2020 will continue.
However, the GSMA said it would monitor the situation closely and liaise with local health experts and the WHO to take the necessary measures.
At present, Xiaomi, OPPO, Huawei, etc. will still attend MWC 2020 as scheduled and launch new products.
Last year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) brought 14,000 temporary jobs and 490 million euros in revenue to Barcelona.