On February 12th the GSMA announced it had to cancel this year’s MWC due to coronavirus-related concerns. The trade show was scheduled to run between February 24th and 27th in Barcelona and draws on average around 100,000 delegates from over 200 countries. At the heart of this decision is the apprehension around the ease of spread of the virus combined with the long incubation period before a person may demonstrate symptoms. We value our participation in important industry bodies like GSMA and deeply respect the step it has taken to protect attendees.
Given this outcome, Infobip would like to reassure its peer network that representatives will be in touch with individuals to reschedule planned meetings and demos including those for our Mobile Identity solution which provides omnichannel user authentication & verification services for enterprises and MNOs as well as use cases for the next generation of short messaging, Rich Communications Services (RCS).
Additionally our presentations planned for the GSMA Summit on Sunday 23rd February on Mobile Identity, the seminar on RCS which was due to take place on Monday 24th and the Chatbots panel scheduled for the 26th will be made available online or as webinars.
If you had a business or networking meeting scheduled with Infobip at MWC, please expect a call from the appropriate account manager to reschedule. You can access the full GSMA Statement on MWC Barcelona 2020 from John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Ltd here.