Registration is open for MWC Barcelona 2022

MWC Barcelona is the world’s most influential event for the connectivity industry. It’s where world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest thought leadership about the progression and future of connectivity.

MWC Barcelona 2022 returns under the theme Connectivity Unleashed.

Building on the success of the 2021 edition, GSMA has opened registration for the event, which will take place from 28 February – 3 March 2022. During the four-day conference, attendees will hear first-hand about the future of connectivity from leaders within the mobile industry and beyond.

Registration is open for MWC Barcelona 2022, the industry’s most influential connectivity event. Click here to ensure you ensure your attendance.

This year, I was incredibly proud that we were able to bring the industry back together in Barcelona after so long apart. Building on the success of MWC21, I’m thrilled that we can do it again,” said GSMA CEO John Hoffman.

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Connectivity Unleashed will be explored through topic areas, including:

CloudNet -Networks continue to adapt to support service delivery and, today, cloud is considered a key enabler of large-scale transformation with the market projected to reach $75 billion by 2026.

5G Connect– This theme will explore what tomorrow’s world looks like with 5G and the business models shaping its growth.

Internet of Everything– With 24 billion IoT connections predicted by 2025, smart technology offers a new means to reimagine and transform physical spaces.

FinTech – The mobile eco-system is the heartbeat of fintech as technology continues to reduce barriers and enable new disruptions and innovations.

Tech Horizon – The Tech Horizon theme aims to explore how mobile is transforming our future with innovations that go beyond the industry and deliver purpose.

Advancing AI– With global investment set to top $170 billion by 2025, geo-political lines are taking shape on AI’s use of data and where collaboration is needed to develop new industry innovations.

Some of the confirmed speakers:


  • Prem Akkaraju, CEO, Weta Digital
  • Shuky Sheffer, President and CEO, Amdocs
  • Anne Chow, CEO, AT&T Business
  • Cher Wang, Chairwoman and Acting CEO, HTC
  • Maurcio Ramos, CEO, Millicom
  • Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX
  • Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
  • Pekka Lundmark, President & CEO, Nokia
  • Stephane Richard, Chairman & CEO, Orange
  • Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, Chairman & CEO, Telefonica
  • Caroline Casey, Founder & Creator, Valuable 500
  • Nick Read, CEO, Vodafone
  • Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook


Speakers will be joined by exhibitors from across the connectivity ecosystem including Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Telefonica, Vodafone, and ZTE among others. The GSMA extends a warm welcome to first-time exhibitors, Fisker, Fujitsu and, LG Uplus.

“MWC22 will show off cutting-edge technology that pushes the boundary of possibility. Sparking conversations that fuel innovation, bringing start-ups, big business, and governments together to inspire and create a connected world that delivers for all. MWC21 was the beginning of a comeback for live-events, and I can’t wait to be back in Barcelona,” said Mats Granryd, Director General GSMA.

GSMA’s start-up exhibition will once again be at the heart of MWC in the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue. It will bring together over 450 international start-ups and 500 investors to shape eight programmes in sectors including; Digital Health, Fintech, Frontier Tech, Sportstech, Impact, Investors, Communities and, Diversity and Inclusion.

“This year marks the 8th edition of the GSMA’s key innovation platform at MWC Barcelona, 4YFN.,” said Pere Duran, 4YFN Director. “Combining MWC and 4YFN recognises the critical role startups play in fulfilling the potential of mobile technology.”

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