28 January 2020, London: The GSMA is monitoring and assessing the potential impact of the Coronavirus on MWC Barcelona 2020. The following measures are in place:
The GSMA will:
- Carefully follow and adhere to: the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations, all applicable Chinese government recommendations, all Spanish health authority recommendations and all police/health recommendations and protocols
- Provide additional medical personnel for on-site support in the run-up to and during the event
- Work with Fira de Barcelona to ensure sufficient sanitising products throughout all venues and implement other activity in line with recommendations from our city partners
- Support exhibitors who may not be able to travel to MWC Barcelona (via GSMA account managers or the Customer Care Team).
The upcoming MWC Barcelona event will proceed as planned, 24-27 February 2020, across all venues at Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc, including YoMo and Four Years From Now (4YFN). The GSMA confirms that there have been no registration impacts on MWC Barcelona thus far. We strongly urge exhibitors and attendees to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols as suggested by the WHO and other health authorities to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus. Current WHO advice can be found here: https://www.who.int/ith/2020-27-01-outbreak-of-Pneumonia-caused-by-new-coronavirus/en/