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Mobile World Congress canceled after coronavirus outbreak makes conference 'impossible'

Mobile World Congress canceled after major firms pull out due to coronavirus outbreak

12.2.2020

Mobile World Congress canceled after major firms pull out due to coronavirus outbreak

Mobile World Congress, the world's largest trade show for the mobile industry, has been canceled amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak.

@Ryan_Browne_ Key Points Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest trade show for the mobile phone industry, has been canceled amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak. Several top tech companies like Facebook, LG, Sony and more pulled out of the conference in recent weeks. GSMA, which organizes MWC, said health concerns made it "impossible" to put on the show. Intel logo exhibited during the Mobile World Congress, on February 28, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Joan Cros | NurPhoto | Getty Images Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest trade show for the mobile phone industry, has been canceled amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak. The organizers behind the Barcelona-based event, GSMA, announced Wednesday it would no longer be holding MWC due to ongoing concerns over the spread of a new strain of coronavirus which originated in China. "With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event," GSMA said in a statement. Multiple firms had pulled out of the tech conference prior to the GSMA's decision, putting pressure on the hosts to drop the event. Read more: CNBC

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