MWC Barcelona 2022 attracts 61,000 attendees

MWC Barcelona 2022 closed its doors yesterday, with over 61,000 attendees from almost 200 countries joining the event in-person.

John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA, commented, “Nothing beats MWC in person, and it was exciting to bring our community – which is so passionate about connectivity – back together to discuss the opportunities that lie ahead.

“On behalf of the GSMA, I would like to thank all of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners who came together to make MWC22 so productive, safe, and successful.”

Over four days, more than 1,900 companies joined MWC22 to showcase the role of mobile technology in unleashing connectivity and advancing 5G, AI and the internet of everything.

In addition to the 61,000 people attending in person, there were around 500,000 unique virtual and daily viewers on MWC22 and partner platforms and over 1,000 speakers, 97 per cent of whom participated in person.

Mats Granryd, director general, GSMA, added, “The momentum leading into MWC22 was palpable, and it delivered. In the spirit of our theme ‘Connectivity Unleashed’, we saw how industries were going beyond simple connectivity to deliver meaningful connectivity, deploying technology in ground-breaking ways that will shape industry and society.

“I thank every person who helped make MWC Barcelona 2022 an unmissable event – and as we move to a ‘digital everything’ world, I look forward to seeing what we achieve next year!”