10 March 2020, London: today the GSMA announced that Mobile 360 Security for 5G conference scheduled for May 29 and 30, 2020 The Hague, Netherlands is cancelled in consideration of the coronavirus disease and related circumstances beyond the control of GSMA and associated companies. The GSMA believes that, like with MWC Barcelona 2020, the circumstances around the continued spread of the coronavirus make holding the event impossible.
We are proud of the GSMA Mobile 360 Series and the fact that it brings the most important industry discussions directly to various geographies to cultivate regional engagement and advance the impact of mobile technology. We sincerely hope that you will consider attending an alternate event a list of which can be found here https://www.mobile360series.com/ and look forward to seeing you next year at The Hague.
The GSMA cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because of the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel implications and other circumstances, made it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event. Since the announcement of this cancellation, the GSMA learned that the very week that we would have hosted this event, Catalonia saw its first instance of coronavirus. Our thoughts remain with those affected around the world by this outbreak.
The GSMA will continue to monitor this situation and evaluate upcoming events against this global situation. We believe a key factor in the success of our events has been convening the industry, governments, ministers, policymakers, operators and industry leaders across the broader ecosystem through a series of events, held all over the world. At this time, we know, however, that large gatherings with international audiences create increased risk.
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The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
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