The GSMA and CTIA will co-produce a new mobile industry event, “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA,” which will debut Sept. 12-14, 2017 in San Francisco. CTIA and the GSMA are equal partners in the joint event, with the GSMA leading the event’s production and management.
“At the new event, CTIA looks forward to continuing to develop its policy-focused educational sessions and collaborate on the keynote program. Our joint event will provide the ideal platform to highlight the U.S. mobile industry and the impact it has for billions of people around the world.”
CTIA will host its Super Mobility event showcasing the U.S. wireless industry in Las Vegas on September 7-9, 2016. Beginning in 2017, the joint Mobile World Congress Americas will continue to serve CTIA Super Mobility attendees, exhibitors and sponsors and will also attract new audiences from across the growing communications ecosystem.
“By combining the show resources of the two preeminent wireless organizations – CTIA and the GSMA – we will have the first truly global wireless event in the United States and the Americas. Each fall, this unique collaboration will bring the world’s attention to mobile innovation and opportunities from 5G to the Internet of Things and beyond,” said Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO, CTIA.
Mobile World Congress Americas will include a conference program featuring C-level speakers and leading industry experts; an exhibition showing the latest mobile technologies, products and services; a regulatory and public policy program; partner events; free seminars and many other activities. Across these elements, Mobile World Congress Americas will emphasize core mobile technologies, consumer and industrial applications in the Internet of Things and the intersection of mobile with entertainment, content and media. It is expected that the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas will attract 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors.
“The GSMA has worked with CTIA as the U.S. wireless trade association for several years, with many members in common, and we are pleased to have this opportunity to broaden our partnership to deliver this new event,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “The combination of the GSMA’s world-class event organization and management capabilities and CTIA’s excellent member relations and U.S. public policy and regulatory expertise position us to build an even stronger event for the Americas region in Mobile World Congress Americas.”