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GSMA Launches 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA

Inaugural Americas Event Set to Attract 30,000 Attendees and 1,000 Exhibitors

ATLANTA -Thursday, February 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA, including confirmed exhibitors, partners, programmes and activities taking place at the new mobile industry event. Under the theme “The Tech Element”, Mobile World Congress Americas will be held September 12 – 14, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It is expected that 30,000 professionals from across the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors will attend Mobile World Congress Americas 2017.

“We are very excited to be launching Mobile World Congress Americas, our first large-scale event addressing North, Central and South America, with our partner CTIA,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Mobile World Congress Americas will highlight innovation in areas such as 5G and next-generation networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the intersection of mobile with entertainment, content and media. We’ll also look at how mobile technology is transforming entire industries, providing new levels of productivity and efficiency for enterprises in sectors from automotive to health to utilities and beyond, as well as the positive impact that mobile is having for billions of people around the world.”

Exhibition to Showcase More Than 1,000 Companies

The exhibition at Mobile World Congress Americas brings together the leading players from across the mobile ecosystem as well as adjacent industry sectors, putting the spotlight on the innovative products, services and technologies that are shaping the mobile landscape. More than 1,000 companies will participate at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 through exhibition stands, pavilions and hospitality space. Among the companies already confirmed for Mobile World Congress Americas are Amdocs, AT&T, Ericsson, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Huawei, Mannopov, Mobilitie, Nokia, PayPal, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz, Safran Identity and Security, Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Electronics Networks, Sprint, Syniverse Technologies, TELUS, TracFone Wireless, Twilio, Verizon, VMware and ZTE. The show floor will also include several country pavilions, with Canada, China, India and Korea already confirmed to host pavilions. For more information on the Mobile World Congress Americas exhibition, visit

The GSMA Innovation City will make its Americas debut, enabling attendees to experience technology in context and see how mobile-connected products and services can improve the daily lives of citizens and businesses, in industrial applications as well as home, automotive, health, agriculture and others. For more information on the Innovation City, visit

Mobile World Congress Americas Conference

The conference at Mobile World Congress Americas will run from Tuesday, September 12 through Thursday, September 14, with each day offering a mix of visionary keynote presentations, focused track sessions and sponsored summits. The conference program will explore major themes including Consumer IoT, Content and Media, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Networks, Platforms and Sustainable Development. The conference will also include a dedicated educational track focusing on Government and Public Policy, which is being developed with CTIA. The Call for Papers for the Mobile World Congress Americas conference is currently open and submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Further, Mobile World Congress Americas will feature several summits, including the Connected Vehicle Summit, the Virtual Reality Summit, the Women4Tech Summit and 4 Years From Now (4YFN) – Carriers and Start-Ups. For more information on the conference, including the Call for Papers, visit

Meetings and Events at Mobile World Congress Americas

Mobile World Congress Americas will also be host to a number of other meetings, partner events and seminars. Partner Programs developed by leading players from across the mobile ecosystem will provide invaluable learning opportunities for Mobile World Congress Americas attendees. The Besen Group will host a half-day program, ”How Cable Operators Launch a Successful MVNO”, on Tuesday, September 12, while The Branding Network will hold the two-day event, “Wireless Repair Expo 2017”, on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13. Also on September 13, Award Solutions, the Official Technology Training Partner of Mobile World Congress Americas, will offer a full-day program focusing on the evolution of today’s networks to 5G, and Bottle Rocket will hold a full-day program targeting mobile executives.

GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA, is the latest addition to the GSMA’s growing portfolio of leading mobile industry events. The GSMA’s flagship event, Mobile World Congress, takes place annually in Barcelona and will next be held February 27 – March 2. The GSMA also organizes Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held June 28 – July 1, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences with events throughout the year.

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

For more information on Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Americas on Twitter @GSMAEvents using #MWCA17, on our LinkedIn Mobile World Congress Americas page or on Facebook at


About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 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 industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

About CTIA

CTIA® ( represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.


Media Contacts:
For the GSMA
Serena Famalette
+1 415 262 5942
Sophie Waterfield
+44 7779 459923
GSMA Press Office

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