The GSMA has announced the first details of its inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas exhibition and conference.
The event will take place in San Francisco from September 12th to 14th, with the Moscone Center being the venue. Its principal theme will be “The Tech Element”, and the GSMA expects over a thousand companies to take part, with big names like AT&T, Gemalto, Ericsson, Safran Identity & Security, and Samsung already on board.
Themes to be covered include Consumer IoT, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and Sustainable Development, and there will also be what the GSMA describes as “a dedicated educational track” focused on Government and Public Policy. MWC Americas will also feature a Connected Vehicle Summit, a 4 Years From Now Summit, a Virtual Reality Summit, and a Women4Tech Summit. A range of partner programs are also being developed.
The plan to establish an MWC Americas was first announced by the GSMA last summer, with intentions to develop it in collaboration with CTIA. Meanwhile, the GSMA is busy preparing for the imminent global Mobile World Congress event, which will take place in Barcelona from February 27th to March 2nd.