The theme for the event is Connected Impact, with programming that is being put together in collaboration with the CTIA wireless trade association. In addition to featuring roughly a dozen keynote speakers, the conference will offer sessions on four breakout topics that delve deeper into the world of mobile tech. The breakout topics are the 5G Era, IoT Connectivity, the Telco Cloud, and Disruptive Innovation.
The roster of keynote speakers, meanwhile, includes members of the CTIA and GSMA executive teams, as well as representatives from technology leaders like IBM, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Boston Dynamics, Boingo, and KORE. It also includes a pair of local sports executives from the LA Clippers and the San Diego Padres.
For its part, the CTIA will be organizing an “Everything Policy” track that highlights some of the legislative issues that are likely to affect the industry. Other sponsors will be offering supplemental Edge, eSIM, and OpenRAN Summits, while DASpedia will co-locate its own 5G Congress PropTech conference with the larger MWC event.
All told, more than 250 companies will be in attendance at MWC Los Angeles, and 120 industry insiders will participate in various conference sessions. IBM, T-Mobile, and Verizon will act as the lead event sponsors, and will serve as the official Network Automation, Mobile, and 5G partners, respectively.
“Circumstances over the last year and a half have proven that connectivity is more important than ever,” said GSMA CEO John Hoffman. “MWC Los Angeles provides a valuable opportunity for attendees to reconnect, rebuild and reimagine – in-person – how the industry can work together to create a more connected world.”
MWCLA is returning after last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19. Guests will be asked to wear masks inside the venue, and can use CLEAR Health Pass to show the proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test that is required under the GSMA’s Committed Community health and safety plan.