MWC Barcelona 2023

Our research correspondent has attended MWC Barcelona in 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023. Of course, every event should be different, even though it is held at the same place every year. However, the pandemic has changed trade shows all over the world. MWC Barcelona is without exception. For example, the event was cancelled in 2020.

In the beginning of 2020, a lot of people in the world had faced one of the toughest moments. Spain was the worst country in Europe in terms of cases and deaths of COVID-19. The country declared the state of emergency and imposed on strict lockdown. At the time, our research correspondent was living in Barcelona. Thus, he and his family could not go out without essential reasons for more than a month.

As a result, MWC Barcelona was cancelled in 2020. One year later, MWC Barcelona was back, but was not held in the end of February when the event is held regularly. In addition, the number of attendees in 2021 became half of it in 2019. In 2022, he attended MWC Barcelona for the first time in 3 years. He told us that his experience in the event was really nice. However, there were still unused spaces for exhibitors. It implied that many companies that formerly joined the event did not decide to exhibit in 2022.

In 2023, he attended MWC Barcelona again and found several things. One of them is that unexpected environments lead to innovations and improvements.

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