The world’s largest mobile phone showcase, Mobile World Congress (MWC), has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns, organisers have confirmed.
The GSM Association (GSMA) said it had become “impossible” for the event to go ahead as planned in Barcelona.
BT, Facebook, LG, Nokia, Sony and Vodafone were among the high-profile exhibitors to have pulled out of the annual event, citing coronavirus fears.
This is a half Bilion € event. Local economy will suffer.
Small companies have invested everything they have tio be at event. Money cannot be refunded. Insurance will only pay if Spanish authorities declare emergency. There are no cases on mainland Spain.