New keynote speakers for 2018 Mobile World Congress



The GSMA announced nearly a dozen new keynote speakers for the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018, among them the chairman of the FCC and the president of World Bank. Mobile World Congress will be held from 26 February to 1 March 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.

 - Mobile World Congress in Barcelona hosts outstanding keynote speakers.
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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona hosts outstanding keynote speakers.

“We have an amazing show lined up for 2018, across the conference, the exhibition and the many programmes and events that comprise Mobile World Congress,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.

New Keynote Speakers

A dozen new keynote speakers are expected for the Mobile World Congress conference programme, representing organisations spanning the broad mobile ecosystem, as well as government and the development community. Recently confirmed keynote speakers include Ajit Pai, chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of World Bank. Other Mobile World Congress keynote sessions will explore topics including content and media, the digital economy, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, mobile operator strategies, smart services, and sustainability, among others.

Innovation City 2018

In the GSMA Innovation City, visitors will experience how mobile-connected products and services are creating a better future for citizens and businesses around the world, in diverse areas such as home, automotive, health, agriculture, utilities, industrial and more. The City will feature leading-edge demonstrations of technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, drones and the Internet of Things.