MWC Barcelona, formerly known as Mobile World Congress, will be held in the Spanish city from February 24 to 27, 2020. It is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry. This yea

r's event will focus on a new era of intelligent connectivity powered by 5G technology.

Coronavirus fears have claimed the world’s biggest phone show
The world’s biggest mobile phone showcase will not happen this year. The organizer of MWC Barcelona, the largest showcase for mobile technology, has canceled the event less than two weeks before its scheduled opening after major exhibitors pulled out over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The cancelation highlights the global ramifications of the spread of the virus as well as governments’ responses to it, including imposing restrictions on travelers from mainland China. John Hoffman, chief executive of GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes the annual event, said Wednesday it has canceled the tech conference “because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel conc