Anonymous, 12 Feb 2020postpone or delay is better than cancelling it... too much money is involved, it would be deva... moreMaybe the risk that they have to postpone the event for over a half of a year is too high so that the MWC2020 may be too close to the MWC2021? I also don't know.
Vic, 12 Feb 20203 main loosers of smartphone market dropped out of MWC: LG, Sony an Nokia. Virus is not a reas... moreIs caring about employees' health wrong? If you say the three vendors lose because of quitting the MWC which is nearly certainly severely affected by the coronavirus but not any other reasons related to themselves, that's not reasonable.
Newsflash. On spanish televisión says that this year the MWC has been canceled for coronavirus
3 main loosers of smartphone market dropped out of MWC: LG, Sony an Nokia. Virus is not a reason, but rather justification. Oh yeah - they care about employees... If you care about your employees - give them a payraise rather than drop out of MWC...
postpone or delay is better than cancelling it... too much money is involved, it would be devastating, big or small companies, if it is cancelled.. this is where small companies show their invention, innovation and design..
some guy, 12 Feb 2020he doesnt realise that GSMA has nothing to do with GSM Arena. He thinks theyre the same company...I was just confused whether it was a sarcasm or not. So, trying to make it clear.
If this is feasible at all, postponing the event at a later date this year could be a more reasonable solution under the circumstances.
This would obviously not be easy to do from an organizational point of view, but could potentially be a viable way forward for many exhibitors, the GSMA and the city of Barcelona.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2020I think they should maintain it. MWC is not only big companies (Samsung, Xiaomi, LG etc...), i... morelet me see... greediness, stupidity, recklessness or simple disrespect for the health of thousands of those who are not interested in the show but inadvertently could get in contact with some infected participant?
Just received the news that Nokia & HMD are cancelling their participation in MWC Barcelona 2020. OK, the event is meaningless now. Just cancel it. The event will be extremely boring without the participation of Nokia and HMD.
AnonD-754814, 12 Feb 2020Didnt get your point. he doesnt realise that GSMA has nothing to do with GSM Arena. He thinks theyre the same company...
dvt555, 12 Feb 2020I still find it so funny imagining GSM Arena is writing an article about GSM Arena deciding th... moreGSM Arena and GSMA are totally different organisations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSMA
I think they should maintain it. MWC is not only big companies (Samsung, Xiaomi, LG etc...), it's also plenty of smaller companies and startups that depend on it to exhibit their products and gain exposure. It'd be unfair to cancel it just because 6 or 7 companies decided to pull out.
Though it would be a sad news, it's still safer to cancel this year's event.
AnonD-754814, 12 Feb 2020Didnt get your point. He's reading the GSM Association as GSM Arena.