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GSMA Launches Industry City, The HUB Startup & Innovation Zone, Expert Summits Including mmWave, Keynote Speakers for MWC Las Vegas, September 28-30, 2022

13 September 2022, London: GSMA MWC Las Vegas, in partnership with CTIA, will open its doors on 28th September at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) new West Hall. Anticipation is mounting for MWC Las Vegas 2022 as the GSMA shares the latest news about the North America edition of the MWC Series.

Business leaders and policymakers will share insights and discuss industry developments in a packed agenda across three days. With a focus on the event theme of Connectivity Unleashed, MWC Las Vegas 2022 brings together the digital ecosystem with more than 200 expert speakers, over 300 companies across the exhibition halls, and 50-plus hours of curated content.

Taking to the stage we will hear from industry leaders, including:-

  • AT&T’s EVP, GM, Partnerships & 5G Ecosystem & CTIA’s Chairman, David Christopher;
  • City of Las Vegas, Mayor, Carolyn Goodman
  • City of Las Vegas, CIO, Michael Sherwood;
  • Global esports and entertainment group Faze Clan’s President & Chief Commercial Officer, Zach Katz
  • NTT Group EVP, New Ventures & Innovation, Shahid Ahmed
  • Peloton’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Dara Treseder;
  • President of T-Mobile Business Group, Callie Field
  • Verizon Consumer Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Krista Bourne and, Verizon’s Chief Content Officer, Erin McPherson;
  • Global in-gaming payment platform XSolla’s Founding Member, Strategic Marketing & Innovation, Alex Barkaloff.

“With just weeks to go, we look forward to bringing together the digital mobile ecosystem at MWC Las Vegas. MWC is the place to get business done, it is where you can reconnect with your network, check out the industry’s cutting-edge products and make deals,” said GSMA Ltd’s CEO, John Hoffman.

Industry City at MWC Las Vegas

Supported by Industry City 5G Showcase partner, NTT, and following a successful launch at MWC Barcelona 2022, we are excited to introduce Industry City to MWC Las Vegas. This content, networking and demo zone will showcase how vertical industries are building a connected and digital future. In addition to metaverse/web 3.0, Industry City will focus on the manufacturing, smart mobility and fintech sectors, in collaboration with our headline sponsors NTT, Cisco and Microsoft Azure. The GSMA Pavilion, next to Industry City, will feature live demos including Power IoT, VR shopping and connected smart mobility.

Introducing The HUB at MWC Las Vegas

We are proud to present the HUB – the startup and innovation zone at MWC Las Vegas for startups, investors and companies to learn, connect and launch new business ventures. Developed in partnership with StartUp Vegas, whose mission is to boost startup culture and create an environment of entrepreneurship in Las Vegas, the HUB will feature content sessions, fireside chats and LevelUps, StartUp Vegas’ pitch event for founders. From the HUB Stage, founders can pitch to a panel of venture capitalists. Exhibiting in the HUB and taking part in the startup program are sixteen start-ups selected by Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the public-private initiative that promotes the digital development of society and helps improve people’s lives globally. MWCapital hosts MWC Barcelona and founded 4 Years from Now (4YFN).

Expert summits, thought leadership and policy tracks

We are also presenting expert GSMA summits and programs at MWC Las Vegas. Look out for the mmWave Summit, as well as the eSim Summit, sponsored by Kore, Idemia and Valid and, the OpenRAN Summit, sponsored by Red Hat. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders in our partner programme sessions from MITRE, NIPA, OnGo Alliance, The Besen Group, T-Mobile, TNS, Verizon, and Wiliot.

At its ‘Everything Policy’ track, CTIA will host discussions with policymakers and key wireless industry stakeholders focusing on trends and developments in government and public policy.

Making new connections

MWC has always been the place to network, make new connections, experience the hottest innovations and conduct business. That is why we have brought several official networking events and features to MWC Las Vegas, kicking off with the MWC Las Vegas Welcome Party, sponsored by NTT. Please check our event website for more details.

We are delighted to partner with Amdocs’ The Great Indoors, as the official podcast provider for MWC Las Vegas 2022. Season 5 of the award-winning podcast will explore how technology can be used for good and progressing society at large. For more information about how to get on the show, click here.

With Verizon as Event Partner, MWC Las Vegas 2022 will join around four themes: 5G Connect, sponsored by T-Mobile for Business; Tech Horizon, sponsored by ServiceNow; CloudNet sponsored by AWS and, Internet of Everything. The Wall Street Journal is Official Media Partner and Mobile World Live is Broadcast Partner. For members of the media and analysts, please click here to register for a press pass.


About GSMA

The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This activity includes advancing policy, tackling today’s biggest societal challenges, underpinning the technology and interoperability that make mobile work, and providing the world’s largest platform to convene the mobile ecosystem at the MWC and M360 series of events.

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