The GSMA is currently lobbying the Spanish Government to have Mobile World Congress cancelled (so that it can claim back insurance). UPDATE: The 2020 Mobile World Congress has been cancelled.
I had no plans to travel to Mobile World Congress as while it used to have dedicated mHealth conference tracks these were stopped a few years back and this year there was going to be no mHealth presentations which is a surprise considering that the senior management of Apple (the world’s most profitable mobile company) has publicly stated that they’re going all in on healthcare and in 2016 their CEO Tim Cook has stated that Apple’s mHealth revenues will dwarf the entire $Trillion smartphone market.
I attended the first Mobile World Congress (and even before that when it was the 3GSM Congress held in France) and have been advising the GSMA in various capacities over the years (helping organise meetings, select topics etc) so I thought it would be helpful to host a webinar on Monday 24 February 2020 to talk about the importance of mHealth to the Mobile Industry. The webinar will be live-streamed from a Hospital in Central London.