Relive the Excitement of #MWC21
Connected Impact in action
This year’s theme, ‘Connected Impact’, made MWC Shanghai 2021 the place to come together, to innovate, network and transform, with the united power of the digital ecosystem. So business, the planet and society can thrive.
It was the first large-scale hybrid event of its kind, ensuring that people worldwide could enjoy one of the most anticipated events in months, in person or virtually.
220 exhibitors spanned four impressive halls with innovations from both mobile and vertical industries. For the first time, our virtual portal, My MWCS Online, allowed participants from all over the world to experience the event too. Leading brands included Huawei, ZTE, Nokia Shanghai Bell, Qualcomm, Inspur, Ruijie, Whale Cloud, YOFC, Oppo, AsiaInfo, Comba and Nreal.
Big names and big numbers
There were over 25,000 attendees, more than 36% of which hold senior-level positions, including over 570 CEOs. Four key topics were explored: 5G Connectivity, Connected Industry, AI and Start-up Innovation. Keynote sessions featured leaders from renowned organisations including, AMPT, AsiaInfo, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Huawei, Lenovo, Nokia, Nreal, Verizon and ZTE.
In-person talks and debates
The Conference Summits showcased how the digital ecosystem continues to transform our lives towards a safer and better world.
While the Partner Programmes had industry leaders giving in-person sessions at the Kerry Hotel Pudong, on topics such as successful business practice, 5G, and the digital Telco transformation. The big brands included 5GAA, Huawei, Si-Tech, Whale Cloud and ZTE.
The world of 5G Innovations
Our new 5G Innovation Zone gave start-ups and entrepreneurs a platform to connect with investors, and become the disruptors of the future.
The zone included 80 exhibitors, displaying immersive 5G experiences that leveraged China Telecom’s 5G, Cloud XR and Digital Twin technologies. It also showcased how the most cutting-edge 5G thinking and technology is already serving society, providing in-person and virtual guests with the opportunity to explore the best examples.
Getting business done safely
As one of the first large in-person business events during COVID, our health and safety measures were thorough, ensuring a controlled and safe environment. So people could still do business and everything else they come to the event for. The success of MWC Shanghai 2021 paves the way for other similar events this year, such as MWC Barcelona 2021.
Relive the Excitement
Watch the show recaps on Mobile World Live, and see highlights, interviews, and replays of the MWC Shanghai 2021 keynote presentations.