MWCA 2018 Brought Excitement and Innovation to L.A.

The city of L.A. welcomed Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 at the new home of the event, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). The three-day event featured innovative exhibition, a diverse agenda of conference sessions, GSMA summits & seminars, partner programs and exclusive networking events and nearly 22,000 attendees. Relive #MWCA18 below and discover exactly how we Imagine a Better Future, today!

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Sharing Knowledge

Over three days, the conference program featured over 400 speakers highlighting themes and topics focused on 5G, artificial intelligence, IoT, content and media, drones, blockchain, policy and regulation, and many others. Keynote sessions featured CEOs and senior executives from leading organizations, including AEG, AT&T, Bharti Enterprises, Boingo Wireless, HBO, Idealab, Nokia, Pandora, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile, Turner Sports, Verizon Wireless, Vice International, Vubiquity and WURL.

Next Gen Tech

Nearly 1,000 participating companies showcased the latest in mobile technology, products and services on the exhibition floor at LACC from all industries and international exhibitors contributed to more than 35% of the cutting-edge exhibition. The #MWCA18 exhibition floor was the perfect space to premiere the latest and greatest products to date. Companies, startups, and countries came together to impact the future of mobile technology.

Hosted Events

Partner Programs provided a platform for leading companies and organizations of mobile innovation to share solutions, product and service demonstrations, and workshops that addressed the complexed ecosystem challenges.

IoT Talks sessions welcomed industry experts as they shared their vision on how IoT will impact consumers, governments, and ecosystems.

Championing Diversity

The Women4Tech program provided a global platform to address the gender gap in the mobile industry and champion diversity in the mobile industry.

Women4Tech included Women4Tech Summit, Speech Coaching and Networking session, networking events and initiatives at 4YFN that offered three days of in-depth analysis of the topics shaping diversity in the mobile industry.

4YFN Startup Event

The 4YFN program returned for a second year at #MWCA18, enabling startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to connect and launch new ventures together from all around the world. 130 startups attended the event from countries around the globe. The event included the 1st annual 4YFN Americas Awards, networking programs and the 4YFN Summit which featured keynotes, panels, pitch presentations, and more.


MWC Americas organized specific activities for attendees to network and socialize while still learning and building key business contacts.

From the Welcome Event to Networking Events & Curated Experiences hosted by McAfee, American Express and Mastercard, attendees were able to work hard, play hard, and expand their portfolio at MWC Americas 2018.

Future Innovation

GSMA Innovation City once again took center stage at #MWCA18 and delivered cutting edge products and services. Visitors to the GSMA Innovation City saw first-hand how mobile connected products and services are improving the lives of citizens and enterprises around the world with immersive, cutting-edge demonstrations of mobile advances for retail, transport, automotive and more. Also showcased was the GSMA’s work supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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