Mobile World Congress Las Vegas 2023: dates, program, passes

Mobile World Congress Las Vegas 2023: dates, program, passes

Once a year, Las Vegas hosts one of the main events of the mobile communications industry. If you want to know how 5G, artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies are changing our world, don't miss our MWC Las Vegas 2023 guide, with dates, schedule, attendants and summit news.

What is MWC Las Vegas?

MWC Las Vegas summit is an annual event where communications service providers meet with representatives of other industries, from healthcare to automated vehicles. This conference is hosted by the GSM Association, an international non-profit association representing mobile operators from around the world and hosting other similar events such as Barcelona Mobile Capital of the World. Over the course of three days, telecommunications industry giants such as AT&T, T-Mobile, NTT Data, Verizon, Qualcomm or AWS, along with numerous startups, will present and discuss the latest advances and prospects in the field of 5G, GenAI, virtual reality and other technologies defining The fourth industrial revolution. In 2022, more than 300 top-level speakers spoke at MWC, and even more presentations and showcases are expected this year.

When and where will the MWC Las Vegas 2023 take place?

The MWC Las Vegas 2023 takes place September 26 – September 28, 2023 at Las Vegas Convention Center, USA.

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What is on the 2023 program?

The advantage of the MWC Las Vegas summit is not only exclusive first-hand content, but also huge networking opportunities. Attendees can connect with representatives from companies participating in the summit and receive advice from the industry's most knowledgeable experts. For example, Wipro will devote its booth to the prospects for the development of hyperconnected enterprises and the opportunities that open up for them with the introduction of 5G, VR/AR and GenAI technologies. You can book a meeting with its leaders and learn about the latest trends in the development of 5G/6G and Open RAN - a technology that ensures greater compatibility and mutual integration of 5G equipment and networks from different manufacturers.

InterDigital, a company specializing in new video and wireless technologies, will give a presentation on 5G Advanced and the prospects for the transition to 6G. Cisco and NTT will focus their panel on their collaboration to bring 5G to the private sector in the automotive, logistics, healthcare, retail and government sectors. They will talk about edge connectivity using NTT's Managed Private 5G solution using Intel hardware, which will allow their customers to unify their LAN, WAN, cloud infrastructure and new 5G networks into a single system.

The program also features a ton of panel discussions, such as Early Enterprise Adopters, a debate on the challenges of deploying a private cellular network, presented by Ashish Jain, CEO, KAIROS Pulse and and featuring Rishma Khimji, the Chief IT Offer from the Las Vegas International Airport, Jason Wallin from John Deere, Chris Calvert, Vice President of Private Networks, Logicalis US, and Mike Owen, CTO, BearCom.

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The summit program is divided into several main themes (5G Acceleration, Age of AI, Digital Everything and Enterprise Mobility), and individual events can be searched using the summit's topic search engine. If you want to see the full schedule of the summit, check out the Agenda of MWC Las Vegas 2023.

Industry City Program

It has become a tradition that a special event at MWC Las Vegas 2023 is the program and corresponding conference stage called Industry City. It is dedicated to a diverse collection of various spheres of life and leisure that are undergoing intensive digitalization. Smart mobility, combined technologies in the fields of finance, retail, manufacturing, sports and entertainment will find their pitches and presentations on this platform.

How to buy MWC Las Vegas 2023 passes?

The cost of participation in the summit is quite high, but its content and networking opportunities are worth it. The Discovery Exhibition Pass ($299) give you full exhibition and  keynotes sessions access, including Industry City.

A premium Leader Conference Pass ($999) is also available, giving access not only to all summit main events, but also to CTIA Policy sessions, Conference presentations, Priority seating in keynotes and GSMA Intelligence report. More information, FAQs and online ordering of passes can be found on the official summit page.

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Where can I find MWC Las Vegas 2023 news?

A few days before the summit, on September 20th and 21st, a special Unwrapped live event will take place, bringing you the conference themes and an exclusive preview of Industry City. You can register for the Unwrapped live event, held by Mobile World Live, here.

The company, which serves as the main media partner of the summit, produces The Great Indoors, a podcast with episodes on the most pressing topics of the summit and other events held by the organization.