Companies and visitors to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona canceled for the coronavirus will be reimbursed. This was announced by GSMA, the association of producers and operators of mobile telephony that organizes the event, which illustrated the reimbursement plan “as a sign of goodwill” of the intention to “guarantee the sustainability of the GSMA and MWC series of events. “.
“Our vision is to unlock the power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive” reads a note.
The purchase price of all participants' tickets will be refunded at 100%, using the original payment method.
Exhibitors who have spent up to € 5. 500 will have two options: a cash refund equivalent to 100% of commissions paid for 2020 or a commission credit equal to 125 per cent of commissions paid for 2020 in three years divisible in 65% for the edition 2021 of the MWC; ddel 35% for the 2022 and the 25% for 2023.
Exhibitors who have spent more than 5. 500 euros will have a cash refund equal to 50% of the commissions paid for 2020, with a maximum limit of 164 thousand euros or a credit equal to 125 percent of commissions paid for 2020 in three years for future editions in these proportions: del 65% for the 2021; of the 35% for the 2022 and of the 25% for the 2023. Furthermore, the MWC rates 2021 will be those applied in 2019.
“We appreciate the loyalty and support of our members and partners in the mobile ecosystem worldwide. We are grateful to have full support from our board of directors and to already have formal support for the Mmwc of 2021 of NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone “, said John Hoffman, GSMA CEO,” Our gesture of goodwill is not an admission of any responsibility and GSMA supports the decision taken to cancel the MWC 2020: it was the only possible option as events have shown “.