Identity at the GSMA Innovation City in MWC20 Barcelona

Start: Monday 24 February 2020 8:00 am

End: Thursday 27 February 2020 5:00 pm

Location: Fira Barcelona, Hall 4, GSMA Innovation City

On Wednesday the GSMA announced the cancellation of MWC Barcelona 2020. Regretfully, this means that the GSMA Innovation City, home to the most innovative mobile technology exhibitions, has also been cancelled. We are sure that you will be as disappointed as we are about this news, but the health and safety of our attendees has always been of paramount importance to us. This difficult decision was made with due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and Spain, and because of the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak. The related travel concerns and other circumstances made it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event.

The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision and the GSMA will continue to work in unison with them in relation to MWC Barcelona 2021.

Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world.

We appreciate your support and understanding and we look forward to welcoming you again at future events.

Further updates from the GSMA, with regard to the main event, are on our website and can be found on


The GSMA Innovation City presents an immersive showcase of the latest innovations in mobile. We encourage attendees to visit the GSMA Identity area to discover how technologies, such as biometric authentication, AI and blockchain, will impact almost every aspect of our lives including, transportation, public services or the way businesses work.

The future of identity with

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. With 13,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

IDEMIA is bringing a whole Augmented Identity experience at the GSMA Innovation City: learn how facial recognition would work at an airport to verify your identity or how consumers could use biometrics to pay for services.


Decentralised identity

A new breed of decentralised identity solutions is emerging which leverage distributed ledger technologies (DLT) such as blockchain to create trust frameworks via which users can control and assert information about themselves without any reliance on single identity providers like the social media players.

Visit the GSMA Innovation City to hear how leading operators such as SK Telecom and Turkcell are developing such capabilities and how the GSMA can support your business in exploring the opportunities in decentralised identity.


Operator risk scoring for financial services

Learn how leading mobile operators are using customer insight to create risk scoring products to enhance their customers experience in the Financial Services vertical.