MWC Shanghai 2023 welcomed nearly 37,000 delegates from 115 countries and territories

30 June 2023, Shanghai: After three days of discussion, debate and networking, the GSMA has concluded MWC Shanghai 2023, convening nearly 37,000 attendees from 115 countries and territories, including policymakers and business leaders from the mobile ecosystem and beyond.

“MWC Shanghai 2023 has been truly inspirational and we are so grateful for the close collaboration and support from Cyberspace Administration of China; Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; Shanghai Municipal People’s Government; China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and China Broadnet, our partners, exhibitors and sponsors. We sincerely thank them for helping us deliver MWC Shanghai 2023. It is their level of energy and support that ensured we were able to deliver a world-class event that exceeded our expectations,” said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd.

MWC Shanghai 2023 in numbers:

  • nearly 37,000 people attended in-person
  • Attendees from 115 countries and territories, with nearly 3,000 attendees from outside mainland China
  • Attendees representing over 8,000 companies, with over 30% of attendees from adjacent industries beyond the mobile sector
  • Nearly 300 exhibitors, sponsors and partners
  • 300 speakers and thought leaders, with over 30% from international markets and over 20% female keynote speakers
  • nearly 30% of attendees at director level and above, of which over 2,000 from the C-suite
  • Over 460 international media outlets and industry analysts
  • To date, there were nearly 1,850,000 unique viewers of the keynote sessions across media partner platforms

Asia Mobile Awards (AMOs)

The AMOs are determined by a panel of judges representing the GSMA. The winners of the AMOs for Best Smartphone in Asia, Disruptive Device Innovation in Asia, and the 5G Industry Challenge categories were announced during the Technology Driving Change keynote. This year’s winners are:

  • The Disruptive Device Innovation Award
    MediaTek MT6825
  • The Best Smartphone in Asia Award
    OPPO Find N2 (Winner)
    HONOR Magic 5 Pro (Highly Commended)
  • The 5G Industry Challenge Award, jointly won by:
    • China Unicom and GDERNET (Guangdong Education and Research Network) for its 5G education private network
    • Tang West Market Group for its cultural & artworks metaverse

Upcoming events

MWC Shanghai is part of the MWC series of events, held by the GSMA alongside the M360 series of events. Join us as we continue our journey to unlock the full power of connectivity at MWC Las Vegas, which is scheduled for 26-28 September 2023 followed by MWC Kigali, 17-19 October 2023. The M360 series will continue with M360 APAC in Seoul between 7-8 September, followed by M360 MENA in Riyadh from 6-7 November.


Next year’s MWC Shanghai 2024 will take place 26-28 June 2024. News and updates from MWC Shanghai, as well as official event photography, are available on the event website press zone.


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