MWC23 Las Vegas – Sports and Entertainment Summit

MWC23 Las Vegas – Sports and Entertainment Summit

Start: Tuesday 26 September 2023 13:30

End: Tuesday 26 September 2023 17:30

Venue: West Hall, W1, Industry City Stage, Las Vegas Convention Center

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Join us for the first Sports and Entertainment Summit on Tuesday 26 September 2023 at Industry City, Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall, W1.

Why is sports and entertainment connectivity important? Technology will continue to infuse every aspect of sports, creating a more immersive experiences for fans at live events and at home and across North America with investment in sports and entertainment connectivity solutions to enhance the guest experience from driveway to driveway and the digital transformation of the back office. Globally, sports venues are seeing a 67% growth in data usage year over year and its a huge market opportunity for the mobile ecosystem with significant innovation

Featuring exciting case studies from across multiple sports and entertainment venues, we will explore the challenges, the partnerships, the impact for fans and guests and the value for the owners and for telcos helping to drive the digital transformation forward.

With Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix in November 2023 and Superbowl LVIII being hosted by Allegiant Stadium in February 2024, there is no better time to bring this unique summit to MWC23 Las Vegas and feature as a core part of GSMA Industry City.

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Our Sessions

Session 1: Sports and Entertainment Summit: Redefining wireless in the sports and entertainment world

Time: 13:30 – 14:30 PDT

As the world grows ever more dependent on mobile wireless technology, owners of sports stadiums and large entertainment venues require the latest cutting-edge technology to deliver applications that delight and impress their fans and guests. JMA is redefining wireless with a multi-service platform architecture that provides a wide range of flexible and reliable solutions for multi-operator cellular coverage in-building and outdoors, ensuring connectivity is seamless and delivering value for today’s business challenges, while planning for tomorrow’s business transformation.


  • Presentation: JMA Wireless, CEO, John Mezzalingua and Guest
  • Panel: How wireless connectivity is delivering new guest experiences in entertainment

Confirmed Speakers

Session 2: Sports and Entertainment Summit: How wireless connectivity is supporting the big game

Time: 15:00 – 16:00 PDT

How is wireless connectivity playing a critical role for Allegiant Stadium, as they prepare to host the Big Game?

The fan experience is top of mind for sports stadiums and their owners.  Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders is no different.  Allegiant Stadium has become the No. 1 international stadium for live events, according to Billboard Boxscore’s annual rankings and is the first stadium to host over one million visitors annually.  Allegiant Stadium was built with the latest advancements in technology to address the high demands of our guests, and wireless connectivity plays a key role. Come learn how Allegiant stays on top of their game as they prepare to host the BIG GAME in 2024.


  • Presentation: Las Vegas Raiders, VP of IT, Matthew Pasco
  • Panel: The evolution of Cellular and Private Wireless technology and their role in enhancing the fan experience

Confirmed Speakers

Session 3: Sports and Entertainment Summit: Creating a world class fan & guest experience

Time: 16:30 – 17:30 PDT

By working with key partners from across the connectivity eco-system, the first GSMA MWC Las Vegas Sport and Entertainment Summit will explore how North America is leading the world in leveraging connectivity to enhance the fan experience using mobile technologies.

Whether a new stadium or an historic one, they all realise the critical importance of connectivity to deliver a world class fan and guest experience, even though the delivery challenges and solutions can be different.​ In the session, we will hear from leading experts and their successful use cases where mobile connectivity is at the heart of delivering an exciting world class fan and guest experiences.


  • Presentation: Verizon, Chief Product Officer, Debika Bhattacharya
  • Panel: The innovative mobile solutions revolutionising the fan experience

Confirmed Speakers


Pre-register your interest to join us at the Industry City Sports and Entertainment Summit by submitting the online form below. All MWC passes will be valid to access this summit.

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Examples of use cases