Shanghai 28 June - 1 July 2017

2017 Event Themes

2017 Event Themes

This year, we have developed 7 core event themes to assist attendees with finding the content that is most relevant to your industries, your interests, and your future visions. You can use these themes to sort through the agenda and build your MWC Shanghai journey around targeted event content.


Consumer IoT

Interested in how people are utilising their digital universe? This theme explores the ever-changing consumer and the unique experiences tailored to them.

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Content & Media

This theme takes a deep dive into the aspects of mobile content and the variations of engagement in media and entertainment.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

This theme will encompass different telecoms and digital services, the scale and complexity of the impact across all industries and society, and how digital service providers play a central role in this increasingly diverse ecosystem.

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Connectivity is an enabling environment for innovation to thrive, both for start-ups and ‘intrapreneurs’ in larger companies. This theme explores the market for innovators, their challenges and funding, as well as showcasing some of the most striking innovations today.

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Making connectivity as ubiquitous, simple and essential as breathing air is the goal but that involves many complexities. As an industry, we are starting to reach our goal but there are many obstacles that remain. Explore network connectivity in themed sessions and programmes.

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This theme brings together topics on some of the essential enabling technologies that are going to determine the nature of the future digital world: artificial intelligence, robotics, security, privacy, identity and much more.

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Sustainable Development

This theme will explore the opportunities the mobile industry has to build sustainable businesses in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

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