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WGC 2020 to emphasize the importance of Wi-Fi technology to IoT deployments

February 05, 2020 / AJINKYA BAGADE
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  • IOTSWC focuses on showing the real impact of IoT on the digitization of industries, together with other disruptive technologies..

  • The WGC Barcelona will also cover topics such as Wi-Fi customer experience, synergies with the IoT ecosystem, the impact of Wi-Fi cybersecurity, identity management, location services, and the role of Wi-Fi of the connected vehicle.

  • The North American edition of the WGC will be held in Chicago in June, while Barcelona will host its European counterpart in October.

The European Wireless Global Congress 2020 is set to take place from 27th to 29th October at the Gran Via venue. The congress is being held by a joint venture by Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Fira de Barcelona within the framework of the IOT Solutions World Congress. The global event specializing in WiFi will have more than 1,000 key-decision making professionals linked to operators, service providers, technology and software companies, and user companies and entities around the world present.



Wireless Broadband Alliance is the organizer of the Wireless Global Congress, which every year holds one event in the USA and another one in Europe. WBA is a body-focused on promoting and enabling co-operation between service providers, enterprises, cities and technology providers to improve and advance the customer experience of Wi-Fi.



The North American edition of the WGC will be held in Chicago in June, while the Spanish city will host its European counterpart in October and have the option of extending its partnership for a further four years.



Frankfurt and London were the last European cities to host this international congress. In the previous edition, the IOTSWC brought together 350 exhibiting companies, more than 300 speakers and 16,000 professionals from over 120 countries.



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What to expect?


The Barcelona Wireless Global Congress will take place co-located with the IOT Solutions World Congress, an event organized by Fira de Barcelona and the Industrial Internet Consortium. IOTSWC focuses on showing the real impact of IoT on the digitization of industries, together with other disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain, and digital twins.


This will be a big year for the world of Wi-Fi, and this partnership with the IoT Solutions World Congress will be a good platform to highlight the developments in Wi-Fi that can make a major contribution to the digital transformation of economies and businesses.

~ - Tiago Rodrigues, WBA CEO



The WGC Barcelona 2020 will cover topics such as the opportunities opening up with the next generation of Wi-Fi services (Wi-Fi 6 and 6 GHz), intelligence gathering and data analysis, the Wi-Fi customer experience, synergies with the IoT ecosystem, the impact of Wi-Fi cybersecurity, identity management, location services and the role of Wi-Fi of the connected vehicle. Boingo, Cisco, GlobalReach, and Intel will be sponsoring the event.

Meanwhile, the IOTSWC 2020 will be showcasing the transformational power of digitization with exponential technologies such as IOT, AI, 5G, quantum computing, robotics, blockchain, and digital twin. It will provide real solutions and knowledge to guide the different industrial sectors through the implementation of these advances, ensuring the welfare and sustainable growth.
 

We are very pleased to be co-organizing this key global event in the Wi-Fi ecosystem which further enhances the position of Barcelona and Fira as a leading international venue for technological congresses. Connecting the Wireless Global Congress with the IOTSWC will increase the convening power of the two events specializing in disruptive technologies that are leading the transformation of industry, economy, and society.

~ - Constantí Serrallonga, Managing Director, Fira de Barcelona


The two technology events will capitalize on the synergies created when it comes to bringing together companies and professionals from around the world. The partnership will also boost shared knowledge, promote standards, detect challenges and accelerate business opportunities by generating meetings and networking spaces, also placing Barcelona at the epicenter of the digital transformation of industries in October 2020.

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