Press Release: Commissioners Oettinger and Gabriel to attend Mobile World Congress

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC19) will take place in Barcelona on 25-28 February. The Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther H. Oettinger and the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will participate and give speecheson the first day of the event: Commissioner Gabriel will speakin the session “Artificial Intelligence ethics and diversity”of the Conference, and Commissioner Oettinger will speak in the session“Visions of digital leadership”of the Ministerial Programme. Commissioner Oettinger will also attend a roundtable discussion with CEOs of companies that are members of the GSM Association, the association of mobile operators worldwide. The roundtable will focus on investment in 5G networks and artificial intelligence. Commissioner Gabriel will have several meetingswith industry leaders. Furthermore, on Tuesday, the Commission will present the European 5G Pioneer Award, an initiative of the Commission and the GSMA aimed at highlighting the role and achievements of pioneering organisations in Europe that are adopting 5G technology. The Commission’s 5G Public-Private-Partnership, as well as the Graphene Flagship and Quantum Flagship, both EU-funded FET Flagship initiatives, will be represented at the event exhibition. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Marietta Grammenou- Tel.: +32 229 83583)

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