We have recently learned the Mobile World Congress – the largest exhibition for the mobile industry, organized every year in Barcelona in March – has decided to postpone their event to June 28 – July 1, 2021, fully coinciding with the ICPP5. The Mobile Congress has an average turnout of 110 000 participants, which has a considerable impact on hotel and travel costs, as well as on circulation within Barcelona. After much consideration and following the advice of the Tourist Office of Barcelona, IPPA and the IBEI have decided to change the dates of ICPP5 to Tuesday, July 6 to Thursday 8, 2021, and the Preconference date to July 5. We understand some of you might have already planned according to the original dates, but we assure you that we have your best interest at heart.
With this in mind, we also decided to extend the Call for panels until Friday, October 30, 2020. We invite all Scholars, if you have not already, to submit a panel before this new deadline.
We also want to assure you that all the IPPA team is contemplating different scenarios to adapt to the evolution of the pandemic. We have put in place flexible measures to facilitate your attendance, including the refund of your registration or the shift to virtual participation in case of a health issue, quarantine measures imposed by local authorities, travel bans, etc.