MWC Kigali

29. - 31. October 2024 | Trade fair and conference for the mobile and communications industry

MWC in Kigali, formerly known as MWC Africa, is a trade fair and conference focused on the mobile telecommunications and communication industry. MWC stands for "Mobile World Congress," highlighting the international significance and relevance of this event..

The fair is held annually at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, a leading exhibition center located in the dynamic city of Kigali. As a global meeting point for professionals in the mobile telecommunications industry, MWC Kigali attracts visitors from all over the world.

The event is organized by the GSM Association, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to the advancement of mobile communication and technologies. MWC Kigali is a key part of the MWC series of fairs, with its main event taking place in Barcelona since 1987.

At the heart of MWC Kigali are forward-thinking topics such as HealthTech (innovations in health technology), 5G, smart mobility, Fintech, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, the Metaverse, and Web 3.0. Exhibitors from various sectors, including telecommunications, IT, and financial services, present their latest products and services here.

The fair is characterized by its diverse highlights, including training sessions, expert summits, and discussions on topics such as digital innovation in healthcare, satellite networks, eSIM services, sustainability, and mobile cybersecurity. A special zone is dedicated to startups and innovations, underscoring MWC Kigali's role as a platform for new ideas and technologies.

The main target audience of MWC Kigali includes professionals from the telecommunications and IT industry, executives, decision-makers, and innovators. The fair offers a unique opportunity for networking, exchanging experiences, and discovering new trends and solutions.

As part of the international MWC series, MWC Kigali is a significant meeting point that strengthens Kigali's role as an international center for technology and innovation.

The Kigali Convention Centre, with its central location and excellent transportation links, is an ideal venue for such a significant event. With its modern infrastructure and proximity to the city's attractions, it provides the perfect setting for an event that focuses on innovation and progress.

The MWC will take place on 3 days from Tuesday, 29. October to Thursday, 31. October 2024 in Kigali.

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29.10.2024 - 31.10.2024*
Tuesday - Thursday, 3 days
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Local time:
18:55 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Kigali Convention Centre,
KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda


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Fair organizer
GSM Ass.
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Past editions:
  • 17. - 19. October 2023
  • 25. - 27. October 2022

Fair location:

Kigali Convention Centre,
KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda


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Product groups: IT systems, laptops, mobile phones, notebooks, smartphones, …

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Where does the MWC taking place?
The MWC fair takes place in Kigali, at the Kigali Convention Centre.

When is the MWC taking place?
Visit the MWC from 29. - 31. October 2024.

How often does the MWC take place?
The MWC takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the MWC?
The MWC is an exhibition for Mobile Telephony, Electronics and Electrical.